Chosen One of the Day: Peter Frampton's overalls in Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band

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Jan 27, 2017

You’re probably scratching your head and thinking that Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band is a musical and not genre, but there’s magic/super powers, time travel (sort of), multiple villains and a hero's journey that can only be accomplished by the Chosen One and his literal band of sidekicks, so it sticks.

The movie focuses on the story ( I know, saying there was an actual plot or storyline involved made me laugh, too) of Billy Shears and how he saves Heartland from the morally bankrupt Hollywood elite and the soul-sucking, corrupt corporate world (sound familiar?). Sure, Billy may be the hero in the movie, but the true Chosen One is Billy's aka Peter Frampton's skin-tight white overalls.

I know. It looks like the costume designer went shopping by raiding David Cassidy's dressing room on the set of The Partridge Family, but in all fairness how else can Peter Frampton or anyone else compete with Barry Gibbs' skin-tight pants and luxurious chest hair? That's basically a superhero combo on its own. 


 

The answer is you can’t, so you have to pull out the big guns and put your hero in a pair of show-stopping white overalls and pray for the best.

If you haven’t seen Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band, you're really missing out. First, let me issue a warning to all of those who are lactose intolerant, because this movie is 100% Velveeta and you may need to consult your physician before viewing. Second, it's a movie masterpiece that was so far ahead of its time that people STILL don't appreciate it decades later. It has everything: music, cameos galore and villains played by Steve Martin (who is basically rehearsing his role as the sinister dentist in Little Shop of Horrors eight years early),

You've also got Alice Cooper, and the most villainous of supervillains, Aerosmith. And this movie was made in 1978, which was peak drug-phase Aerosmith, so there's a good chance they still don't even know they're in this. But most of all, it has George Burns as the Mayor of Heartland, which isn't even the most random WTF moment of this cinematic acid trip.

(Spolier alert: THIS is the most WTF moment)

I make no apologies for my love of this movie, nor can I find any rational explanation for it. But any article of clothing that causes anyone to feel themselves the way Peter Frampton is clearly feeling himself in these overalls is a true thing of magic.