90s

The Nightmare Before Christmas Had A Beginning Even Weirder Than The Actual Film

Tim Burton's The Nightmare Before Christmas is quite possibly the creepiest children's movie of all time. Even now, at 30-years-old, the movie makes my skin crawl when it ends up on the television, but can you expect anything less from the creative mind of Tim Burton?Oh My Disney But what you may not know is that Tim Burton based the movie off a poem, he wrote while working for Disney in the early 1980s. What ended up being a three-page poem was inspired by classic children's Christmas shows: Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer and How the Grinch Stole Christmas. Burton

80s

11 TV Shows From The '80s You Definitely Forgot Even Though You Always Watched Them

The 1980s wasn't the greatest decade when it came to television entertainment. Sure, we had a few great movies hit the big screen in the 80s, but when it came to TV the attempts at attracting an audience fell severely flat. It wasn't for a lack of trying, dozens of shows bombed during the decade. Here are 11 that just fell a little bit harder than the others.1. Slim Goodbody's Inside Story John Burnstein played Slim Goodbody on this PBS show. Slim Goodbody was originally the "superhero of health" on a few morning news shows. The character hit its

Pop Culture

13 Things You Never Would Have Guessed About Adam Sandler

Adam Sandler is one of the most recognizable faces in comedy. He has given us such epic slapstick comedies as Happy Gilmour, Billy Madison and The Waterboy. My personal favorite is Eight Crazy Nights, which I watch each Christmas season. Outside of his regular appearances on the big screen, here are 13 things you likely had no idea about Adam Sandler. 1. Adam Sandler and Judd Apatow used to be roommates.Sometimes you have make a penny stretch into a dollar, and that can mean living with roommates. When they were both trying to make a name for themselves in

90s

10 Things About Home Improvement More Secretive Than Wilson's Face

Home Improvement was one of those hilarious and completely family friendly sitcoms from the 90s that will forever go down in nostalgic history. Tim Allen playing the role of Tim "The Tool Man" Taylor with comedic precision, followed by a well put together cast to accompany his exploits. The show gave us a great look at some of the issues facing families at the time, as well as their personal struggles as the Taylor kids grew up. That being said, here are 11 things that you probably didn't know about Home Improvement.1. Older is actually younger. On the show,

90s

90s Sitcoms That Were Cancelled Before You Even Knew They Existed

The 90s brought us some of the most iconic television shows of all-time: Friends, Seinfeld, ER, The West Wing, just to name a few. But what about those shows that barely got off the ground and were cancelled before we really got a chance to enjoy them? Sitcoms were always at risk to being cancelled because there were just so many of them going all the time, and audiences could be finicky as to what they liked.These eight 90s sitcoms were cancelled before we really got a chance to decide if they were worth watching long term. 1. If

90s

10 Reasons Why Starship Troopers Is The Very Definition Of Guilty Pleasure

We all have that one movie that we love to watch even though we have no good explanation as to why we love it so much. For me, one of those movies is the 1997 science-fiction gong show Starship Troopers. Looking back on the movie now, I completely understand why some people found it to be outrageously stupid; the writing isn't great, the story line is lacking a few key elements, the acting is a little over the top, but overall it's great for mindless enjoyment. Plus, Neil Patrick Harris has a great role in it.20 years after it

90s

20 Songs You Always Listened To On Your Discman That You Haven't Thought About Since

There really is no other way to put this, if you remember these songs you are definitely getting closer to 30+, than you are to 21. There are songs on this list that we wish we could forget, and the younger generation should be glad that they never had to live through a time where these were blasting on car radios. But some of these hits bring back memories of simpler times, handing out with our friends, doing things we enjoyed before we had to start "adulting".  1. Strong Enough - Cher Cher has been around forever. This isn't

90s

10 Times That 'Recess' Described Our Childhoods Perfectly

Recess was one of the greatest kid's shows to ever grace the television after school and on Saturday mornings. It may have been wildly exaggerated, but it was still more than a little relatable for all of us. It taught us more about life than we realized, and looking back, it did help shape my childhood. 1. Teacher's Lounge Every one of us always wondered what went on behind the door of the teacher's lounge. It was a somewhat mystical place, where we assumed that they sat there and smoked cigarettes, drank bourbon, and relaxed. In reality, they more likely

90s

8 School Experiences We All Had That Today's Kids Will Never Understand

The grade school and high school experience has definitely changed since the days that we were all stuck in the classroom. As I watch my own children go through the early grades, I am blown away by how much things have changed, and how little I truly understand the motivations for those changes. We all made it through those years (mostly), and we are none the worse for the wear. I am all for progress, but when we make progress simply for the sake of it, or when that progress affects our children's abilities to grow into fully functioning members

90s

10 Facts About "The Shawshank Redemption" That Will "Lock You Up"

The Shawshank Redemption is one of the greatest movies ever made, and is likely the greatest prison movie to ever hit the big screen. Morgan Freeman and Tim Robbins put on such epic performances that you actually wouldn't mind being locked up with the two of them if you had a choice about it. Here are 10 facts about the making of the movie that will have you heading to Netflix to watch it again. 1. Technically Andy left prison a millionaire.Andy spent roughly 20 years locked up at Shawshank Prison, and over that time, he helped the warden