It brightened up the mornings of kids around the world back in the eighties, and it looks like a new generation of children will soon be enjoying the adventures down at Fraggle Rock. There have been rumours about a movie version of Jim Henson’s singing-and-dancing puppet show for about a decade, but it looks like it’s finally going to happen.
10 TV shows every 80s kid spent their time recreating
There was one thing that wasn’t in short supply during the 80s – all-action, crash-bang-wallop TV shows that provided the basis of many school playground games or after tea rumbles. There was nothing like slipping your imaginary pistol in to your holster and hopping on to your bike whilst the theme tune of your favourite show ran through your mind. Here are 10 80s programmes we loved to recreate back in the day.
And Bully's Special Prize - why game show prizes were better in the 70s and 80s
Gameshows today have got it all wrong, contestants don’t want to win luxury holidays, brand new cars or life-changing sums of money. Today TV viewers can just send a text to be in with a chance of winning enough money to pay off their mortgage. It’s just not on. I mean look at what you could have won.
5 obscure yet awesome breakfast cereals from the 80s that need to come back
Remember when breakfast used to be exciting? You know, back when it was all about collecting every Power Rangers secret ID book and when sugary marshmallow pieces and artificial colours knew no bounds. Sure our teeth wouldn’t thank us for it now, but we’re talking about much simpler times and when people like Mr T were actively telling you that it was ‘cool’ to eat them.
The Hoff singing this 80s medley has all the feels
As 80s legends go, David Hasselhoff must surely rank up there among them (well sort of, anyway). So it was understandable that when American Idol presented its 80s-themed live show earlier this week that they might want to get the man himself along to join in the fun.
Tinder has become so embedded in our modern brains that the left and right swipe motion has become second nature. And that’s why we love the video by LA-based Dutch video artist Jo Luijten (AKA SquirrelMonkeyCom) that takes Tinder back to the 1980s in a retro-style game.
You couldn’t flick on the television in the 1980s without seeing a puppet beaming back at you. All you needed for kids TV gold back then was an expressive piece of felt or plastic and someone to bring it to life.
11 forgotten cartoons from the 80s you used to love
Some fantastic cartoons came out of the 80s. True that a lot from that era were geared towards flogging an accompanying toyline, but still, while the decade its self was a bit of a mixed bag the one thing that remained consistent was how amazing children’s TV was.
80s was THE decade, let’s face it. Even if you weren’t born in it, your life will definitely have come under some 80s influence at some point, even if it was just an 80s themed fancy dress party where you turned up wearing a hypercolour t-shirt and a massive scrunchie in your hair. Our music scene these days still takes inspiration from the synthy, glam metal sounds of the era. But could our stars today make it as 80s pop icons?
Weird Science: 15 weirdly great things about the '80s classic
eird Science, released in 1985, may not be the best film directed by John Hughes, who gave us The Breakfast Club, Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, Uncle Buck and Planes, Trains & Automobiles, but it has retained its cult status through its mix of teenage fantasy, gross comedy and Kelly LeBrock’s far-too-tiny white T-shirt. Here are the things that make it so weirdly great.