September 21, 2008 at 11:22 am (Entertainment)
Tags: 80s, 90s, Entertainment, retro, television
There’s so many clips of old school Nick shows on YouTube and it’s really cool watching them. I don’t know what kind of crap is on Nick these days, but I know it’s nothing like what was on when I grew up in the 80s and 90s.
Remember You Can’t Do That On Television? Actually, Alanis Morrissette was on there for a brief time too.
Here’s a 3 part clip from their episode called Divorce:
and their Malls episode…damn I loved this show 😉
and their locker jokes:
I also found a clip of Out of Control
, the show that originally aired in 83/84 but was also rerun ad nauseum in the early 90s, probably because Dave Coulier was on Full House
at that time.
And one of Bill Cosby’s Picture Pages:
And an episode of that show Today’s Special
about a mannequin that came to life.
This episode is called A Visit To The Opera:
And some clips from Belle & Sebastian
Some Clarissa Explains It All
Salute Your Shorts
September 17, 2008 at 10:18 pm (Entertainment)
Tags: 80s, dating, humor, single
A few weeks ago I was looking to see if there were any people satirizing those cheesy E-Harmony ads on YouTube and there weren’t any really wonderful ones. Well, today in my recommendations, they recommended all these TV ads for a dating service called Together Dating. The ads here are all from the ’80s. So, the ads are bad and I guess they’re professional matchmakers? They say they are professionals at “introductions.” Still, it’s an interesting history of dating services. Here are their ads.
The first one is really creepy. So, are those kids getting married by age 16? They look about 10ish? Hmm….
The mustache guy is creepy and check out everyone’s hair…you can tell how dated this is!
Look how sad all these people are. Boo hoo!
This one isn’t too special:
I love how they both wear yellow shirts in this one:
Check out the car phone!
September 11, 2008 at 9:00 pm (Entertainment)
Tags: 80s, 90s, Entertainment, retro, Scrubs, television
I love Scrubs and still consider it one of my favorite shows, even if NBC has always treated it like such crap that now it’s being aired on ABC for this next season.
Anyway, as much as I love Scrubs, I was weirdly bothered that they’re showing reruns on TV Land. Besides the fact they rerun it on Comedy Channel ad nauseum, I’ve always thought of TV Land as a channel that airs shows older than Scrubs. Shows like I Love Lucy, Leave It To Beaver and All In The Family. They’ve been showing Cosby Show lately too and for me that feels like they’re pushing it with the newness too. I liked how it was before when TV Land was for shows that aired before 1980 and Nick At Night had the newer shows like Roseanne, Cosby and Home Improvement. I guess as we’re nearing 2010 (yikes!) the bar between TV Land and Nick At Night might need to be raised. I still think, though, that Scrubs doesn’t belong on either channel quite yet. And while I’m at shows belonging, when did the George Lopez Show become classic enough to belong on Nick At Nite at all? I think Nick At Nite should do less George Lopez Show and more Family Matters.
Of course, there are so many shows I wish they would eventually show on either channel….off the top of my head, The Wonder Years, ALF, Taxi and maybe even Maude. And even though I own all the Mary Tyler Moore Show DVDs that are available (only up to season 4, dammit!), it’d be nice if they aired that too so maybe a new generation of folks could get into it.
Anyway, that’s my tired ranting for today. I will leave with a little clip from the Chuckles The Clown Bites The Dust episode of Mary Tyler Moore Show.
September 9, 2008 at 2:40 pm (Entertainment)
Tags: 80s, 90s, Entertainment, retro
September 8, 2008 at 4:56 pm (Entertainment)
Tags: 80s, Entertainment, nostalgia, retro, toys
A fun visual retrospective of toys from the 80s/early 90s that I used to have or remember playing with at my friends’ houses (or things I wanted, but my parents wouldn’t buy me). While browsing this website, I stumbled upon a whole bunch of things I haven’t thought of in years, so I thought I’d do some blogs about these almost forgotten items from the past.
Barbie & The Rockers
– I had a lot of these things…the stage, 2 dolls, accessories.
– my brother had these
Cherry Merry Muffin
– My crazy little cousin had this and took it everywhere with her.
– Our next door neighbor had this…my brother and I used to go crazy playing Frogger 🙂
– I really loved these things! And BTW, this ad below is extremely campy!
– And seeing her now, wow…this doll was really creepy. I didn’t have one, but a friend did.
Dizzy Dizzy Dinosaur
– my brother had this during his “dinosaur phase”
September 6, 2008 at 10:33 pm (Entertainment)
Tags: 80s, 90s, Entertainment, food, nostalgia, retro
Continuing from my last post. My visual retrospective of foodstuffs from the 80s/early 90s.
Keebler’s Magic Middle Cookies
Hubba Bubba Gum
Doublemint Gum (this ad is from the 80s, if you can’t tell from the clothes 😉 )
Juicy Fruit, ad from the 80s
Ice Cream Cones Cereal
Crispy Critters Cereal….I completely forgot this existed ’till I stumbled upon this ad on YouTube. We used to get this all the time.
Bubble Yum, ad from the 80s
McDonald’s McLean Deluxe
O’Boise’s Potato Chips
PB Max Bars
Oatmeal Swirlers…we never got this, I think it was probably too “junky.” But I remember these ads running ad naseum on Nick:
Peanut Boppers….I loved these!
September 6, 2008 at 9:49 pm (Entertainment)
Tags: 80s, 90s, Entertainment, food, nostalgia, retro
I’ll admit that I’m rained in today and getting a bit stir crazy, which is partially why I’m writing these fun little retro posts. It’s a fun little way of passing my time today. 🙂
Anyway, here’s a nice visual retrospective of 80s and early 90s foods & candy that you may have forgotten about, but I personally remember eating or seeing people eating:
Big League Chew
Candy Cigarettes…before the PC police came along.
Charles Chips & Pretzels
Freshen Up Gum, the gum that squirted
Bonkers Candy…I used to love their ads. I don’t think I ate the candy, I remember the ads more than the candy:
September 6, 2008 at 7:20 pm (Entertainment)
Tags: 80s, Entertainment, nostalgia, retro
A continuation from Retro 80s Clothes, Part 1. A visual display of clothing and wearables from the 80s that I remember seeing as I grew up:
Love’s Baby Soft
September 6, 2008 at 6:16 pm (Entertainment)
Tags: 80s, Entertainment, fashion, nostalgia, retro
I stumbled upon a relatively lo-tech website, In The 80s today while looking for stuff about I.O.U. shirts. They also have a section for the 70s and 90s.
I was born in the late 70s, so I mostly came of age in the mid-80s through the 90s. I came upon so many things on this website that I haven’t thought of in years! I’m going to start on a little segment of visual retrospectives of these different things. I will start with 80s clothing that I remember using myself or seeing around my school:
Charm Necklaces, I had at least one or two of these myself and hadn’t thought of them since seeing them here
Electric Youth Perfume