2010 Archie McPhee #37
Seriously. If I had to list my favorite things to eat, bacon would be right up there with rib-eye, fried rice, watermelon, saimin, and twice baked potatoes.
But my Archie McPhee bacon rookie card was purely used as clickbait. Today's post is obviously in response to the current Blog Bat Around inspired by Collecting Cutch, which is to connect one of our favorite players to Kevin Bacon.
Laziness delayed my response, but last night I read Night Owl's submission which got me wondering if Rickey Henderson ever made a cameo in a movie. I couldn't find his name listed in any movies on IMDB, but I saw his name listed in a music video.
And so the journey begins...
1st Degree: Rickey Henderson
Rickey Henderson made a cameo in MC Hammer's music video 2 Legit 2 Quit with David Faustino. I really could not stand this song back in the day, so it doesn't surprise me that I didn't know Rickey was in this video.
I did however watch it last night in its entirety... and was kinda impressed with all of the different athletes who made cameos in it. Due to copyright issues, I wasn't able to embed the video, but here are screenshots of Rickey and David:
2nd Degree: David Faustino
Faustino was in 12 Bucks (1998) with Ming-Na Wen.
I've never heard of this movie. But seeing a younger Wen might be worth checking out. Sadly, I couldn't find this movie online anywhere and I'm not curious enough to dish out $14.85 on Amazon.
3rd Degree: Ming-Na Wen
Wen was in The Darkness (2016) with Kevin Bacon.
This is another movie I had never heard of, but I did manage to find it on HBO. I watched the trailer, but couldn't get into it and ended up watching part of The Lego Batman Movie instead. Maybe I'll give Bacon and Wen a chance over Thanksgiving break, but it's more likely I'll go back and watch Mystic River (2003) or Apollo 13 (1995). These are my two favorite Kevin Bacon movies. I also enjoyed watching him in The Following (2013-2015), which was a television series I saw on Netflix. All three are worth re-watching again at some point.
Well that's it for now. Until my next post...
What's your favorite Kevin Bacon movie or television show?
Happy Monday and sayonara!