Friday, 22 November 2013

Diff'rent Stokes: The Bicycle Man

I filed this under "misc. horror" because it is disturbing in various ways: a) because of the subject matter, b) because so many jokes are made during the episodes (why are people laughing when he gets the porn magazine out?!!), and c) because I must have seen this as a child, but I have no recollection of it. I vividly remember the kidnapping episodes (that's right - multiple episodes about abduction) but this one did not register for me.
Don't get me wrong, in many ways the subject matter is well handled and the intentions are clearly honourable. It is also useful to use likeable characters and mainstream entertainment media to tackle serious issues....
...However, I'm still creeped out and a but dumbstruck by the whole thing.  
As a bonus, see the wonderfully apt sound experiment 'Disturbing Strokes' below. Indeed.

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