I hate slapstick. John Sessions once described it as “people being very stupid, very slowly, over and over again.” As I watched the trailer for the new feature-length Starsky and Hutch and a succession of surreal pratfalls flickered past, my desire to see the film itself slowly seeped away.
Then I came to the end of the preview and laughed out loud at The Best Visual Gag I have seen in a year. Reading between the frames, the crime-fighting duo have disguised themselves as children’s entertainers to gatecrash the Evil Drug Lord’s daughter’s birthday party. Get Quicktime, download the video, watch and enjoy.
Alternatively, you can read an article about the current rash of 70s detective series revivals.