Monday, September 27, 2010

The cast of Kids Incorporated sings the theme to Neverending Story

I feel like my childhood memories have been consolidated:



I just watched at least 20 Kids Incorporated videos after reading that Fergie (of the Black Eyed Peas) was Stacy Ferguson. I had no idea. Stacy Ferguson was in the uppermost tier of coolness as far as a late '80s girlhood was concerned; her hair was always, always asymmetrical, teased all to hell and with scrunchies involved. I associate her with the cooler sister on Charles in Charge as well as the cooler Sweet Valley twin. (Then Stacey from The Babysitter's Club gets mixed in.) If you were an American girl of the middle class persuasion in 1988, you probably wanted to be either Stacy Ferguson or Jennifer Connelly from The Labyrinth.

I feel like there is such a thing as an "'80s face," like certain stars actually had the right bone structure and fat distribution for that era, and couldn't succeed as well now, no matter their styling. Ryan Lambert had ultimate '80s face. I put David Duchovny in that category too.

Also, I think this is how I learned to dance.

7 comments:

  1. but duchovny became famous in the 90s, right? did he exist in the 80s?

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  2. Yeah, but he was limited in career choices by his 80s face.

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  3. that kid who sang the first verse...i totally had that haircut when i was 12, except longer in the back. that's right, i spiked mullet.

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  4. limited?! but he found the perfect role in mulder, so that's not too bad, career-wise, right?

    i'm not sure what you mean by "80s face"--i googled ryan lambert, but i don't see what it is you're describing. when i think of an 80s face, i think of something more square and toothpaste-commercialish, like mark-paul gosselaar (a name i had to look up on imdb, i admit.)

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  5. before duchovny was mulder--he did soft porn on showtime... the red shoe diaries. I believe this was the 80s, and he was hot: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xkMY-zJa8Eg&feature=related and def 80's face-- (johnny depp had it back then on 21 jump street, but somehow he and jennifer connelly managed to lose every ounce of subcutaneous face fat in the intervening decades... surgery or heroin? or both?)

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  6. oops, red shoe diaries was in the nineties, I guess I can't remember exactly when I became a dirty girl. must be the heroin. or the surgery.

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  7. I had to look up when the Red Shoe Diaries was on too. My boyfriend still listens to the soundtrack to the movie version -- it was quite ... formative for him.

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