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This scene of Bart Conner in the movie Rad is unintentionally hysterical and awesome

When I was a kid in the 1980s, I was pretty sure Rad was the greatest movie ever made. Or at least I thought it was. I don't remember ever watching the film, but to an 8-year old kid it had all the necessary ingredients for awesomeness. It was about BMX racing, had a ridiculously awesome poster that shined like gold in the video store, and was even called "Rad," which may just be the most radical slang term ever made.

Anyway, last weekend I was surfing the internet for trivia night questions and topics, and figured I'd ask one about Oklahoma gymnast and Olympian Bart Conner. You know, because the Summer Olympics are on TV and everything, which means we are treated to 14-days of Bart Conner cameos, interviews and highlights on Channel 4.

While I was doing my googling, I stumbled across an amazing piece of information. Bart Conner was the bad guy in Rad. If you need proof, watch the clip after the jump. It may be the most unintentionally funny six-minutes in 1980s movie history.

No lie, that may be one of the cheesiest movie scenes I've ever seen. You go from an awkward and weird dance party featuring Bart Conner and twins dressed from the future to an even more awkward and weird bicycle dance scene featuring Uncle Jesse's girlfriend from Full House. I'm not sure what all that means, but I like it.

Anyway, if Bart Conner was my friend, I'd text him now and say "You should have at least waited until I was done dancing." Or I'd call him "Tiger." One of the two.

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