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Greatest '80s TV Catchphrases, From 'Cheers' to 'Ninja Turtles'

by Maggie Furlong, posted Mar 25th 2011 9:00AM
'Perfect Strangers'We're sure all kinds of awesome things happened on March 25, 1986, but could anything rival the series premiere of 'Perfect Strangers'? Don't be ridiculous!

It's been 25 years since 'Perfect Strangers' introduced us to Balki Bartokomous (Bronson Pinchot) from Mypos and his Chicago cousin Larry Appleton (Mark Linn-Baker), who charmed audiences with dances of joy and classic Balki-isms for eight seasons.

With Balki's "Don't be ridiculous" (only to be said with a heavy accent, please) ringing in our heads, we got to thinking about other awesome '80s TV catchphrases that TV fans adopted in their real lives.

Sadly, after the '80s, TV catchphrases started to die out a little. Sure there's Joey's 'Friends' favorite "How you doin'?", Barney's 'How I Met Your Mother' "Legendary" go-to, and the 'Seinfeld' classic "Yadda, yadda, yadda," but new taglines are few and far between, while these old standards still bring back great memories.

Without further ado, let's take a walk down TV memory lane with some of our favorite '80s TV catchphrases. D'oh! Did we forget yours? Chime in with a comment.

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Bob Saget Goes on a Midnight Search for Sasquatch (VIDEO)

by Oliver Miller, posted Dec 1st 2010 10:01AM
Bob Saget Goes on a Midnight Search for SasquatchBob Saget is an interesting guy. He's best known as the über-clean-cut star of 'Full House,' and the equally clean-cut host of 'America's Funniest Home Videos.' But outside the world of mainstream TV, he's known for something else. Mr. Saget is, in fact, a legendarily profane stand-up comic. It just goes to show that everyone has hidden depths.

His new series 'Strange Days With Bob Saget' is all about exploring hidden depths -- his own, and other people's. Bob tracks down weird subcultures, and shows a charming willingness to take part in the most bizarre activities.

On the latest episode (Tue., 10PM ET on AETV), Saget meets up with a group of hunters who spend their free time searching for Sasquatch -- or "Bigfoot," if you prefer. Bob is skeptical, but then -- while standing out in the forest in the middle of the night -- he hears a terrifying noise. And then he hears an even more terrifying one.

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Kimmel: John Stamos' 'Glee' Role Shows 'Diabolical Genius' (VIDEO)

by Aimee Deeken, posted Oct 27th 2010 5:30AM
John Stamos Talks 'Glee' on 'Jimmy Kimmel Live'Jimmy Kimmel knows the real reason John Stamos is on 'Glee.' When the actor visited 'Jimmy Kimmel Live' (weeknights, 12:05AM ET on ABC), the host called Stamos a "diabolical genius" for it.

"As if you haven't already inserted yourself enough into the psyche of the women of America by hitting them with 'Full House,' now you're on 'Glee' to induct a whole new generation into your black magic," said Kimmel. "Now those teenagers who are watching 'Glee,' 10 years from now ... are gonna see you and go, 'Oh, I loved you on 'Glee.' They're not even gonna know what 'Full House' was. And they're going to disrobe."

Hey, Jimmy, to further cement your theory, you should add Stamos' sexy turn as Dr. Tony Gates on 'ER.'

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'TGIF' Stars: Where Are They Now?

by Kim Potts, posted Aug 12th 2010 4:00PM
TGIFOscar winners George Clooney and Mel Gibson (in 'Baby Talk' and 'Complete Savages') ... 'Friends' star Matthew Perry (in 'Home Free') .... 'Chuck' leading man Zachary Levi (in 'Less Than Perfect') ... they were all adult members of ABC's "TGIF" lineup of Friday night family sitcoms.

But what we remember most from those Friday nights in front of the tube? The younger cast members -- Urkel, the Tanner kiddies, the Mowry twins. They kept us tuning in season after season (the block ran on ABC from 1988-2000 and 2003-2005), and what has inspired this look at where the real stars, the TGIF kids, are now ...

