We’re so far removed from when Vanilla Ice was popular that it’s not even that interesting to discuss anymore. Still though, the phenomenon that was Robert Van Winkle still kind of tickles me.
I mean we were a country that actually thought his M.C. Hammer pant wearing, “I’m Blacker than Black guys” attitude (symbolized by him dancing with black guys and being the head guy) was cool.
Well there’s one show that put an absolute mockery stamp on all of that. And it was In Living Color. And who better than to complete the transaction than Jim Carrey? What a great moment this was.