Question: On The A-Team, what was Mr. T’s character B.A. Baracus deathly afraid of?
Last Question: In his classic arcade game, what does Donkey Kong ask you before starting each level?
Answer: “How high can you get?”
We are back with a new episode of the Return to the ’80s podcast!!
In this episode, Robert and Paul welcome guest host Jim Vilk (@JimVilk). Do you get frustrated when you are listening to a radio station that plays ’80s music, and they always play the same song over and over for a particular artist, when you know they have other great music? Well, Return to the ’80s has a brand new segment called ‘Listen to This, Not That.’ First up…Rick Springfield.
Also, 2016 continues to wreak havoc on us, as we have 3 deaths to talk about this week.
There is a brand new Remember That Song, as well as ’80s Trivia. Then we talk about the awesome, upcoming ’80s Crossover event. This month, several ’80s blogs and podcasts will be discussing our favorite ’80s Christmas presents. Jim, Robert, and Paul talk about our favorite presents that we either received, gave, or wanted but never got.
Finally, we get into our main topic – ’80s Action/Adventure Television Theme Songs.
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– Introducing guest Jim Vilk (@JimVilk)
Listen to This
Here we stand / Worlds apart, hearts broken in two / Sleepless nights / Losing ground, I’m reaching for you
Winner: Kurt Torster
Neon lights, a Nobel Prize / When a mirror speaks, the reflection lies / You don’t have to follow me / Only you can set me free
If you know the answer, email us at email@example.com, and enter Remember That Song in the subject line.
What color did the ghosts have to be for Pac Man to eat them?
Winner: Kurt Torster
New Question: What colors were on the original Rubik’s cube?
If you know the answer, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org, and enter Trivia in the subject line.
80’s Reboot Overdrive is hosting another ’80s Crossover Event. This time, we are talking about our favorite Christmas gifts. It can be a gift that was given, received, or most wanted and not received. Participants include the following:
80s Reboot Overdrive (@80sReboot)
Rediscover the 80s (@RD80s)
Killer Kitsch (@killer_kitsch)
The Fall Guy (Jim)
The Dukes of Hazzard (Robert)
Simon & Simon (Jim)
The A-Team (All)
Matt Houston (Jim)
Call to Glory (Robert)
The Greatest American Hero (Paul)
Miami Vice (All)
Next Episode: Year in Review/Top 10 Songs of 1980Follow @returntothe80s
31 years ago today, the pilot for The A-Team, one of the most iconic television shows of the ’80s, aired on NBC. The episode – “Mexican Slayride” introduced us to of Col. John “Hannibal” Smith, Lt. Templeton “The Faceman” Peck (“Face”), Sgt. Bosco “B.A.” Baracus, and Capt. H.M. “Howling Mad” Murdock. Most of us remember Face being played by Dirk Benedict. But, in the pilot the role was played by Tim Dunigan.
The first regular episode aired the following week, January 30, 1983, after Super Bowl XVII (where the Washington Redskins defeated the Miami Dolphins 27-17).
The A-Team would go on to air 98 episodes. The last episode was aired on March 8, 1987. Here is the theme song we all know and love:Follow @returntothe80s