Remember The Cosby Show episode with Stevie Wonder, “A Touch of Wonder”? Here’s the best scene from that episode, where the Cosbys are in the studio with him, and he’s sampling their voices to incorporate into a song. What a mind-blowing moment that was, though sort of a slow burn, my first exposure to the then-nascent remix culture. I read an interview with Kid Koala a few years ago, in which he cited this bit as the inspiration for his entire career. I wonder how many other people recall this scene with particular fondness?
Fun fact: Lisa Bonet performed “I Just Called to Say I Love You” on this episode, and performed it again in High Fidelity. Why that’s not available on the movie soundtrack, I cannot imagine.