I know I haven’t done Friday Free For All in a few weeks, but I’m going to make it up to you today with the 1989 musical video for Angela Winbush’s “It’s the Real Thing.” This video is notable for featuring both a young Don Cheadle and a profusion of sequined baseball hats. Cheadle would later go on to score an Oscar nomination for 2004’s Hotel Rwanda, but nowhere was he able to display the sense of fun and whimsy he showed here. All you really need to know about this video is the exchange at the beginning, after Winbush shows up to the car wash in her Ferrari Testarossa.
CAR WASH ATTENDANT: “Hot wax?”
ANGELA WINBUSH: “The hottest.”
Aw, yeah, son, I’m gettin all hot! So does that mean she’s gonna have to change her name to Angela Waxedbush? Honestly, I’m curious. I’m frightened and confused by the 80s.