Does anyone else remember this show? I watched it back in the day. I actually kind of forgot about it until recently when Aaron was looking up old TV shows, searching for something for us to watch. I didn't even know the show was influenced by the movie Ferris Bueller's Day Off (one of my all time faves). How awesome is that? Aaron and I watched a few episodes and it's pretty cheesy. I honestly don't remember it being so cheesy, but that makes it so much better (in a it's so bad it's good kind of way). It's the sound effects that do it. I can totally feel the Ferris Bueller relation with the main character Parker though. Definitely has a Ferris vibe to it.
The Wheelers from Return to Oz
I didn't really realize this when I was a kid, but the movie Return to Oz is pretty creepy. There are a lot of freaky parts... the room full of heads, Princess Mombi being woken up and roamig around headless, the asylum Dorothy has to go to and the shock therapy she's supposed to get. I'm surprised I wasn't traumatized as a kid watching this movie. Anyways, remember The Wheelers? So very creepy! Don't you think?
Fruit Stripe Gum
I must of blocked this from my mind until recently when I came across it on Pinterest. I totally ate this gum when I was a kid. Do they still make gum like this? Would they subject children to the stiff piece of candy that is this gum? It shatters into a million pieces in your mouth and then eventually becomes a gum-like consistency after chewing the many pieces for a while. The flavour only lasts a minute or two before it becomes chewing on a piece of concrete. Aah yes, the good old days.
"We're Not Candy" PSA
The PSA's from back in the day are amazing. Isn't this slightly frightening though? This is serious! We could make you delirious! Those pills are kind of cute... round blue things singing about being delirious. They should bring these back, they're just too good not to.
I had the one with 2 sides to the game, so you can play against someone. I remember having battles with people when I was a kid, my friends, my parents... and I was pretty damn good at it. I think it was mainly because I was so afraid of the game blowing up in my face that I just made myself hurry the fuck up and get that shit done. Seriously, a game that blows the pieces into your face if you aren't quick enough. Awesome.
I have very fond memories of going to visit my grandparents and my grandma making this exact macaroni for my best friend and I. I remember there was a pizza flavour as well and we ate that quite a bit as kids. So good. I wish I could eat some of this right now.
Cyndi Lauper - The Goonies 'R' Good Enough
I love the movie The Goonies, so of course this song is pretty awesome to me. I love how the video has The Goonies in it. I remember bits of this video but watching it again just recently is so good! I hear the song somewhat often because Aaron taped The Goonies for me on our PVR so it's kind of one of my go to movies when I want something awesome to watch on in the background. Love it!
Enjoy the weekend!