I Love the '80s 3-D

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I Love the '80s 3-D
GenreDocumentary
Narrated byDoug Jeffers
Country of originUnited States
Original language(s)English
No. of seasons1
No. of episodes10
Production
Running time60 minutes
Release
Original networkVH1
Original releaseOctober 24 –
October 28, 2005
Chronology
Preceded byI Love the '90s: Part Deux
Followed byI Love the Holidays

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 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 free at Best Buy stores across the United States.

Recurring segments[edit]

  • Movies That Should Have Been Made in 3-D: "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 "Weird Al" Yankovic in 3-D.
  • Teen Idols: Paula Abdul presents teen idols from each year.
  • Best On-Screen Hookups: Chuck Woolery (Love Connection) presents an on-screen hookup of each year.
  • Biggest Boobs: Elvira, Mistress of the Dark, whose character costumes emphasize her ample bosom, presents the foolish or stupid people of each year.
  • Hot Moms: Alan Thicke (Growing Pains) presents the sexually attractive mothers from each year.
  • Pop Culture Terms: Emmanuel Lewis (Webster) presents a slang word or phrase of each year.
  • Guilty/Not Guilty: Harry Anderson (Night Court) judges a "trial" of a pop culture icon.
  • The Year in Review: John Moschitta, a famed fast-talker who appeared in 1981 commercials for FedEx, gives a quick recap of each episode.
  • During the credits of every episode, a clip from a popular music video was played without any type of commentary. These were usually replaced with a show promo by Vh1.

Topics covered by year[edit]

1980[edit]

Movies of 1980 That Should Have Been Made in 3-D: 9 to 5 and Xanadu

Teen Idols of 1980: Scott Baio (Happy Days), Christopher Atkins (The Blue Lagoon), and Michael Jackson (Off the Wall)

Best On-Screen Hookup of 1980: John Travolta and Debra Winger in Urban Cowboy

Biggest Boob of 1980: Rosie Ruiz cheating in the Boston Marathon

Hot Moms of 1980: Ann Romano (One Day at a Time), Alice Hyatt (Alice), and Vikki LaMotta (Raging Bull)

Pop Culture Term of 1980: Like (modifier)

Guilty/Not Guilty of 1980: That's Incredible! for inciting kids at home to imitate the stunts seen on the show despite having a "do not try this at home" warning (guilty)

End Credit Video is The J. Geils Band's "Love Stinks"

1981[edit]

Movies of 1981 That Should Have Been Made in 3-D: Clash Of the Titans, Arthur, and My Dinner With Andre

Teen Idols of 1981: Timothy Hutton, Todd Bridges (Diff'rent Strokes), and Rick Springfield

Best On-Screen Hookup of 1981: Kermit the Frog and Miss Piggy (The Great Muppet Caper)

Biggest Boob of 1981: Miss New York USA, Deborah Fountain padding her swimsuit at the Miss USA 1981 pageant

Hot Moms of 1981: Jane Fonda (On Golden Pond), Faye Dunaway (Mommie Dearest), and Barbara Eden (Harper Valley PTA)

Pop Culture Term of 1981: Dude (noun)

Guilty/Not Guilty of 1981: Richard Simmons for wearing short shorts (guilty)

End Credit Video is Hall & Oates' "You Make My Dreams"

1982[edit]

Movies of 1982 That Should Have Been Made in 3-D: Annie, Conan the Barbarian, and Gandhi

Teen Idols of 1982: Ricky Schroeder (Silver Spoons), Duran Duran, and John Stamos

Best On-Screen Hookup of 1982: Dustin Hoffman and Jessica Lange in Tootsie

Biggest Boob of 1982: Larry Walters flew 16,000 feet up in the air using only a lawn chair with 45 helium weather balloons attached to it

Hot Moms of 1982: Meredith Baxter (Family Ties), Ms. Pac-Man, and Isabel Sanford (The Jeffersons)

Pop Culture Term of 1982: Gag Me With A Spoon (phrase)

Guilty/Not Guilty of 1982: Tommy Tutone for causing a fad of calling 867-5309 and asking for Jenny (guilty)

End Credit Video is Missing Persons "Words"

1983[edit]

Movies of 1983 That Should Have Been Made in 3-D: Scarface, Monty Python's The Meaning of Life, and Return of the Jedi

Teen Idols of 1983: The entire cast of The Outsiders

Best On-Screen Hookup of 1983: Tom Cruise and Rebecca De Mornay in Risky Business

Biggest Boobs of 1983: KISS for taking off their makeup and revealing what they really looked like

Hot Moms of 1983: Beverly D'Angelo (National Lampoon's Vacation), Susan Clark (Webster), and Jacqueline Bisset (Class)

Pop Culture Term of 1983: Hoser (adjective)

Guilty/Not Guilty of 1983: Cabbage Patch Kids for inciting riots in stores (guilty)

End Credit Video is Thomas Dolby's "She Blinded Me with Science"

1984[edit]

Movies of 1984 That Should Have Been Made in 3-D: Splash, Breakin', and Purple Rain

Teen Idols of 1984: Menudo, Wham!, and Corey Hart

Best On-Screen Hookup of 1984: Long Duk Dong and Lumberjack in Sixteen Candles

Biggest Boobs of 1984: Walter Mondale using the Wendy's Slogan "Where's the beef?"

