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Monday, January 23, 2006

Child of the 80's


I am a child of the 80's. VH1 can keep those I Love the 80's shows coming-even if I don't have the 3D glasses I still watch. I was all about Care Bears, Pound Purries (I was a cat person), pegging my pants, and wearing two pairs of socks at the same time (you know with black white and white black for the criss cross effect). I had a poof, wore at least two watches on each wrist and was all about everything jelly. I loved those slimey octopus things that you threw against the wall and they "walked" down (come to think of it I think they were called wall walkers), and I still cherish my Cabbage Patch Kid, Harold Vinnie. I love that they are bringing back all these toys that we used to play with. Why? Brilliant marketing plan-they got me! So if you are a child of the 80's and happened to have a TV, you may remember some of these shows. Not that we were allowed to watch that much, but there were some that I took with me. He-Man, and She-Ra, JEM, The Greatest American Hero, The Smurfs, 227, Amen, and Perfect Strangers. Are you humming their theme songs? You will if you go to this site http://www.retrojunk.com/ and you can relive your TV, Movie, and commercial childhood-complete with Matt LeBlanc and the Heinz 57 Ketchup Bottle commercial. Enjoy!

5 Comments:

Blogger Missy said...

Balkie!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

11:07 PM  
Blogger Elizabeth said...

I remembered Harold Vinnie's name... do you remember my CP Kid's name?

Come on... think...

In my defense, I never ever liked He-Man and She-Ra. That was *your* weird thing : )

10:52 AM  
Blogger Susie said...

"I... have... the... POWER!"

We can be weird together, m.

I was just thinking of Perfect Strangers the other night when I saw Larry on some Friday night show with Melanie Griffith. I thought, "What happened to Balkie?"

A fun entry :)

10:57 AM  
Blogger Katherine said...

E, I don't remember your CP kid's name. Actually, I can't even remember what he/she looked like! My CPK was Nellie, and my Pumpkin Patch Kid was Penelope. Ha, I just realized that I now associate CPK not with the dolls, but with the pizza chain.

80s nostalgia is fun. Still can't figure out what consitutes 90s nostalgia, though.

2:23 AM  
Blogger Jessica Johnson said...

Marie,
Don't worry, you weren't the only one who liked He-man and She-ra. I did too. I watched for the romance. I also watched Voltron because sometimes there was kissing. Same with Jem.

10:36 AM  

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