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Sunday, September 02, 2012

CSN: A’s do ‘Bernie Lean’ in music video shoot

I remember hanging around Wackie’s Bronx House of Reggae/Rap Music back in ‘79/80 where all the old-time Reggae dudes thought Rap was a novelty. Sigh.

“Can you Bernie Lean? Can you, can you Bernie Lean? I can Bernie Lean, I can, I can Bernie Lean.”

As the lyrics to ATM & IMD’s Bernie Lean song reverberated through the empty Oakland Coliseum, a group of eight A’s players tilted back and wiggled to the beat (or in some cases off beat) with the young Los Angeles-based rappers and their camera man.

A’s manager Bob Melvin looked on—likely in horror.

They were doing the Bernie, the cult dance craze loosely based on “Weekend At Bernie’s II” that has spread through the A’s clubhouse and into the stands. As part of “Bernie Weekend” at the Coliseum, Coco Crisp and the A’s invited the Bernie Lean musicians out to shoot a music video on Friday and Saturday. The player’s rallied around the opportunity.

“It’s very cool,” Jerry Blevins said. “It’s one of those things where as a baseball player you are presented with random opportunities to do cool stuff, and that was definitely one of them.”

...When asked to critique each other’s dance moves, the A’s players came to a quick conclusion as to who the Bernie master was.

“I’ve got to give it to Coco; he’s got the rhythm,” Blevins said. “He can dance with anything, so he makes any type of dance look good.”

“I think Coco has the best different variations of the Bernie,” Cook said. “Blevins is giving him a run for his money.”

Repoz Posted: September 02, 2012 at 02:00 AM | 10 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. Flynn Posted: September 02, 2012 at 04:28 AM (#4224941)
They should do this in San Jose, so I can find out what 40,000 chardonnay glasses being dropped sounds like.
   2. Shooty is obsessed with the latest hoodie Posted: September 02, 2012 at 08:15 AM (#4224954)
Watching the game last night it's very noticeable the A's have that cocky edge good ball teams have. Haven't seen that in a while in Oakland. And, the Red Sox are really bad. Really, really bad. Also, the actor that played Bernie--Terry Kiser--was having a blast at the Coliseum last night. I wonder if he ever thought his starring turn in Weekend at Bernie's would lead to a weird baseball related dance crazy 20 years later? I loved how the A's broadcast showed a graphic listing his other credits as episodes of The Fall Guy and Three's Company.
   3. Greg K Posted: September 02, 2012 at 08:19 AM (#4224955)
My brother and I absolutely loved Weekend at Bernie's. For the sake of my own self-worth I'm choosing to never revisit that film.
   4. Steve Balboni's Personal Trainer Posted: September 02, 2012 at 08:34 AM (#4224961)
This weekend, the A's are reenacting the entire Weekend at Bernie's film! Playing the role of "Bernie"? The Boston Red Sox.
   5. Shooty is obsessed with the latest hoodie Posted: September 02, 2012 at 08:40 AM (#4224966)
This weekend, the A's are reenacting the entire Weekend at Bernie's film! Playing the role of "Bernie"? The Boston Red Sox.

Hey, don't insult Bernie! I think the Red Sox are reenacting Andrew McCarthy's career...
   6. Der-K should've known better than to fly on AA. Posted: September 02, 2012 at 08:50 AM (#4224969)
Same here, Greg/3...
   7. OsunaSakata Posted: September 02, 2012 at 09:22 AM (#4224979)
Hey, don't insult Bernie! I think the Red Sox are reenacting Andrew McCarthy's career...


So the Red Sox are travel writers now?
   8. Petunia inquires about ponies Posted: September 02, 2012 at 01:57 PM (#4225090)
For the sake of my own self-worth I'm choosing to never revisit that film.

Yes. A few years back I revisited an iconic film from my childhood, The Dark Crystal. It was absolutely AWFUL, did not hold up, and ruined some cherished memories.

This weekend I plan to do the same for Labyrinth.
   9. The Well-Tempered Javier Vasquez (loungehead) Posted: September 02, 2012 at 03:33 PM (#4225158)
I've re-watched both Weekend at Bernie's movies as an adult (more than once) and they held up pretty much as well as they did to me when I was a kid. They're stupid, but pretty enjoyable to me even now.

Nostalgia could not do the same for the original Transformers series, and I've pretty much rejected all things Transformers since.
   10. Bote Man makes baseball fun again Posted: September 02, 2012 at 03:35 PM (#4225161)
Yes. A few years back I revisited an iconic film from my childhood, The Dark Crystal. It was absolutely AWFUL, did not hold up, and ruined some cherished memories.

Don't forget Plan 9 From Outer Space. You won't be disappointed in how disappointed you'll be.

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