Category Archives: Movies

Quote of the Day: An American Tail

[Fievel sees Warren’s true form from behind the mirror]

Fievel Mousekewitz: Warren T.!

Warren T. Rat: [Warren sees Fievel, gasps] You!

Fievel Mousekewitz: You’re not a rat, you’re a cat!

Warren T. Rat: How’d you get in here? Come here, you little…

[Warren grabs Fievel, but Fievel bites him and runs off]

Warren T. Rat: Gentlemen, cat’s out of the bag.

[throws his mirror to the ground]

Warren T. Rat: [yells] Get me that mouse!

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**Reminder** “Box Office Jocks” Blog-a-Thon coming up!

Just a reminder that Dubsism and I are hosting a “Box Office Jocks” Blog-a-Thon. Entries will be posted this Super Bowl weekend (February 2 and 3, 2019).

This blog-a-thon is all about movies featuring actors who used to be athletes at the college, Olympic, or professional level, OR movies in which a famous athlete appears. It is NOT about movies which have a sports-related theme. This is about actors who once were jocks, or big-time jocks who make cameos.

Please let me know if you would like to submit a blog article, or podcast for this event.

You can email me at If you send me something after this weekend, I can add it. So, don’t be shy.

Some possible actors include (but certainly aren’t limited to) John Wayne, Kirk Douglas, Buster Crabbe, Johnny Weissmuller, Esther Williams, Sonja Heine, up through people like Beau Bridges, Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, or the recently departed Burt Reynolds. Also, these do not need to be 80s movies.

Here are some places where you can look up other actors/movies if you don’t want to cover any of the actors listed above:

Actors who once were College or Olympic athletes:

Pro athletes who either made cameo appearance or became “straight-up” actors:

So as I said, you can email me at, or you can even comment below.

Quote of the Day: The Beastmaster

Dar: [re: the eagle] I have my eyes…

Dar: [re: the ferrets] I have my cunning…

Dar: [re: the tiger] and I have my strength.

Happy 71st birthday to Marc Singer!!!

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Quote of the Day: The Blues Brothers

[while standing at the entrance to the Triple Rock church watching the service with much dancing and Hallelujah choruses, a heavenly light shines down on Jake and he has an epiphany]

Jake: The band? The band.

Reverend Cleophus James: DO YOU SEE THE LIGHT?


Reverend Cleophus James: DO YOU SEE THE LIGHT?

Elwood: What light?

Reverend Cleophus James: HAVE YOU SEEEEN THE LIGHT?


Today, John Belushi would have turned 70 years old. He died March 5, 1982 at the age of 33.

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Episode 23: 1981 Year in Review

On this episode of Return to the ’80s, Robert and Paul welcome Ty Ray, from the Beats and Eats podcast, to the show. The guys Return to 1981, and count down the year’s top songs, movies, and television shows. Also, find out what the biggest selling toys were in 1981, and reminisce on the big news stories of the year.

As this current decade comes to a close, come join us to Return to the greatest decade ever, and check out the awesome year of 1981!

10. “Keep On Loving You” by REO Speedwagon

9. “9 to 5” by Dolly Parton

Top 10 Movies of 1981

10. Time Bandits

9. The Four Seasons

8. For Your Eyes Only

7. Chariots of Fire

6. The Cannonball Run

5. Stripes

4. Arthur

3. Superman II

2. On Golden Pond

1. Raiders of the Lost Ark

8. “I Love a Rainy Night” by Eddie Rabbit

7. “Kiss On My List” by Hall & Oates

Hall & Oates March Madness

Top 10 Television Shows of 1981

10. One Day At a Time
9. M*A*S*H
8. ABC Monday Night Movie
7/6 tie Too Close for Comfort and The Dukes of Hazzard
5. Alice
4. Three’s Company
3. The Jeffersons
2. 60 Minutes
1. Dallas

6. “Celebration” by Kool & the Gang

5. “Jessie’s Girl” by Rick Springfield


Barbie Perfume Maker
Star Wars figures
Rubik’s Cube








4. “(Just Like) Starting Over” by John Lennon


3. “Lady” by Kenny Rogers


Oakland Raiders beat the Philadelphia Eagles 27-10 – January 25, 1981 at the Louisiana Superdome


