True Conservative Warrior Chris Stirewalt Joins... The Steve Hayes/David French/Jonah Goldberg Cvck Outlet "The Dispatch" | Main | Monday Overnight Open Thread (2/8/21)
February 08, 2021

Re-Education Camp Cafe: Flashback 1983 Edition

First a news flashback, then trailers from 1983 (second one: Doctor Detroit), then TV shows that debuted in 1983, followed by three videos compiling videos that ran in 1983.

Finally, the top 30 songs of 1983.

Recap of 1983.

Did you see the Burger King commercial at 2:40?

Recognize the girl?

Recognize the boy?

I'm not sure that all the dates here are right. The boy in that commercial would be in a major movie this very year. (Hint: Private school, hot mom. More than a hint: here.)

Yet he was also shooting Burger King commercials, just months before?

The girl, meanwhile, would be in one of the biggest movies of the following year. She must have been shooting it while this ad was airing.

Movie trailers from 1983.


I forgot that 1983 was the "Battle of Bonds," with Sean Connery coming back to do a non-canon remake of Thunderball, as well as Roger Moore starring in the main Bond franchise's Octopussy. The trailer they use for Never Say Never Again must be a fan-made one, a fake trailer, because it features the James Bond Theme. This production was not allowed to use any of the material from the EON main franchise, especially the theme.

And I've really got to see Brainstorm one of these days. That's a movie I've sort of slightly wanted to see since it was out in theaters. But I never wanted quite enough to actually watch it, even when it was on HBO literally every six hours.

I just saw The Dead Zone for the first time this month. That was released in 1983 too, apparently. It was... boring. It really didn't do much besides present the bare bones of a very basic what-if-you-could-see-the-future premise.


New TV shows of 1983.


TV commercials from 1983, here,
and here,
and here.

Top 30 songs of 1983.


Depressing bonus: Compare 1983 with today.



digg this
posted by Ace at 07:26 PM

| Access Comments




Recent Comments
Infidel: "He said the quiet part out loud. There is an under ..."

m: "More. Josephine Cashman @Josieamycashman 7h ..."

Redchief: "Good evening late night morons.... Just finished d ..."

JT: "'Night, American Kestrel ! ..."

AmericanKestrel: "Good night grey box friends. Hope you get some ..."

m: "Found it. Daily Mail US @DailyMail 4h YouTub ..."

Infidel: "Exhausted and can't sleep. ..."

m: "90 nice, I see they have picked a side for the 2,3 ..."

WhyBanned: "Portland is the worst place in Oregon, except for ..."

redc1c4 *OTUS Zhou Bai-Din Cheated & we all know it [/b] [/i] [/s] [/u]: "gotta get back on schedule so i can get labs drawn ..."

junior: "@303 Saw Dune today. It was worth the obnoxious ga ..."

Miklos, the 80s punk kid: "Yeah, somebody knocked over a silo worth of empty ..."

Recent Entries
Search


Polls! Polls! Polls!
Frequently Asked Questions
The (Almost) Complete Paul Anka Integrity Kick
Top Top Tens
Greatest Hitjobs

The Ace of Spades HQ Sex-for-Money Skankathon
A D&D Guide to the Democratic Candidates
Margaret Cho: Just Not Funny
More Margaret Cho Abuse
Margaret Cho: Still Not Funny
Iraqi Prisoner Claims He Was Raped... By Woman
Wonkette Announces "Morning Zoo" Format
John Kerry's "Plan" Causes Surrender of Moqtada al-Sadr's Militia
World Muslim Leaders Apologize for Nick Berg's Beheading
Michael Moore Goes on Lunchtime Manhattan Death-Spree
Milestone: Oliver Willis Posts 400th "Fake News Article" Referencing Britney Spears
Liberal Economists Rue a "New Decade of Greed"
Artificial Insouciance: Maureen Dowd's Word Processor Revolts Against Her Numbing Imbecility
Intelligence Officials Eye Blogs for Tips
They Done Found Us Out, Cletus: Intrepid Internet Detective Figures Out Our Master Plan
Shock: Josh Marshall Almost Mentions Sarin Discovery in Iraq
Leather-Clad Biker Freaks Terrorize Australian Town
When Clinton Was President, Torture Was Cool
What Wonkette Means When She Explains What Tina Brown Means
Wonkette's Stand-Up Act
Wankette HQ Gay-Rumors Du Jour
Here's What's Bugging Me: Goose and Slider
My Own Micah Wright Style Confession of Dishonesty
Outraged "Conservatives" React to the FMA
An On-Line Impression of Dennis Miller Having Sex with a Kodiak Bear
The Story the Rightwing Media Refuses to Report!
Our Lunch with David "Glengarry Glen Ross" Mamet
The House of Love: Paul Krugman
A Michael Moore Mystery (TM)
The Dowd-O-Matic!
Liberal Consistency and Other Myths
Kepler's Laws of Liberal Media Bias
John Kerry-- The Splunge! Candidate
"Divisive" Politics & "Attacks on Patriotism" (very long)
The Donkey ("The Raven" parody)
Powered by
Movable Type 2.64