I Love the '80s 3-D
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|I Love the '80s 3-D|
|Country of origin||United States|
|No. of seasons||1|
|No. of episodes||10|
|Running time||45 minutes|
|Original release||October 24 – October 28, 2005|
I Love the '80s 3-D is the follow-up to VH1's 1980s nostalgia show I Love the '80s and its sequel I Love the '80s Strikes Back. It premiered October 24, 2005. Like its predecessors, it premiered in one-hour installments, each describing the events and trends of a year between 1980 and 1989, two shows per night until Friday, October 28, 2005.
The show is actually in 3D, using a process called ChromaDepth that appears in 3D when using a special pair of ChromaDepth glasses, but the process allows the show to be viewable in normal 2D (unlike the anaglyphic 3D process). The ChromaDepth glasses for the show were available free at Best Buy stores across the United States.
- "Weird Al" Yankovic presents movies from the year that "should have been made in 3-D" but weren't. This is a reference to his album "Weird Al" Yankovic in 3-D.
- Paula Abdul presents teen idols from each year.
- Chuck Woolery, host of the 1980s dating show Love Connection, presents the "best on-screen hookups" of each year.
- Elvira, Mistress of the Dark, whose character costumes emphasize her ample bosom, presents the "biggest boobs" (i.e., blunders) of each year.
- Alan Thicke presents "hot moms" from each year.
- Emmanuel Lewis of Webster fame presents a slang word or phrase as the "pop culture term" of each year.
- Harry Anderson (of Night Court) judges a "trial" of a pop culture icon in the "Guilty/Not Guilty" segment.
- John Moschitta, a famed fast-talker who appeared in 1981 commercials for FedEx, gives a quick recap of each episode in the "Year in Review" segment.
- During the credits of every episode, a clip from a popular music video was played without any type of commentary. These were usually replaced with a show promo by Vh1.
Topics covered by year
- Paul McCartney gets busted for marijuana possession in Japan
- Ethnic Barbie Dolls
- Pepsi Challenge
- Richard Pryor burns himself
- Fruit Roll-Ups
- Gary Numan's "Cars"
- Buck Rogers in the 25th Century
- Post-it notes
- AC/DC's "Back in Black"
- My Bodyguard
- Christopher Cross' "Sailing"
- The Jazz Singer
- Fashion plates
- Sugar Ray Leonard
- The Elephant Man
- Little Darlings
Pop culture Term of 1980: "Like" (modifier)
Guilty/Not Guilty of 1980: That's Incredible! for inciting kids at home to imitate the stunts seen on the show despite having a "do not try this at home" warning.
- History of the World, Part I
- Circus of the Stars
- The first laptop
- Loverboy's "Working for the Weekend"
- Chariots of Fire
- You Can't Do That on Television
- Mud wrestling
- 38 Special's "Hold On Loosely"
- Escape from New York
- Penny Racers
- The Mediterranean fruit fly infestation
- Barbara Mandrell and The Mandrell Sisters
- REO Speedwagon's "Keep on Loving You"
- Body Heat
- Country stars performing pop songs (specifically, Juice Newton and The Oak Ridge Boys.)
- Gimme a Break!
- An American Werewolf in London
Pop culture Term of 1981: "Dude" (noun)
Guilty/Not Guilty of 1981: Richard Simmons for wearing short shorts
- Quest for Fire
- Videocassette recorders
- The Human League's "Don't You Want Me"
- Freezy Freakies
- Toto's "Rosanna"
- Shopping malls
- Bow Wow Wow's "I Want Candy"
- Headbands and mesh tops shirts
- The $25,000 Pyramid
- EPCOT Center
- Victor Victoria
- 1982 Chicago Tylenol murders
- Ripley's Believe It or Not!
- First Blood
Biggest Boob of 1982: Larry Walters flew 16,000 feet up in the air using only a lawn chair with 45 helium weather balloons attached to it
Pop Culture Term of 1982: Gag Me With A Spoon (phrase popularized by the song "Valley Girl")
End Credit Video is Missing Persons "Words"
- Jaws 3-D
- Star Search
- Herbie Hancock's "Rockit"
- St. Elsewhere
- Truly Tasteless Jokes
- Mr. Mom
- The jheri curl
- Jesse Jackson runs for President
- Press Your Luck
- ZZ Top
- D.C. Cab
- Reading Rainbow and Mr. Wizard's World
- Strategic Defense Initiative ("Star Wars")
- Quiet Riot
- Terms of Endearment
Teen Idols of 1983: The entire cast of The Outsiders
Biggest Boobs of 1983: KISS for taking off their makeup and revealing what they really looked like
Pop Culture Term of 1983: Hoser (loser or someone easily fooled)
Guilty/Not Guilty of 1983: Cabbage Patch Kids for inciting riots in stores.
