Rob Lowe revisits the most memorable aspects of ‘80s pop culture as he counts down the top ten toys, commercials, gadgets, fast food, streetwear and watercooler moments of the decade. From the launch of MTV and the Apple Macintosh, to the death of Teddy Ruxpin and Wendy’s Super Bar, 80s Top Ten relives the sights, sounds and tastes of this most iconic and impactful era.
The 80s Top Ten: Episode 1
Rob Lowe counts down the most memorable watercooler moments of the ‘80s. From Charles and Diana's wedding, the mystery of who shot JR and Queen's iconic Live Aid performance, to the desperate fight to save Baby Jessica and Madonna’s unabashed performance at MTV’s first VMAs, Rob reveals the stories behind the events that defined the era.
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The 80s Top Ten: Episode 2
Rob Lowe counts down the best street fashions of the ‘80s revealing the stories behind the success of shoulder pads, Spandex, Air Jordans and more.
The 80s Top Ten: Episode 3
Rob Lowe counts down the ten greatest commercials of the ‘80s as he explores how the global marketing success of MTV owes a nod to one great idea from 1956, learns why Apple's iconic 1984 ad nearly didn't make it to air, and uncovers the origin of one of the most famous slogans ever, Nike's "Just Do It".
The 80s Top Ten: Episode 4
Rob Lowe counts down the top ten fast foods of the 1980s, revealing the fascinating stories behind their creation. Learn how the sizzling success of the Hot Pocket relied on cutting edge ‘80s technology, why Domino's 30-minute guarantee was a risky gamble, and how the McDonald's Happy Meal got its start.
The 80s Top Ten: Episode 5
Rob Lowe counts down the top gadgets of the ‘80s, exploring how our lives were changed by inventions like the Walkman, Gameboy and Macintosh.
The 80s Top Ten: Episode 6
Rob Lowe counts down the top ten toys of the 1980s, revealing the surprising origin stories behind He-Man, the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Cabbage Patch Dolls and more. Inventors, insiders and consumers explore why toys like the Rubik's Cube and Transformers are still a big part of life today, while others, like Teddy Ruxpin and Care Bears, stayed in the ‘80s.