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Re: Favorite 80s TV Series
« Reply #50 on: Mar 05, 2007, 08:31 AM »
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Re: Favorite 80s TV Series
« Reply #51 on: Mar 05, 2007, 12:36 PM »
Getting back to wrestling.... One of the things I bragged about on the playground was that Kamala, the Ugandan giant, married into my family (it was a secon cousin) so I used to say I was related to Kamala. When you're a kid, that's big on the Playground.

turns out, Kamala was really French. My grandfather told me he met him at a wedding in Montreal and Kamala told my Gramps to try and wrap his hands around the famous belly. Gramps said he couldn't do it.

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Re: Favorite 80s TV Series
« Reply #52 on: Mar 05, 2007, 12:56 PM »
Best ever 80,s show has to be the A Team .

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Re: Favorite 80s TV Series
« Reply #53 on: Mar 05, 2007, 02:43 PM »
getting back to the trivia...Melba, they were Gorgs. Ma, Pa, and Junior. plus didn't they have a tree-gorge? some sorta gorg-bird lil' creature. PLUS a talking pile of trash.  :D Heh. I love my long-term memory :6paper: :dancing:

OK an easy one to get folks goin here:
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Re: Favorite 80s TV Series
« Reply #54 on: Mar 05, 2007, 02:51 PM »
Joe Cocker.  (The great Jimmy Page played guitar on that track).

What rock star morphed into Ed Grimley during a performance on SCTV?

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Re: Favorite 80s TV Series
« Reply #55 on: Mar 05, 2007, 06:19 PM »
I know this one, but I can't think of who it is!!

I think it was John Cougar Mellencamp that became like the Makenzie brothers.

Edit: Ok, I cheated & used Wikipedia, John Cougar Mellencamp was also the rock star that morphed into Ed Grimley.
Shake, did he also speak like the Makenzie brothers at one point? Or was that another rocker?

How did Santa's Little Helper come to live with the Simpsons?
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Re: Favorite 80s TV Series
« Reply #56 on: Mar 05, 2007, 06:52 PM »
I know this one, but I can't think of who it is!!

I think it was John Cougar Mellencamp that became like the Makenzie brothers.

Edit: Ok, I cheated & used Wikipedia, John Cougar Mellencamp was also the rock star that morphed into Ed Grimley.
Shake, did he also speak like the Makenzie brothers at one point? Or was that another rocker?


Yes it was John Cougar, back when he was John Cougar, that morphed into Grimley in an amazingly funny scene in the amazingly funny spoof of The Nutty Professor.  John Candy's mad scientist character was brilliant in that spoof.

Cougar had nothing to do with MacKenzies, you are thinking of the singer Ian Thomas, who is the real life brother of Doug MacKenzie (Dave Thomas).  I saw recently Dave and Ian are touring together.  Ian is really funny as well, I saw him host a song writing circle before. 

Hey come to think of the Thomas's, Martin Short and Eugene Levy were all from Melba's hometown of Hamilton :)

After all that typing I'm too lazy to answer your Simpsons question and come up with another one, let someone else take it :)

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Re: Favorite 80s TV Series
« Reply #57 on: Mar 05, 2007, 08:10 PM »
Santa little helper was a race dog,(did he chase bunnies?) and the guy who owned him abused him, right? So he came to live with the Simpsons?

How many members of "The Holograms" were there and what were their names?
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Re: Favorite 80s TV Series
« Reply #58 on: Mar 05, 2007, 08:41 PM »
Vanny, is this question for me or what!?!
There are 4 Holograms, not including Jem; their names are: Shana (drums & guitar), Kimber Benton (keyboard), Raya (drums) & Aja (guitar). Shana & Aja were orphans that lived in the Starlight House which was run by Jerrica (Jem's alter ego) & Kimber's father & was passed on to them when he died. Raya joined the band when Shana briefly followed her dream of becoming a fashion designer. For more information on the Holograms or the Misfits, PM me. :lol: ;)

Shake, thanks for clearing up the Ian Thomas/John Cougar Mellencamp mix up for me!

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Re: Favorite 80s TV Series
« Reply #59 on: Mar 05, 2007, 09:10 PM »
Ok, here's a HARD one.

