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  1. Re: Young Talent Time (1971-88 original)

    the children in Minipops had an afterlife of touring and concerts for a while after being driven off Channel 4.
  2. Young Talent Time (1971-88 original)

    Johnny Young (Young Talent Time) is Australia's alleged Jimmy Savile figure - in the eighties, the Murdoch press and many a child in an Australian school yard decided that Young was a bit *too*...
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    Re: RIP Denise Nickerson

    She was also a Brady Bunch guest star - and now gone to that San Fernando valley in the sky...
  4. Wolfman Jack/Clap for the Wolfman

    I never really "got" the Wolfman or the Guess Who's hit song about him.

    Wolfman Jack was a one trick pony who was lucky enough to be in the right place at the right time.
  5. Samantha Smith (child peace activist and actress)

    Remembering child peace activist and child actress, Samantha Reed Smith.


    This dress she's wearing in this screencap from her ABC series Lime Street, my niece asked "How can she move her torso in...
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    Re: Public information Films

    "polish the floor and put a rug on it" PIF was voiced by Patrick "Doctor Who" Troughton.
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    Re: Public information Films

    Some PIFS get misinterpreted. Children and Ponds, for example. The doll isn't meant to be the child, it's just her doll that washed up on the centre reservation when she fell in I think a PIF would...
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    Re: Public information Films

    Lonely Water

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vb00H6mCTM8
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    Public information Films

    Here's one of the classic public information films (PIF). Children and Ponds from 1979. Blatant attempt to pull the heart strings with the girl with long flowing blonde hair. As for the bit where...
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    Re: Mr bean

    I don't like it when helpless members of society get caught up in Bean's antics such as babies. I was a victim of abuse as a child and the emotional scars have faded but never healed. Whenever a...
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    Re: Mr bean

    Maybe it's something to do with the tarnished image of Rolf Harris and memories of his old learn to swim PIF, but there's something disturbing about this Mr Bean screenshot from this angle. I know...
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    Re: Mr bean

    I occasionally think about what fictional characters do after the story is over, and how their lives might continue. However, one can overthink such things, particularly in the area of slapstick...
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    Re: Mr bean

    I have a family photo from that era taken at my local swimming centre of the beginners swimmers class and EVERY ONE of the small girls is wearing some variation of the swimsuit the little girl in The...
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    Re: Mr bean

    That little girl who walks off with Bean's swim trunks looks soo young - you'd think her parents would be watching her closely just because of her age and notice her snorkeling the trunks - although...
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    Re: Mr bean

    Well, The Curse of Mr Bean off ITunes:


    Do you think Bean ever goes after those boys who caused him to fall from the diving board?


    Likewise, I wish i could be a fly on the wall when the...
  16. Mattel "Bottle Time Baby" doll advert (1985)

    This is a commercial from 1985 but it's interesting to see that the producers seemed to think that girls in trousers couldn't sell baby dolls. That sunset colored dress looks like something out of...
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    Irish Telecom "Santa" advert

    Can't imagine a boy in the girl's place. Girls present differently to boys, and the cuteness factor would be different.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gl2u24_d2w0
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    Creative writing idea

    I wrote a short story set in the "near-future" where an inventor has developed tech where you can experience movies as the characters. He uses an husband and wife friends of his as beta testers. They...
  19. Re: Nuclear War in the 80s - how would history have remembered Samantha Smith?

    Able Archer, wasn't it.

    We are also lucky that Lt. Petrov didn't listen to his computers.
  20. Nuclear War in the 80s - how would history have remembered Samantha Smith?

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Samantha_Smith

    How would history have remembered her if a NATO-Warsaw Pact version of World War III had broken out in the 80s?
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    Re: Gender transformation fiction

    Imagine a macho stud president like Bill Clinton waking up to find himself looking like this:...
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    Gender transformation fiction

    What are people's here thoughts on gender transformation fiction. I was thinking of writing one where it happens to a past U.S. President.
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    Lesley Gore's You Don't Own Me

    This song was banned at my school's dances... our (male) principal thought it too uppity for a girl.
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    Re: Yootha Joyce

    Alcoholism probably killed Rik Mayall, too - years of heavy duty boozing led to narrowed coronary arteries and, ultimately, a fatal blockage.
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    Re: John Candy

    King Ralph was John Goodman, another fat American actor.
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