Video Review: New Kids On The Block “You Got It (The Right Stuff)”

In black-and-white, Donnie dances on the sidewalk in the neighborhood. Jonathan pulls up to the sidewalk Danny, Joey and Jordan gesture for him to get inside. He jumps into the backseat. They dance on the second floor of a home.

An 18-year-old young woman pushes her hair back as she sits in the car. Jonathan makes a quick onto the main road. They drive on a bridge. Jordan hits the seat as Jonathan looks at the smoking engine. Jordan, Joey, Donnie and Danny get out the car and walk across the street. Jonathan taps the hood and drives off. They run to catch up with the car. Joey smiles at two 15-year-old young women walking on the sidewalk. Jordan calls out to three 18-year-old young women as they walk towards a field. Donnie, Jordan, Danny and Jonathan talk to them while Joey waits in the car.

Joey smiles as he drives off by himself. The 18-year-old young man claps her hands as she laughs. Jordan, Danny, Jonathan and Donnie chase after him. The three 18-year-old young women sit in the backseat in the car as Jonathan drives. Joey peeks as he hides by a grave. Jordan runs through the cemetery. Joey and Jonathan bump into the second 18-year-old young woman. Danny and the 18-year-old young woman grin as they catch one another. The 18-year-old young women drive around with them.

Rating: 5/5

Joey slams on the gas as he turns. A car honks at him. He pauses at the yield sign and gets onto the main road. A car passes him and he tries to remember which one was the brake. He presses a button and the top covers him. A thirtysomething man yells at him as he sits in the road. He calls out “I’m sorry” and gestures to Danny as he walks on the sidewalk.

Jonathan instructs him to turn the car off. Joey, his eyes wide, takes the keys out of the ignition and gives him the keys. Jonathan gets inside and asks him to not do it again. Joey throws up his hands and promises he won’t. He asks if the two 15-year-old girls saw him. Donnie says they screamed and got out of the way. Joey blushes as one of the 18-year-old young women ruffles his hair.

Jordan holds hand with the 18-year-old young woman and says he’s glad a chance to get to know her. The 18-year-old young woman says she’d seen him in the halls but was too shy to say hello. Jordan kisses her and says he’ll pick her up on Monday morning. Donnie tells the second 18-year-old young woman they’ll stop by her house. Joey sighs and says there isn’t going to be any room for his science project. The 18-year-old young women tell him their help hold it for him. Joey reaches over to the front seat and tells Jonathan he’ll have him mom drive him to school on Monday. Jonathan nods and tells him it’s all right.

Director: N/A Year: 1988

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Pam Avoledo spends her time binge-watching classic teen dramas and stands firm in her pro-Leyton stance. She also received her journalism degree in 2006 from Oakland University. Her poetry has been published in the White Wall Review and 45 Magazine.