Anyone remember this awesome helicopter series that ran from 1984-87 starring Ernest Borgnine and Jan-Michael Vincent? It was based on a high-tech military helicopter and the show had a running Cold War theme throughout. One of the funnest things about the show was Vincent’s role as the lead character and his name, Stringfellow Hawke. Anyone ever met a Stringfellow?
I’m a little annoyed with this one. George Lucas brings back the three part prequel to Star Wars 10 years ago with Episode I: The Phantom Menace and yet never did the Ewoks justice again. The Ewoks were some of the best things in the Star Wars movies and there was even an Ewok movie in the 80’s (it really sucked balls) but why not bring the furry little warriors back again? If Tickle-Me Elmo dolls can hit it big, there’s no reason not to think Ewoks can as well.
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“By the power of Grayskull…I HAVE THE POWER!!!” Every boy who grew up in the 80’s loved that line because it meant douchey Prince Adam had just transformed himself into his hard ass alter ego, He-Man. Skeletor was He-Man’s arch nemesis and they’d go back and forth kicking each other’s asses in the universe. It didn’t last long but the impression it left on us actually did.
I’m not quite sure if hackey sacks are predominantly 80’s but they definitely blew up in the decade so I’m listing it. Everyone and their mother wanted one because they thought they’d look good kicking it around to their friends in a circle. One problem: hardly anyone could really do it right. These days, hackey sacks are still around, especially at party schools with a lot of pot heads. I don’t know why that is though.