Posts Tagged ‘TV shows’

Silk Stalkings

Tuesday, October 12th, 2010

Silk Stalkings was a trashy detective drama from the early 90′s. Think Miami Vice with more boobs, except that they couldn’t show boobs because it aired on the USA network.

The show was basically soft-core porn for people who couldn’t afford “Skinamax”, and didn’t have a time machine to go watch Baywatch.

Silk Stalkings was chock full of cheesy inuendos, for instance:

Sammy, I’m impressed. I didn’t know you followed baseball. I thought golf was your only sport.

And regardless of whether they were naked or wearing a power suit with shoulder pads, the women of Silk Stalkings were always smoking Virginia Slims.

Watch a full episode

Married With Children

Wednesday, August 18th, 2010

Married with Children was a crass sitcom from the late 80′s and early 90′s that aired on (who else) the Fox Network. It was probably the start of “toilet humor”.

Married with Children starred Al Bundy, the lovable anti-father who hated his kids, his wife and his job. His wife Peg kept begging him for sex but all Al wanted was porno mags & beer.

Their daughter Kelly was an airhead played by Christina Applegate, who’s main role was to walk around in a halter-top. I think Christina has been trying to shake this image ever since, but judging from her Twitter feed, she’s not doing so well. At least blondes have more fun…

Married With Children

When I think of Married With Children, the intro probably stands out most in my mind: “Love and marriage, love and marriage….”

Watch the iconic Married With Children intro

For more on Married with Children, check out Bundyology.com

Hey Dude

Tuesday, May 25th, 2010

Hey Dude was a show on Nickelodeon in the 90′s that was a teenage soap opera on a dude ranch. Think Saved by the Bell meets Bonanza.

Hey Dude actually kind of sucked. It was a lot like Home Improvement; I only watched it because it was sandwiched between shows that were good.

Watch Hey Dude with a laugh track

The American Gladiators

Wednesday, October 28th, 2009

I could care less about that new American Gladiators show, the original American Gladiators are definitely up to 88 in the coolest way possible. I used to love this show when I was a kid, it was so bad ass with the jousting and the human cannonball. But I think my favorite event was the one where they had a big network of hanging rings and you had to monkeybar along and throw the other person off. Check it out

The American Gladiators were definitely part of that unknowing 80′s homo-eroticism with Nitro the “arrogant dickhead” and Malibu the “surfer dude” (top and bottom ;) ).

Check out the intro

But the best is where Nitro ended up: confessing his steroids in his memoirs. It’s absolutely priceless, he talks about his shrinking penis and growing man-boobs: “Breast-chesticles is what they’re called on the street. Gynecomastia is the scientific name.” (From `Gladiator: A True Story of ‘Roids, Rage and Redemption`)

L.A. Law

Thursday, September 10th, 2009

Remember LA Law? I have distinct memories of LA Law being regarded as progressive for having a mentally handicapped (aka retarded) character on the show. But I think the actor was of normal intelligence, so it wasn’t authentico like Corky.

Definitely up to 88…

Blossom

Tuesday, August 11th, 2009

Blossom and her crazy hats got up to 88 a long time ago.

Guess what? The actress who played Blossom actually has a name! (And its not ‘Blossom’.) It’s Mayim Bialik, and she looks to be staying at 88…

John Stamos

Friday, August 7th, 2009

Perhaps best known as ‘Uncle Jesse’ from Full House, John Stamos has been clinging to Hollywood’s B-list for years. After Full House he had a stint on ER and did some commercials for 1-800-COLLECT, which made this list of Dumbest Celebrity Product Endorsements of All Time.

Oh John, we all loved you in Full House but there comes a time in every actor’s life when they have to accept that they have gotten up to 88.

Unsolved Mysteries

Tuesday, August 4th, 2009

One of the most watched shows of my youth: Unsolved Mysteries has officially gone up to 88. Back in the late 80′s and early 90′s Unsolved Mysteries and Rescue 9-1-1 were huge as the original crime-scene reenactment shows.

Last year Spike TV tried to bring this one back from 88, but let me tell you that without Robert Stack there’s simply no way. But if you really want to know more, go here.