I Love the 80s: The Not Ready for Prime Players Post SNL
Jim Fixx popularized jogging before dropping dead. Bill Hicks referenced his death in his act and the Fauvres wrote a song about his death as well.
What would HBO have been without Caddyshack, Modern Problems, Fletch, Ghostbusters, Stripes, and My Stepmother is Alien?After leaving SNL to a fairly lack lustre cast, the original not ready for primse time players began to make movies like Caddyshack and Ghostbusters, which would give us many lines to quote late at night in bars when we realized that we had nothing in common with each other except a communal knowledge of Bill Murray.
I need a break so I'm going to let you guys do some of the work here. What's your favorite line from one of these films? Is it Bill Murray talking about the Dalai Lama? Do you prefer Chase's deadpan Fletch?
And does anyone not want every copy of My Stepmother is Alien burned? Extra points if you can identify the future Buffy the Vampire Slayer cast member who plays Akroyd's daughter in that film.
One last point-not technically 80s trivia. In the original SNL there was a short film in the last surviving cast member dances on the graves of others. Who played the last survivor?
Bad Bunni posted at 7/26/2008 03:58:00 PM