80s

'Mannequin' Was One Of The Weirdest Movies Of The 80s, And We've Still Got Some Questions

I know that 80s movies are a category of their own. Sure, there are rom-coms and action movies, but then there are also 80s rom-coms and 80s action movies. They are different, they are unparalleled, and they are just better than other movies. Case in point: Mannequin. The outrageously bizarre 80s rom-com brings joy to all of our hearts (or at least those lucky enough to remember it) even though the premise is absolute bonkers. Here's the thing, I love this movie with my whole heart. I can probably quote the entire thing to you right now (I won't) but

80s

With Sears Filing For Bankruptcy, Let's Never Forget How Amazing The Wish Book Was

If you celebrate Christmas, then you know that the most important and exciting day of the year is the one whenever your Sears Wish Book arrives. That's when you know that it's time to start writing out your Christmas list, comparing all the potential toys that you might consider. Pages and pages of Barbies, Lego, and board games to dream about, before writing them down on your letter to Santa. The Wish Book is one of those things that you never really stop looking at. You just keep on flipping through the pages any time you get bored, probably because

80s

Another Iconic Video Game Is Getting A "Mega" Live-Action Movie

When you were growing up, the library of video games was nowhere near as extensive as it is now. There were obviously a lot of good choices, but compared to the variety now, it was such a small percentage. Clearly it was because video games were still new when we were all young, but what we lacked in quantity, we made up for in devotion. Sure, there weren't new games every day that we could play on our phones, or elaborate and large games with graphics that end up looking so realistic it's creepy, but we did have characters that

80s

We've Still Got Some Big Questions For Inspector Gadget Even After All These Years

Truth be told, I loved Inspector Gadget. The show was one of my all-time favorites when I was a kid, and the theme song still pops into my head from time to time. But just because I loved it, doesn't mean that I don't think it had some issues. I do, however, have some questions for Mr. Gadget, ones that still confuse me to this day. (And yes, I know it's a cartoon and it's best to not examine it too closely, but just for fun, let's do it anyways.) How did Gadget actually get his job? If he's a

80s

15 Things We'd Get On Halloween That Were The Worst Part Of Trick-Or-Treating

Halloween is a privilege that kids are mostly taking for granted. You get to dress up in ridiculous costumes, and when you're young, you get to walk around and get free snacks from everyone in your neighborhood. You can't really go trick-or-treating when you're an adult, but at least now we can buy our own candy supplies. Sure, it's not as satisfying as getting it for free, but at least we get our sugar fix. There is, however, one benefit to having to buy candy yourself instead of running around town asking strangers for it. Instead of being given a

80s

California Raisins Creator Has Passed Away At 70

When the California Raisin Advisory Board (yes, it's a real organization) couldn't figure out a way to convince people to eat more raisins during the 80s, they decided that a band of claymation raisins dancing and singing "I Heard It Through the Grapevine," was the solution to the problem.  They appeared in a bunch of commercials, an Emmy Award-winning holiday special, a mockumentary-style movie, partnered with Michael Jackson, and eventually landed their very own cartoon show. The purple R&B singers also had a video game, board game, and figurines, and appeared on mugs, hats, books, backpacks, lunch boxes,

90s

10 Treats We Got On Halloween That Our Kids Will Never Get To Experience

Going trick-or-treating when you're a kid is probably one of the most important days of the entire year. When else are you supposed to get a whole bunch of free candy for little to no effort? I mean, I guess there's Easter and Christmas, but you know what, with Halloween you get to wear super fun costumes and pretend to be whatever you want. Those of us who enjoyed trick-or-treating as kids probably developed quite the sweet tooth, that often makes us crave some of the delectable snacks from our childhood. But here's the problem, some of our favorite candy

80s

5 Characters "Evicted" From 'Sesame Street' That You Completely Forgot Existed

I think was can all agree that Sesame Street continues to be the most important show out there for kids. It's been around since 1969, but having aired for 48 seasons, there have obviously been a lot of changes. While many of the iconic characters like Cookie Monster, Big Bird, and Elmo remain on the show as regulars, there are a lot of characters that aren't as famous, some have even been completely forgotten over the years. It's often a subtle change, but when you really look at it, you'll realize that some of the characters you remembered have left

80s

'The Thorn Birds' Stars Reveal What It Was Like To Film The Iconic Miniseries

There are a lot of television shows and movies that people remember from the "good ol' days," but when it comes to miniseries, there aren't many that we remember. But there was one miniseries that seemed to completely sweep the nation, and that was the 10-hour drama The Thorn Birds. The miniseries was based on the book of the same name, written by novelist Colleen McCullough. But how did a story about sheep farmers become the second-highest rated miniseries ever? Well, the cast revealed what they thought about it in Closer Magazine. "The attraction of doing, or thinking of doing,

70s

Chevy Chase Bashes 'SNL' While Opening Up About His Bad Reputation

Chevy Chase is one of those iconic actors who had their hay day in the eighties, but since then, has seen a huge change in the way the public perceives them. While he was beloved for his Saturday Night Live classics and of course his time as the patriarch of the Griswald family, the actor no longer has the same clout that he used to. He had a brief attempt at a comeback, but if anything, he ended up making everything worse. But now he has spoken with The Washington Post about his career and his controversies, and it really