The Best of Times, The Weirdest Of TV Debuts: Nicolas Cage + Crispin Glover’s 1981 Musical Teen Variety Show Will Blow Your Mind

Watch ABC’s cheesy youth series pilot starring the two most bizarre actors of their generation.

The one-hour TV pilot The Best of Times, which aired only once in a summer burn-off time slot, represented ABC’s attempt to tap the early-’80s youth market with a narrative-driven musical variety series that incorporates both slapstick comedy and heartfelt drama.

If you didn’t see The Best of Times then—and you didn’t—what we’re insisting here is that you watch it now. Truly, there’s no other way it can be believed.

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