'This is crazy, this is crazy, this is crazy!'

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February

Summer_lovers Many people in Florida say spring officially arrives when the pro baseball teams return for the Grapefruit League. Others figure the state fair or Plant City's infamous Strawberry Festival signals the beginning of the season.

Here at the Stuck in the 80s corporate headquarters, we use a different barometer to determine springtime -- when the poolwater is warm enough for skinny-dipping. And as of 6:13 p.m., Feb. 21, it's spring, baby, it's spring!

No, those weren't the Space Shuttle's sonic booms you heard last night. It was the sound of watery cannon balls echoing throughout northeast St. Petersburg.

Nobody appreciates a quick dip au natural like an '80s fan. Because, with due respect to the 1960s, the '80s are all about this wonderful hobby.

TOP 10 SKINNY-DIPPING SCENES FROM THE 80s:

10. SPLASH (1984): Daryl Hannah is a mermaid. You figure out the rest. "What you looking at? You never seen a guy who slept with a fish before?"

Blue_lagoon_2 9. THE BLUE LAGOON (1980): Brooke Shield's timeless line: "You're always staring at my buppies!"

8. FAST TIMES AT RIDGEMONT HIGH (1982): Phoebe Cates isn't actually in the water, but who's complaining. "Hey, you guys had shirts on when you came in here."

7. SECRET OF MY SUCCESS (1987): Michael J. Fox is seduced by "Aunt Vera" (Margaret Whitton) to the tune of the "Jaws" theme. "What's my mother going to say? I've disgraced my whole family!"

Cocoon 6. COCOON (1985): Steve Guttenberg has a close encounter of the nude kind. "If this is foreplay I'm a dead man!"

5. SUMMER LOVERS (1982): Daryl Hannah (again!), Peter Gallagher and Valerie Quennessen prove three's company after all. "Making love to you is like riding a horse."

4. CHILDREN OF A LESSER GOD (1986): William Hurt and Marlee Matlin in the artsiest scene in this list. "Sarah... Sarah! I am falling... into the pool with you!"

Blameitonrio 3. BLAME IT ON RIO (1984): Michael Caine, you dirty dog. Michelle Johnson was old enough to be ... well, she was old enough. "You only live once, but it does help if you get to be young twice."

2. RECKLESS (1984): Daryl Hannah (hey you!) and Aidan Quinn hold impromptu swim team tryouts -- at midnight. "Forget it! I'm not that drunk... well, not yet!"

1. VACATION (1983): Chevy Chase and Christie Brinkley. No nudity, but great comedy. "It's too bad you're married... I'm in the mood for some fun!"

Honorable mention -- PURPLE RAIN (1984): Apollonia has to purify herself in the waters of Lake Minnetonka. "That ain't Lake Minnetonka."

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