In the season premiere of the comedy/political thriller BrainDead, “The Insanity Principle: How Extremism in Politics Is Threatening Democracy in the 21st Century,” Laurel Healy (Mary Elizabeth Winstead) returns to Washington, D.C. to help her brother, Senator Luke Healy (Danny Pino) handle constituents and his opponents on the Hill. But right away Laurel discovers things aren’t quite right. One strange “sign” is hearing the same 1980s song over and over.
The song Laurel hears is the 1984 hit “You Might Think (I’m Crazy)” by The Cars. It’s off their fifth album Heartbreak City. The song opens with these lyrics: “You might think I’m crazy / to hang around with you / maybe you think I’m lucky / to have something to do / but i think that you’re wild / and inside me is some child / you might think it’s foolish / or maybe it’s untrue / you might think i’m crazy / but all i want is you.” The Cars’ Ric Ocasek wrote it and the video below won a MTV Video music Award for Viewer’s Choice. BrainDead premieres Monday, June 13 at 10pm on CBS.