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On The Precipice of Mediocrity, Teetering
Wednesday, January 05, 2005
Damn You Bren! The 80's Strike Back After I brought up Saved By The Bell over at B's site (which BTW, get over there and leave a comment, just so she feels the need to donate even more!) she in turn brought up that Full House reruns also rule. While not one to argue that fact, it is hard to watch nowadays knowing that the cute little girls spouting "How rude" every episode now most likely say it when their coke-dealer short changes them or ruins their Versace dresses by aiming poorly.
Damn, that's a bit dirty... my grandparents do read this...
Anyway, after lamenting the loss of Kimmy Gibler from the TV landscape (at one point I used the word lexicon, most likely incorrectly, so I'll choose to leave it out here), I went on an IMdb scavenger hunt, tracking down just what happened to other child stars from the 80s.
It is so depressing, I felt like slitting Kirk Cameron's wrists. I ended up at the Small Wonder page, only to find that not only did Vicki the Robot not go on to bigger and brighter things, but that Harriet, the neighbor who first taught me what hatred was, was not run over by truck at any point in her life.
What else I found out is that nearly every actor in the 80s appeared as a guest on Mr. Belvedere. Now when the hell is that DVD set gonna come out?
Finally, I was reminded of my personal favorite sitcom from the 80s, Charles in Charge. I can't remember... did Charlie or Buddy every get in trouble for fooling around with Nicole Eggerts's character on the show, or was that just some slashfic I may've heard about?
I have a feeling, between working on multiple Excel files today, I'll be hunting down obscure and not-so-obscure 80s sitcoms just to see what happened to everyone I grew up with. posted by Holz | 1:40 PM | Rant & Rave, Bitches! (10)
Wow... I feel good and pimped. Thanks, Holz! And the fine people of South Asia say thank you as well.
Best cartoon of the 80's: Shirttales. Little animals in T-Shirts with superpowers. Oh, and The Snorks ruled, too.
Best cartoon of the 80's was Dungeons and Dragons. No contest.
I liked the sitcoms from the 80's too. Webster, The Cosby Show, Punky Brewster, and Silver Spoons were some you guys missed. And maybe Family Matters and Boy Meets World for an 80's/90's mix.
WHAT?! Nobody mentioned "MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE"?? Dude!! That was the best show ever!
The Gummi Bears! Bouncing here and there and everywhere! We are the Gummi Bears!
Word Up, K, Gummy Bears is easily one of my favorite cartoons ever. Disney *has* to get the DVD set out.
I suppose none of you proto-geeks are old enough to remember the awesomeness that was "Battle of the Planets" ?
He-Man and the Gummi Bears were awesome. And what about the Inhumanoids?
"Let a man get away with fuckin' you once, you stay bent over so's he can fuck you again whenever he damn well pleases. An' if one man can do it? Another will too. An' another, an' another still. So's being fucked, that's yer life. 'Til who you were, you ain't. 'Cause all you are is an asshole."|
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