An Obvious But Entertaining Riff On A Famous Showbiz Moment

Okay, I know jokes about Shatner’s “Rocket Man” have kinda jumped the shark (now that you’ve got dozens of commenters on YouTube insisting “Stewie’s version was better,” we’ve officially reached the point where the parodies are more ubiquitous than the original), but this one is so obvious and yet effective. The caption indicates that it was made in 1991, back when the “Rocket Man” video was still an underground thing, an in-joke for those in the know — and this was the ideal in-joke about an in-joke.


Looking for more?

Get the Best of Maclean's sent straight to your inbox. Sign up for news, commentary and analysis.