TV

7 Facts About 'Thunderbirds' That Will Have You Standing By For Action

You may remember the Thunderbirds as an elite International Rescue (IR) organization that took to the land, sea, air, and even outer space to rescue those in need, but you also may remember them as those crazy British marionettes whose show played as reruns all the time. Thunderbirds was a crazy TV show from the mid-60s, but somehow it managed to keep on going, staying in our hearts forever. The show first premiered in 1964, and there was a lot that went into it, probably more than you'd realize given how it looked. You may think that puppets would be

Video Games

We're Another Step Closer To Getting An N64 Classic Edition And It's All We Want

Okay, so a couple of years ago Nintendo released the NES Classic. It brought back all of our favorite games off the original console, and it sold out almost instantly. NintendoThen just last year, the SNES Classic that brought back the wonderful Super Nintendo. We got to play games like Yoshi's Island and Donkey Kong Country all over again, but still we've been patiently waiting for what's next. NintendoThe Rumors BeganNintendoIn July 2017, there was a leak of information that hinted that Nintendo may be on the track of creating a N64 Classic Edition due to a trademark they were

70s

Your Favorite Toys Were Invented By Mistake And They Weren't Even Meant To Be Toys

We might like to think that all of our favorite toys were created with a lot of thought, care, and ingenuity, but often times they were complete accidents. Several of the classic toys we were obsessed with when we were growing up weren't originally created with the intention of becoming a kid's toy, but once they made the switch, they became more successful than they could have ever imagined. Here are the most iconic toys that you absolutely played with that had very different origins than what you'd expect: Silly PuttyIt's bouncy, stretchy, and all around fun, but where did

Celebrities

Gene Wilder Had A Lot Of Demands Before Becoming Willy Wonka And We're So Happy He Did

There are few actors who seem to care as much as Gene Wilder did. The iconic actor was an absolute treasure and the effort he put into his roles was clearly evident. Watching Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory was always a pretty big moment for people when they were kids. You honestly don't know fear until you watch the creepy boat tunnel scene and experience a type of terror that makes no sense. But even though Willy Wonka kind of frightened us, we still loved his goofy nature and his outlandish attitude. Wilder had many hit movies, but it's

80s

Behind-The-Scenes Stories From 'The Princess Bride' That Are Sweeter Than Any Fairy Tale

The thought that there could be a more wonderful and romantic movie than The Princess Bride is completely inconceivable. The cast was impeccable, the story was romantic, and the jokes were hilarious. Everything about this movie is basically perfect. But what do the people who made it think? 20th Century FoxIt's been 30 years since the movie came out, but the cast and director are still happy to talk about it. The movie was brought to life by director Rob Reiner, based on his favorite book The Princess Bride, but originally the studios didn't want him to make it.20th

80s

"You Can't Do That On Television" Was The Peak Of 80s TV And Here's Why

There was nothing quite like it when it aired back in the early 80s, and I doubt there ever will be again. You Can't Do That on Television was an instant classic if you grew up watching it and fostered a love of sketch comedy shows that came after it. Looking back, the show holds up really well. Sure, it was aimed at children, but there was something about it's zany out-of-the-box scenes and star-studded characters that kept us coming back for more. The crazy opening animations were probably what we all remember most. They were kind of creepy to

Books

12 Little Golden Books That All Of Our Collections Started With

We all owned at least one Little Golden Books when we were kids. They were the originally released all the way back in 1942, but they continued to be published for decades. The collection grew over the years, with new stories being added all the time. They were made specifically to create a sturdier option for children to read. The cardboard cover and colorful images were exactly what kids wanted. The books were all the same length and size and in order to keep them competitively priced they only cost $0.25.  The original set of 12 are some

70s

15 Wonka Treats We All Wish Weren't Just Pure Imagination

Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory is one of the greatest movies ever made. Gene Wilder's version of Willy Wonka is by far the definitive performance of the character, and one of the best of his entire career. Paramount PicturesThe movie is one of those classics that has remained a favorite for decades, but it's not only because the acting is so good. The set decoration in this movie is beyond incredible. Everything is supposed to be edible inside the factory, and they were able to make it all look so appetizing. Which of the treats looks like it would