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Back To You (Fleet Foxes)

You know how sometimes you’re joking around with friends and you say “Wouldn’t it be funny if…” and then you say something that at best mildly amusing? I think it’s safe to say that “Wouldn’t it be funny if…” roughly translates to “Hey, this is a somewhat funny idea in theory, but definitely not worth the time it would take to write a sketch around it or edit it – actually, come to think of it, it’s not worth any more time than the five seconds during which it surfaced in this conversation.” Roughly.

Well… tonight, I wasted an hour following through with one of those “Wouldn’t it be funny if…” situations. At some point in the last few months, Justin and I were driving in my car listening to the Fleet Foxes song Ragged Wood. Toward the end of the song, they repeatedly sing “Back to You” and Justin said, “Wouldn’t it be funny if this was the theme song for the Kelsey Grammer show, Back To You?”

Well, here’s the answer: No. It would not be funny.

Can you believe I spent an hour finding an episode of Back to You, ripping it, opening it in Final Cut Pro, timing the music and mixing the audio? I sure can’t. I guess if there’s a joke anywhere, it’s on me for wasting time making this. But, oh well, here it is. Did you watch it? Now you’re my time-wasting accomplice.

One thing that did surprise me: The opening credit sequence for Back To You is actually pretty cool. Also, I wonder if Ty Burrel was bummed that this show got cancelled, and then really glad it got cancelled once he was offered Modern Family.

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