The 80s

It's a fact that in many people's minds, 80s music means The Wiggles. Absolutely era-defining, right up there with sitcoms killing moms. Weird combo, The Wiggles and dead moms, but the 80s were a weird time. 

In all seriousness, the 80s absolutely revolutionized music (not to mention comedy in music videos). Most of those innovations were led by people of color, though not always in areas you might think. The 80s was an excellent time for horror movies, leading to a nostalgia boom we're all still living through. Children's cartoons taught us hatred of the middle class, while adult movies broke our brains like a bully tossing a cyclist off a cliff. Amidst all this was a backdrop of the Reagan presidency, which…whoops, aaaannd looks like that's my time, folks, read on below!

 

 

The 4 Craziest Holiday Episodes of '80s Cartoons

The 4 Craziest Holiday Episodes of '80s Cartoons

While most Christmas things are presents for the kids, cartoon Christmas episodes are presents for the parents: They're the only sure way to get the kids to just sit down for a bit, sweetie, Mommy and Daddy are very tired. Which may be why parents in the 1980s didn't notice that their kids were watching solid crazy.

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5 Baffling 80s Trends (Explained by Rare Mental Disorders)

At a certain point, future generations are going to come to us with questions like, 'What? Why?' Fortunately, neurologists and sociologists have identified a number of mental disorders that are perfectly designed to explain the decade I grew up in.

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4 Gritty Reboots of 80s Cartoons for Girls

I'm shocked that Hollywood refuses to acknowledge that women have histories as well, utterly ignoring any franchise aimed at girls. Like jealous, insecure boyfriends, the studios don't want to think about a woman's past; instead they are content to force-feed her romantic comedies and period pieces about oppressed women weep-running over moors. I t

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8 Highlights from the Worst Nintendo Tutorial of the 80s

I know you think twenty dollars is a lot for a half hour video with tips on 5 or 6 games, but that's why you grew up watching WKRP in Cincinnatti and not saving princesses. Twenty dollars was nothing. We spent fifty dollars for Deadly Towers and hundreds of other games that were so bad they made us fear electricity.

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5 Childhood Heroes from the 80s That Let Me Down

I figured I owed it to myself and all the disenfranchised youths of the world who grew up to learn that they could never become a member of GI Joe no matter how hard they tried to teach those bastards a lesson.

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