Hot Moms of 1984: Phylicia Rashad (The Cosby Show), Susan Saint James & Jane Curtin (Kate & Allie), and Caren Kaye (It's Your Move)

Pop Culture Term of 1984: Boy Toy (phrase)

Guilty/Not Guilty of 1984: The FCC allowing more time devoted to commercials resulting in the introduction of infomercials (guilty)

End Credit Video is Peter Schilling"s "Major Tom (Coming Home)"

1985[edit]

Movies of 1985 That Should Have Been Made in 3-D: Gotcha!, and Witness

Teen Idols of 1985: Michael J. Fox (Back to the Future), Val Kilmer (Real Genius), and Matthew Modine (Vision Quest)

Best On-Screen Hookup of 1985: Molly Ringwald and Judd Nelson in The Breakfast Club

Biggest Boob of 1985: David Lee Roth goes solo and parts ways with Van Halen

Hot Moms of 1985: Lea Thompson (Back to the Future), Cher (Mask), and Kelly McGillis (Witness)

Pop Culture Term of 1985: Dweeb (noun)

Guilty/Not Guilty of 1985: Tipper Gore and the PMRC for the Parental Advisory Stickers (guilty)

End Credit Video is Starship's "We Built This City"

1986[edit]

Movies of 1986 That Should Have Been Made In 3-D: Pretty in Pink, Aliens, and Cobra

Teen Idols of 1986: Malcolm Jamal Warner (The Cosby Show), Andrew McCarthy (Pretty in Pink), and River Phoenix (Stand by Me)

Best On-Screen Hookup of 1986: Mallory Keaton and Nick Moore on Family Ties

Biggest Boob of 1986: Geraldo Rivera and the opening of Al Capone's vault on live TV

Hot Moms of 1986: Cindy Pickett (Ferris Bueller's Day Off), Deidre Hall (Our House), and Judith Light (Who's the Boss?)

Pop Culture Term of 1986: Poser (noun)

Guilty/Not Guilty of 1986: Don Johnson for his song and video "Heartbeat" (guilty)

End Credit Video is Stacey Q's "Two of Hearts"

1987[edit]

Movies of 1987 That Should Have Been Made in 3-D: Roxanne, Three Men and a Baby, and Ishtar

Teen Idols of 1987: Patrick Dempsey (Can't Buy Me Love), Kirk Cameron (Growing Pains), and Johnny Depp (21 Jump Street)

Best On-Screen Hookup of 1987: Michael Douglas and Glenn Close in Fatal Attraction

Biggest Boob of 1987: The people of Italy electing former porn star Ilona Staller into Parliament

Hot Moms of 1987: Anne Schedeen (ALF), Katey Sagal (Married... with Children), and Mel Harris (Thirtysomething)

Pop Culture Term of 1987: Skank (noun)

Guilty/Not Guilty of 1987: Tammy Faye Bakker for wearing too much makeup (guilty)

End Credit Video is LeVert's "Casanova"

1988[edit]

Movies of 1988 That Should Have Been Made in 3-D: Rain Man, Caddyshack II, and Elvira, Mistress of the Dark

Teen Idols of 1988: The Two Coreys, Michael Hutchence (INXS), and Jason Bateman

Best On-Screen Hookup of 1988: Susan Sarandon, Tim Robbins, and Kevin Costner in Bull Durham

Biggest Boob of 1988: Dan Quayle's ineptness ("potatoe")

Hot Moms of 1988: Demi Moore (pregnant on Vanity Fair), Katherine Helmond (Who's the Boss?), and Joanna Kerns (Growing Pains)

Pop Culture Term of 1988: P.C. - Politically Correct (phrase)

Guilty/Not Guilty of 1988: Sherman Hemsley (The Jeffersons) making a spin-off show Amen (not guilty)

End Credit Video is The Escape Club's "Wild, Wild West"

1989[edit]

Movies of 1989 That Should Have Been Made in 3-D: Turner & Hooch, Dream a Little Dream, and UHF

Teen Idols of 1989: New Kids on the Block, Christian Slater (Heathers), and John Cusack (Say Anything...)

Best On-Screen Hookup of 1989: Billy Crystal and Meg Ryan in When Harry Met Sally

Biggest Boob of 1989: The RJ Reynolds Tobacco Company inventing the "smokeless" cigarette.

Hot Moms of 1989: Julia Roberts (Steel Magnolias), Kirstie Alley (Look Who's Talking), and Marge Simpson (The Simpsons)

Pop Culture Term of 1989: Have A Cow (phrase)

Guilty/Not Guilty of 1989: CBS executives for first-degree brain slaughter (guilty)

End Credit Video is Skid Row's "18 and Life"

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