12 Strange But Great 80’s Movies

There were some great movies in the 80’s that we will always remember fondly. There were also some very weird movies that stick in the back of the mind. How many of these do you remember watching?

1. Howard The Duck – A New Breed Of Hero

A sarcastic humanoid duck is pulled from outer space to Earth where he must stop an alien invader.

2. Bill and Ted’s Excellent Adventure

Do you remember these cool time travelling dudes?

3. Little Shop Of Horrors

Suddenly Seymour and Audrey had to deal with some horrific plants in this musical masterpiece.

4. Critters

Gremlins on drugs? Who remembers these critters?

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Lets Take A Moment To Remember The Moment Donald Trump Appeared On The Big Breakfast in 1998

If you grew up in the 1980s and 90s, chances are, you will remember this pair of jokers.

Zig and Zag was a Channel 4 team of characters that belonged to The Big Breakfast. They used to joke about on the show and on one occasion they got to meet a certain Mr Donald Trump.

Clearly this was a long time before Trump had his eye on the USA Presidency (yes he really is the President now). He appeared on the show to give the puppets some real estate advice.

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The pair met Trump in the Bahamas at the opening of the Royal Towers hotel, and decided he would be a good person to ask advice from on their new project “Zogland”.

In the video, the 45th President of the United States tells Zig and Zag: “It would cost about 700m pounds in your world, I deal in dollars but you guys deal in pounds right?

“It would be very easy for you to do, you’ll become great real estate entrepreneurs.”

He tells the pair they will need to look out for “vicious finance people.”

“They’re mean, they’re terrible, they don’t sleep at night, they toss and turn and sweat, how to take advantage of you.”

Zag chips in to thank Mr Trump saying: “Well Donald, thanks a million for sharing some sort of knowledge with us.”

But Trumps advice isn’t free.

He adds: “Well because I shared the knowledge, I want a piece of the project. I don’t do this for nothing. I’m not that nice a guy, I don’t do it for nothing. I want at least 20%.”

Zig and Zag negotiate but as they are total idiots, they say a 50% share would be better for them. They then seal the deal with a handshake.

Here is the moment for your entertainment.

12 Things You Never Knew About The Classic Film “Dirty Dancing”

Can you believe it has been nearly 30 years since the classic love story “Dirty Dancing” first hit the big screen.

The now iconic movie starring Patrick Swayze and Jennifer Grey was originally a low-budget with no major stars in it. After its launch, people instantly fell in love with it and Dirty Dancing became a massive box office hit.

Believe it or not, it was the first film to It was the first film to sell more than a million copies on VHS.

Not only that, the soundtrack to Dirty Dancing generated two multi-platinum albums and multiple singles, including “(I’ve Had) The Time of My Life”, which won both the Golden Globe and Academy Award for Best Original Song, and a Grammy Award for best duet.

Below is a list of 12 facts you probably never knew about the movie.

RIP Patrick Swayze.

12 Commodore 64 Games That You Might Have Forgotten About

Well before the days of Xbox and Playstation came Sega and Nintendo but we are going even further back here to the 80’s when computer gaming was in its infancy. The Commodore 64 was at the forefront of technology in the 80’s and if you were lucky enough to have one you may remember some of these games!

1. Bubble Bobble

A classic arcade game was brought into our front rooms in the 80’s. This game actually had 2 different endings depending on whether you were playing the single player or 2 player mode.

2. Sleepwalker

Anyone remember this great game? Did you manage to guide him back to bed without waking him up?

3. California Games

Surfing, skateboarding, roller skating, BMX. Which was your favourite?

4. Dizzy

Fast Food was one of the Dizzy series. Anyone remember any of the other titles featuring the little egg man?

12 Famous Adverts From The 1980’s

Long before the days of on demand and catch up TV we would have no choice but to watch the adverts during commercial breaks. Some of the jingles, characters and slogans became as famous as the TV programmes. How many of these adverts do you remember?

1. Hamlet Cigars

Happiness is a cigar called Hamlet. Who remembers this advert featuring The Baldy Man?

2. Vitalite

These sunflowers got us all singing along in the 80’s.

3. Yellow Pages

Are you ready, in your best posh voice – “J.R Hartley”.

4. Birds Eye Potato Waffles

 

They were so waffly versatile. What did you have yours with?

12 Dogs You Loved In The 1980’s

We are a nation of dog lovers and man’s best friend got plenty of screen time back in the 80’s. How many of these famous pooches do you remember?

1. The Littlest Hobo

There’s a voice, that keeps on calling me…. my favourite 80’s theme tune!

2. Bouncer

Bouncer was one of the most gifted actors on Neighbours back in the 80’s.

3. Dogtanian

Did you join Dogtanian and the Three Muskehounds on their adventures? One for all and all for one!

4. Woof

The boy who turned into a dog!

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7 TV Favs – Look Where They Were In The 80’s

I knew I’d seen them somewhere before! These 14 photos take a look at some of TV’s recent favourites and those who have fallen from grace and see what they were up to in the best decade.

1. Kellie Bright as Linda Carter

Kellie Bright plays Linda Carter – the new Queen of the Vic on Eastenders.

Kellie Bright as Joanna Burrows 

In the 80’s Kellie played Joanna Burrows in The Upper Hand.

2. Drew Barrymore

Drew Barrymore is now a Hollywood Great!

Young Drew Barrymore

Wasn’t she adorable when she stared as little Gertie in ET.

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Remember X-Factor’s LUCY SPRAGGAN? Here’s What She’s Up To Now!

In 2012, Lucy Spraggan wowed the X-Factor judges with her quirky original songs and was a firm favourite after her audition, where she sang her song ‘Last Night’, with relatable lyrics about drinking and its consequences.

Lucy made it all the way to the finals, with Tulisa as her mentor, before she had to drop out of the show due to illness. She was too ill to perform in Week Four, so she was put through to Week Five automatically. However, she then bowed out from the show, saying it wasn’t fair for her to get any more free passes as a result of being unable to perform.

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So, while many people loved Lucy Spraggan and have kept tuned into what she’s been up to (I know I have), this is an update on what she’s gotten up to since leaving the X-Factor…

How many of these 12 TV Couples of the 80’s do you remember?

From perfect harmony to blazing rows. These TV Couples will bring the memories flowing back! How many of them do you remember and who wore the trousers in each of these turbulent relationships?

1. The Paul Daniels Magic Show

Paul’s assistant, Debbie McGee was frequently put in a box and cut in half but always maintained a permanent grin.

2. Birds of a Feather

Not technically a couple but certainly rowed like man and wife. Tracey and Sharon had us chuckling!

3. The Flintstones

Wilmaaaa often bailed out Fred when his silly ideas got him in bother.

4. Mork and Mindy

Nanu Nanu! Journalism graduate Mindy met Mork from the planet Ork.