TLC is an American musical trio whose repertoire spanned R&B, hip-hop, soul, funk, and new jack swing.
Originally consisting of Tionne “T-Boz” Watkins, rapper-singer Lisa “Left Eye” Lopes, and singer Rozonda “Chilli” Thomas, they found unprecedented success in the 1990s not only as a musical supergroup but also for an extensive series of high profiled spats with the law, each other, and with their record label—all of which, helped to solidify them as one of the definitive recording acts to emerge during the aforementioned time span. Initially, the group achieved commercial success following the release of their debut album Ooooooohhh…On the TLC Tip, but it was the release of their second studio album, CrazySexyCool that elevated them to superstar status. They released four multi-platinum studio albums before going on hiatus due to the death of Left Eye in Honduras in 2002. Click here to read more and watch
Oh, Rec Specs. How I hated you! You made me look like a bumble bee (I had the black & yellow ones) and you fogged up when play on the court got intense. Thank God for contact lenses…
Smooshies were small stuffed critters with oversized arms, feet, and tails that you would smoosh into their respective homes. For instance, homes ranged from a honey pot for a bear and tree stump for a raccoon to a piece of cheese for a mouse. Most homes had more than one opening that you could smoosh your critter into and out of. Thus you could make parts of them stick out. As silly as they might sound, Smooshies were lots of fun. McDonalds even put out a Halloween line of Smooshies toys in their Happy Meals.
The Power Pad is a floor mat game controller for the Nintendo Entertainment System. It is a gray mat with twelve pressure-sensors embedded between two layers of flexible plastic. It was originally developed by Bandai.
Bandai first released the accessory in 1986 as the Family Trainer pack for the Famicom in Japan, and later released in the United States under the name Family Fun Fitness. Soon after its American release, Nintendo bought the rights for it and rereleased it in 1988 as the Power Pad, along with the game World Class Track Meet, which was a rebranding of an earlier game. Click here to read more and watch a commercial for the Power Pad »
Jim Henson’s Muppet Babies (also known as simply Muppet Babies) is an American animated television series that aired from September 15, 1984 to November 2, 1991 on CBS. The show portrayed childhood versions of the Muppets living together in a large nursery in the care of a human woman called Nanny (the whereabouts of their parents are never addressed). Nanny appears in almost every episode, but viewers never see her face, only the babies’ view of her pink skirt and purple sweater as well as her distinctive green and white striped socks. Click here to read more and watch the intro »