VIDEO EASTER EGGS
With only one exception, every video since the cover of ‘Everything Sux‘ has included a surprise clip at the end, usually some sweet or silly moment pulled from the unedited video submissions. These are in addition to whatever other visual references videographer Michael Crusty decides to insert. For ‘No Cigar’, he outdid himself. His use of video game motifs and fonts even includes final scoreboard numbers with hidden meanings.
Tony’s score of 30887653, for example, is the actual world record for the Play Station version of Pro skater 2.
Nikola’s score of 2222000 represents the date February 2nd, 2000, when Millencolin’s album Pennybridge Pioneers was released, and where the song ‘No Cigar’ first appears.
Cab’s numbers are a playful reference to the adolescent discovery that punching 5318008 into a calculator, and turning it upside down, spells ‘BOOBIES’. Really, Crusty!?!?
Darrin’s score is a reference to the Tommy Tutone song ‘8675309 Jenny Jenny’ from the early 80s, and Mikey’s total score of 11051955 is a nod to his favourite movie, Back to the Future, because the numbers represent the date November 5th, 1955, when Marty McFly first goes back in time.
With its gaming imagery, Bonus points and skating sequences, the ‘No Cigar’ cover is exceptionally fun to watch, as well as being a listening pleasure.