Video Hangover: Glenn Frey – “Sexy Girl”

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.

“Sexy Girl”
Glenn Frey, 1984

Thank you, Glenn Frey, for this public service announcement on the dangers of sexiness.

Even Glenn Frey has to be drunk to listen to Glenn Frey
Look at the beer Glenn pulls out of the fridge, and then look at the beers on the piano. Different, right? Did they shoot the refrigerator and piano in different locations and forget to bring the props, or did they cut a scene where Glenn angrily smashed all the snub-nosed bottles when he couldn’t remember the chord progression to “Smuggler’s Blues”? Either way, this has to qualify as one of the most avoidable continuity errors in music video history.

She’s about as sexy as the song: not very
Around the 3:08 mark, after the fat man crashes his car into the police cruiser, his wife gives an evil nod. Is she happy that her husband crashed? Did he get what he deserved? From the cut it’s not even clear if she is nodding to the husband or the girl. Could she be the mastermind of all the sexy shenanigans? I am definitely afraid of this woman.

Based on previous estimates, the interrogation process should take between two and three minutes
Sexy girl? More like public menace. How many bike crashes; accidental window paint-overs; hose-wiltings; and embarrassing, jock-hijacked dates will we have to endure before the authorities get wise and lock these criminals away? What we need is a sex Guantanamo, where sexy terrorists can be probed for information. Slowly at first, gently, then faster and faster until they can’t take it anymore and begin to yell out their secrets. And no, Glenn Frey, you cannot watch the interrogation, so stop asking.