Zapped and Zappa – the 1980s from A to Z

Blogging from A to Z April Challenge

It’s, like, totally bitchin’ you came back to find out what my favorite Z’s are from the 1980s. Like the most righteous tv show, movie and music from the 80s.

Sorry, but I could not remember any television shows I watched in the 1980s beginning with Z (nor could I find any), so no tv on this post.

Zapped
I never saw Zapped, but it was the only Z movie in the 1980s I could find that I had heard of, and it starred Scott Baio (from Happy Days and Charles in Charge) and Willie Ames (from Eight is Enough and Charles in Charge). I don’t think I would like this movie, but it looks like your typical 1980s farce.

 

Frank and Moon Unit Zappa’s Valley Girl
I know I could have just said Frank Zappa for my favorite Z music from the 1980s, but I was obsessed with “Valley Girl” written by Frank Zappa and performed by his daughter Moon Unit. I had the 45 record and played it over and over. And we did walk around talking Val saying things like “Gag me with a spoon” and “fer sure” and “like oh my god I knooooow.” Sadly, I still know every word of the song to this day and can sing (uh speak) along to it flawlessly.

 

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 Z? And be sure to check out the 1970s from A to Z here.

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My name is Deena Dietrich. I live in Ellicott City, Maryland with my 2 dogs Elvis and Cilla. I am making my way as a Social Media Manager, Blogger and now Author. I have written my U2 memoir 'On the Road with U2: my musical journey' (available on amazon) about the 75 (now 100) U2 shows I have been to since ZooTv and the places I’ve seen and the people I’ve met along the way. My motto is “It is better to regret something you have done, than something you haven’t.” So follow me on my journey as I pursue my passions in music and sports with Elvis, U2, Grizzlies, Broncos, LMP, NKOTB, Orioles. Please connect with me @DeenasDays on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, YouTube, Google+ or you can email me at deenadietrich@gmail.com.

14 Comments on Zapped and Zappa – the 1980s from A to Z

  1. Never saw Zapped either but I really liked Scott Baio. I always felt sorry for a kid named Moon Unit.
    Its been a good month hope you enjoyed it.

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  2. Well done for finishing the A to Z 🙂

    It’s been fun popping by and reminiscing about the 80’s 🙂

    Sophie
    Sophie’s Thoughts & Fumbles | Wittegen Press | FB3X

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  3. I know neither Valley Girl nor Zapped, but I just pressed play on Valley Girl – LOL. Congrats on getting all the way to Z 😀 Thank you for some great recollections :).
    Tasha
    Tasha’s Thinkings | Wittegen Press | FB3X (AC)

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  4. greyzoned/angelsbark // April 30, 2016 at 12:37 pm // Reply

    Great ending to a great theme. Valley Girl made me laugh.
    I’ve really enjoyed your 80s posts! They brought back some great memories. So glad we connected. Making new friends is the best thing about the A-Z!

    I know you’re having a blast in Memphis. Be careful out there and don’t get into too much trouble! 🙂

    Michele at Angels Bark

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  5. Funny how a saw just sticks with you and you never forget the words. For me it was 1975 Run Joey Run. My sisters and I would take the 3 parts: the Joey, the girl or her father. Great post and great month of memories. Have fun in Memphis.

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  6. It’s been a great month. I’ve enjoyed your series all month. Don’t feel bad about Z, it was rough for all of us.

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  7. A little disappointed the challenge is over but it was definitely a walk down memory lane!!! Thanks for the fun month. Unfortunately I have no favorites to share but it was a great blog Deena!!! Thank you so much and have a blessed journey!!

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