Asking for a friend: Do you remember this (possibly made-for-TV) movie from the 1980's? A girl goes to sleep one night and wakes up as a boy the next morning. Her parents are scandalized when she wants her best friend (who is still female) to sleep over.
I'm searching for digitized archives of Joel Denver's 'Future Hits' radio program from 1984-1992. [more inside]
Children's book from the 80s where a polar bear changes colors.... I think? [more inside]
I'm going to a costume party for Halloween. The theme is 80s and 90s cartoon characters. Help me find a costume that won't be expensive or challenging to move around in, but will be awesome. [more inside]
Where can I find the 1988 NBC TV mini series "Favorit Son"? [more inside]
Can someone locate the complete playlist of a cassette that was included with the purchase of a Mercury Marquis station wagon in 1984? [more inside]
[16mm filmstrip projectorfilter]: Anyone know where I can find an .mp3 or .wav or .avi of the ding for the slide advance of a 16mm filmstrip projector from the 1970s? [more inside]
This is probably a stumper... Calling all late-1980s Russians: do you remember a male pop star named Sasha who had a song named something like "Come dance with me" ? [more inside]
Looking for a children's magic forest type TV show that has skipped down the memory hole. [more inside]
Who would you see as a seminal guitar player in the early to mid eighties? Totally frivolous question! [more inside]
Please recommend articles/books/etc. which talk about broadcast media and American suburbia in the 1970s and 1980s. [more inside]
What was the origin of the 1980s catch phrase, "Thank you, master, for the buzz?" [more inside]
Help my husband find this comic strip he remembers from his childhood (UK, 1980s, his words below)... [more inside]
Can anyone identify a 1980s TV movie about ghosts? I recall seeing it in the early- to mid-1980s as a child. I don't remember much except a scene in which a woman gets out of the shower in a very misty bathroom and goes to the mirror. Behind her in the heavy steam you see a ghost standing there in the reflection. At another point in the film the ghost may write on the mirror in the mist? But I may be misremembering that last part. Many thanks.
What kind of house plants were popular/fashionable in the past? I'm most interested in the 1950s/60s, but would like to know other decades as well. [more inside]
Yet another Halloween costume thread: '80s Edition. [more inside]
What was Japan like during the mid-to-late 1980s? [more inside]
What was this TV show? [more inside]
Name that obscure sci-fi film from the '80s. [more inside]
Please guess what these creepy 1980s SF type films might be. They aired on HBO or Showtime in the mid-1980s. [more inside]
Movie ID: Help me remember a movie I saw on a plane in the 1980's. [more inside]
I'm trying to identify prominent Australians, preferably from the 1980s who had a moustache. Think Magnum PI, but Australian. For what its worth, I've already identified just about every bloke that played cricket for Australia in that period. Bonus points if you can tell me some songs about moustaches too.
Help me identify an 80's electro song. I need to put this earworm to rest. [more inside]
What books best describe/approximate what it was like to be in New York City during the 1970s/80s? [more inside]
Weird movie from vague memory filter: 1980sish, italo disco, beach, beautiful-life-before-dying-young, English people (?), flowing-but-architectural white clothes, colorful flags and streamers, sweeping shots... [more inside]
Does anyone remember this cereal from the 1980s? The commercial was for a hot cereal so gross-looking that the kids had to wear paper bags on their heads, but they said it was really great-tasting and chocolatey. Is this just my own imagination at work, or did it actually exist?
I'm looking for fun, poppy, happy 1980's music I was too cool to like at the time. [more inside]
I'm trying to identify a cheesy movie from the 1980s -- one of the sort that ran on HBO at 1:00 AM on a Friday night. [more inside]
help me ID this song from the 80s: This is a song about a sweater, how it possibly unravels, or involves a boy and a girl, and would have been played on the radio as a new release in the 1980s. Not Weezer's Sweater Song, something different! It was odd (maybe a novelty song?), involving more spoken language than actual singing. King Missile's Detachable P*nis always reminded me of this earlier song for some reason. I've been trying to figure out this song for years, and any searching I do turns up Weezer, and that's not it. I remember it getting a lot of radio play in Knoxville, TN where I grew up, some time during the 1980s.
