Team Banzai

Is that 'Uptown Girl' playing in the background?

Foundations laid, upper floors being constructed.

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8 Comments:

colin said...

I bet no one will get the rollover joke. No ONE!

6/27/2005 8:08 PM  
Niels said...

You're right -- I don't get it. Something to do with the background our ninja-friend is in?

6/28/2005 12:31 AM  
Anonymous said...

I...just...don't..get it!!

6/28/2005 3:41 AM  
Anonymous said...

I think the background in the 2nd-4th panels is from a car commercial where Uptown Girl was playing.

6/28/2005 7:19 AM  
colin said...

All completely and totally wrong. It's got to do with the title and the last panel, and some obscure trivia about what those reference.

6/28/2005 8:44 AM  
Noyb said...

According to the trivia section in the IMDB, in the film Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension, "when it came time to film the end titles sequence, where Buckaroo and pals are walking around a dry LA aqueduct in step to the music, the music wasn't ready. Composer Michael Boddicker told the film crew to use 'Uptown Girl' by Billy Joel as a placeholder because it was the exact same tempo. Those scenes were filmed with 'Uptown Girl' blaring from a boom box tied to the back of the camera truck." How utterly random. Keep up the good work!

6/28/2005 10:12 AM  
Niels said...

When image searching altavista for 'Team Banzai', this image came up.

6/28/2005 10:22 AM  
colin said...

Good job Noyb, but I did give a gigantic hint. BB is one of my favorite movies. I wish they'd gotten around to making the sequel.

6/28/2005 11:00 AM  

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