Thursday, August 2, 2012

Just For The H Of It: Brent Spiner Sings Toot Toot Tootsie

Before he was Data in Star Trek, Brent Spiner had a background in Broadway. In 1991 he released an album of old standards entitled 'Ol' Yellow Eyes Is Back'. A play on both his character on Star Trek and Frank Sinatra. It was actually a surprisingly decent album.* 

There is the added absurdity with Toot Toot Tootsie, a track made famous by Al Jolson who performed in Blackface, whereas Spiner (Arguably already the whitest man alive) whited up for his role of Data. 

*Which I'd completely forgotten about until I got the urge to hear Toot Toot Tootsie right after listening to Radiohead and Muse. I mention this because I too, don't know how it connected in my head. Oh, and yeah, my playlist is all that kinds of awesome. 


  1. Seeing him sing it on the show would've been beyond weird!

  2. Wow! I had totally forgotten about that guy. I never saw him before and never again after Star Trek...
    You just learned me sumpin...

  3. I actually really like his voice. But now all I can envision is Data singing this. XD


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