91% of People Can't Name These Totally Tubular Images of '80s Pop Culture! Can You?

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'80s pop culture is best represented in movies, music, and TV. Stepping away from the conflict of the 1970s, the 1980s brought back a wholesomeness to family and friends. Take a step back in time to see how many of these totally tubular images of '80s pop culture you can identify.

Which 80s movie is pictured here?

E.T. phone home... E.T. has grossed over $400,000,000 dollars since it was released in 1982.

Which 80s music video is pictured here?

The music video for "Thriller" cost half-a-million dollars; at the time, it was the most expensive video ever made. The video was the inspiration for a record-breaking dance routine. The greatest number of people doing the "Thriller" zombie-dance routine, according to the 2009 Guinness Book of World Records was 13,597!

Which 80s movie is pictured here?

Back to the Future was turned down by over 40 major movie networks. When it finally got picked up many edits were made and one suggestion was changing the title to 'Spaceman from Pluto" thankfully that one didn't go through.

Which 80s movie is pictured here?

"Come with me if you want to live...."

Which 80s TV show is pictured here?

MacGyver lived in a Vancouver boat yard on a unique floating home. His floating home ended up on Craigslist in 2014 when Paramount was done using it. It sold for $40,000 (far below the original $200,000 it was priced at in 2012).

Which 80s movie is pictured here?

Imagine being afraid to fly and then having to help land the plane yourself? You might be yelling a little more than just, Airplane!

Which 80s movie is pictured here?

A prince from Africa goes to America to find his future wife since he does not want to marry the brainwashed women his parents picked for him.

Which 80s TV show is pictured here?

The infamous fridge episode of "Punky Brewster" was thought up by Jeremy Reams, a kid who submitted a premise that involved Punky having to perform CPR on her friend, Cherie, who had gotten trapped inside an abandoned refrigerator.

Which 80s music video is pictured here?

"Every Breath You Take" is one of the most misinterpreted songs of the '80s. It is about an obsessive stalker, but it sounds like a love song. Some people even used it as their wedding song. The Police front man Sting, wrote it after separating from his first wife, Frances Tomelty.

Which 80s movie is pictured here?

Raiders of the Lost Ark alone has grossed over $200 million dollars since its release in 1981.

Which 80s TV show is pictured here?

The Conner's home on "Roseanne" actually exists! The house was built in 1925 and has four bedrooms. Although the show was filmed on a studio lot, the exterior is shot from a real neighborhood.

Which 80s TV show is pictured here?

The catch phrase, "ooooooo-kay" was always fit somewhere in each episode. Ratings lagged in the first couple of seasons of the show, then it became a top 10 on NBC.

Which 80s music video is pictured here?

The video for "Straight Up" was directed by David Fincher, who also directed Madonna's "Vogue" and The Wallflowers' "Sixth Avenue Heartache." Fincher directed the movies "Seven," "The Game," and "Fight Club." The clip won MTV Video Music Awards for Best Female Video, Best Dance, Best Choreography and Best Editing.

Which 80s movie is pictured here?

If I was Michael and Sam, I would convince my family to move as far away from California as possible.

Which 80s TV show is pictured here?

The theme song of "Charles in Charge", which talks about a new boy in the neighborhood, was composed by David Kurtz, Michael Jacobs, and Al Burton. The song was performed by Shandi Sinnamon.

Which 80s TV show is pictured here?

"Moonlighting" was the most expensive series on prime time television during its time. It is estimated at $1.6 million per installment.

Which 80s TV show is pictured here?

When "Happy Days" creator Garry Marshall first developed the series, it was initially called "Cool." The original title did not go over very well when presented to focus groups, so he had to change the name.

Which 80s TV show is pictured here?

In the 1991-1992 season, "Doogie Howser, M.D." had higher ratings than "Seinfeld", which aired at the same time each week. This only lasted a brief period before Seinfeld exploded into one of TV's greatest successes.

Which 80s TV show is pictured here?

"Family Matters" was actually a spin off "Perfect Strangers". Jesse Frederick was responsible for the theme songs for both shows, as well as the themes from "Step by Step" and "Full House".

Which 80s TV show is pictured here?

Gum chewing was not permitted on the set of "Mr. Belvedere" because Hewett hated gum and declared this rule. Everyone followed this ridiculous rule.

Which 80s music video is pictured here?

