Good Charlotte Channel Double Dare With Video For "Last Night"
Wed, 16 Mar 2011 11:51:27
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Good Charlotte's video for "Last Night" channels an '80s TV classic! The high-energy clip pays homage to the band's favorite game show, Family Double Dare, which aired on Nickelodeon in the early 1990s. I loved that show. I always wanted to slide down a sliding board drenched in chocolate sauce and whipped cream, both of which were probably expired. Someone get me the protective goggles and take me back to the '80s! Oh wait, Good Charlotte do that with this vid!
Collaborating with Funny or Die, Good Charlotte went to great lengths to recreate every last detail of the game show – down to the on-set advertisements, "pie cam" and stagehands. To get an authentic look, the action was lensed with 1990's television cameras that were borrowed from a Korean TV station. But the ultimate coup was convincing Marc Summers to reprise his role as the host of Family Double Dare. The Red Team – "Cowabunga! And the Twins" which consists of Good Charlotte's Benji Madden, Joel Madden, Paul Thomas and Dean Butterworth – face off against The Blue Team – "The Cheese Cutters" in such physical challenges as "Breakfast in Bed" and "Ready, Set, Go" while guitarist Billy Martin jams in the performance scenes.
Watch it here.
"This video takes place in the '90s and we were all '90s kids, so we know it pretty well. This was one of our favorite shows growing up. I always wanted to go on Family Double Dare, and now my dreams get to come true" said Benji Madden.
Joel Madden added that "I think that we're all so excited to actually just meet Marc Summers cause as a kid he was an afternoon fixture."
"Having never done anything quite like this, I was a bit nervous and out of my element," said Summers. "The guys from Good Charlotte went out of their way to make me feel comfortable immediately. It was fun for me to see them become about eleven years old as they played on the set of their dreams!"
"Last Night" is the second single from Cardiology, Good Charlotte's fifth studio album and first for Capitol Records.
What did you think of the video for "Last Night?"