View Full Version : Comparing the 1980s With the 1990s

04-26-2001, 02:27 AM
Basically, this is a little game concerning finding the best equivalents a possible between these two decades. For example:

-Ghostbusters=Men In Black

-Who Framed Roger Rabbit=Space Jam


-Die Hard=Air Force One

-Raiders of the Lost Ark=The Mummy

-48 Hours and Beverly Hills Cop=Rush Hour

-Robocop=The Crow

-The Ewoks=Jar Jar Binks

-The rise of new wave=The rise of grunge

-Solid Gold and American Bandstand=The Grind and Total Request Live

-Breakdancing and the Moonwalk=The Macerena and the Running Man

-Early MTV=MTV 2 (or M2)

-New Kids On the Block=The Backstreet Boys and 'N Sync

-Debbie Gibson and Tiffany=Britany Spears and Christina Agularia

-"Where's the Beef!?"="Wassup!?"

-New Coke=Crystal Pepsi

-Spud Mackenzie=Dinky, the Taco Bell Chihuahua

-The California Raisins=The Budweiser Frogs

-The Noid=Bad Andy

-Garbage Pail Kids trading cards=Pokemon trading cards

-Cabbage Patch Kids dolls=Furbies

-The Rubix Cube=Gameboy


-Rainbow Brite & Jem & the Holograms=Salior Moon & The Powerpuff Girls (cartoons that are popular mostly with young females)

-Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles=Pokemon and Power Rangers

-Muppett Babies=Tiny Toon Adventures

*Video Games:
-NES and Atari 2600=N64 and Sony Playstation

-Super Mario Bros.=Sonic the Hedgehog and Crash Bandicoot

-Pitfall=Tomb Raider

-The Fox Network=The WB and UPN

-Quantum Leap=Sliders

-The Peoples' Court=Judge Judy

-The Love Connection=Singled Out

-Knight Rider=Viper

-Married With Children=Unhappily Ever After

-Happy Days=That 70s Show

-Saturday Night's Main Event=Smackdown

-Out of This World=Sabrina, the Teenage Witch

04-26-2001, 11:12 AM
Heh heh good comparisons.


04-26-2001, 11:47 AM
You're right! That's a good comparison list.

04-27-2001, 04:12 AM
Yoko Ono=Courteney Love
The first 2 Superman movies being great and then dissolving into a joke (ok, the first Superman was 78, but the other 3 were 80's)=the first 2 Batman movies being great and then dissolving into junk in 3 and 4
Boy George=RuPaul
Debbie Gibson=Britney Spears
The Brat Pack (the cast of Breakfast Club/St. Elmos Fire)=the Scream gang (the casts of Scream/I Know What You Did Last Summer)
Hill Street Blues=NYPD Blue
St. Elsewhere=ER
Prince=The Artist
Flashdance=Striptease (ST was so not a porn, but actually very similar to Flashdance in the choreography)
Sheena Easton=Mariah Carey
Paula Abdul=Jennifer Lopez
Cyndi Lauper=Gwen Stefani
Journey=Matchbox 20
ALF=Meego (anyone remember that? LOL)
Anita Bryant=Dr. Laura
OJ Simpson, the good guy=OJ Simpson the killer
Michael Jackson's glove in the Motown 25 concert/Jason Biggs' sock in American Pie
George Michael=Ricky Martin
hair metal=rap metal
Gandhi (boring artistic film that sweeps the Oscars)=English Patient (boring artistic film that sweeps the Oscars)

Slippery Dan
04-27-2001, 09:39 PM
Antenna - Cable TV
Tight Jeans - Baggy Jeans
Space Shuttle Challenger Expolsion - Columbine High School Massacre
San Fracisco Earthquake of 89 - World Trade Center Bombing of 93
Unix - Windows 95
Super Mario Bros - Super Mario 64
Morton Downey Jr. - Jerry Springer
Innocent Madonna - Slut Madonna
Volkswagon Rabbit - Volkswagon Beetle
Beta Max VCR - VHS VCR
Gigantic Satellite Dishes - Small Satellite Dishes
Gas Tank In The Back - Gas Tank On The Side
Miami Vice - Nash Bridges
Ronald Reagan & George Bush - Beavis & Butt-Head
Sony Walkman - Sony Discman
Tootsie - Mrs. Doubtfire
Julius Erving - Allen Iverson
Lasi Episode of M*A*S*H - Last Episode of Seinfeld
Who Shot JR? - Who Shot Mr. Burns?
Hole in O-Zone Layer Crisis - Y2K Crisis
Tattoo - Mini Me
Pirating Tapes - Pirating CD's
Bell of Pennsylvania - Bell Atlantic
Stapled TV Guides - Bound TV Guides
WKRP In Cincinnati - New WKRP In Cincinnati
The Cosby Show - Cosby
TV Dial Goes Up to 83 - TV Dial Goes To 69
Nightmare On Elm Street - Scream
Original Star Wars Movies - Enhanced Star Wars Movies
Star Trek: The Next Generation - Star Trek: Deep Space Nine
$100,000 Pyramid - Who Wants To Be A Millionaire?
Donkey Kong - Donkey Kong Country
No Color Game Boy - Game Boy Color
Atari 7800 - Atari Jaguar
Hulk Hogan - "Stone Cold" Steve Austin
Fat Ricki Lake - Skinnier Ricki Lake
Live Baby Jessica Coverage - Live OJ Simpson Coverage
East Germany & West Germany - Germany
Fun Guy Ricky Schroder - Hard Ass Rick Schroder
Car Stereos with 8 Track Player - Car Stereos with CD Player
Death of Pincess Grace - Death of Princess Diana

04-28-2001, 01:04 AM
*Ben Johnson=Tonya Harden-Olympic athletes who entered a major scandal soon after it was uncovered that they resorted to cheating.