The video for "White Wedding" helped launch Billy Idol into stardom. It was directed by David Mallet, who had worked with Queen and David Bowie. The concept was a "nightmare wedding," with a Goth guy (Idol) marrying a normal girl, with some vampire imagery thrown in.

Which 80s TV show is pictured here?

Gary Wayne Coleman, who played Arnold Jackson in "Diff'rent Strokes" was described in the 1980s as "one of television's most promising stars". In addition to acting, he was a voice artist and comedian.

Which 80s TV show is pictured here?

"Small Wonder" was a syndicated hit two years before "Star Trek: The Next Generation" premiered. Children and seniors alike were very fond of the show for the four seasons it aired.

Which 80s music video is pictured here?

Madonna insisted on making a music video for her song, "Everybody." She said: "If I didn't have a video, I don't think all the kids in the Midwest would know about me. It takes the place of touring. Everybody sees them everywhere. That really has a lot to do with the success of my album."

Which 80s movie is pictured here?

Stand By Me is a classic coming-of-age movie that we really hope you've seen already and if you haven't ever seen it, we are judging you. The movie, released in 1986, takes plan in 1959 and is based on the novella by Stephen King called "The Body."

Which 80s movie is pictured here?

Oliver Stone wrote Scarface while battling an addiction to cocaine.

Which 80s TV show is pictured here?

"The jeffersons" reigns as the second longest-running American television series with a predominantly African-American cast. It aired in 1975 for 11 seasons!

Which 80s movie is pictured here?

In Dead Poet's Society English teacher John Keating inspires his students to look at poetry with a different perspective.

Which 80s TV show is pictured here?

The episode “Murder among Friends” was a parody of the popular sitcom "Friends". In this episode, Jessica Fletcher solved a murder on the set of a fictitious sitcom called Buds. Fletcher felt she could experiment with premises like this since she knew the show was phasing out.

Which 80s TV show is pictured here?

During its four seasons on CBS, the time slot of "WKRP in Cincinnati" was changed eleven times. The show was cancelled in June 1982 but reruns continued and made it to the top 10.

Which 80s music video is pictured here?

The music video for “Bad” took a similar short-film approach as “Thriller.” It featured an 18-minute underground subway battle between two rival gangs. The video featured a young Wesley Snipes as Jackson’s rival and was directed by Martin Scorsese.

Which 80s TV show is pictured here?

All of the characters on "The Simpson's" have just four fingers on each hand. The only exception is God, who has five.

Which 80s TV show is pictured here?

Gosselaar, a natural brunette, had to dye his hair biweekly during filming to keep up his character's blonde locks. Kelly must have liked blondes.

Which 80s TV show is pictured here?

In episode 22 of "Silver Spoons", in the scene between the three boys in Ricky's bedroom, you can see Rick Schroder mouthing the other actors lines as they say them.

Which 80s TV show is pictured here?

The theme song to “Three’s Company” was composed by Joe Raposo. Raposo also wrote the theme song for “Sesame Street” and “Electric Company”!

Which 80s TV show is pictured here?

Jennifer Aniston appeared in an episode of "Quantum Leap" two years prior to the debut of "Friends". She played a volunteer at a hospital that aids Vietnam veterans.

Which 80s movie is pictured here?

Would you go left or right? Well, we wouldn't go either in this tale of a 16-year old girl who is given 13 hours to solve a labyrinth and rescue her baby brother from the Goblin King.

Which 80s movie is pictured here?

A girl's "sweet" sixteenth birthday becomes anything but special as she suffers from every embarrassment possible in Sixteen Candles.

Which 80s music video is pictured here?

The hit song “Pretty in Pink” came out in 1980 and is best known as a Molly Ringwald movie.The Psychedelic Furs actually re-recorded the track for the movie soundtrack, and the new version features saxophones more prominently. You can hear the difference in the opening riffs of the song.

Which 80s TV show is pictured here?

Johnny Depp, the undeniably the hot young star of "21 Jump Street" earned $45,000 per episode! He took the role thinking it would not last very long. Little did he know the show would click with audiences immediately.

Which 80s TV show is pictured here?

"The Facts of Life" was a spin-off show for Mrs. Garrett from the hit TV show "Diff’rent Strokes". The show has been off the air for 25 years but remains a favorite for many 80's TV fans.

Which 80s movie is pictured here?

The Princess Bride is one the most beloved romantic comedies of the 80s. It has the perfect amount of humor and romance. If you haven't watched this movie 100 times already you are missing out!

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