David Letterman hosted this popular late-night comedy/talk-show. Often, Dave would go on location or to the phone lines to play pranks. Some famous features of the show include the "Top Ten... See full summary »
A humorous, year by year look through the decade that saw hair size become a statement, ratty clothes become cool, and music about breaking up become mainstream. Comprised of segments ... See full summary »
Andrew Dice Clay,
Soleil Moon Frye,
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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. See more »
[on Lita Ford from 1988]
She seemed scary. She made me nervous. I thought she was going to kill me.
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I love the "I Love The..." series, because I can relate to two decades' worth of stuff, and for some people around me they can even relate to the I Love the 70's series. I have no problem with these shows because they are humorous and wonderfully nostalgic, but if they are going to continue, VH1 needs to find better material than what is in I Love the 80's 3D, or at least present it in a better fashion. For example, Weird Al's "movies that would have been better in 3-D" segment is completely dumb. Weird Al is a funny guy, and the movies they talk about are worth spending time on, but that there is no funny joke that can come from "would be better in 3-D".
I love the 80's Strikes Back was far superior, and for the fact that the gimmick was only in the name. They wrapped the gimmick of 3-D all around I Love the 80's 3-D and it just seems forced.
I still enjoyed this show, but not as much as the others. I'll end this review with a suggestion for VH1: Take the time to license everything and sell the "I Love The..." series on DVD, because as much as it would cost to license and manage everything, there is no doubt that the shows would sell astronomically. There aren't many people in the country who wouldn't pay a good $50 to relive a decade of their lives in a hilarious way whenever they wanted. Say I want to remember what it was like when I was in the third grade, I just reach for my "I Love 95" DVD, pop it in and enjoy.
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