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21 Jump Street, A Different World among TV's biggest anniversaries in 2017

Television always gets the short end of the stick here at Stuck in the ‘80s. We’ve only done a handful of podcasts on the subject, and we rarely blog about our …

Curse of the crazy ex-ghoul friend: The infamous Marc Price interview

The SIT80's podcast is pretty good on giving treats, however every once in a while, we get a trick. Back in 2012 on podcast episode No. 260, the intriguing guest interview was Marc Price, whom we all better known as Skippy on Family Ties.

Dear God, how could Midge Ure only hit the charts once in the U.S.?

Midge Ure has been celebrated on Stuck in the '80s for his work with Ultravox, Visage and for helping write Do They Know It's Christmas for Band Aid. As a solo artist, Midge Ure only hit the singles …

Only the coolest band of the '80s could give us 'Ice Cream Castles'

On the last Stuck in the '80s podcast, a very giddy Steve Spears announced the 2017 band lineup for The '80s Cruise and declared his excitement for the inclusion …

Performing this song was Bon Scott's last touch with AC/DC

One of the most celebrated stories in Stuck in the '80s podcast history is the tale of "Mama No" involving now-Home Shopping Network host Sean Daly, a shirtless Norwegian lass and an homemade AC/DC sweater. If you …

25 years later, Rocky V turned champ into chump

TODAY'S RETRO-REVIEW: Continuing our look at the Rocky franchise in the newsly released Creed, here's guest blogger Jim "Dr. Dim" Fitzsimons with a review of Rocky V (1990). (Download our Rocky …

So the song 'Elvira' is really about a street. And here's a snapshot

Did you know the song Elvira is really about a street in Nashville and not a woman? That's just one tasty factoid we revealed in the latest "cover songs" episode of our Stuck in the '80s podcast.

No. 1 Thanksgiving movie of all time? Planes Trains and Automobiles

Stay safe during your travels this Thanksgiving holiday. And if you find yourself stranded at an airport, bus terminal or Braidwood Inn, then pass the time by listening to our Planes, Trains and Automobiles podcast from years ago.

What songs and bands ended the '80s sound?

After two rather fun and educational podcasts about the origin of the '80s sound, Stuck in the '80s is now faced with the unpleasant task of pinpointing the bands and songs that ended the '80s the way we knew and loved the decade. A...

Lost and found: Get 'Reunited' with Greg Kihn

We embrace Greg Kihn because he has a great sense of humor and has no problem reliving the ‘80’s and telling wild stories about his rock n roll life, just as he did on Stuck in the ‘80s podcast # 233 in April, 2011.

You better love Rick Springfield if you're going to pass this trivia quiz

Quick. Name the '80s rocker who played Dr. Noah Drake on TV soap General Hospital. Aw, sure. Everyone knows that one. It's Rick Springfield, the easy-on-the-eyes singer who pined for Jessie's Girl and told us all decades ago that you...Show More Summary

Podcast: "Merry New Year!" ... "That's 'happy.' In this country we say 'Happy New Year.' "

Oh, ho, ho, thank you for correcting my English which stinks! Actually, our weird and improbable New Year's Eve episode -- actually done on New Year's Eve -- is online now and has NOTHING to do with Eddie Murphy or Trading Places. But click here to download it anyway. Or find us on iTunes.

The day the '80s died: Martha Quinn and our best New Year's Eve podcast ever

There's very little in this world that the late, great Dick Clark couldn't make better. American music. New Year's eves. But what if added the sheer magic of Martha Quinn? The MTV pixie joined us for a podcast back in 2009 and sprinkled...Show More Summary

Podcast time: 25 years of 'A Very Special Christmas'

If there are any more iconic beginning notes to an '80s holiday song that we get with Christmas in Hollis, please let me know. And 25 years later, ask any '80s fans about the album A Very Special Christmas and you're likely to get aShow More Summary

REO Speedwagon's Kevin Cronin sparks debate with Newtown shooting comments

REO Speedwagon frontman Kevin Cronin has survived indifferent critics, decades on the road and ever-fickle musical tastes, but his Facebook comments about the Newtown school shooting in Connecticut are keeping the fires burning withShow More Summary

12/12/12: Notable 12s of the '80s

Just realized this is the last repetitive date any of us will witness, so better take advantage of it. Please help me build this list of... 12 NOTABLE 12s IN THE 80s: REAL PEOPLE: 12th highest rated TV show of the 1980-81 season. BORN...Show More Summary

Stuck in the '80s podcast returns: Live in exile!

Remember that promise that the Stuck in the '80s podcast wasn't going away for good? That was... oh, feels like two months ago. Well, I've completed my move to the themepark lands of Orlando now and I can made good on that promise. Introducing the new era of the podcast with Episode 276. Show More Summary

They Might Be Giants turn 30 years old

Technically, just the band They Might Be Giants turned 30; John Flansburgh and John Linnell are much older, though you'd never know it to listen to their music. The high school classmates formed TMBG back in 1982 and released their debut...Show More Summary

Just eat it! Weird Al Yankovic returning to Tampa Bay

I believe this next statement whole-heartedly: Weird Al Yankovic puts on one of the best concerts you're likely to see -- ever! Oh, laugh at the '80s parodies of Madonna, Michael Jackson and Greg Kihn. Snicker at the frequent costume changes. Show More Summary

Thanksgiving earworm: Everytime You Go Away ...

Stuck in the '80s rarely takes holidays off, but this years we're making an exception... sort of. Look for daily updates to the blog, featuring some of our favorite Thanksgiving posts of the last seven years, starting with this one... Everytime...Show More Summary

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