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For some reason this video–Fancy by Reba McEntire–has stuck with me as a kitsch cheese masterpiece since I first saw it maybe 20 years ago. The song and I think the video too were released in 1990. It is over-the-top melodrama and until I looked it up, I had no idea it was a cover of a song from 1969, by Bobbie Gentry.

For some reason the refrain:

Here’s your one chance Fancy don’t let me down!

…has become a funny line I can amuse myself/annoy myself (and my wife) with. I may have had the song on my iPod as a joke at one point. I don’t have it anymore. Too much annoyance now. But whenever I see Reba or am put face to face with melodrama, I think of it. It’s like an avatar of earnest, outlandish bathos.

And now I have inflicted it on you, should you choose to watch or listen to it.

posted this 12 years ago.
What else did he post in January 2011?

(Friday January 14th 2011 at 10:45am)

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