Stripes Cross Stitch Pattern – Death Before Disco

This Stripes cross stitch pattern is now available in my Etsy shop!stripes cross stitch pattern death before disco

The source for this pattern comes from the sweatshirt that Elmo, played by Judge Reinhold, was wearing for the mud wrestling sequence. stripes cross stitch pattern death before disco - still from the movie showing the original shirt

 [“Well sir, we were going to this bingo parlor at the YMCA, well one thing led to another, and the instructions got all fouled up…”] 

Seeing “Death Before Disco” on the shirt has always made me laugh. It’s just a tiny detail from Stripes, a genuinely funny movie from the classic combination of Ivan Reitman, Harold Ramis, and Bill Murray.

This is reminiscent of the rampant anti-disco sentiment of the late ’70’s and early ’80’s, also perfectly expressed by this hilarious shot from the 1980 movie Airplane!

If you haven’t seen Stripes before, it is essentially “Bill Murray joins the Army,” and it is FUNNY! Totally unrealistic, but a lot of fun to watch.

So if you’re a fan of Stripes, Bill Murray, Harold Ramis, Ivan Reitman, or just really hate disco music, this pattern is for you!

If you enjoy Bill Murray’s movies, I have a couple of other projects you might find interesting. From Caddyshack, I have the very fun “Au revoir, gopher,” and “Gunga Lagunga” patterns available!