Question: Who directed Michael Jackson’s 1987 video for “Bad”?
Last Question: What movie starring Brooke Shields marked Tom Cruise’s first appearance in a major motion picture?
Answer: Endless Love
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Before he became one of the most successful actors of the ’80s, and eventually current day tabloid headliner, Tom Cruise made his big-screen debut in the Brooke Shields/Martin Hewitt romantic drama, Endless Love. It was also marked the debut of Jami Gertz, as well as very early appearances by James Spader and pre-Beverly Hills, 90210, Ian Ziering.
Here is a trailer of the movie:
And most of us are more familiar with the hit theme song by Lionel Richie and Diana Ross. How many of you had this as a prom theme or wedding song?
Question: What British foursome had a hit with “I Want Candy”?
Last Question:In the original Arthur, what veteran actor played the butler named “Hobson”?
Answer: Sir John Gielgud
Sir John Gielgud (April 14, 1904 – May 21, 2000) was a legendary British actor. He is one of the few entertainers who have won an Oscar, Emmy, Grammy, and Tony Award.
He won an Oscar for his role as Hobson in Arthur.
Here is one of my favorite scenes:
Here are the other awards he won:
1991: Winner for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or Movie, for Summer’s Lease
1948: Winner for Outstanding Foreign Company, The Importance of Being Earnest
1959: Winner, Special Award, for contribution to theatre for his extraordinary insight into the writings of Shakespeare as demonstrated in his one-man show, Ages of Man
1961: Winner for Best Director (Dramatic), for Big Fish, Little Fish, a play by Hugh Wheeler
1979: Winner for Best Spoken Word, Documentary or Drama Recording, for Ages of Man – Recordings from Shakespeare
Question: In the original Arthur, what veteran actor played the butler named “Hobson”?
Last Question:What type of animal was the Wacky Wallwalker toy shaped like?
Answer: An Octopus
The Wacky WallWalker was one of the biggest fads of the ’80s. It was the ’80s answer to the Pet Rock.
The Wacky WallWalker was a semi-sticky soft-rubber-like toy shaped like an octopus. You would throw it against the wall, and it would stick for a couple of seconds. Then it would slowly roll its way down the wall. With its dangling sticky legs, it would look like it was walking down the wall.
This would only work for a few times until the stickiness wore off, or if it got dust or dirt on it.
I confirmed that these did not stick to people. I performed hundreds tests on my little sister and brother, who were unwilling participants in this experiment.
You could have different competitions. They could be races down the wall, or you could see whose could stick to the wall the longest time before they started crawling down. In the latter competition, you would really huck these as hard as you could against the wall. Good times!
The Wacky Wallwalkers came about when Ken Hakuta received in the mail several sticky octopus-like toys from his mother, who lived in Japan. They were gifts for his children, but he somehow saw the marketing potential in this toy. So, in 1983, he purchased the rights to the product in 1983 for $100,000. Then several media outlets ran stories on the Wacky Wallwalkers, and their popularity took off. You could find them as prizes in cereal boxes, or quarter vending machines.
Over 240 million were sold, and made about $80 million. And teachers to reinforce their drawers of confiscated items.
Here is a Corn Pops commercial that features it’s prize towards the end:
Question: What type of animal was the Wacky Wallwalker toy shaped like?
Last Question: Can you fill in the blank: “Nothing comes between me and my ______.”
Calvin Klein stirred up controversy when they had a campaign that featured a fifteen-year-old Brooke Shields. Some of the commercials were actually banned, including this one where Brooke asks “Do you want to know what comes between me and my Calvins? Nothing!” :