Boston Celtics beat the Houston Rockets 4-2

New York Islanders defeat the Minnesota North Stars 4-1

LA Dodgers beat the New York Yankees 4-1

News Events

January 20 52 Americans held hostage in Iran for 444 days freed

March 6 Walter Cronkite signs off of CBS Evening News

March 30 Reagan Assassination attempt

April 18 The Longest Game – Pawtucket Red Sox tie Rochester Red Wings 2-2 in 32 innings (game resumed 23rd June)

May 11 Cats premieres in London

May 13 Assassination attempt on Pope John Paul II

Jun 2 Barbara Walters asks Katharine Hepburn what kind of tree she would be

Jun 5 AIDS Epidemic officially begins when US Centers for Disease Control reports on pneumonia affecting five homosexual men in Los Angeles

Jun 12 Baseball players begin a 50 day strike, their 3rd strike

July 29 Royal Wedding

Aug 1 MTV premieres at 12:01 AM

Aug 3 13,000 Air Traffic Controllers (PATCO) begin their strike; US President Ronald Reagan offers an ultimatum to workers: ‘if they do not report for work within 48 hours, they have forfeited their jobs and will be terminated’

Sep 12 “The Smurfs” animated cartoon series by Hanna-Barbera first broadcasts in North America

Sep 25 Sandra Day O’Connor sworn in as 1st female supreme court justice

Dec 11 Muhammad Ali’s 61st & last fight, losing to Trevor Berbick

Dec 28 1st American test-tube baby, Elizabeth Jordan Carr is born in Norfolk, Virginia

Dec 31 CNN Headline News debuts

2. “Endless Love” by Diana Ross and Lionel Richie

1. “Bette Davis Eyes” by Kim Carnes


Ty Ray
Twitter – @BeatnEats

Check out Ty Ray and Nick Gelso’s awesome Beats and Eats podcast on:

iTunes (aka Apple Podcasts)


Return to the ’80s
Find Return to the ’80s on Facebook
Twitter: @returntothe80s and Robert can be contacted at @mishouenglish

Also, you can subscribe to the Return to the ’80s podcast on

Apple Podcasts

Quote of the Day: The Untouchables

Ness: [referring to Malone] I’m going to see you burn, you son of a bitch, because you killed my friend!

Frank Nitti: He died like a pig.

Ness: What did you say?

Frank Nitti: I said your friend died screaming like a stuck Irish pig. Now you think about that when I beat the rap.

[He runs a comb through his hair and walks toward the door. Ness, enraged, grabs him from behind and pushes him past the door]

Frank Nitti: Hey… hey!

[Ness propels him toward the ledge]

Frank Nitti: *Hey!

[Ness pushes him off the roof. He falls, screaming]

Ness: Did he sound anything like *that*?

Happy 64th birthday to Kevin Costner!!!

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Quote of the Day: Iron Eagle

[Doug sees what appear to be enemy planes on his radar coming head-on while trying to escape with his father]

Doug Masters: Dad, four more MiGs jumping us!

Col. Ted Masters: Pull up hard!

Maj. Dwight Smiley: This is Blue Leader, do you read?

Doug Masters: They’re ours dad, they’re American! Roger Blue Leader, I’ve got two bandits on my ass, can you assist?

Maj. Dwight Smiley: We were about to contact the aggressor and verify his intentions. Attention unidentified aircraft, this is Major Dwight Smiley of the United States Air Force, you are following one of our F-16s in international airspace, do you wish to engage?

[both MiGs break off]

Maj. Dwight Smiley: I didn’t think so.

Iron Eagle was released on this day 33 years ago (January 17, 1986)

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Quote of the Day: Heartbreak Ridge

Highway: Shut your face, hippie!

Corporal ‘Stitch’ Jones: Hippie?

[whispers in ear]

Corporal ‘Stitch’ Jones: There haven’t been hippies in centuries. Are you freeze-dried or doing hard time?

Happy 62nd birthday to Mario Van Peebles!!!

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