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No one's rushing the field.

When and why did pitch invasions/court-storming/rushing the field end in professional, american sports? I see highlights in the 70s from Hank Aaron's 715, Yankees winning their division, even the Celtics winning an NBA championship in the early 80s where the fans celebrate with the players (or try to take hats off of their heads). In my sports lifetime,(post 1992), I cannot recall a single moment of this happening in pro sports (in America).
posted by sandmanwv on Feb 20, 2012 - 10 answers

Getting rid of 1980s trading cards

I have trading cards from the early to mid 80s that I would like to get rid of. [more inside]
posted by entropicamericana on Feb 7, 2012 - 3 answers

Designer who wore mickey mouse ears?

Who was the French accessories designer or other sort of fashion insider known for sporting mickey mouse ears back in the 80s or 90s? She was a rather kooky character and I believe she was a muse or friend of Karl Lagerfeld. I've googled and googled and have been stumped. Bonus points if you can find a vintage photo.
posted by missmerrymack on Feb 5, 2012 - 5 answers

Did this cartoon exist?

When I was a kid, I remember watching a cartoon that I only remember a few details about. Any ideas? [more inside]
posted by Scottie_Bob on Jan 22, 2012 - 4 answers

Anyone remember short interstital cartoons from the early 80's?

I remember watching a short cartoon (which was probably an interstitial cartoon between shows). I want to say it appeared on the Showtime network. It had a red 'squiggle'.. basically an upside down 'V' as legs as the protagonist. I believe part of it was in a castle. It's been ~30 years since I've seen this (and I was a little tyke at the time) but I remember enjoying it greatly. I don't remember the plot, but I get the general impression that it was not of US origin... And if I had to guess, I'd say European/French was probably it's provenance. (Although I can't say for certain whether that's just me misremembering bits of it)
posted by dvf1976 on Jan 19, 2012 - 3 answers

What was this song called?

Name this 80s pop-country song! [more inside]
posted by kittensofthenight on Jan 18, 2012 - 15 answers

Who did this cover of Al Green's Rhymes?

Musical question: back in the 80s I heard a cover of Al Green's Rhymes. It was a snarkier, Gen Xy, punkish version. Very distinctive vocals, kind of raspy and whiny. I don't remember the music behind it much which makes me think it was minimalistic. I want to say the singer's name was Chris something? Who did this version? I have faith some mefite well versed in obscure music will come to my aid. Thanks!
posted by Jandoe on Jan 16, 2012 - 3 answers

Raisins Singing "Lean on Me"

Does anyone know where my sister could get an mp3 of a cover version of "Lean on Me" from "The California Raisins Sing the Hit Songs" (1987). We had it on a tape as kids and she's making a nostalgia CD. Can't find it in itunes or amazon... Local libraries don't have it, CD is expensive. I tried a bit of filetype:mp3 searching and didn't turn up much...
posted by mgogol on Dec 12, 2011 - 3 answers

The phone rang every night at the same time . . .

Please help me find out the name of this song and who performed it. I'm pretty sure it was 1985 when I heard this song on the radio. It was kind of an oddball novelty song that used a lot of sounds like ticking and ringing clocks. [more inside]
posted by arkham_inmate_0801 on Nov 22, 2011 - 7 answers

What is this 80s road trip movie about two young brothers?

Help me identify an 80s road trip movie about two young (as in middle school age) brothers searching for their father. Details inside. [more inside]
posted by smokingmonkey on Nov 15, 2011 - 4 answers

Help me find a barely-remembered random youtube video

ID this youtube video! Skateboarding in a roller rink, ridiculous outfit, handstand tricks. Ringing any bells? [more inside]
posted by aka burlap on Nov 7, 2011 - 2 answers

Help me think of a (female) costume for a 1986 theme party

I'm attending a friend's birthday party who was born in 1986, hence the party's theme. I'm female, but I've only been able to think of a lot of male costumes that don't get me anywhere (karate kid, tom cruise in top gun, etc). The costume has to be someone/something specific from that year. Help me think of a female costume (preferably quickly since the party is .. tonight)!
posted by madscientist01 on Oct 15, 2011 - 27 answers

Who is this?

Any idea who this singer is, or any info on this song? [more inside]
posted by jennhi on Sep 23, 2011 - 5 answers

did I just watch The Last Unicorn too many times?

