Size Small was a Canadian children’s television series, first produced in 1982. Written by and starring the Lumby family, characters included Miss Helen (played by Helen Lumby), Oliver (John Lumby Jr.), Grandma Gussie (Lisa Lumby-Richards), Tex (Jeff Lumby), and Friend Record, a giant record who plays the spoons. Other characters included puppets such as Hatchet (a beaver), Renfrew (a dog), Gasper (a skunk), Cooter (a coyote) and the triplets Webster, Dee Dee and Tug.
Chia Pets are American styled animal-shaped terracotta figurines used to sprout chia, where the chia sprouts resemble the animal’s fur.
Chia Pets achieved popularity in the 1980s following the 1982 release of a ram, the first Chia Pet. The catch phrase sung in the TV commercial as the plant grows in time lapse is “Ch-ch-ch-chia!”. Moistened seeds of chia (Salvia hispanica) are applied to the grooved terra cotta figurine body. Click here to read more and watch a commercial »
“Save Tonight” is a song by Swedish rock musician Eagle-Eye Cherry and the lead single from his 1997 debut album, Desireless. It is the album’s opening track and gained substantial radio success, reaching #3 in Ireland, #5 in the US, #6 in the UK, and #2 in Cherry’s native Sweden. “Save Tonight” is considered the signature song of Eagle-Eye Cherry.
The track was featured on the video game Karaoke Revolution and in the movie A Lot Like Love.
Cabbage Patch Kids is a line of dolls created by Xavier Roberts in 1978. It was originally called “Little People”. The original dolls were all cloth and sold at local craft shows, then later at Babyland General Hospital in Cleveland, Georgia. The doll brand went on to become one of the most popular toy fads of the 80s and one of the longest-running doll franchises in America.
I am a 25 year old male who is man enough to admit that I had a Cabbage Patch Kids doll when I was little. His name was Bruce. Wanna fight about it? Click here to watch a commercial »
Celebrity Deathmatch is a claymation parody television show that pitted celebrities against each other in a wrestling ring, almost always ending in the loser’s gruesome death. It was known for its excessive amount of blood used in every match and exaggerated physical injuries (e.g., one person pulls off a participant’s foot, living through decapitations, impalement, etc.). Click here to read more and watch Kid Rock vs. Eminem »