Category Archives: 80’s Television

‘Miami Vice’ turns 30 this month – Watch full episodes online!

Thirty years ago, NBC aired a two-hour TV movie called “Miami Vice” — the start of a show that would change its hometown, and America’s pop culture, forever. The weekly episodes began Sept. 28, 1984, and aired through May 1989.

Lots of action, great music, beautiful women, handsome men and plenty of guest stars. “Miami Vice” had it all…

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The great thing is that we can watch full episodes online now at http://bit.ly/Miami-Vice-30! Seasons 1-4 are available as of the posting of this article. Enjoy and you’re welcome. : )

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ABC’s ‘The Goldbergs’ Take the Best Awkward ’80s Family Photo Ever

Remember those notoriously goofy family photos we used to take back in the eighties? Well the 1980’s TV family ‘The Goldbergs’ has pretty much outdone most of us with this epic awkward 80’s family photo.

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The Goldbergs – Season 2. Click photo to enlarge.

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Robert Downey, Jr. tops Forbes’ list of highest paid actors for second year in a row

Robert-Downey-Jr-2014Robert Downey Jr. known for his roles in movies such as Weird Science and Less Than Zero of the 1980s and Iron Man, Sherlock Holmes and the Avengers in recent years has topped Forbe’s annual ranking of the highest paid actors for the second year in a row. Robert Downy Jr. earned an estimated $75 million in the last year.

This is a remarkable feat considering Downey only released one movie over the June 2013 to June 2014 timeline: Jon Favreau’s festival film Chef. So most of Downey’s money comes from the backend of the incredibly successful Iron Man 3—the highest grossing movie of 2013 with a $1.2 billion box office—and a reported pay hike for Avengers: Age of Ultron.

‘Facts of Life’ stars reunite in TV movie

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Lisa Whelchel and Kim Fields, who co-starred on the ’80s sitcom about a group of girls in boarding school as Blair and Tootie, were reunited in the Hallmark Channel TV movie, “For Better or For Worse,” which aired on July 19.

For the rest of the article and to see where the ‘Facts of Life’ stars are now, click below.

‘The Facts of Life': Where are they now?

Which ’80s Cartoon Series Are You?

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Are you a natural leader like He-Man or a quirky individual like Rainbow Brite?

Here’s something fun to see which 80’s cartoon series you are based on the questions you answer on BuzzFeed Rewind. Just so you know, I got “GI Joe: ‘A Real American Hero”. :)

Find out which 80’s Cartoon Series you are!

At the end of the questionnaire, you can share your results via Facebook, Twitter or Email.

Harold Ramis, the actor, writer and director dead at 69

AMERICAN FILM FESTIVAL IN DEAUVILLEHarold Ramis, the actor, writer and director whose films include “Stripes,” “Ghostbusters,” “Groundhog Day” and “Analyze This,” has died. He was 69.

His death was caused by complications related to autoimmune inflammatory vasculitis, a condition Ramis battled for four years, according to United Talent Agency, which represented Ramis for many years.

For more than 40 years, Ramis was a leading figure in comedy. A veteran of the Second City troupe in his hometown of Chicago, he was a writer for “SCTV” and wrote or co-wrote the scripts for “National Lampoon’s Animal House” (1978), “Caddyshack” (1980), “Stripes” (1981), “Ghostbusters” (1984), “Groundhog Day” (1993) and “Analyze This” (1999).

The films often featured members of his generation of comedy talents — veterans of the National Lampoon’s recordings, “Saturday Night Live” and “Second City TV” — most notably Ramis’ old comedy colleague and fellow Chicagoan Bill Murray.

The Smurfs 2 movie is now in theaters

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The second installment of the Smurfs movies (The Smurfs 2) is out today in theaters near you! The movie is available to view on the big screen in 3D & Real D 3D.

In this sequel to Columbia Pictures/Sony Pictures Animation’s hybrid live/action animated family blockbuster comedy The Smurfs, the evil wizard Gargamel creates a couple of mischievous Smurf-like creatures called the Naughties that he hopes will let him harness the all-powerful magical Smurf-essence. But when he discovers that only a real Smurf can give him what he wants, and only a secret spell that Smurfette knows can turn the Naughties into real smurfs, Gargamel kidnaps Smurfette and brings her to Paris.

Returning cast includes Neil Patrick Harris, Jayma Mays, Katy Perry as Smurfette and Hank Azaria as Gargamel. Brendan Gleeson joins the cast as Victor. Joining the voice cast are Christina Ricci and JB Smoove as Vexy and Hackus.

Get your Smurf on!

http://www.smurfhappens.com

Smurfs 2 Official Trailer

‘Bea Arthur Naked’ is worth more than $1.9 million — no joke!

Bea Arthur NakedHey guys, remember way back in high school hormone days when you had a rise in your Levi’s and it always seemed to be at the absolute worst moment? Then you try to think of the least sexiest thing to ease things up a bit? For me, that was imagining Golden Girl Bea Arthur naked.

Well, that has now become a reality thanks to artist John Currin. As listed on his Christie’s webpage, the painting is signed and dated ‘John Currin 91′ on the overlap, it’s oil on canvas, the dimensions are 38 1/4 x 32 in. and was painted in 1991.

Painter John Currin has fetched a bunch of simoleons; $1.9 million to be exact. Feast your thoughts on that (click Bea Arthur’s photo at your own risk)!

Emmy-nominated Actor Rob Lowe To Narrate The ’80s: The Decade That Made Us for National Geographic Channel

Rob LoweThe ’80s: The Decade That Made Us, the National Geographic Channel announced that Emmy-nominated actor Rob Lowe will narrate the six-part cultural programming event that offers an unprecedented look at the moments, trends, inventions, and culture that have shaped our world today.

The ’80s: The Decade That Made Us isn’t about nostalgia; it’s about the history of our modern world that spawned political, technological, cultural and social revolutions that began in the United States and went on to dominate the world. This cultural programming event is the defining biography of a generation. It’s about a decade of people, decisions and inventions that changed our future, told from the perspective of the unknowing history makers who lived these iconic moments.

We worked out, worked harder, played harder and consumed more — because the 1980s was the decade when we went forward to the future. The first launch of the Space Shuttle triggered a technological explosion in global communications that gave birth to our modern love affair with smartphones; Madonna rolled around on stage in a wedding dress, sending shock waves through a celebrity-hungry world that can’t get enough of Lady Gaga and Katy Perry today. These and other incredible stories reveal surprising, unexpected details and twists and turns from a decade you only thought you knew.

“National Geographic Channel is a leader in creating engaging and relevant programs that viewers can trust,” said Lowe. “This series is a unique and provocative look back at one of the most exciting and revolutionary periods in American history.”

“Rob Lowe is one of today’s most enduring actors, and his films from the 1980s were among the most popular of the decade, with the ‘Brat Pack‘ films setting a new standard for the teen movie genre,” added Michael Cascio, EVP of Programming, National Geographic Channel. “He is the perfect narrator for this series and his voice brings to life the triumphs, challenges, and effervescent spirit of this bright and important time.”

Check out The ’80s: The Decade That Made Us website for episode schedules.

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