Fantasy ID filter: book read in the late 80s, early 90s. Child in fishing village, purchased as a slave or servant by a traveling magician. Beautiful city in decline, animal (fish?) shaped necklace with a seed in its mouth? [more inside]
posted by joyceanmachine on Sep 20, 2011 - 6 answers

MovieFilter: Transportation planner looses his job. In the end he pitches his plan and gets his job and girlfriend back.

MovieFilter: Transportation planner looses his job. He ends up pitching his plan and gets his job and girlfriend back. [more inside]
posted by jjonajason on Sep 16, 2011 - 4 answers

Where's Martha Quinn when you need her?

Can you ID this early 80s music video based on ridiculously few details? [more inside]
posted by kimota on Sep 9, 2011 - 10 answers

Trying to remember the name of a toy we played with in the 70s.

I am looking for the name of a toy that we used to play with a lot when we were growing up. [more inside]
posted by dbirchum on Sep 9, 2011 - 11 answers

[musictaste filter] Can you help me fill out my playlist?

I've got a short 80's centric playlist started with Somebody's baby, She's a beauty, and Jessie's girl. Can you help me think of more songs like this with the same feel, sound? [more inside]
posted by chocolatemilkshakes on Aug 30, 2011 - 29 answers

The Facts Of Life

Was this really the plot line of a "Facts Of Life" episode, or am I misremembering? [more inside]
posted by mr_crash_davis on Aug 28, 2011 - 4 answers

Night Flight RULED!

Help me find this creepy short film from the 80s I saw on Night Flight! [more inside]
posted by evilcupcakes on Aug 26, 2011 - 7 answers

Looking for a retro t-shirt

I'm trying to find a retro (80s-ish) t-shirt with the Good Humor ice cream logo on it and not having any luck. [more inside]
posted by k5.user on Jul 26, 2011 - 2 answers

HIV history and cultural consequences

Looking for books about the history of HIV/AIDS in North America. Wanting both clinical/ epidemiology and social narratives. Also, would love anything that touches on stage performers and the affect it had on creative fields during the 80s.
posted by asockpuppet on Jun 30, 2011 - 12 answers

Name that film!

What's the name of that upcoming retro-ish sci-fi movie? [more inside]
posted by FatherDagon on Jun 7, 2011 - 21 answers

Who is this?

Who is this?
posted by Trurl on May 26, 2011 - 19 answers

Model rocket launch at 1500. Don't be late.

Is there a good online repository for technology geek ephemera from the 80s? I'm thinking of a teenage kid in his 80s bedroom holding a soldering iron, working on a hobby project next to his C64. Would love to see imagery, video, back issues of magazines, whatever.
posted by circular on May 12, 2011 - 6 answers

Help me rediscover an electronics project from Radio Shack from back in the '80s.

Help me rediscover an electronics project from Radio Shack from back in the '80s. [more inside]
posted by babbageboole on May 12, 2011 - 2 answers

I'm thinking of an 80s pop hit...

I'm thinking of an 80s song, common in movie soundtracks, that starts with a sung "Oh we oh we oh we oh wee ohh Ahhh". The google, it does nothing. Any ideas?
posted by Premeditated Symmetry Breaking on May 6, 2011 - 10 answers

Need help remembering this obscure '80s college rock group

Please help me stop thinking about the Goo Goo Dolls and tell me what '80s band I can't remember. [more inside]
posted by Sweetie Darling on May 3, 2011 - 23 answers

Help give toys a good home

I'd like to offload a bunch of vintage 80s toys. Any suggestions for specialist shops that might be interested? I'm in South London, UK. [more inside]
posted by jonathanbell on May 1, 2011 - 1 answer

Trying to figure out the title of an old Easter special from HBO...

Is anyone familiar with an Easter puppet special that was on (I think) HBO in the early '80s? I remember that it involved a bunch of bunnies working in an Easter egg factory, and that the Easter Bunny ("E.B.") was fairly nervous and might've had a Woody Allen-esque delivery. It definitely isn't "Tale Of The Bunny Picnic" (though that looks pretty cute, too). Bonus points if there's a streaming version anywhere online - I'd love to show this special to my bunny-obsessed niece. Thanks, all.
posted by mintcake! on Apr 21, 2011 - 7 answers

The force is not with me in remembering this video.

