Cindy Crawford hangs out with Isaac, Zac and Taylor Hanson of Hanson in 1997.
Season: 9 Episode: 61
Title: Summer Edition
Original Airdate: 7/1/97
Appearances: Cindy Crawford, Hanson
MUSIC AND FASHION: CINDY GOES SHOPPING WITH HANSON
Cindy returns once again, looking like a hot babysitter while shopping and having lunch at Johnny Rockets with Hanson. They check out a record store, where we discover that the Hanson boys enjoy Top 40s like Blues Traveler, Spin Doctors, Aerosmith, No Doubt, Jewel and Alanis Morissette. They also hit up a Track and Fitness store to look at Dickies and sunglasses. The brothers who made “pop scatting” a big deal with the nonsensical hook of their infectious Grammy-nominated single “MMMBop,” are thoughtful and intelligent, and it’s a testament to their talents that they’ve been working as professional musicians for the last two decades.
I’d never bothered to learn their names, but Isaac is the oldest, Taylor is the middle one (or “the hot one”), and Zac is the baby. All three sing, but Isaac plays the guitar and piano; Taylor plays keyboard, piano, guitar and drums; and Zac plays drums, piano and guitar. In a time when award-winning singers with multimillion-dollar record deals can’t read music or carry a tune without digital help, it’s refreshing to get to know the Hansons, especially if you’d previously dismissed them as a one-hit wonder.
There’s no real style element to this other than the reminder of how grateful we are that long hairstyles from the ’90s are no longer in fashion, but the group clearly adores music. Isaac says, “You have to make the music that you make and cross your fingers and hope that they like it.” He even goes on to say that the “money’s only there to give you the opportunity to do more of what you love.” All three are so mutually supportive, earnest and wholesome that you can’t help liking them. But then you feel really old the more you find out about them because all three now have kids and that’s just crazy.
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