Thursday, April 10, 2008

{Girls Just Want to Have Fun}

A couple of nights ago I was talking to a friend about the funny shows we watched as a kid. I reminisced about making up a dance to Girls Just Want to Have Fun (slow, slow, quick, quick slow), and she told me she prayed to be Wonder Women. I remember watching Girls Just Want to Have Fun at my very first sleepover (Amber's house, hamburger birthday cake). I so, so wanted to be Sarah Jessica Parker (her dance partner was dreamy). If you knew who Jareth was, or what DTV stood for, or who said, "Hollywood, Hollywood," you would have been my BFF in 5th grade.
I have seen most of these again as an adult (usually at 2 AM on some random channel). It is strange revisiting the films you loved as a more innocent you. The allure is definitely different--does anyone else think the premise of Mannequin a little creepy?
So, I started wondering, what were all of your favorite shows as a kid? I'm so curious to know where your sophisticated cinematic fancy led you. Was it Sixteen Candles, Lucas or The Never-Ending Story ("Mother!"), or something even more totally rad?






4 comments:

caitlin said...

"My shrink says I'm unloved, unappreciated, I only have one car.." (I swear after that show I wanted to wear velcro clothing!)

Hello sweet Lindsey, I was just chatting with Logan in Replicolor. and she mentioned you had a blog, so I thought I would check it out. Positively fashionable, just like you. (Just wanted to say hello!)

Allison said...

Troop Beverly Hills was one of the most Rad, that and Shag were at every sleepover I ever had! and for the times we were feeling sappy, Somewhere in Time. That is one I have re watched and thought what IN the world.

Tyler & BreeAnn Fankhauser said...

I loved Goonies, and the first time I saw Labrynith was at Auburns house! Funny. those clips are so cool!

Tara and Dan Stewart said...

hmm, I'd have to say Labrynth. Although, I watched Princess Bride more times than you would think humanly possible...

As far as the childhood cartoon poll- I had a hard time choosing between She-ra and Jem. They were both my idols! I had an AWESOME She-ra castle with a pulley-elevator system. AND i had a cassette tape of Jem's best songs. Yep. It's a toss-up.