Looking for an 80s progressive rock video featuring Darth Vader [more inside]
posted by quibx on Apr 6, 2011 - 1 answer

Name that film

What foreign film did I watch on television in the UK in the 80s [more inside]
posted by fearfulsymmetry on Apr 1, 2011 - 3 answers

Back in the USSR

Trying to remember a spy thriller film from the early 80s. [more inside]
posted by fearfulsymmetry on Mar 24, 2011 - 7 answers

modern songs that sound like 80s songs?

Help me assemble a mixtape of contemporary songs that sound like 80s songs, won't you? [more inside]
posted by Shadowkeeper on Feb 21, 2011 - 62 answers

Help me find these 80s PSAs

Elephant with stuff in his ears, villains plotting to dirty a PI's teeth, and a man crawling under descending cardboard smoke: help me find footage of these early-80s PSAs. [more inside]
posted by longtime_lurker on Feb 16, 2011 - 1 answer

sax hook

What is that 80s sax song that goes "do dwee do dododo?" [more inside]
posted by kittensofthenight on Feb 10, 2011 - 14 answers

Bra removal champion???

What is this half-remembered VHS tape of very-low-production-values, very short sketches, that my friend and I rented in the mid-to-late 80s? [more inside]
posted by drjimmy11 on Feb 5, 2011 - 7 answers

Please help identify another childhood TV memory from U.K. late 70s / early 80s. Horror/drama elements.

Weird alien living-desk-lamp or exotic flower in some suburban British home. Another super-vague childhood TV memory question. U.K. late 70s/early 80s. [more inside]
posted by galaksit on Jan 12, 2011 - 4 answers

Film Quality "Breakpoints"?

Are there major concrete breakpoints in film quality/style over there years? Or are these more to do with the film to video conversion (I watch movies on television). Or are these perceived changes based on my historical memory? [more inside]
posted by sandmanwv on Dec 28, 2010 - 6 answers

Where can I find a community of video makers?

Where can I find a community of amateur video makers who might be interested in doing a music video for my band? [more inside]
posted by locussst on Dec 14, 2010 - 8 answers

Does anyone remember this kids Christian game show from the 1980s?

Probably a shot in the dark, but does anyone recall a kids game show that aired (briefly) during the mid-80s, featuring teams of religious schools competing "Family Feud"-style against one another answering questions about the Bible? [more inside]
posted by The Gooch on Nov 11, 2010 - 8 answers

Muskeeter cartoon from the 80s?

Help me find this 3 Musketeers cartoon from the 80s with a ridiculously catchy theme song! [more inside]
posted by silverstatue on Nov 1, 2010 - 8 answers

Yet another Halloween costume thread: '80s Edition

Yet another Halloween costume thread: '80s Edition. [more inside]
posted by TheSecretDecoderRing on Oct 19, 2010 - 15 answers

Help me remember a TV movie/series

Trying to remember a TV movie/series I saw back in 92/93. [more inside]
posted by querty on Sep 7, 2010 - 1 answer

What is this sad 80s song that I love?

A song. From the 80s. Almost no information. Go! [more inside]
posted by Roman Graves on Aug 30, 2010 - 10 answers

Channeling Larry Levan.

Seeking somewhat obscure '80s dance songs that are in the vein of Sheila-E and Exposé in terms of '80s sound, beat, female vocals and danceability. [more inside]
posted by blackcatcuriouser on Aug 17, 2010 - 19 answers

Iconic yacht rock movies and tv

What movies and TV shows do you associate with the genre of yacht rock? [more inside]
posted by Potomac Avenue on Aug 12, 2010 - 20 answers

Identify this b-movie from the 80s

Identify this b-movie from the 80s [more inside]
posted by solmyjuice on Aug 4, 2010 - 11 answers

Unsung Heros of the 70s/80s

Who are the unsung heroes of the 70s and 80s? i.e. recommend some good non-mainstream bands from then. [more inside]
posted by fatty magoo on Jun 21, 2010 - 83 answers

Karaoke Night!

I am taking my friends to karaoke but I need song recommendation! (age group: 25~32) [more inside]
posted by jstarlee on Jun 19, 2010 - 28 answers

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