Looking for a sci-fi, fantasy, art film I saw as a child, it must have come out in the 80s, I remember watching it at an inappropriately young age and I was born in 82. [more inside]
I'm trying to find the name of or clips from an animated film that I saw on HBO or Showtime in the mid-1980s. It was about a robot who was looking for its mother. Some of the other robots said "One! One! One!" a lot. And there was a dumb joke in the middle: "Did you hear the one about the fire in the circus? The heat was intense!" Can anyone help?
Does anyone know of a horror short film/ ad/ preview from the 80s wherein a fisherman at the edge of a lake bites into an apple he finds on the ground, realizes there is a line coming out of the apple... [more inside]
Track ID needed (late 80s/90s popular music) - Reward for the finder! [more inside]
Movie Identification Filter: Can anyone identify this movie based upon my faint recollections? [more inside]
What would you call that sweater-loving, Volvo-driving, PBS-donating late 1970s-mid 1980s American culture? [more inside]
More than a playlist, I'm trying to make an entire sub-set of my music collection: I want the music that a 17-year-old D&D playing geeky almost-metalhead would be listening to...in 1981. [more inside]
Does anyone know what this game/toy was that I used to play with? I thought it was called "Let's Put On a Show" but now I can't find it. [more inside]
Help me identify this movie! 1980's: the big identifying point I can remember: Teens meet an alien. Out in space, the alien gets into a confrontation with a larger alien, and the audience can't understand what's going on... Afterwards, the most laconic of the teenagers turns to the others and says, "I think that was his dad!" and they realize their alien friend is a teenager too. [more inside]
I'm working on a story set in 1987, and I want it to be nostalgia-heavy, a little like The Wedding Singer (except of course totally different). My memory is mushier than I realized, so I was wondering, what do YOU remember from 1987? [more inside]
What is the name of this 1980's television series? [more inside]
TV Movie ID: A sci-fi-ish TV movie from the 1980s which mostly featured children living on a planet where it never stopped raining. [more inside]
This question reminded me that I have a trashy paperback romance novel memory of my own that I would like to track down. It was about a female highwayman and its cover art was mostly in shades of dark green. [more inside]
If anyone can help me identify a piece of TV music from the early 80s, you all can. [more inside]
I am looking for photos of the Cambridge, MA area taken between 1950 and 1999. I am especially interested in the commercial areas along the current Red Line route (Porter/Harvard/Central/Kendall), and the industrial areas southeast of Central Square. If you happen to know of any repositories of offline photos, that would be cool too. Thanks!
1980s kids' television with silhouettes of running/skipping/jumping children? [more inside]
Okay, longshot here. I'm trying to get ahold of an old episode of 3-2-1 Contact, specifically the segment where they visited the company working on the TRON arcade game. According to tv.com, it appears to be episode 104, titled Building: Modular, from season 2, and it originally aired on Thursday, November 17, 1983. [more inside]
Complete longshot, but can anyone tell me which TV show this is? [more inside]
Trying to remember an early '80s (possibly Canadian) short film shown on HBO's Short Take (right after a video for the original "Don't Stand So Close to Me," which might place it around 1980/81, maybe later?) about a prep-school kid who spots a punk rock girl on a train and dreams that he's kissing her.
Wonderful Mefis: I know someone will help. I seek the name of a movie, or made-for-TV movie. 1980s, probably. May have starred cast members from Absolutely Fabulous. Maybe a Brit production. [more inside]
I want to throw together 2 costumes (1 guy, 1 girl) that would scream 80's new wave high schooler. I need pictures to help us not end up too emo. "New wave" means different things to different people, so please read inside. [more inside]