What school was featured in Square Pegs?

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Re: Favorite 80s TV Series
« Reply #60 on: Mar 05, 2007, 09:38 PM »
Weemawee High School

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Re: Favorite 80s TV Series
« Reply #61 on: Mar 05, 2007, 09:45 PM »
Now don't be re-dick-you-los DD, Balki was from Mypos.

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Re: Favorite 80s TV Series
« Reply #62 on: Mar 05, 2007, 09:55 PM »
Weemawee High School

From which Mediterranean island did Balki Bartokomous hail?

MEPOS!!!  That was my favorite show for a while.  I think I am wrong.  Fart Knocker

I could be right. . .if so what was Norm's first name on Cheer's?

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Re: Favorite 80s TV Series
« Reply #63 on: Mar 07, 2007, 02:39 AM »
Do you mean Norm Peterson Suzie?
If so, then name all of the castaways on Gilligan's Island. First and last names.
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Re: Favorite 80s TV Series
« Reply #64 on: Mar 07, 2007, 04:50 AM »
What was the name of the club the Rick from Magnum P.I. managed ?

Skipped this one.  David, I think it was the King Kamehameha Club.
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Re: Favorite 80s TV Series
« Reply #65 on: Mar 07, 2007, 08:14 AM »
Do you mean Norm Peterson Suzie?
If so, then name all of the castaways on Gilligan's Island. First and last names.
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Fishy!  His real name was HILLARY.  I shit you not. ;)

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Re: Favorite 80s TV Series
« Reply #66 on: Mar 07, 2007, 09:14 AM »
I never knew that.  Cool.

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Hillary Norman "Norm" Peterson was a character on the American television show Cheers, portrayed by George Wendt. Norm's real first name was revealed to be Hillary, named after his grandfather.
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Re: Favorite 80s TV Series
« Reply #67 on: Mar 07, 2007, 11:50 AM »
WWF in the '80s was awesome!! I have tons of WWF trading cards from that era & I love looking at them thinking about the good ole days when the WWF wasn't so greasy. Does anyone else remember the cartoon series, Hulk Hogan's Rockin' Wrestlin'? I found a VHS tape at a store & had to buy it, but the cartoon was soo bad!

does anyone remember GLOW? gorgeous ladies of wrestling? i remember watching that with all of my cousins, not quite family entertainment, but whatever...

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Re: Favorite 80s TV Series
« Reply #68 on: Mar 07, 2007, 12:06 PM »
Oh, I remember.  I yearned to be a big burly GLOW girl.

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Re: Favorite 80s TV Series
« Reply #69 on: Mar 15, 2007, 10:44 AM »
If so, then name all of the castaways on Gilligan's Island. First and last names.
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Willie Gilligan
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Re: Favorite 80s TV Series
« Reply #70 on: Mar 15, 2007, 11:47 AM »
Reinhold?

Crap I know this because I loved Night Court.  One of the producers is named Reinhold Wedge or something like that.  They used the producer's name as Dan's real name.  Funny stuff.  At the time.  I'm much more mature now.

If that is correct - What are the names of the Huxtable Children

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Re: Favorite 80s TV Series
« Reply #71 on: Mar 15, 2007, 02:42 PM »
I so don't have to cheat for this one.

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Re: Favorite 80s TV Series
« Reply #72 on: Mar 15, 2007, 05:28 PM »
I vaguely remember Delaware? Let me know if this is right and I think up a q.
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Re: Favorite 80s TV Series
« Reply #73 on: Mar 15, 2007, 05:57 PM »
OK.. I'm done waiting..  My boss is gonna show up soon :P

Staying on the Roseanne theme (which is a goldmine) The original Becky in Roseanne got married, shortly before she left the show and the character was recast.

What was the name of the character she married? What was his trade?
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Re: Favorite 80s TV Series
« Reply #74 on: Mar 15, 2007, 07:39 PM »
Holy shit I'm slow joining this thread. Hands down for me its WKRP. Six million dollar man, greatest american hero and MASH were some faves as well. Battlestar Galactica is right in there but that might be late 70's. And how could I forget the Muppet Show.
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