Long before she thanked us for stopping by as Veronica Corningstone, Christina Applegate became many an 80’s baby celebrity crush as Kelly Bundy.
In fact Applegate was such a popular sex symbol; they had to stop rolling tape whenever she walked into the scene during a taping of Married with Children due to the incessant hooting from the men in the crowd. This literally happened during the taping of every single episode.
Thanks to her role as Kelly Bundy, Applegate started getting leading roles on the big screen, starting with Streets; a movie no one would have ever heard of if it wasn’t for Applegate’s pseudo topless scene. I’m pretty sure that scene alone accounts for their entire $86k opening weekend.
There is not an 80’s kid alive who doesn’t know the names Mary Kate and Ashley Olsen. We all watched Full House (for some strange reason) and they made up just about the entire “cute” factor for that show.
Now let’s be clear about this one: when I’m talking about celebrity crushes on the Olsen twins I’m talking post Mary Kate eating disorder era; right about the time they were featured with a series of photos in GQ.
One of the first TV series I remember ever really getting into has to be the Wonder Years. It’s also the only childhood show which still holds up to the same standards of quality and enjoyment now as it did then.
Maybe it’s because I’ve grown up, and the Wonder Years caters as much to adults as it did kids, but every other show from my childhood is embarrassing, to say the least. At no point in my adult life will I ever be intrigued by the Steven Urkel vs. Stephan Urkelle moral dilemma.