Thursday, 9 June 2011

at least watch the first full minute of this...I guess Benjamin Franklin isn't the only fountain of wisdom out there.

"In 1984, Mr. T made a motivational video called Be Somebody... or Be Somebody's Fool!. He gives helpful advice to children throughout the video; for example, he teaches them how to understand and appreciate their origins, how to dress fashionably without buying designer labels, how to make tripping up look like breakdancing, how to control their anger, and how to deal with peer pressure. The video is roughly one hour long, but contains 30 minutes of singing, either by the group of children accompanying him, or by Mr. T himself. He sings "Treat Your Mother Right (Treat Her Right)," in which he enumerates the reasons why it is important to treat your mother right, and also raps a song about growing up in the ghetto and praising God. The raps in this video were written by Ice T." - wikipedia

Here is a three minute video clip of "Treat Your Mother Right"

5 comments:

Coleen said...

I don't know what I liked better - the Mom message or all the hair. Love it!

Coleen said...

I mean the 80s hair :)

Char said...

Coleen: I know, the girl on the left is my favorite...her dress puts a smile on my face.

Spence said...

I've actually seen all of "Be Somebody...or Be Somebody's Fool!" and the rest of it is just as good as this video, trust me!

Char said...

Spence - how on earth did you get your hands on that video??