Its also worth recalling their last appearance on MTV, episode 306 -- *easily* the most important event in all of western culture: the pair becomes trapped on Planet Groovy when their life-giving sountrack ("Sexual Healing") mysteriously stops:

Barry: The music has ceased, Levon.

Levon: I'm starvin' for the Marvin.

Barry: I need the Gaye in a bad way!

Levon: Barry, our groove support systems have become . . .


And then the Mother Ship arrives with a trunk full of the aforementioned two hundred and forty dollas worth o' pudd'n, and they go riding into the sunset.

A truly breathtaking epic, unmatched in aesthetic splendor -- with the possible exception of Pink Flamingos by film maker John Waters.