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One 80s reunion we can live without



One of these unlikely 80s reunions could actually come true soon. Can you figure out which one?

-- Top Gun 2: The Goose is Loose, in which Anthony Edwards returns to play Tom Cruise's friend and copilot, now guiding Maverick from the hereafter in Obi Wan Kenobi fashion.

-- Steve Martin, Martin Short and Chevy Chase reprise their roles as the Three Amigos. This time, they're sent to raise morale of U.S. troops in the Middle East by a besieged American president stuck in a conflict that's going so badly that it could only be the product of Hollywood ... right?

-- Corey Feldman and Corey Haim -- years after "Lost Boys," "License to Drive" and "Dream a Little Dream" -- are pairing up again for a television comedy series simply called ... The Coreys.

Yeah, unfortunately, it's the last one that's true. The Daily Variety reported this week that the project -- from the creators of the think-piece series "Wife Swap" -- would feature the mischievous actors as fictional versions of themselves -- same names and everything -- "presumably because it would be funnier and less sad that way," Variety said. (Amen, brother.)

Are there worse possible 80s reunions out there? Sure, you bet!

Top 5 worst possible reunions of 80s icons:
5. The cast of St. Elmo's Fire (Come to think it -- let's avoid getting the writers together again too.)
4. John Travolta and Kirstie Alley: "Look Who's Talking About Scientology Now"
3. Patrick Swayze and Jennifer Grey: Unless it's for "Dirty Dancing: Vegas Nights"
2. New Kids on the Block: Along with Anna Nicole Smith, they're possibly the only living example that Darwin's theory of evolution is wrong.
1. Madonna and (Sean Penn, Warren Beatty, Dennis Rodman, etc., etc.)

(If anyone adds a Corey movie to our growing "funniest movies of the 80s" list, we're sending Crispin Glover over to your house for dinner.)

[Last modified: Wednesday, June 9, 2010 2:18pm]


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