Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Ska Baggage

My wife's keen eye caught this brief and weird ska reference when watching an episode of How I Met Your Mother (the write-up is from the AV Club):

The cold open introduces the gag: People's emotional baggage appears as luggage they're carrying around printed with their issues (Works In Porn, Still Thinks The Ska Band Is Going To Make It, Elvis Is Alive, Cubs Fan).
The video clip can be found here; the ska "baggage" can be spotted at around the 3:19 mark.

A cheap shot, but I still appreciate the mention.


Monumental Tracks said...

My wife and I both saw that too. I didn't see it at first and had to rewind. Pretty funny.

Steve from Moon said...

Thanks, MT. I think this is going to be one of those ska pop-culture moments--a lot of people are going to have caught it and understand.

Steve from Moon said...


I was just down in DC this past weekend! I will add your blog to my ska blog roll...



Jacob Wake Up! said...

There's also a Mustard Plug poster, skapocalypse now era, hanging in Ted's (the main character) bedroom.