I Love the '80s 3-D

I Love the '80s 3-D

"I Love the '80s 3-D" is the follow-up to VH1's 1980s nostalgia show "I Love the '80s" and its sequel "I Love the '80s Strikes Back". It premiered October 24 2005. Like its predecessors, it premiered in one hour installments, each describing the events and trends of a year between 1980 and 1989, two shows per night until Friday, October 28 2005.

The show is actually in 3D, using a process called ChromaDepth [http://www.chromatek.com/ChromaDepth_Primer/chromadepth_primer.html] 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 for free at Best Buy stores across the United States.

Recurring segments

* "Weird Al" Yankovic presents movies from the year that "should have been made in 3-D" but weren't. This is a reference to his album "In 3-D".
* Paula Abdul presents teen idols from each year.
* Chuck Woolery presents the "best on-screen hookups" of each year.
* Elvira presents the "biggest boobs" (i.e., blunders) of each year.
* Alan Thicke presents "hot moms" from each year.
* Emmanuel Lewis presents a slang word or phrase as the "pop culture term" of each year.
* Harry Anderson judges a "trial" of a pop culture icon in the "Guilty/Not Guilty" segment.
* John Moschitta gives a quick recap of each episode in the "Year in Review" segment.

Topics covered by year


*Paul McCartney gets busted for marijuana possession
*Ethnic Barbie Dolls
*Pepsi Challenge
*Richard Pryor burns himself
*Fruit Roll-Ups
*Gary Numan's "Cars"
*"Buck Rogers in the 25th Century"
*Post-it notes
*AC/DC's "Back In Black"
*"My Bodyguard"
*Christopher Cross' "Sailing"
*"The Jazz Singer"
*Fashion plates
*Sugar Ray Leonard
*"The Elephant Man"
*"Little Darlings"
*"Raging Bull"


*"History of the World, Part I"
*"Circus of the Stars"
*The first laptop
*Loverboy's "Working for the Weekend"
*"Chariots of Fire"
*"You Can't Do That on Television"
*Mud wrestling
*38 Special's "Hold On Loosely"
*"Escape from New York"
*Penny Racers
*The Mediterranean fruit fly infestation
*Barbara Mandrell and The Mandrell Sisters
*REO Speedwagon's "Keep On Loving You"
*"Body Heat"
*Country stars performing pop songs
*"Gimme a Break!"
*"An American Werewolf in London"


*"Quest for Fire"
*Videocassette recorders
*Human League's "Don't You Want Me"
*Freezy Freakies
*Toto's "Rosanna"
*Shopping malls
*Bow Wow Wow's "I Want Candy"
*Headbands and mesh tops
*"The $25,000 Pyramid"
*EPCOT Center
*1982 Chicago Tylenol murders
*"Ripley's Believe It Or Not"
*"First Blood"


*"Jaws 3-D"
*"Star Search"
*Herbie Hancock's "Rockit"
*"St. Elsewhere" (debuted 1982)
*"Truly Tasteless Jokes"
*"Mr. Mom"
*The jheri curl
*Jesse Jackson runs for president
*"Press Your Luck"
*ZZ Top
*"D.C. Cab"
*"Reading Rainbow"
*"Mr. Wizard"
*Strategic Defense Initiative
*Quiet Riot
*"Terms of Endearment"


*"Red Dawn"
*Dr. Ruth
*Murray Head's "One Night in Bangkok"
*"Children of the Corn"
*New Edition
*Hair mousse
*Doug Flutie's hail mary pass
*Rodney Dangerfield's "Rappin' Rodney"
*Calculator watch
*"Romancing the Stone"
*Designer shoelaces
*Anti-fur movement
*"TV Bloopers and Practical Jokes"
*"Police Academy"


*Bob Ross' "The Joy of Painting"
*Monster trucks
*Mick Jagger and David Bowie's version of "Dancing in the Street"
*Calvin Klein's Obsession
*"The Legend of Billie Jean"
*Phil Collins' "No Jacket Required"
*Joe Theismann breaks a leg
*My Buddy
*Weird Al Yankovic
*"Just One of the Guys"
*The Subway Vigilante
*Sour Patch Kids
*"Brewster's Millions"
*Sally Field's Academy Awards speech
*DeBarge's "Rhythm of the Night"
*"Spies Like Us"
*"Rocky IV"


*"Back to School"
*"Love Connection"
*Jermaine Stewart's "We Don't Have To Take Our Clothes Off"
*"Murder, She Wrote" (original debut 1984)
*Muammar al-Gaddafi
*"The Color of Money"
*"Short Circuit"
*"Not Necessarily the News"
*Memorex tapes
*"Head of the Class"
*Halley's Comet
*"¡Three Amigos!"


*Oral Roberts asks for $8,000,000
*"Max Headroom"
*Billy Idol's version of "Mony Mony"
*The Legend of Zelda
*Baby Jessica falls down a well
*Lee Press-On nails
*"Throw Momma From the Train"
*Ozone depletion
*Black Monday
*The bola tie
*Cutting Crew's "(I Just) Died In Your Arms"
*Kelly LeBrock Pantene advertisements
*"Lethal Weapon"


*The party line
*Cher and Rob Camiletti
*Buster Poindexter's version of "Hot Hot Hot"
*Micro Machines
*Lita Ford
*"Unsolved Mysteries"
*"Midnight Run"
*Jimmy the Greek's controversial statement
*Midnight Oil's "Beds Are Burning"
*The rattail
*"The Morton Downey, Jr. Show"
*"It's Garry Shandling's Show"
*"Mike Tyson's Punch-Out!!"
*Tanning beds
*Rod Stewart's "Forever Young"


*"Rescue 911"
*"The Little Mermaid"
*Fine Young Cannibals' "She Drives Me Crazy"
*The "Exxon Valdez" oil spill
*"Honey, I Shrunk the Kids"
*Mr. Bean
*Leona Helmsley charged for tax evasion
*Paula Abdul
*"Road House"
*Super Bowl XXIII
*The Noid
*The hi-top fade haircut
*Salman Rushdie's "The Satanic Verses"
*Kim Basinger buys a town
*Ozzy Osbourne and Lita Ford's "Close My Eyes Forever"
*The B-2 bomber
*"Steel Magnolias"

External links

* [http://www.vh1.com/shows/dyn/i_love_the_80s_3d/series.jhtml "I Love the 80s 3-D"] at VH1.com

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