Wednesday, October 21, 2009

What was your favorite thing about the 80s?

23 comments:

John said...

Well, for me personally, being born was a pretty sweet move.

Beth said...

being born.

erin said...

Not paying taxes and not caring what I looked like.

Andrew said...

That most of the great TV comedies started with the word "The". The Golden Girls, The Cosby Show, The Wonder Years, The Facts of Life.

The music was a close second.

Bright Lights, Big City said...

All the unprotected sex.

Chris said...

I have two:

1. Gratuitous boob shots in all comedy movies (random topless girls walking through the scenes).

2. Synthesizers used in every song.

John W said...

The Redskins.

R.I.P. ...

Cate said...

swinging on the swing set. oh man, i used to love that.

visiting my family on long island and going to the beach.

Karen said...

i can't pick just one thing. a random sample of my favorite 80s things: side ponytails, stirrup pants, slap bracelets, and those plastic rings you can use to tie your t-shirt without making a knot.

Also, Punk Brewster is a great 80s show that does not start with "The". Remember when she locked herself in that old fridge?

beenu said...

me and dayglow jams.

Megan D said...

footless tights with everything

John said...

Also Russians and Germans as bad guys in movies. Think Raiders, Die Hard, Rocky 4, Hunt for Red October, Red Dawn.

Dan said...

Being utterly free of responsibilities.

Dan S said...

Oh man...

Alright, if I had to pick just 1 thing:

. . .Nintendo. . .

Runners up:

Music:
Oingo Boingo
Huey Lewis & The News

Actor:
Michael J Fox

Movie:
Back to the Future

TV:
Alf
Family Ties
Webster

Justin said...

The Pizza Hut sun glasses.

pinchie said...

I'm gonna agree with Michael J. Fox. Two words: Teen Wolf.

And: legwarmers.

Chris In DC said...

Frankie goes to Hollywood

Battgirl said...

I had a pair of bright red Rebok hightops with double laces that I LOVED.

I would wear them while riding my scooter or using my skip-it. :)

Kipp said...

stone-washed jeans pinned to your knees

tapered jeans rolled 5 times

Aimee said...

Capezios, Cavaricis, & Fiorucci

Leslie said...

leggings and over-sized sweaters
perms
braces
jelly bracelets
goonies
"girls just want to have fun" the movie

Leslie said...

Late addition: I *loved* the Pizza Hut sunglasses!

Cate said...

i seem to have interpreted this question a little differently than others.

my little ponies were the greatest thing ever (ask mike) and also very exclusive to the 80s.