- Red Dawn
- Dr. Ruth Westheimer
- Murray Head's "One Night in Bangkok"
- Band Aid
- Children of the Corn
- New Edition
- Hair mousse
- Doug Flutie's hail mary pass
- Rodney Dangerfield's "Rappin' Rodney"
- Calculator watch
- Romancing the Stone
- Designer shoelaces
- PETA begins practice of throwing red paint.
- TV's Bloopers & Practical Jokes
- Police Academy
Movies of 1984 That Should Have Been Made in 3-D: Splash, Breakin', Purple Rain
Teen Idols of 1984: Menudo, Wham!, Corey Hart
Best On-Screen Hookup of 1984: Long Duck Dong and Lumberjack in Sixteen Candles
Biggest Boobs of 1984: Walter Mondale using the Wendy's Slogan "Where's the beef?"
Hot Moms of 1984: Phylicia Rashad (The Cosby Show), Susan Saint James and Jane Curtin (Kate & Allie), Caren Kaye (It's Your Move)
Pop Culture Term of 1984: Boy Toy
Guilty/Not Guilty of 1984: The FCC allowing more time devoted to commercials resulting in the introduction of infomercials.
- Bob Ross' The Joy of Painting
- Monster trucks
- Mick Jagger and David Bowie's version of "Dancing in the Street"
- Calvin Klein's Obsession
- The Legend of Billie Jean
- Phil Collins' No Jacket Required
- Joe Theismann gets his leg broken on Monday Night Football
- My Buddy
- "Weird Al" Yankovic
- Just One of the Guys
- The Subway Vigilante
- Sour Patch Kids
- Brewster's Millions
- Sally Field's Academy Awards speech
- DeBarge's "Rhythm of the Night"
- Spies Like Us
- Rocky IV
Pop culture Term of 1985: Dweeb (noun)
- Back to School
- Love Connection
- Jermaine Stewart's "We Don't Have to Take Our Clothes Off"
- Murder, She Wrote
- Muammar al-Gaddafi
- The Color of Money
- Short Circuit
- Not Necessarily the News
- Memorex tapes
- Head of the Class
- Halley's Comet
- Three Amigos
Best On-screen Hookup of 1986: Mallory and Nick on Family Ties
Biggest Boob of 1986: Geraldo Rivera and the opening of Al Capone's vault on live TV
Pop culture Term of 1986: Poser (noun)
- Oral Roberts asks for $8,000,000
- Max Headroom
- Billy Idol's version of "Mony Mony"
- The Legend of Zelda
- Baby Jessica falls down a well
- Lee Press-On nails
- Throw Momma from the Train
- Microwave oven
- Ozone depletion
- Spenser: For Hire
- Black Monday
- The bolo tie
- Cutting Crew's "(I Just) Died in Your Arms"
- Kelly Le Brock Pantene advertisements
- Star Trek: The Next Generation
- Lethal Weapon
Pop culture Term of 1987: Skank
Guilty/Not Guilty of 1987: Tammy Faye Bakker for wearing too much makeup
- The party line
- Cher and Rob Camiletti
- Buster Poindexter's version of "Hot Hot Hot"
- Cocktail and The Beach Boys "Kokomo"
- Micro Machines
- Lita Ford's "Kiss Me Deadly"
- Unsolved Mysteries
- Midnight Run
- Jimmy the Greek's racist comments
- Midnight Oil's "Beds Are Burning"
- The rattail
- The Morton Downey, Jr. Show
- It's Garry Shandling's Show
- Mike Tyson's Punch-Out!!
- Tanning beds
- Rod Stewart's "Forever Young"
- The Naked Gun: From the Files of Police Squad!
Biggest Boob of 1988: Dan Quayle's ineptness ("potatoe")
Pop culture Term of 1988: P.C. (Politically Correct)
- Rescue 911
- The Little Mermaid
- Fine Young Cannibals' "She Drives Me Crazy"
- The Exxon Valdez oil spill
- Honey, I Shrunk the Kids
- Mr. Bean
- Leona Helmsley charged with tax evasion
- Paula Abdul
- Road House
- Super Bowl XXIII
- The Noid
- The hi-top fade haircut
- Salman Rushdie's The Satanic Verses
- Kim Basinger buys a town
- Ozzy Osbourne and Lita Ford's "Close My Eyes Forever"
- The B-2 bomber
- Steel Magnolias
Biggest Boob of 1989: the RJ Reynolds Tobacco Company inventing the "smokeless" cigarette.
Pop culture Term of 1989: Have A Cow (phrase)
Guilty/Not Guilty of 1989: CBS executives for first-degree brain slaughter
- I Love the 80s 3-D at VH1.com