Rolo Advert from The 80s, just awesome and great advertising gimmick.
Rolo Advert from The 80s, just awesome and great advertising gimmick.
The 80s Charts
A list of the No1 singles of this week in The 80s
Barbra Streisand- Woman In Love
Dave Stewart & Barbara Gaskin- It's My Party
Culture Club- Do You Really Want To Hurt Me
Billy Joel- Uptown Girl
Jennifer Rush- The Power Of Love
Berlin- Take My Breath Away
Bee Gees- You Win Again
Enya- Orinoco Flow
Jive Bunny- That's What I Like
Mork & Mindy
Mork & Mindy is an American sitcom that aired on ABC from September 14, 1978 to May 27, 1982. A spin-off after a highly successful episode of Happy Days, it starred Robin Williams as Mork, an extraterrestrial who comes to Earth from the planet Ork in a small, one-Orkan egg-shaped spaceship. Pam Dawber co-starred as Mindy McConnell, his human friend and roommate, and later his wife and the mother of his child.
Robin Williams was just awesome in this 8/10
Mork (Robin Williams) – An alien from the planet Ork sent to observe human behavior. Mork mentions many times that Orkan scientists grew him in a test-tube.
Mindy McConnell (Pam Dawber) – A pretty female human who finds Mork and teaches him about human behavior. Eventually falls in love, marries Mork and raises an Orkan "child".
Fred McConnell (Conrad Janis) – Mindy's father, a widower with conservative values. In the first season, Fred owned a music shop with Cora. In the third season, Fred became the conductor of the Boulder Symphony Orchestra.
Grandma Cora Hudson (Elizabeth Kerr) – Mindy's less-conservative, progressive grandmother and Fred's mother-in-law.
Franklin Delano Bickley (Tom Poston) – Mindy's downstairs neighbor. He has a job involving writing out greeting cards. At first, he is a total grump and always complains about noise. In time, however, he warms up and becomes a friend to Mork and Mindy and the gang.
Mearth (Jonathan Winters) – The "child" of Mork and Mindy and godson of Orson. Because of Orkan physiology, Orkans age backwards, starting with elderly adult bodies but with the mind of a child and regressing to feeble "old" kids.
Remo DaVinci (Jay Thomas) – The brother of Jeanie DaVinci co-owner of The New York Delicatessen in season 2 and DaVinci's Restaurant in season 3.
Jeanie DaVinci (Gina Hecht) – The sister of Remo DaVinci and co-owner of The New York Delicatessen in season 2 and DaVinci's Restaurant in season 3.
Nelson Flavor (Jim Staahl) – The strait-laced, driven, yet aloof cousin of Mindy with dreams of political power.
Orson (voiced by Ralph James) – Mork's mostly unseen and long-suffering superior who has sent Mork to Earth to get him off-world because humor is not permitted on Ork.
3–2–1 was a British game show that was made by Yorkshire Television for ITV. It ran for ten years, between 29 July 1978 and 24 December 1988, with Ted Rogers as the host.
It was based on a Spanish gameshow called Un, dos, tres... responda otra vez and was a trio of three shows in one: a quiz, variety and a game show. The show was a huge success, consistently pulling in large ratings. The first series, though intended as a summer filler, attracted up to 16.5 million viewers and subsequent years never failed to peak below 12 million. The show occupied a Saturday early evening slot for most of its run.
The final Christmas special, broadcast on 24 December 1988, attracted 12.5 million viewers, but an eleventh series was not commissioned. Ted Rogers claimed in an April 1996 interview that "The Oxbridge lot got control of TV and they didn't really want it. It was too downmarket for them. We were still getting 12 million viewers when they took it off after ten years. These days if a show gets nine million everyone does a lap of honour."
The overall objective of the game was to survive elimination through to part three of the show, and try to unravel a series of cryptic clues in order to win the star prize. One of the clues, however, referred to Dusty Bin who was the show's booby prize. If the contestants ended up with Dusty at the end of the show, all they got was a brand new dustbin. Each show had a theme, such as "Seacruise" or the "Swinging Sixties". All of the variety acts, quiz questions, stage sets and clues subsequently followed this theme. In later series, Dusty would appear at the start of the show dressed in a costume relating to that week's theme.
The changing themes were dropped for the final series where a more generic stage set was re-used each week.
License to Drive is a 1988 teen adventure film written by Neil Tolkin and directed by Greg Beeman in his feature film directorial debut. It stars Corey Haim, Corey Feldman, Heather Graham, Carol Kane, Richard Masur, Michael Manasseri and Nina Siemaszko. The film was in production in late 1987.
It was released on July 6, 1988 in the United States and grossed over $20 million at the North American box office. It was distributed by 20th Century Fox.
