Saturday, April 13, 2024

Uma Thurman as Marilyn Munster in New Hit Fall Out Boy Single


The new single from Fall out Boy is called “Uma Thurman.” It’s about dancing like Uma Thurman in “Pulp Fiction.” Strangely, FOB has included as its hook the hook from The Munsters TV show, written by Jack Marshall. I hope Marshall or his estate is getting a healthy sampling fee. I don’t know why FOB used The Munsters music as the song Uma and John Travolta danced to Chuck Berry’s “C’est La Vie (You Never Can Tell).” But it’s hard to get a hit these days. Maybe when they make the video Uma can play Marilyn Munster.

Uma Thurman:

The Munsters Theme:

Uma Thurman dancing with John Travolta in “Pulp Fiction”;

Not a lot of pop songs are named for people. There was a “Barbra Streisand” disco song. And Madness had a song called “Michael Caine.” Chester French had a record called “Bebe Buell” and of course there was “Jackie Onassis.” If you know more, tweet me @Showbiz411.

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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