Video Hangover: Skee-Lo – “I Wish”

Every week, we dig in the archives for videos that we find noteworthy, memorable, or just unbelievably stupid. And then, Jon McMillan breaks ‘em down for you. Why Video Hangover? Because when you watch as many videos as we do, you’re going to feel it afterwards.

“I Wish”
Skee-Lo, 1995

Somewhere there’s a sample of a tiny violin, and it plays for Skee-Lo.

My favorite thing about “I Wish” is Skee-Lo’s pathetic assortment of non-authentic basketball outfits. Aside from the one Chris Webber throwback, he only has two choices: gray and sky blue. I can’t tell whether he’s deliberately humiliating himself with the Dick’s Sporting Goods look, or if he literally couldn’t afford to buy official NBA gear. You’d think the sample alone would be worth more than just one vintage Larry Bird jersey, but apparently all the could afford was a tepid Forrest Gump knockoff. Really, though, Skee-Lo would probably be better off if he STOPPED BITCHING ABOUT HIS HATCHBACK AND SPENT MORE TIME WORKING ON HIS GAME. Seriously, he sucks. No handle, no hops. Zero creativity around the basket. At 2:32 he even uses his feet! Right now, Spud Webb is sitting in his tiny dunk palace, shaking his comically undersized head and thinking about how the vertically challenged ballers of today just don’t get it and probably never will.

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