Trivia, Quotes, Notes and Allusions

Quotes (11)

  • Bil Dwyer: People who loved old people, and murder, watched Murder, She Wrote. Cabot Cove, Maine—it's such a delightful little town, but the murder rate, per capita, had to have been high.

  • Michael Ian Black: (on "We Don't Have to Take Our Clothes Off") I like the message. We can keep our clothes on. It's called dry humping.

  • Debbie Matenopoulos: Back to School with Rodney Dangerfield? Only one of the classics of American cinema.

  • Bil Dwyer: (on Short Circuit) I'm not going to question Ally Sheedy's choice in movie roles, because I've made some questionable choices myself. But when she was dancing with No. 5 and the song was "More Than a Woman"? Boy, talk about creepy.

  • Patrice ONeal: Chuck Woolery was the coolest white boy in (pauses) history.

  • Chris Coppola: (on Heart) They just were guitar slammin' bitches! They were great.

  • Mo Rocca: Head of the Class featured a gorgeous mosaic of losers.

  • Chuck Woolery: (on Love Connection) One guy said to a girl he'd seen better legs in a bucket of chicken. I thought that was going too far.

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Trivia (6)

  • Bill Dwyer says in Back to School, Rodney Dangerfield's character has Kurt Vonnegurt write a paper about himself and it gets a B. In the movie, Dangerfield in fact gets an F on the paper on Kurt Vonnegurt.

  • Pop Culture Term of 1986: Poser

  • Hot Moms of 1986: Cindy Pickett, Deidre Hall, Judith Light

  • Biggest Boob of 1986: Geraldo Rivera for his live special, opening Al Capone's vault, which was a huge bust as there was nothing in it.

  • Best On-Screen Hookup of 1986: Family Ties' Mallory and Nick

  • Teen Idols of 1986: Malcolm-Jamal Warner, Andrew McCarthy, River Phoenix

Allusions (2)

  • Head of the Class was said to have starred Dr. Johnny Fever, referring to star Howard Hesseman's character on a previous series, WKRP in Cincinnati.

  • Chris Jericho says that Libyan leader Muammar al-Qaddafi "kind of looked like a Libyan Screech," comparing him to the nerdy character played by Dustin Diamond on Saved by the Bell.