It’s, like, totally bitchin’ you came back to find out what my favorite J’s are from the 1980s. Like the most righteous tv show, movie and music from the 80s.
Joanie Loves Chachi
I loved this third spinoff of my favorite television show Happy Days (the first was Laverne and Shirley then Mork and Mindy). Joanie loves Chachi barely ran for two seasons, but I dearly loved it. I had always loved Joanie growing up. I think I pictured myself as Joanie in all the episodes of Happy Days. So I followed the love story of Joanie and Chachi very closely and was thrilled when they got their own series. Even more exciting was that they sang. And how I loved their theme song. It just gets to me. Of course have the entire series (all 17 episodes) on dvd.
Just One of the Guys
THE feminist movie of the 80s. I still enjoy Just One of the Guys today. If you haven’t heard of it, the movie is about a pretty high school who is not being taken seriously as a reporter for her school’s newspaper so she masquerades as a boy to prove that she is a good reporter.
I had a poster of Michael Jackson hanging in my bedroom in the 6th grade – the one of him in the yellow sweater. It is hard to pick my favorite Michael Jackson song (“Wanna Be Startin Somethin” or “Rock with You”), but “Thriller” is definitely my favorite MJ video.
Thank you for joining me on my trip back to the totally tubular 1980s as I complete my Blogging from A to Z Challenge. What was your favorite tv show, movie and band or song from the 80s starting with the letter J? Please come back tomorrow to read about my faves from the 80s that start with the letter K. And be sure to check out the 1970s from A to Z here.