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Knights of Prosperity theme song

Thu, Jan 18, 2007@10:35PM | comments

The Knights of ProsperityUPDATE - 1/23@10:00AM: There is now a clip of the karaoke scene online. You can check it out here.

About a month ago I posted about how a commercial for the new show from ABC The Knights of Prosperity contained a Rush reference. If you never heard of the show, it follows a group of working class misfits who dub themselves "The Knights of Prosperity" and attempt to rob Mick Jagger's luxury apartment. In the commercial the group's leader Eugene (Donal Logue) mentioned that Tom Sawyer is the Knights' theme song and went on to sing a few lines. The commercial was in reference to last night's episode Operation: Fighting Shape. At the beginning of the show, the group is trying to decide on a theme song. Eugene already has one in mind: Tom Sawyer. Eugene proceeds to unveil a karaoke machine and starts singing along with the Rush classic. The different characters then start joining in - singing some of the lines. The song also shows up as background music in a couple of fight scenes later on. You can watch it all yourself; the entire show is now available for viewing at ABC's website here. Many thanks to everybody who emailed me about this - I didn't catch the show when it aired.