Multiple dancing Bowies in bonkers 1978 Italian TV clip (video)

Richard Metzger says:

This 1978 clip features the eternally popular Raffaella Carrà (now pushing 70) singing Cole Porter’s “Night and Day” as bald, mustachioed eye-patch wearing sci-fi weirdos, um, assist her..

That’s only the “night” part,  just wait until the troupe of caped, dancing “Aladdin Sane” clones show up near the end!

Watch the video at Dangerous Minds.


  1. You know, as I was watching the video all I could hear was Flight of the Concords singing “Bowie’s in spaaace, Bowie’s in spaaace…”

  2. I’d say the spaceship owes more to Space: 1999 than the Muppet Show. Delightfully weird, in any case.

  3. The eyepatch dudes’ herky-robot dance (with the wonderfully out-of-step mustache man) was the highlight for me. Burly-bunch Bowies were an anticlimax.

  4. So Many Sequins, So Little Talent.

    They did, however, anticipate the Borg, ladies of the Centauri court and MST3K.

  5. If Fellini saw such weird surreal things on TV, would he describe  it as “me-esque”?

  6. I imagine all the people involved in the production having no idea WTF is going on, having to place trust in a crazy director who’s always tripping that it’ll all come together in the end.

  7. No embed here on BB?  Trying to get some clicks over to DM, eh?  A little quid-pro-quo?  Not that it’s any of my business, but sure seems unusual.  Also, DM does love them some Eye-talians, I notice.

  8. Oh Raffaella Carrà, this exaplins so much. As seen on Doctor Who, Do it, do it again!

  9. i’m digging the outfits on the dancing ladies at the beginning and end of the number. outfits like that woulda landed this time capsule treasure on the cutting room floor by the BS&P 

  10. Yeah the 70’s…and Italy a magic combination.
    Thanks Xeni for making the morning wonderfully fun and surreal.

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