*Bill Buckner=Scott Norwood-Athletes whose main legacy will forever concern them being viewed as a massive goat while in the heat of a major sporting event (whether it's the World Series or the Super Bowl).

*The firing of Jimmy "The Greek" Synder=The firing of Marv Albert

*The earthquake during the 1989 World Series=The bombing during the 1996 Summer Olympic Games

*The Saturday Game of the Week on NBC=The Saturday Game of the Week on Fox

*The Phillies finally winning the World Series=The Rangers finally winning the Stanley Cup

*The 49ers' championship dynasty=The Bulls' championship dynasty

*The Miracle On Ice=Super Bowl XXV-Highly memorable sporting moments that carried a bunch of political over-tones. In this case, the US hockey team upsetting the heavily favored Soviets in the same year that the US boycotted the Summer Olympics in Moscow in protest of the Soviets' invasion of Afganaistan. As for the Super Bowl, there was a fairly strong emphasis on the Gulf War (or Desert Storm) as the game ultimately went down to a decisive field goal.

*The Icky Shuffle=The Dirty Bird

*The Baltimore Colts becoming the Indianapolis Colts=The Cleveland Browns becoming the Baltimore Ravens

*Bo Jackson, "The Two Sport Athlete"=Deion Sanders, "The Two Sport Athlete"

*The 1987 NFL Strike=The 1994 MLB Strike

*Kirk Gibson hitting a dramatic, game winning homer in the World Series while with a bad limp in the legs=Michael Jordan scoring 38 points in a NBA Finals game while with the flu.

*The NBA Finals on tape delay=The Olympic Games on tape delay

*Pete Rose getting banned from baseball=OJ Simpson going on trial for murder-Hall of Fame type of professional athletes whose legency is perhaps forever severely tarnished due to their alledged crimes off of the playing field.

*Game 6 of the 1986 World Series=Game 7 of the 1997 World Series

*The 1984 San Diego Padres=The 1998 San Diego Padres-They both got crushed in the World Series by a team who won over 100 games in the regular season and soon fell back to earth in the aftermath.

*Fernando Valenzuela=Hideo Homo

*George Stienbrenner=Jerry Jones

*The Homer Hankies=The Tomahawk Chop

*NC State over Houston=James "Buster" Douglas over Mike Tyson-They were upsets to end all upsets.

*The Metrodome=Coors Field-Perhaps the homes of "Arena Baseball."

*NBC losing Major League Baseball to CBS=NBC losing the NFL to CBS

*"The Catch"=Jeffery Maier

*Roger Clemens striking out 20 players in one game=Kerry Wood strking out 20 players in one game

*Mary Lou Retton=Kerrie Strug-Perhaps the most regconizable US gymnast to come out of the Summper Olympics from the decade.

*The 1989 "Battle of the Bay" and the 1985 "I-70 Series"="The Subway Series" (even though it was in the year 2000)

*The Bash Brothers=McGwire & Sosa

*The Super Bowl Shuffle="How 'bout them Cowboys!"-Rather cocky statements concerning the greatness of Super Bowl winning football teams. The main difference is that one of them didn't involve a rap song.

*Georgetown choking in the final minutes against North Carolina in the NCAA mens' basketball championship game=Michigan choking in the final minutes against North Carolina in the NCAA mens' basketball championship game

The Olympic Games on ABC=The X Games on ABC

*The Denver Broncos, the enternal losers of the Super Bowl=The Buffalo Bills, the enternal losers of the Super Bowl

04-28-2001, 02:45 AM
*The Muppet Show=Muppets Tonight

*"Read my lips, no new taxes!"="I did not have sexual relations with that woman!"

*Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom=Batman Returns-The follow up to an action film that was the highest grossing over-all movie for its year that comes under fire for its darker story and more extreme violence.

*The crane kick from The Karate Kid=The levitating kick from The Matrix

*MC Hammer=Puff Daddy

*Jason Vorhees and Freddy Kruger from Friday the 13th and Nightmare On Elm Street=The Ghostface Killer (no not the rapper from the Wu Tang Clan) from Scream

*Life Styles of the Rich & Famous=MTV's Cribs

*I'm Gonna Git You Sucka=Scary Movie (even though Scary Movie came out in the year 2000)

*Star Search=Your Big Break

*The death of John Belushi=The death of Chris Farley-Stars of Saturday Night Live who die of drug over-dose.

*The Real Ghostbusters=Extreme Ghostbusters

*American Gladiators=Battle Dome

*Highway to Heaven=Touched By an Angel

*Dungeons & Dragons=Magic, the Gathering

*Mr. Wizard's World=Bill Nye, the Science Guy

*Unsolved Mysteries=E!'s Mysteries and Scandals

04-28-2001, 10:54 AM
These are all very good comparison lists this has been a good read.


04-28-2001, 11:29 AM
Forgot one!!
Facts of Life - Friends (Friends was in 1999 or so)

04-29-2001, 04:23 PM
Movie Enhancements:
*Old black & white movies being colorized and shown on cable TV=The original Star Wars triology getting reworked special effects and footage.

04-29-2001, 07:00 PM
Originally posted by BlairW_2:
Forgot one!!
Facts of Life - Friends (Friends was in 1999 or so)

first of all friends started airing in 1994! second of all facts of life and friends have NOTHING IN COMMON, one is about a school girls the other, is about twenty-somethings!