When I was in the Mimes and Mummers (1984-'87, if you're keeping track), we had certain rituals at cast parties. One was the ritual performance of "Paradise by the Dashboard Lights," with all the men facing all the women.
Ham acting was encouraged--indeed, required--and there was no such thing as going over the top.
How young and (relatively) innocent we were then.
(Worst romantic "tip" anyone ever gave me, when I was a young, innocent freshman? "Go up to [Name Redacted] and ask to stand next to her fire. Then tell her Jimi Hendrix said that." Yeah. Try that, sometime. You have only your dignity to lose. And nothing whatsoever to gain.]
"Paradise" was, of course, written by Jim Steinman, who gave us this '80s classic:
Anyone having the vaguest clue what the hell (if anything) this
K? Thnx, bai!
(Edited to allow for the fact that the lyrics make sense; it's the video…)