Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Jean-Claude Van Damme Has Won Late Night Television

The Muscles From Brussels still has it ladies and gentlemen.  The truth is, he never lost it.  After all, if you are responsible for such classics as The Quest, Lionheart, Hard Target, and Universal Soldier, you just don't turn it off.

This is the man who is so great that he even made the same movie twice and they were both amazing.  Clearly I am talking about the action movie one-two punch that is so wonderful that you absolutely cannot watch both back-to-back (mainly because they are indecipherable from one another) without your face melting off.  I am talking of course about Bloodsport, and Kickboxer.

The latter of the two came up (as it should if anyone interviewed JCVD) last night on Conan when The GOD Van Damme appeared on the show, and specifically the most famous (if you're me) or infamous scene:  The wonderful piece of cinema gold that is the "bar dance scene."

Conan, as he is a smart man, is a fan as well.  And he had the foresight to ask the legend to recreate that magic movie moment live.  JCVD being the benevolent ass-kicker that he is, obliged him, and thus we have the best late night television moment of all time.

Brace yourself for greatness:

Hold on fellas, do you hear that?  That sound is Van Damme coming to steal yo girl.

Although he is only wearing jeans and a shirt, and not that wonderful overall, tank-top, clipped up onesie-khaki combo it is still just as good as it was over 25 years ago.  Still got those hilarious amazing moves.  And by the way, don't ask about the splits.  You don't get those for free.  Those cost the price of a movie ticket, and it is a steal for that amount.

Side note: Those guys sitting next to Conan's band always looked up to no good.  It was only a matter of time before they tried something.

This is a treasure of our times, and we should all be grateful.  Who else can unironically rock a hat with their own initials on it and still own the room in 2015.  One man.  And you are looking at him.

I leave you with some words of wisdom to reflect on, as only JCVD can deliver.

Go forth and own my friends.  Go forth and roundhouse kick.

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