80s

13 Top Secret Facts About The 'Short Circuit' Movies

The '80s were the heyday for movie robots, from cute droids like R2-D2 to cold-hearted killers like the Terminator and ED-209.But none of the decade's big screen robots have a place in our heart like Johnny 5, the mischievous machine from Short Circuit one and two. Odds are you have a worn-out tape of one of the movies stashed in your crawlspace right now, but you probably didn't know these 13 facts about the films.1. The Johnny 5 robot really short circuited There were 15 working versions of Johnny 5 on set, and while most worked fine the

90s

11 Marvelous Facts About "Mousehunt" - The Movie You Forgot You Loved

It was dark and downright weird, but that's why we loved Mousetrap so much. In a world full of sugary sweet kids' movies, this bizarre comedy about two brothers trying to evict a genius rodent really stood out.If you asked your parents to rent this movie over and over and over, you'll get a kick out of these 11 facts. 1. A sneaky ad for the movie poked fun at DisneyMousehunt was the first live-action family comedy from Steven Spielberg, Jeffrey Katzenberg,  and David Geffen's studio Dreamworks. It seems the trio couldn't resist poking fun at their biggest

80s

13 Facts About 'Married With Children' That Will Just Make You Miss The Show Even More

It's hard to believe the Bundy's have been off the air for 20 years, because reruns of Married With Children are still fresh and funny to this day.Here are 13 facts you probably never knew about the classic sitcom:1. The Lost EpisodeThe show's racy storylines attracted a lot of attention, including a letter-writing campaign over "anti-family" content that made advertisers pull their money from the show. Ironically, these protests only made the series more popular.BundyologyBut censors still cracked down on sex after the campaign, and wound up taking one episode from season three, "I'll See You In

80s

13 Magical Facts About Jim Henson's 'Labyrinth'

While we think of Labyrinth as a classic '80s movie, it was actually a flop when it first came out.Jim Henson's dark and bizarre fantasy adventure (and his last feature film) only gained a cult following when it was released on VHS. We watched it over and over again as kids, but there are some small details you probably missed.1. It took six people to work the Hoggle puppetLucasfilmActress Shari Weiser was inside the Hoggle suit, while four puppeteers worked the outside of the costume. Brian Henson, director Jim Henson's son, provided Hoggle's voice, and also controlled the

90s

15 Annoying Things We Definitely Don't Miss About Playing Video Games In The '90s

Do we wish we could go back in time, and play all our favorite classic video games without worrying about jobs, family, or other distractions?Absolutely. But while we're making wishes, there's a few other things we'd like to change. Yes, we made a lifetime of happy memories with our old games, but they could be a real pain some times. Technological limitations, bad design, and bizarre choices made gaming in the '90s a pretty stressful experience.Here's 15 things we don't miss about gaming in the '90s:1. Running out of batteries for your handheld consoles Four AAs could

80s

20 Toys That Were On Everyone's Christmas List In 1987

Kids these days. What do they know about real toys? These days kids are more likely to ask their parents for in-app purchases than an action figure. Maybe that's just how things are now, but it makes us long for the Christmas mornings of our childhoods. Here are 20 toys every kid was asking for 30 years ago:1. Lazer TagFuture War StoriesVersions of this toy, which brought laser tag action into your home, are still around today. But Lazer Tag was a real phenomenon when it came out in 1986. Sadly, a 19-year-old was killed in 1987 after police

80s

Almost 20 Years After They Left TV, What Happened To The Winslows?

We all loved watching Urkel upset the Winslow family with his wacky antics, but did you know the show was a spin-off of Perfect Strangers?Family Matters left the airwaves in 1998, and since then the cast have been keeping busy. Let's see what they've been up to through the years:1. Telma Hopkins (Rachel Crawford) Before Hopkins was an actress, she was part of the vocal group Tony Orlando and Dawn. She had regular roles on sitcoms like Bosom Buddies and Gimme a Break! before joining Family Matters as Harriette Winslow's sister.ZimbioAfter the show ended, Hopkins starred in