What do 3rd Rock from the Sun and Dirty Dancing have in common?

(hint: it’s not Wayne Knight)

I got caught. I was at the beach and a neighbor saw me on my phone instead of enjoying nature.  I know I think snide thoughts when I see others doing that but in my defense I was trying to remember where I had heard a song and then it came to me.  And now that we have computers in our pockets, I double checked.

I’ve been watching Third Rock from the Sun reruns because, well, it rocks!  And an episode came on with their mission song and it sounded so familiar. Here it is.

I looked it up and it’s really from Cornell and their song. It’s called Far Above Cayuga’s Waters. Wikipedia had some media usage such as in the Office, obviously,   It didn’t answer the thoughts in my head. I knew I had heard it as some sort of school song and then it got interrupted.  I knew it was from some TV show or movie. I looked up the Rydell Song from the Grease play, nope. Then I remembered – Dirty Dancing!

That was such a popular movie that they released a second album with more songs. One of them was the song they sing to end camp and it gets interrupted by the dirty dancers. It’s not exactly the same song but sounds pretty similar to me. Here are the scenes in order.

I got lost in the scene, reminiscing, but then my neighbor appeared and joked how I wasn’t looking out at sea!  I guess I won’t feel so smug next time I see someone else on their phone.

One more dirty dancing thing, I cracked up when I heard that SNL did a spoof – dirty square dancing!  Enjoy:

About CJ

I was a Spanish teacher for 5 years in the Public School system in 3 different states. I homeschooled and taught at a democratic free school. I heard about cohousing in 2010 and wanted to move in right away. I met a group building one in 2018 and got to move in the summer of 2019. It only took a year to want out.
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