January 02, 2003

I Love the 80's, Too!

I spent most of yesterday watching VH1's very excellent marathon of their new special I Love the 80s - that is, when I wasn't going off on needless rants against hapless smokers. Can I say how much I love this series? I tuned in right around the middle of 1982 and stayed put until the end of 1986. What a warm fuzzy feeling I got inside when B-list celebrities were waxing poetic about E.T.: The Extra Terrestrial (only the best movie ever made), the winning smile of West Virginian super-gymnast and gold-medalist Mary Lou Retton, or those wonderfully soft stuffed animals with a message of peace and love on their tummies known as the Care Bears!! Okay, so maybe they weren't really digging the Care Bears - but Care Bears rock, and I don't care if Henry Rollins doesn't agree with me!

As if I weren't a sucker for 80's nostalgia enough, I popped on the VH1 website when the 1987 episode rolled around (and really, after 1986, the decade really went downhill... except for the movie Heathers [1989], and the birth of The Simpsons and 21 Jump Street [both in 1987]). So, I was on the website, and they have a Retro Candy Flipbook photo gallery on there. And wouldn't you believe it, they had WhistlePops on there - WhistlePops! Man, I loved those things. It's candy, and can be used as a noisemaker - what's not to love?

Anyways... please oh please oh please let VH1 release this series on DVD (preferably as a boxed set, because I don't want to have to purchase a bunch of years separately)!


posted by julie at January 2, 2003 05:00 PM


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