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Six Comedies That Traveled to Hawaii

by Rich Keller, posted May 12th 2010 1:15PM
The Brady's go to Hawaii -- One of a half-dozen sitcom familes that have traveled to the Aloha StateThis week, the Dunphys of ABC's 'Modern Family' spend some time in the islands of Hawaii. Though visiting the Aloha State during a show's first season is unprecedented in the world of television comedy, it certainly isn't the first sitcom that has spent some time there. Over the last four decades there have been a half-dozen comedies that have visited Hawaii's beaches.

1. 'The Brady Bunch' -- The standard-bearer for all future visits to Hawaii. This three-part 'Hawaii Bound' episode, which began the show's fourth season, had everything: luscious scenery, a cursed tiki, creepy caves, straight hair going curly, Don Ho, Vincent Price and Marsha Brady in a bikini. Even today, almost four decades since the episodes premiered, folks will stop everything when they air.

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'Full House' House on Sale

by Scott Harris, posted Feb 2nd 2010 12:00PM
It's one of the saddest moments of youth: when the home you grew up in is sold off to strangers. And now it's about to happen to the house that all America grew up with.

Yes, folks, it's true: the house featured on the beloved family sitcom 'Full House' is being offered up for sale to the highest bidder. According to NBC Los Angeles, the stately Victorian home, which was featured in the opening credits for most of the show's eight seasons, is on the block with an asking price of $4.1 million.

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Candace Cameron Won't Read 'Full House' Co-Star Jodie Sweetin's Memoir

by Nicholas White, posted Dec 17th 2009 12:15AM
Jodie Sweetin's new memoir 'Unsweetined,' which details some of the unsavory personal elements of her TV childhood background, won't have one reader among its ranks: former 'Full House' co-star Candace Cameron.

When asked this week if she had read Sweetin's book, which came out in November, Cameron, who played Sweetin's older sister on the late 80s/early 90s TV show, shook her head, smiled and said, "I have not."

"Well, I am a little curious, but I can pass," Cameron told Inside TV at Tuesday's JCPenney "Joy of Giving" party in West Hollywood.

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'Make it or Break It' Sets Season 1 Winter Return Date of January 4, 2010

by Ron Mwangaguhunga, posted Nov 19th 2009 3:00PM
Make It or Break ItWill an earlier premiere date make it or break it?

ABC Family will find that out when the hit gymnastics series 'Make It or Break It' premieres Jan. 4 at 9PM, right after the season 2 winter premiere of 'The Secret Life of the American Teenager.' 'Make It' was originally supposed to premiere one week later, on Jan. 11, according to the Hollywood Reporter.

The show, which has received an additional 10-episode order, has been a ratings gold mine for ABC Family. Its series premiere, for example, was the network's second-highest series launch ever in adults 18-34 and viewers 12-34.

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A&E Picks Up 'Bob Saget's Strange Days': Which Groups Should He Travel With?

by Michael D. Ayers, posted Nov 17th 2009 1:15PM
Bob SagetComedian Bob Saget is going on a few road trips next year.

A&E and the longtime television personality have agreed to produce a new travel series under the working title 'Bob Saget's Strange Days,' in which he explores off-beat communities and subcultures. So far, the show will have Saget hanging out with biker gangs, mail-order brides, partying Amish teenagers and survivalists. An initial order of seven one-hour episodes are scheduled to air at some point in 2010, according to Variety.

The show is said to stem from Saget's stand-up routine, and will explore alternative lifestyles while trying to uncover a more emotive element. In a statement released, senior vice president Robert Sharenow said the show "will reveal hidden corners of the real America and the real Bob Saget, who is even funnier and more relatable when just being himself than any other role he's ever played."

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'Full House' Star Jodie Sweetin Shares Drug Abuse Details on 'Today' (VIDEO)

by Donald Deane, posted Nov 2nd 2009 2:44PM
TV viewers know her best as Stephanie Tanner on 'Full House,' but, as shown in this clip from 'Today,' the life of actress Jodie Sweetin wasn't nearly as wholesome as it was on the long-running ABC sitcom.

