"Stir Crazy" is a situation comedy aired in the United States on CBS as part of its 1985 fall lineup. Stir Crazy was based on the 1980 film of the same name. The theme song was "Stir It Up" by Patti LaBelle.
It tells the story of two bumbling friends, Harry Fletcher (Larry Riley) and Skip Harrington (Joseph Guzaldo), who were wrongfully convicted and sentenced to 132 years in prison. While working on a chain gang they escaped and set out after Crawford (Marc Silver), the man who had actually committed the crime for which they had been sentenced. Pursuing them was the tough, relentless, and humorless Captain Betty Phillips (Jeannie Wilson), a female prison guard. "Captain Betty" was an amalgam of "Warden Beatty", the prison guard character played by Barry Corbin in the feature film, whom the boys were on the run from (the movie character's name, in itself, being a spoof of Warren Beatty).
Runtime: 60 minutes
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“Stir It Up” is the second single by Patti LaBelle from the motion picture soundtrack album to the 1984 film Beverly Hills Cop—which won a Grammy Award for Best Album of Original Score Written for a Motion Picture or Television Special (1986). The single is also the second of a couple of songs (the other being “New Attitude”) she recorded for MCA Records immediately after signing her new contract with that company. Her first full-length album for MCA, Winner in You, would follow the next year. The song was also used as the theme song to the short-lived sitcom Stir Crazy, based on the 1980 hit movie.
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LaBelle re-recorded “Stir It Up” alongside Joss Stone for the soundtrack to the 2005 Disney animated feature film Chicken Little. This version was produced by Mark Hammond and reached number 61 on the Japanese J-Wave Tokio Hot 100 airplay chart.