Just can't get enough 80s? VH1...the birthplace of the infamous I Love The series - which brought you I Love the 80s and I Love the 80s Strikes Back - is once again the center of retro-gushing nostalgia-gagging fun.
9-1-1...what is your emergency? You haven't gotten quite enough 80's? Well, strap in for the ride of your life because we're about to get straight up in your face with the year that ends them all...I Love The 80s 3-D: 1989. On the big screen, Patrick Swayze was packing a punch at the Road House, even though he may have been a little too small for the job. Size was an even bigger issue for Rick Moranis when he declared, Honey, I Shrunk the Kids,/i>. Steve Martin got his own lesson in child rearing as he learned all about Parenthood. A feisty group of Steel Magnolias made you laugh until you cried. The Little Mermaid had a lot more going on than just musical numbers and singing seas creatures. Mr. Bean barely spoke a word, but grabbed some big laughs, while William Shatner delivered some very realistic and extremely compelling reenactments of actual emergencies on Rescue 911. Leona Helmsley became everyone's favorite prison bitch when she was thrown in the slammer for not paying her taxes. And Salman Rushdie found out that free speech could cost you your life when he wrote the controversial Satanic Verses. The world learned not to drink and drive a giant oil tanker when the Exxon Valdez crashed in Alaska. The government tried to recreate Wonder Woman's invisible jet in the form of the less than cost effective Stealth Bomber. And Kim Basinger dropped wads of cash to become the landlord of the small town of Braselton, Georgia. Joe Montana stepped up his game and kicked some Bengal ass in the final seconds of Superbowl XXIII. In the music world, fans were driven to the brink of insanity by some Fine Young Cannibals. Paula Abdul told you all those "Cold Hearted Snakes" that she was "Forever Your Girl." And the Prince of Darkness and the bad girl of rock joined forces for the sappy love ballad, "If I Close My Eyes Forever." It's all here and it's three dimensional. So, raise your fade and be sure to Avoid the Noid! This is I Love The 80s 3-D: 1989!
Aruba, Jamaica, oooh I wanna take ya to all the way back to 1988! When Kokomo ruled the charts and Tom Cruise was flipping and twisting those bottles to make the coolest Cocktail in the islands! When Buster Poindexter just wanted to make us "hot, hot, hot" and Lita Ford was begging her man to "Kiss Me Deadly"! 1988 saw more than one bad hair trend: rat-tails were all the rage. Let's hear it for the thin, scraggly piece of hair growing out of the back of your neck! If that wasn't your bag, in 1988, you could finally get your pasty butt to the tanning salon and achieve that lovely orange glow! And make sure you stay up to catch It's Garry Shandling's Show. It'll be sure to put you in a great mood! In 1988, Micro machines were the coolest car toy going! And who can forget that crazy fast-talking guy from the commercials? Mike Tyson's Punch Out was all the rage and in Midnight Run, Robert DeNiro spent more time in a car with Charles Grodin than he ever imagined, just because he was afraid to fly ... or was he? But the big screen's unlikeliest pair in '88 was without a doubt Schwarzenegger and DeVito in Twins! Who knew genetics could go so wrong? But we were just trying to comprehend what Cher saw in bagel boy Rob Camilletti! Cher and her much-younger beau provided great tabloid fodder in '88 and she even put him her video for "I Found Someone." TV's Unsolved Mysteries kept couch potatoes guessing and tried to turn them into mystery solvers. But real homebodies were calling into party lines, talking endlessly to perfect strangers all over the country and racking up huge phone bills. Naked Gun took dumb comedy to new heights with everyone's favorite straight man, Leslie Nielsen. And while Rod Stewart pleaded with us to stay "Forever Young," we were just trying to figure out who was more offensive in '88-Morton Downey Jr. or Jimmy the Greek? Downey was blowing smoke into people's faces on his talk show but Jimmy the Greek was making racial slurs about athletes...hmm...you decide!