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Surely you can’t be serious, it’s an Airplane reunion. Don’t call me Shirley!
June 21st, 2017 under 80s, Jill Whelan, Reunions. [ Comments: none ]

Back in 1980, Airplane! made audiences laugh like they never laughed before. Now, almost 37 years later, some of the cast and the director reunited at a charity event for The Achievable Foundation last week.

The reunion included Frank Ashmore (Victor Basta, he was in the cockpit), Lorna Patterson (Randy the Stewardess), Robert Hays (Ted Striker, the man who saved the day), Lee Bryant (Mrs. Hammen, the woman people lined up to slap after she loses it), David Zucker (Director), Joyce Bulifant (Mrs Davis, the mother of a sick child), Jill Whelan (Lisa Davis, the sick child who almost got killed by a guitar playing nun).

Seeing them all together like that makes me wish they would finally do Airplane 3. They do not make parody movies like that anymore. Granted, we do not have Leslie Nielsen anymore, but Hays and Julie Hagerty also have something special when it comes to comedic timing. And that is no Jive talk that the late Barbara Billingsley could translate for us.

I am off to watch Airplane for the millionth time because just like the actors, it never gets old.


Here’s your first look at the Family Ties play!
June 5th, 2017 under 80s, The Brady Bunch. [ Comments: none ]

A few months ago, it was announced that they were doing a play based on Family Ties at the Human Race Theatre in Dayton, Ohio and it opened this weekend with Eve “Jan Brady” Plumb as Elise Keaton.

In honor of opening night, the theater released photos of the production. The play is a sequel to the NBC sitcom and that is why Alex, Mallory and Jennifer all look older. They describe it as, “Twenty years have passed and Alex P. Keaton, now running for Congress, returns to his parents’ Columbus home with his sisters, Mallory and Jennifer, who are parents of their own. Gathered together once again, they relive some of the most important moments from their childhood – the growing pains, heartbreaks and reconciliations – with fondness and appreciation for simpler times that defined a generation.”

I hope that Family Ties tours because I would love to see it. If you are in the Dayton, Ohio area, then you can see it up until it closes on June 25th.

BTW I think that they really good job on recreating the Keaton household, to see it then click here!


Did Todd Bridges and Kim Fields have a thing going on back in the day?
May 27th, 2017 under 80s. [ Comments: none ]

Back in the late ’70s and the early ’80s, two of the biggest shows on television were Diff’rent Strokes and its spinoff The Facts of Life. Because of that you have to wonder if two of the shows’ stars, Kim Fields and Todd Bridges, did a crossover of their own when the cameras weren’t rolling?

Today for Willis’ 52nd birthday, Tootie came clean with the above 1980 cover from Right On and said, “WHHAA?!! SUPERFAN on my FB came THROUGH with this! Re the headline: never had a chance, was ALWAYS in #friendzone #lilsiszone.” I am like totally bummed because I was hoping that there was going to be trouble between them as they took the good, they took the bad, they took them both and there you have The Facts of Life! As much trouble as two kids of their age could get into. There would be no, whatcha talkin’ about Willis for them at just 14 and 11. Just some sweet, innocent kissing that we all tried when we were young. Diff’rent strokes came a little later.

OK! I will stop now because I am even annoying myself at this rate!


Curtis Armstrong ruins an iconic Revenge of the Nerds moment!
May 5th, 2017 under 80s, Movies. [ Comments: none ]

Remember that belching contest that Booger won in Revenge of the Nerds, and you thought that Curtis Armstrong was the greatest burper of all time? Turns out it was all movie magic.

Alexandra Cruz asked him on Twitter if the burp was real, and he Tweeted back, “Burp wasn’t real. It’s a mix of a man belching and a camel achieving orgasm. Really. Try keeping that out of your mind next time u see it!” Is it wrong that I want to know how they captured the audio of a camel orgasming? Or maybe not. Or maybe yes?

What I do want to know is what other shocking reveals he will make in his memoir Revenge of the Nerd that is out in July. I wonder what other interesting stories he has from his days on the set of Risky Business, the Revenge of the Nerds franchise, Better Off Dead, One Crazy Summer, Moonlighting, Supernatural and many more.


Be bewitched by Jenny Piccolo, Tabitha Stephens and Cindy Brady hanging out!
April 25th, 2017 under 60s, 70s, 80s, The Brady Bunch. [ Comments: 1 ]

Something people outside of Hollywood don’t realize is that a lot of child stars are friends with other child stars from their age group. Many of them are up for the same roles, so they get to know one another and commiserate with each other at auditions. They have a bond that lasts until adulthood and beyond. Therefore, when one of them sadly passes away, it brings them together.

Yesterday, Cathy Silvers from Happy Days invited Erin Murphy aka Tabitha Stephens from Bewitched and Susan Olsen form The Brady Bunch over to talk about their friend Erin Moran, who passed away from 4th stage lung cancer at the age of 56 on Saturday. The three actresses grew up Moran behind the camera, so they lost a dear friend from their youth. For Silvers not only did she lose a friend off camera but one that also played her best friend on Happy Days. For Murphy, she lost someone with the same first name and first initial of her last name. I wouldn’t be surprised if they were sometimes confused for the other one during auditions. Finally, for Olsen it is someone who also knows what it is like the play the youngest child to a big family on TV. Besides all of that, it is someone who knows what they went through growing up in the public eye. Like I said, it is an unbreakable bond.

When it comes to three actresses, who ages range from 52-55, they all look phenomenal. You know, I hope some network sees them together and thinks we should give them a show together like The Golden Girls or Designing Women or Hot In Cleveland. Could you imagine awesome that would be? I would watch! I can totally see Pop TV having with it like they are with Return of the Mac and Hollwyood Darlings! It would be a hit and maybe they can get Alison Arngrim to join in on the fun.

Update: They talked to The Insider about their friend, so get the tissues ready as you watch their interview.


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