37 Retro Facts and Figures That Make Us Yearn for the Good Old Days

37 Retro Facts and Figures That Make Us Yearn for the Good Old Days

Movies. Music. Video games. Those things all existed back then, okay you youthful little Gen Zers?! They may have been primitive and strange forms of what you love today, but dang it, they happened. Luckily for us, some early humans from the 1980s and 1990s made some pretty elaborate cave drawings for us to look back on today.

Classic movies crushed at the box office The Shining.got frozen out by The Empire Strikes Back. The Empire Strikes Back, Kramer VS. Kramer, and The Jerk were the top films in 1980. The Blues Brothers, The Electric Horsemen, and The Shining also did well, each making just under $31 million. CRACKED

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It's no coincidence that Johnny Cage is a cocky pretty boy movie star who can do a split. Mortal Kombat was designed to be a vehicle for Jean-Claude Van Damme. CRACKED.COM

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THE STONE TEMPLE PILOTS ARE NAMED AFTER THE STP OIL LOGO. STP Their original name, Mighty Joe Young, wasn't available. They came up with the name Stone Temple Pilots because they liked the look of the three-letter logo on the sticker on singer Scott Weiland's motorcycle. CRACKED.COM http://www.encyclopedia.com/topic/Stone_Temple_Pilots.aspx

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TOAD THE WET SPROCKET TOOK ITS NAME FROM A MONTY PYTHON SKETCH. In the bit, which appeared on an album, Eric Idle was making fun of rock bands with ridiculous names. Не had no idea one of the names had been chosen by an actual band until he heard them on the radio. CRACKED.COM http://youtu.be/DR22krUkBc

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INDIE MOVIES OF THE '90s RESERVOIR DOGS TONY SCOTT WANTED TO DIRECT. Tarantino, however, told him he was already securing funding to direct the movie himself. Like a total class act, Scott had no problem settling for a different Tarantino script, True Romance. CRACKED.COM

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INDIE MOVIES OF THE '90s JUNGLE FEVER SAMUEL L. JACKSON WON AN AWARD THAT TECHNICALLY DOESN'T EXIST. Jackson's performance in this movie was so legendary that he won Best Supporting Actor at the 1991 Cannes Film Festival, even though the festival does not really give that award. Only four people have ever received it. CRACKED.COM

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Baby Spice wasn't in the original Spice Girls line-up. Michelle Stephenson was originally the fifth member. She was replaced by Abigail Kisand and finally Emma Bunton. CRACKED.COM

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Elwood Edwards was the You Got Mail voice. Disappointing. I always imagined he looked like the AIM Buddy icon. CRACKED.COM

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Producers didn't let Aaron Paul audition for the role of Francis. MALC THe IN LM MIDDLE On Malcom in the Middle, Bryan Cranston and Paul could have been coworkers a lot sooner, but they rejected him even though he desperately wanted it. CRACKED.COM

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ZACK MORRIS IS NOW OLDER THAN MR. BELDING WAS WHEN SAVED BYTHE BELL BEGAN LIFE AS GOOD MORNING, MISS BLISS CRACKED COM

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