Jesse Camp was the winner of the first Wanna Be a VJ contest on MTV. He beat out Dave Holmes for a VJ job on the popular music video show Total Request Live (TRL), and also hosted the short-lived Lunch with Jesse, which was canceled in 2000.
During the course of Wanna Be a VJ, it was believed that he was homeless because he projected the image of a “street kid.” However, controversy arose when it was discovered that he had grown up and attended private school in Connecticut. Click here to see a clip of Jesse »
This sweet smelling Christmas Cookie Bear by Kenner was produced for Hallmark in 1990.
Secret Keepins were produced by Kenner in 1994-95. They were a series of plush animals with a large plastic jewel-like disk on their tummies which hid a secret compartment inside, opened by a key attached to the disk’s front.
Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling, also known as GLOW or G.L.O.W., was a professional wrestling promotion for women, begun in 1986 (the pilot was filmed in December 1985) and continued in various forms after it left television. Colorful characters, beautiful women, and over-the-top comedy sketches were integral to the series’ success. Most of the performers were actresses, models, dancers, and/or stunt women hoping to get in to show business through wrestling. Click here to watch the opening rap (be sure to turn down your volume first) »
Squeezit was a fruit-flavored soft drink made by General Mills and marketed from the mid-1980s until the middle of 2001. The drink came in a plastic bottle that the drinker had to squeeze in order to extract the beverage from its container, hence the name.
Each flavor had a different character intricately designed into the plastic bottle. It came in multiple flavors and editions, one of which contained “color pellets” that the drinker dropped into the bottle to change the color of the Squeezit. The Flavors included Chucklin’ Cherry, Berry B. Wild, Grumpy Grape (later changed to Gallopin’ Grape), Silly Billy Strawberry, Rockin’ Red Puncher, Mean Green Puncher, Smarty Arty Orange, and Troppi Tropical Punch. For a limited time there were mystery flavors in Black Bottles where you had to guess the flavor. Presumably, the flavor was Kiwi Strawberry. Also, there was Life Savers Squeezit, featuring flavors such as Wild Watermelon, Blue Raspberry, and Tropical Fruit. Surprisingly, Squeezit fruit drink appeared on the 4th of July 2011. Click here to watch a commercial »