A syndicated American TV show of the 80's, akin to Top of the Pops, only poppier and smarmier. It re-tweaked itself as fashions changed. One constant was the Solid Gold Dancers, who would dance to the hits, and were the precursors to other kinetic cheesecake like the Laker Girls, In Living Color's Fly Girls (a shout-out to brazen, unctuous careerist Jennifer Lopez :), and WCW's Nitro Girls. Arsenio Hall was briefly a host during one of the retweaks.
For all its awfulness, the show sometimes had really good acts - Madness, Devo, Prince, the Plasmatics (okay, they weren't so good, but a rather challenging band given the audience) were all guests at one time or another.
Log in or register
to write something here or to contact authors.