Do you remember Crazy Eddie’s “Insane” commercials?

Crazy Eddie was a chain of retail stores located in New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, and Pennsylvania, which also sold by telephone. At its height, Crazy Eddie had 43 stores in the chain, and earned more than $300 million in sales.

Crazy Eddie was started during 1971 in Brooklyn, New York by businessmen Eddie Antar and Sam M. Antar as ERS Electronics, named after Eddie, his cousin and partner Ronnie Gindi, and Eddie’s father Sam.

Involved in fraudulent business practices, Eddie Antar resigned from the company in December 1986. Crazy Eddie’s board of directors lost control of the company in November 1987. The entire Antar family was immediately eliminated from the business. The new owners quickly discovered the true extent of the Antar family’s fraud, but were unable to stop Crazy Eddie’s decreasing fortunes. In 1989, the company declared bankruptcy and was liquidated.

Can You Name That Music Video?

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Madonna
Like A Virgin

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Bette Midler: 1980s | 2016

We loved our Roller Racer in the 80s.

Roller Racer was originally known as Flying Turtle in the 70s. It invented by a retired Boeing engineer as a gift for his grandson, using a tractor seat for the prototype toy.

The Flying Turtle/Roller Racer is still available today.

If you’re a kid of the 80s, you may have been introduced to Tom Hanks as Kip Wilson and his alter ego, Buffy Wilson. Bosom Buddies aired for two seasons on ABC from November 27, 1980 to May 27, 1982 and in reruns in the summer of 1984 on NBC.

Bosom Buddies features the misadventures of two single men, working in advertising, while disguising themselves as women in order to live in the one apartment they could afford.

The series was conceived by Thomas L. Miller and Robert L. Boyett as a male counterpart to their hit sitcom Laverne & Shirley. They originally pitched it as a straightforward buddy comedy done in what they described as “a sophisticated Billy Wilder kind of way.” When ABC executives asked Miller and Boyett to explain what they meant by the comparison to Wilder, the producers mentioned Some Like It Hot and ABC bought the show on condition that it would include men in women’s clothing, just like the movie.

“We weren’t there to pitch that,” Miller recalled. “And they jumped on it! We drove back to the studio in the car saying, ‘Oh my God, what are we gonna do? We have to do something in drag.’”