That 80s Show: Cartoon Network’s Regular Show

The Regular Show

Have you heard of The Regular Show? It’s chock full of references to the 1980s.

Unless you’re a fan of the Cartoon Network, you might have missed it. I don’t let my kids watch CN, so if not for an article in USA Today, I wouldn’t have known about it. I haven’t seen it yet, but I did check out a few clips on YouTube. It looks pretty good!

In this episode, the characters get chased by a gigantic cell phone from the 1980s.

This episode is a nod to Footloose.

And, this is the live-action video they created in celebration of reaching 1 million Facebook fans.

In case you haven’t noticed, the 80s are enjoying quite a revival these days. When I was in high school, we had 50s Days. Now, they have 80s Days. When I shopped for the kids’ Halloween costumes this year, the shelves were stocked full of 1980s fashions from punk-rocker wigs to neon-colored fishnets. We’re also in the midst of an 80s fashion revival.

Have you seen Jean Paul Gaultier’s Spring 2013 lineup? The French designer called it a tribute to iconic 80s pop stars including Madonna, Annie Lennox, Boy George, Grace Jones, David Bowie, George Michael, Sade, Prince and Abba.

Jean Paul Gaultier's Spring 2013 featuring 80s fashion icon looks.
Jean Paul Gaultier’s Spring 2013 featuring 80s fashion icon looks.

Most people would agree that the 80s was a tragic decade for fashion. Here’s a list of 20 fashion trends some of us would like to forget.

Run for your lives!!! Its the 80s!!!
Run for your lives!!! Its the 80s!!!

80s Fashion

Acid wash jeans
Banana Clip
Big Hair
Fingerless lace gloves/one glove
Leg warmers
Members Only Jackets
Miami Vice suit/neon t-shirt
Parachute Pants
Pegged jeans
Pleated pants/jeans
Popped collars
Rat tails
Shoulder pads
Stirrup Pants
Sweaters around the neck


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