I only vaguely remember the 80s, myself.

I was watching Survivor tonight and flipping through the channels during commercial breaks when I stumbled across I Love the 80s Strikes Back: 1985 on VH1. Like most shows on VH1 lately, I Love the 80s Strikes Back is composed half of old pop-cultural video clips, and half of commentary by B-list celebrities. In the two minutes that I watched, the B-listers of the moment included Mandy Moore and a couple of the Donnas discussing TV shows like Rainbow Brite.

Something about that seemed wrong, so I doubled-checked my hunch on Google. As it turns out, the Donnas were all born in 1979, so I accept the idea that they remember what cartoons they watched in 1985. Mandy Moore, on the other hand, was born in 1984. Yep, she's sharing her pop culture memories from when she was one year old. It's like Viacom isn't even trying to be believable anymore....

Posted at 11:31:34 PM EDT on 23 October 2003 from Trenton, MI