In her memoir, 'Unsweetined,' the child star comes clean on her battle with alcohol and drugs that began after the sitcom ended and ran into adulthood.

Watch the video after the jump.

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What are the best TV advertising agencies?

by Bob Sassone, posted Aug 17th 2009 1:33PM
BewitchedSo last night we had the return of the guys and gals from Sterling Cooper, and Asylum.com has a list of the best fictional TV advertising agencies.

Beyond Mad Men and Bewitched, I couldn't have told you the names of the ad agencies on Bosom Buddies, Full House, or thirtysomething if a million bucks was at stake. Did they miss anyone? I know we've had other ad agencies on TV but my mind is blank at the moment.

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Candace Cameron (Bure) returning to television on Make It or Break It tonight

by Jason Hughes, posted Jun 22nd 2009 3:22PM
Candace Cameron BureWe all watched her grow up on Full House and then we watched her disappear from our television screens, seemingly forever. I don't know if I'll go so far as to say Candace Cameron was to the early '90s what Alyssa Milano was to the late '80s, but that's because I'll be forever loyal to my boyhood crush on Samantha Micelli. But while Milano has been on the airwaves virtually every season since the question of Who's the Boss? was answered when the network canceled it, not so for Cameron.

She got married and went off to raise her kids for ten years, giving us only a few appearances in that time. Now 33 and ready to get back to work full time, Candace Cameron Bure will be one of the stars in ABC Family's gymnastic-themed Make It or Break It, premiering tonight at 9pm ET.

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What if Lost were a sitcom from the nineties?

by Eliot Glazer, posted Jun 18th 2009 6:07PM
evangeline lilly kate austen lostLost fanatics, rejoice! We may still have, oh, more than half a year left before we get cheerfully dumped with a load of new episodes (::drool::), but in the meantime, we have DVD's, abc.com, repeats on SyFy, and YouTube!

Yes, YouTube.

Well, technically, we can't get our fix of full episodes on "the Tubez," but the site still provides us with plenty of fodder; fan dedications, clip montages, and music videos galore. Let's face it: people love their Hurley birds, smoke monsters, and everlasting, cancer-conquering romances. And why shouldn't they?

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Seven '90s TV Show Reunions That Need to Happen Right Now

by Kelly Woo, posted Jun 9th 2009 6:00PM

The Zack Attack is back! Alas, it was for one night only.

Last night, Mark-Paul Gosselaar surprised Jimmy Fallon on 'Late Night' by showing up dressed as Zack Morris from 'Saved By the Bell' -- complete with giant mobile phone. Fallon's been obsessed with putting together a 'Saved By the Bell' reunion, and Gosselaar (who now stars in TNT's 'Raising the Bar') gamely agreed to participate -- if Fallon can get everybody else on board.

It got us thinking about which of our favorite '90s sitcoms need to hold reunions, like, yesterday. 'The Today Show' already hosted a 'Cosby Show' reunion, but here are some more meet-back-ups we really, really want to see:

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Stamos wants to flush Full House into movie theaters

by John Scott Lewinski, posted Jun 8th 2009 7:27PM
John Stamos wants to bring new twins to the big screen in a Full House movie.John Stamos wants to make a movie out of Full House. Not since the talk of adapting Hello, Larry has a rumor caused such an enthusiastic uproar.

The original show featured a widowed father (Bob Saget) who turns to a wacky friend (Dave Coulier) and his brother-in-law (John Stamos) to help raise his three daughters after his late wife was killed by a drunk driver. Yes, that was the set-up for one of the lightest of lightweight comedies.

According to Moviefone, Stamos says he's putting together a project that would not include the original Full House cast. That would save us all from watching a 90 minute exploration of how two sickly sweet, perky Olson twins became desperately thin, tragic drug addicts. Cue the laugh track.

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