Happy Father’s Day! ’80s Sitcom Fathers

In honor of Father’s Day, here is a tribute to ’80s sitcom Fathers. These are listed in no particular order:

Howard Cunninghan – Happy Days

“Mr. C” had a lot to deal with. Not only did own a hardware store (Cunningham Hardware), but he had to deal with his bickering kids (Richie and Joanie), and his sometimes spacey wife, Marion. He also had to put up with Richie’s goofy friends, Potsie and Ralph Mouth, and he was also a father figure to Fonzie. Then later on, he had to deal with Fonzie’s nephew, Chachi, chasing after his daughter.
At least he got to let off steam at the Leopard Lodge or bowling for a team called the Ten Pins.

Edward Stratton III – Silver Spoons

Sure Edward Stratton may have been a bit of a man-child. But who would complain about a dad that has a train that runs through the house. And at the time, how many of us were jealous that Ricky had a full size arcade game in the house?!

Jason Seaver – Growing Pains

Dr. Jason Seaver was a psychiatrist who also taught lessons to his own kids. And how cool was he to score Springsteen tickets for his son, Mike?! Too bad Jason embarrased him on th on-street TV interview after the concert. Well, nobody’s perfect.

Steven Keaton – Family Ties


Steven was a public TV manager, and a proud former hippie, who raised four children – one of whom was a conservative free marketeer. The soft-spoken father was able to guide his family through som “very special episodes” and came through with flying colors.

Al Bundy – Married With Children

albundy2Al Bundy was the heart and soul of the Bundy family. He was cursed selling women’s shoes, and came home to a family that constantly mocked him. But he still enjoyed the simple things in life, such as sitting in front of the TV, and sticking his hand in his pants.

So who are some of your favorite sitcom dads? Mr. Drummond? The dads from My Two Dads? Tony from Who’s the Boss?

Give a shout out to your favorite dads, and Happy Father’s Day!

Remember That Song: 6/16/17

Can you name the artist and song:

Something is wrong as I hold you near
Somebody else holds your heart, yeah
You look at me with your eyes in tears


Last Song: “’65 Love Affair” by Paul Davis from the album Cool Night (1981)

Great job Jim (@JimVilk)!!!

If I could go back again
Well I know I’d never let you go
Back with some of my friends
To that wonderful

 

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Remember That Song: 6/15/17

Can you name the artist and song:

If I could go back again
Well I know I’d never let you go
Back with some of my friends
To that wonderful


Last Song: “Miss Me Blind” by Culture Club from the album Colour By Numbers (1983)

Bet you got a good gun
Bet you know how
To have some fun
And then

 

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Remember That Song: 6/14/17

Can you name the artist and song:

Bet you got a good gun
Bet you know how
To have some fun
And then


Last Song: “Get Outta My Dreams, Get into My Car” by Billy Ocean from the album Tear Down These Walls (1988)

Great job Candy (@candyissodandy)!!!

Who’s that lady
Coming down the road
Who’s that lady
Who’s that woman
Walking through my door

 

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Quote of the Day: The Breakfast Club

Allison Reynolds: I’ll do anything sexual. I don’t need a million dollars to do it either.
Claire Standish: You’re lying.
Allison Reynolds: I already have. I’ve done just about everything there is except a few things that are illegal. I’m a nymphomaniac.
Claire Standish: Lie.
Brian Johnson: Are your parents aware of this?
Allison Reynolds: The only person I told was my shrink.
Andrew Clark: And what did he do when you told him?
Allison Reynolds: He nailed me.
Claire Standish: Very nice.
Allison Reynolds: I don’t think that from a legal standpoint what he did can be construed as rape, since I paid him.
Claire Standish: He’s an adult.
Allison Reynolds: Yeah, he’s married too.
Claire Standish: Do you have any idea how completely gross that is?
Allison Reynolds: Well, the first few times…
Claire Standish: The first few times? You mean you did it more than once?
Allison Reynolds: Sure.
Claire Standish: Are you crazy?
Brian Johnson: Obviously she’s crazy if she’s screwing a shrink.
Allison Reynolds: Have you ever done it?
Claire Standish: I don’t even have a psychiatrist.
Allison Reynolds: Have you ever done it with a normal person?
Claire Standish: Didn’t we already cover this?
John Bender: You never answered the question.
Claire Standish: Look, I’m not going to discuss my private life with total strangers.
Allison Reynolds: It’s kind of a double edged sword isn’t it?
Claire Standish: A what?
Allison Reynolds: Well, if you say you haven’t, you’re a prude. If you say you have you’re a slut. It’s a trap. You want to but you can’t, and when you do you wish you didn’t, right?
Claire Standish: Wrong.
Allison Reynolds: Or are you a tease?
Andrew Clark: She’s a tease.
Claire Standish: I’m sure. Why don’t you just forget it.
Andrew Clark: Oh, you’re a tease and you know it. All girls are teases.
John Bender: She’s only a tease if what she does gets you hot.
Claire Standish: I don’t do anything.
Allison Reynolds: That’s why you’re a tease.
Claire Standish: OK, let me ask you a few questions.
Allison Reynolds: I already told you everything.
Claire Standish: No. Doesn’t it bother you to sleep around without being in love. I mean, don’t you want any respect?
Allison Reynolds: I don’t screw to get respect. That’s the difference between you and me.
Claire Standish: It’s not the only difference I hope.
John Bender: Face it, you’re a tease.
Claire Standish: I’m NOT a tease.
John Bender: Sure you are. Sex is your weapon. You said it yourself. You use it to get respect.
Claire Standish: No, I never said that she twisted my words around.
John Bender: What do you use it for then?
Claire Standish: I don’t use it period.
John Bender: Oh, are you medically frigid or is it psychological?
Claire Standish: I didn’t mean it that way. You guys are putting words into my mouth.
John Bender: Well, if you’d just answer the question.
Brian Johnson: Why don’t you just answer the question?
Andrew Clark: Be honest.
John Bender: No big deal.
Brian Johnson: Yeah answer it.
Andrew Clark: Answer the question, Claire.
John Bender: Talk to us. Every one: C’mon, answer the question. Come on. Answer it.
John Bender: C’mon, it’s easy. It’s only one question.
Claire Standish: NO I NEVER DID IT.
Allison Reynolds: I never did it either. I’m not a nymphomaniac. I’m a compulsive liar.

Happy 55th birthday to Ally Sheedy!!!

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Remember That Song: 6/13/17

Can you name the artist and song:

Who’s that lady
Coming down the road
Who’s that lady
Who’s that woman
Walking through my door


Last Song: “(You Gotta) Fight for Your Right (To Party!)” by The Beastie Boys from the album Licensed to Ill (1986)

Great job bierpumpe and Denise (@denise_mcaleer)!!!

Don’t step out of this house if that’s the clothes you’re gonna wear
I’ll kick you out of my home if you don’t cut that hair

 

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Quote of the Day: Revenge of the Nerds

Poindexter: Wait – would you rather live in the ascendancy of a civilization or during its decline?
Omega Mu: Poindexter, do you wanna fuck, or not?
Poindexter: Okay.

Happy 60th Birthday to Timothy Busfield!!!

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Remember That Song: 6/12/17

Can you name the artist and song:

Don’t step out of this house if that’s the clothes you’re gonna wear
I’ll kick you out of my home if you don’t cut that hair


Last Song: “Touch and Go” by Emerson, Lake & Powell from the album Emerson, Lake & Powell (1986)

Just put you in the corner like an old banjo
The strings are breakin’ but you can’t say no
You’re runnin’ with the devil it’s touch and go

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