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No matter how many times you’ve watched this video of the Catholic band Sonseed performing their poppy ska jam “Jesus Is My Friend” on a 1970s religious TV show, it never gets less weird.

There’s the lyrics (“Jesus is like a mounty; He always gets his man); there’s the matching, open-collar outfits; there’s the repetitive, and surprisingly infectious chorus; and pretty much everything about it exists like a strange pop culture artifact from a glorious, yet forgotten era. 

After being uploaded to YouTube in 2008, the video has racked up more than 11 million views, and has become a sort of cult hit: It’s been covered by numerous bands, sparked an actual Sonseed reunion and was even featured on an episode of Glee.

Watch it today, and relive the magic one more time. Happy throwback Thursday everyone.