To quote the Book of Pythia, “All this has happened before, and all this will happen again.”
In a world where films have endured countless remakes and reboots, so much television. This television season year we are already getting Lethal Weapon, MacGyver, Training Day, and The Exorcist reboots. And we still have reboots coming for The Lost Boys, Varsity Blues, The Departed, and Let The Right One In planned on coming to TV soon enough. With everyone’s nostalgia trapped in the past, it only a matter of time before all the greats get a polished update.
There has never been a better time for campy shows starring unencumbered male bravado than the 80s. Shifting easily between light-heartedness and ultimate danger, a perfect balance of sweat and body hair was achieved in shows like MacGyver, Miami Vice, Hawaii Five-O, The A-Team, and Knight Rider. But there was one show that excelled at the genre, one show that made mustachioed car jumps over the other ones; that show was Magnum, P.I., starring Tom Selleck. It’s no wonder then that FX‘s Archer, a show satirically steeped in that same overwhelming male bravado, would choose Magnum, P.I. as the template for a promo spot. FX has released a new teaser for Archer‘s upcoming seventh season. It’s a shot-for-shot remake of the opening credits of Magnum, P.I. and it is glorious. Check it out below!
Tom Selleck’s mustache has had a great career. Magnum P.I, Three Men and a Baby, Runaway, Quigley Down Under and, lets not forget a little gem called Three Men and a Little Lady. Hell, we could be here all day if I listed off every great movie that little lady pleasing cookie duster has been in.
Imagine if you will Hollywood’s greatest nose neighbor in more roles. Free from the body that turned down Raiders of the Lost Ark to stay on TV. (the internet rumor I just started says that the mustache had the deal signed, but Tom Selleck ruined it in the end) Ever wonder what a few classics would be like with a little more ‘stache?
Wonder no more. YouTube user Buchan39, who we can assume has the awesome power to record videos from alternate, more awesome universes, has made this montage.
That we can watch, after the jump: