Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Scooby Snacks

One of the most obvious music-video tributes to maverick director Quentin Tarantino lies in the clip for Fun Lovin' Criminals' effervescent "Scooby Snacks". Replete with Tarantino-influenced motifs like a bank robbery gone awry, improbably cool protagonists, car chases, and the Criminals themselves disguised as a kitschy lounge band, the short film takes the award for one of the mid-1990's most distinctive promo videos. The so-called "Scooby Snacks" of the song title is actually a thinly veiled reference to diazepam, or Valium tablets, providing the video with another Tarantino-esque point of reference (in this case, to designer drugs).


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