90s

Nintendo's Gamebooks Used To Be The Hardest Thing We Had To Deal With, And We Miss That

If you were like me, you can probably thank your childhood spent playing video games for your strong reading skills today.I learned me grammar skills from games too.Know Your MemeNot only did we have to learn to read to master the games we played, but we also honed our skills on countless copies of Nintendo Power, that great monthly supply of tips, tricks and walkthroughs. But there were also a few great book series based on video games, including the Worlds of Power books.Pictured: how to write a book report in third grade and still have fun.

80s

11 Cartoons We Loved In The 80s That No One Remembers Today

It's funny how nostalgia works: certain TV shows are talked about and fondly remembered to this day, while others are forgotten before they're even finished. We loved watching these 11 cartoons when they first aired in the 1980s, but good luck finding someone who remembers them all!1. BraveStarrBraveStarr and Thirty/Thirty.DenOfGeekThis strange space opera about a pair of lawmen on the New Texas planet was actually a spin-off of the Ghostbusters cartoon. Sheriff BraveStarr and his robo-horse Thirty/Thirty defended the planet from rustlers and outlaws like Stampede and Tex Hex.These days, it's remembered mainly for this

70s

Fonzie's Leather Jacket Was Banned, And 12 Other Secrets From The Set Of 'Happy Days'

Whether you grew up in the '50s or not, there's just something about Happy Days that takes us all back to a simpler time. Generations of families have watched the show together, but they probably never knew these behind-the-scenes facts.Hollywood.com1. The cast all worked second jobs as athletesHappy Days creator Gary Marshall came up with a creative way to raise money for charity and let the cast relax after hours. They all played together on a softball team named the Happy Days All Stars. The team played short charity matches before major league games.ABCThey also went on

80s

10 Reasons Why Pat Sajak Is Still The Coolest Game Show Host On TV

If your family is anything like mine, you probably grew up eating your dinner in front of the TV. And since no American family can ever agree on what to watch, we all settled for a game of Wheel of Fortune.They haven't aged a day.HuffPostThe crossword puzzle game show has been a TV staple since 1975, and host Pat Sajak joined on as the host in 1981. Even if you see him on TV every day, there's a lot you probably never knew about Sajak.1. He's a Vietnam War veteranSajak in Vietnam.USOSajak joined the

70s

Only True 'Schoolhouse Rock' Fans Will Remember These Lost Episodes

No matter how old you are, hearing the words "I'm just a bill" is bound to bring back some happy memories.I probably learned more from this cartoon than I did in Civics class.WUSFDespite all of the boring and slow educational shows we watched as kids, it was always enjoyable to learn something from Schoolhouse Rock. The TV show taught us math, science and English using catchy tunes that were easy to remember. Be honest, do you still hum the multiplication songs to yourself? That was why the show was created in the first place. Madison Avenue ad executive

80s

21 Child Stars From The '80s Who Are All Grown Up Now

Fame is a funny thing, we all still remember these child stars from their classic roles in '80s movies, but most of them have fallen completely out of the spotlight. We looked up some of the decade's biggest (and smallest) stars to learn what they're up to today.1. Lukas Haas Paramount PicturesHaas was just 8 years old when he played the title character in Witness, an Amish boy who witnessed a murder. He's been acting ever since, but his career has been experiencing a renaissance lately with roles in Inception and The Revenant.Zimbio2. Fred SavageFiction MachineWith big roles

Retro

10 Strange Movie Ideas That Came *This Close* To Being Made

In the crazy, mixed up world of Hollywood, some pretty weird ideas get taken very seriously. From improbable sequels to early versions of classic movies, these 10 bizarre projects were very nearly a reality. We'll let you decide if it was good or bad that they never happened.1. TMNT: The Last MutationAfter three films of pizza-eating, ninja-fighting action, the turtles took a break from the big screen for more than 10 years. In the meantime they appeared on TV in The Next Mutation, and that show has its roots in a planned fourth entry in the Ninja Turtles series.

90s

How McDonald's Got Tim Burton Fired From The Batman Series

Looking back, it's hard to believe that a director like Tim Burton was allowed within 10 feet of a multimillion dollar superhero franchise. Tim Burton directs Michael Keaton in this behind-the-scenes shot.Warner BrothersBefore these movies were the box office juggernauts that we know and love today, Warner Brothers took a big risk on the director to helm Batman. Burton's success with Pee-wee's Big Adventure seemed to promise that he could make a fun, family movie do big business.The comedy grossed $40 million, with just a $7 million budget.Sinema TurkBut in fact it was Burton's dark and edgy

Life

21 Pictures That Will Bring Back Painful Memories Of The Early 2000s

Our nostalgia can sometimes cut both ways. There are lots of things that make us yearn for the "good old days," but just as many that deserve to stay buried, forever, seriously. Here are 21 memories that we've tried to repress from the early 2000s:1. Wasting our money on these gooey aliensKerry's HabitatWhy did we want these in the first place?2. Watching endless reruns of 'The Simple Life'The BerryThe BerryThe Berry3. Coming home from school and putting a Heinz Baked Beans Pizza in the oven...Metro4. Then logging into MSN MessengerThe VergeOr AOL Instant Messenger (RIP)

70s

Arcade Photos That Bring Back So Much Nostalgia You'll Reach For Your Quarters

These days, when pretty much every video game ever created can be bought and downloaded in minutes, it's hard to believe we used to trudge down to the local arcade with rolls of quarters in our pockets.Like Totally 80sWhether you lived near a full-blown arcade,KOTTKEa bowling alley with a handful of games, Slateor a local pizza joint with one lonely arcade cabinet,Redditthere was something magical about popping a quarter into one of these machines and playing until your luck ran out. It's an experience that most of us haven't had in years, which is a shame because