This animated comedy depicts the adventures of Joel Stein, host of an rock-star interview show on VH1. Joel is badgering his famous guests with obnoxious, aggressive, and frequently inappropriate questions. Other characters in this workplace comedy include: Michele, Joel's producer, whom he has a crush on; Kevin, his loyal P.A.; Leif, his nemesis, who is VH1's star; Z, the head of programming; several "famous rock stars" every week.
Runtime: 30 minutes
Hey Joel - Na Na Hey Hey Kiss Him Goodbye - Netflix
“Na Na Hey Hey Kiss Him Goodbye” is a song written and recorded by Paul Leka, Gary DeCarlo and Dale Frashuer, attributed to a then-fictitious band they named “Steam”. It was released under the Mercury subsidiary label Fontana and became a number one pop single on the Billboard Hot 100 in late 1969, and remained on the charts in early 1970. In 1977, Chicago White Sox organist Nancy Faust began playing the song when White Sox sluggers knocked out the opposing pitcher. The fans would sing and a sports ritual was born. The song's chorus remains well-known, and is still frequently used as a crowd chant at many sporting events. It is generally directed at the losing side in an elimination contest when the outcome is all but certain or when an individual player is ejected or disqualified. It has also been observed by crowds in political rallies to drown out and mock disruptive protesters who are being escorted out by security.
Hey Joel - In popular culture - Netflix
At the 2009 and 2017 Presidential Inaugurations, some audiences were chanting 'Na na na na' to the departing Presidents, respectively George W. Bush and Barack Obama. On May 4, 2017, after the House of Representatives voted to pass the American Health Care Act which partially repealed Obamacare, Democratic representatives chanted “Na na na na, hey hey, goodbye” to Republican representatives, implying that in voting for the bill, they would lose their House seats in the next election. DeCarlo was happy to hear of the song getting renewed exposure, but said he opposed Obamacare. It was not the first time the song had been sung in Congress; in 1993, after Democrats voted for then-President Bill Clinton's tax bill, House Republicans sung “Goodbye”.
The song has been used several times on WWE in which it is sung by the crowd when a superstar/general manager is fired from, Jonathan Coachman to John Laurinaitis. The song is sang acapella by the crowd in hockey games in Canada (specially in Montreal) by the end of games in order to say goodbye to the losing team. On January 23, 2006, Paul Martin was defeated by Stephen Harper as Prime Minister of Canada. Martin had acceded to the prime ministry following the ouster of Jean Chrétien. The next day's issue of La Voix de l'Est, a French newspaper in Granby, Quebec, included a cartoon by Paquette showing Chrétien calling Martin and singing “Na Na Hey Hey Kiss Him Goodbye”.
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