July of 1967 and they are still trotting out skateboards for the cover gag on Archie comics. Archie looks a little like Greg Brady in this one, although I think Greg might have had better style. The Twist had it’s heyday in 1960, so it’s kind of funny that by 1967 it was already considered “old-fashioned” by girls in unhip comic books. Seriously. Who was the the audience for these? (Click through, you won’t be sorry.)
Here’s a compilation of people dancing the twit to the song the Twist. I was going to put a TV appearance by Chubby Checker on Dick Clark, but the lip syncing is embarrassingly bad. Not funny, like it was with P.I.L. on American Bandstand. By 1961 Chubby was back with “Twist Again,” asking people if they remembered last summer when they used to twist. Sounds like an episode of the Simpsons.
Aw what the hell, here’s the lot. Bad lip syncing with Dick Clark.
And Let’s Twist Again, because I need some more money.
And why not. P.I.L. on American Bandstand? Someone in Dick Clark’s office got fired that day.