Les Anderson (Corey Haim) is a 16-year-old living in Southern California who tries to get his driver's license and falls in love with Mercedes Lane (Heather Graham). After failing the knowledge portion of his driver's exam, Les inadvertently causes a computer surge. The Department of Motor Vehicles lets him pass the exam as his failing score was thought to be irretrievable, assuming as his twin sister had scored so highly, that twins could not be too different. He eventually also passes the road test, but when his test scores are finally retrieved, his new license is torn up and he is officially failed. Les conceals this, but his mother finds out the truth and he is grounded for two weeks because he lied. That night, having already made plans to use his new license, he sneaks out of the house with his grandfather's prized 1972 Cadillac Sedan de Ville for a night on the town with Mercedes. After showing him how Los Angeles looks from far away on a hill, she tells him that her father used to bring her to the hill. While Mercedes is getting drunk, she and Les cause the hood of the car to slightly cave in by dancing on it. Mercedes then passes out. Les panics and goes to his best friend Dean's house, where Dean (Corey Feldman) fixes the dent in the car's hood. Dean persuades Les to go out for a joyride, along with their friend Charles (Michael Manasseri), who are both still unaware that Les does not have a license. The three, along with a blacked-out Mercedes (who they put in the trunk of the car), end up getting into all kinds of trouble and hilarity ensues as they cause even more damage to the Cadillac. Meanwhile, Les' extremely pregnant mother, late in the night, wakes up her husband, shouting that she is in labour.
A good comedy in its day, 6/10
Sixteen Candles (1984)
Sixteen Candles is a 1984 American coming-of-age comedy film starring Molly Ringwald, Michael Schoeffling, and Anthony Michael Hall. It was written and directed by John Hughes.
High school sophomore Samantha "Sam" Baker struggles to go through the day on her 16th birthday, which her entire family has forgotten about because her older sister, Ginny, is getting married the next day. She is also infatuated with a popular and attractive senior, Jake Ryan. At school, she fares no better when she finds out that a completed "sex quiz" which she tried to surreptitiously slip to her friend Randy, never reached her and, unbeknownst to either of them, was picked up by Jake. Despite her name not being on the quiz, Sam is still a bit panicked because the quiz contains sensitive information, such as how she is a virgin and is saving herself for Jake. During gym class, Jake opens up to his friend Rock, admitting that he feels like things with his girlfriend Caroline have become stagnant. He also tells him how he thinks it is cool that he keeps catching Sam looking at him. Meanwhile, an outgoing geeky freshman named Ted is in love with Sam. On the school bus ride home, he tries to hit on her, only to have her spurn him with some trash-talk before she gets off. At home, Sam has a whole new set of problems when she discovers that all four of her grandparents are staying at the Baker home during the wedding. One set of grandparents has brought along a bizarre Chinese foreign exchange student, Long Duk Dong. The grandparents force Sam to take him along to her school's senior dance that night and, to Sam's amazement, it takes the "Donger" only five minutes to find an unlikely girlfriend—the tall, large-breasted jock, Marlene.
John Hughes can do no wrong 6.5/10
Colour By Numbers- Culture Club
Colour by Numbers is the second album by the British new wave band Culture Club, released in October 1983. Preceded by the hit single "Karma Chameleon", which reached number one in several countries, the album reached number one in the UK and has sold more than 16 million copies worldwide. It has been certified triple platinum in the UK and quadruple platinum in the US. It was ranked #96 on Rolling Stone magazine's list of the 100 Best Albums of the 1980s.
No a CC fan 6/10
As featured on The Hits Album 4
As featured on The Hits Album 4
The Hits Album 4 -Released 1986
|A-Ha||The Sun Always Shines On TV|
|Feargal Sharkey||A Good Heart|
|Wham!||I'm Your Man|
|The Blow Monkeys||Digging Your Scene|
|Diana Ross||Chain Reaction|
|Whitney Houston||How Will I Know|
|Alexander O' Neal||If You Were Here Tonight|
|Five Star||System Addict|
|Paul Hardcastle||Don't Waste My Time|
|Whistle||(Nothing Serious) Just Buggin'|
|Full Force||Alice, I Want You Just For Me|
|Fine Young Cannibals||Suspicious Minds|
|P I L||Rise|
|Bronski Beat||Hit That Perfect Beat|
|Eurythmics||It's Alright (Baby's Coming Back)|
|Pet Shop Boys||West End Girls|
|Double||The Captain Of Her Heart|
|Latin Quarter||Radio Africa|
|Mike & The Mechanics||Silent Runnning (On Dangerous Grounds)|
|Howard Jones||No-one Is To Blame|
|Dee C Lee||Come Hell Or Waters High|
|Kate Bush||Hounds Of Love|
|Electric Light Orchestra||Calling America|
True Blue- Madonna
|Papa Don't Preach||4:11|
|Open Your Heart||3:51|
|Live to Tell||5:51|
|Where's the Party||4:13|
|La Isla Bonita||4:02|
|Love Makes the World Go R…||4:19|
True Blue is the third studio album by American singer and songwriter Madonna, released on June 30, 1986, by Sire Records. She co-wrote and co-produced the entire album with Stephen Bray and Patrick Leonard. True Blue deals with her visions of love, work, dreams as well as disappointments, and was inspired by her then husband Sean Penn, to whom Madonna dedicated the album. Musically, the songs on the album took a different direction from her previous endeavours, incorporating classical music in order to engage an older audience who had been skeptical of her music.
Stunning album, Madonna at her best 9/10