"Weird Al" Yankovic presents movies from the year that "should have been made in 3-D" but weren't. This is a reference to his album "Weird Al" Yankovic in 3-D.
Paula Abdul presents teen idols from each year.
Chuck Woolery presents the "best on-screen hookups" of each year.
Elvira, Mistress of the Dark presents the "biggest boobs" (i.e., blunders) of each year.
Alan Thicke presents "hot moms" from each year.
Emmanuel Lewis presents a slang word or phrase as the "pop culture term" of each year.
Harry Anderson (of Night Court) judges a "trial" of a pop culture icon in the "Guilty/Not Guilty" segment.
John Moschitta gives a quick recap of each episode in the "Year in Review" segment.
During the credits of every episode, a clip from a popular music video was played without any type of commentary. These were usually replaced with a show promo by Vh1.
Paul McCartney gets busted for marijuana possession in Japan
Ethnic Barbie Dolls
Richard Pryor burns himself
Gary Numan's "Cars"
Buck Rogers in the 25th Century
AC/DC's "Back in Black"
Christopher Cross' "Sailing"
The Jazz Singer
Sugar Ray Leonard
The Elephant Man
Movies of 1980: 9 to 5 (film) and Xanadu (film)
Teen Idols of 1980: Scott Baio, Christopher Atkins, Michael Jackson
Best On-screen Hookup of 1980: John Travolta and Deborah Winger in Urban Cowboy
Biggest Boob of 1980: Rosie Ruiz cheating in the Boston Marathon
Hot Moms of 1980: Ann Romano (One Day at a Time), Alice Hyatt (Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore), Vickie LaMotta (Raging Bull)
Pop culture Term of 1980: "Like" (modifier)
Guilty/Not Guilty of 1980: That's Incredible for inciting kids at home to imitate the stunts seen on the show despite having a "do not try this at home" warning.
End Credit Video is The J. Geils Band's "Love Stinks"History of the World, Part I
Circus of the Stars
The first laptop
Loverboy's "Working for the Weekend"
Chariots of Fire
You Can't Do That on Television
38 Special's "Hold On Loosely"
Escape from New York
The Mediterranean fruit fly infestation
Barbara Mandrell and The Mandrell Sisters
REO Speedwagon's "Keep on Loving You"
Country stars performing pop songs (specifically, Juice Newton and The Oak Ridge Boys.)
Gimme a Break!
An American Werewolf in London
Movies of 1981: Clash Of the Titans, Arthur, My Dinner With Andre
Teen Idols of 1981: Timothy Hutton, Todd Bridges (Diff'rent Strokes), Rick Springfield
Best On-screen Hookup of 1981: Kermit the Frog and Miss Piggy (The Great Muppet Caper)
Biggest Boob of 1981: Miss New York USA, Deborah Fountain padding her swimsuit at the Miss USA 1981 pageant
Hot Moms of 1981: Jane Fonda (On Golden Pond), Faye Dunaway (Mommie Dearest), Barbara Eden (Harper Valley PTA)
Pop culture Term of 1981: "Dude" (noun)
Guilty/Not Guilty of 1981: Richard Simmons for wearing short shorts
End Credit Video is Hall & Oates' "You Make My Dreams"Quest for Fire
The Human League's "Don't You Want Me"
Bow Wow Wow's "I Want Candy"
Headbands and mesh tops shirts
The $25,000 Pyramid
1982 Chicago Tylenol murders
Ripley's Believe It or Not!
Movies of 1982: Annie, Conan the Barbarian, Gandhi
Teen Idols of 1982: Ricky Schroeder, Duran Duran, John Stamos
Best On-Screen Hookup of 1982: Dustin Hoffman and Jessica Lange in Tootsie
Biggest Boob of 1982: Larry Walters flew 16,000 feet up in the air using only a lawn chair with 45 helium weather balloons attached to it
Pop Culture Term of 1982: Gag Me With A Spoon (phrase)
Guilty/Not Guilty of 1982: Tommy Tutone for causing a fad of calling 867-5309 and asking for Jenny
End Credit Video is Missing Persons "Words"Jaws 3-D
Herbie Hancock's "Rockit"
Truly Tasteless Jokes (Offensive Joke book)
The jheri curl
Jesse Jackson runs for President
Press Your Luck
Strategic Defense Initiative ("Star Wars")
Terms of Endearment
Best on-screen hookup of 1983: Tom Cruise and Rebecca De Mornay in Risky Business
Biggest Boobs of 1983: KISS for taking off their makeup and revealing what they really looked like
Hot Moms of 1983: Beverly D'Angelo, Susan Clark (Webster), Jacqueline Bisset
Pop Culture Term of 1983: Hoser (loser or someone easily fooled)
Guilty/Not Guilty of 1983: Cabbage Patch Kids for inciting riots in stores.
End Credit Video is Thomas Dolby's "She Blinded Me with Science"Red Dawn
Dr. Ruth Westheimer
Murray Head's "One Night in Bangkok"
Children of the Corn
Doug Flutie's hail mary pass
Rodney Dangerfield's "Rappin' Rodney"
Romancing the Stone
TV's Bloopers & Practical Jokes
"Movies that should have been made in 3-D" of 1984: Splash, Breakin', Purple Rain
Teen Idols of 1984: Menudo, Wham!, Corey Hart
Best On-Screen Hookup of 1984: Long Duck Dong and Lumberjack in Sixteen Candles
Biggest Boobs of 1984: Walter Mondale using the Wendy's Slogan "Where's the beef?"
Hot Moms of 1984: Phylicia Rashad (The Cosby Show), Susan Saint James and Jane Curtin (Kate & Allie), Caren Kaye (It's Your Move)
Pop Culture Term of 1984: Boy Toy
Guilty/Not Guilty of 1984: The FCC allowing more time devoted to commercials resulting in the introduction of infomercials.
End Credit video is Peter Schilling"s "Major Tom (Coming Home)"Bob Ross' The Joy of Painting
Mick Jagger and David Bowie's version of "Dancing in the Street"
Calvin Klein's Obsession
The Legend of Billie Jean
Phil Collins' No Jacket Required
Joe Theismann gets his leg broken on Monday Night Football
"Weird Al" Yankovic
Just One of the Guys
The Subway Vigilante
Sour Patch Kids
Sally Field's Academy Awards speech
DeBarge's "Rhythm of the Night"
Spies Like Us
"Movies That Should Have Been in 3-D" of 1985: Gotcha!, Witness
Teen Idols of 1985: Michael J. Fox, Val Kilmer, Matthew Modine
Best On-screen Hookup of 1985: Molly Ringwald and Judd Nelson in The Breakfast Club
Biggest Boob of 1985: David Lee Roth goes solo and parts ways with Van Halen
Hot Moms of 1985: Lea Thompson (Back To The Future), Cher (Mask), Kelly McGillis (Witness)
Pop culture Term of 1985: Dweeb (noun)
Guilty/Not Guilty of 1985: Tipper Gore and the PMRC for the Parental Advisory Stickers
End Credit Video is Starship's "We Built This City"Back to School
Jermaine Stewart's "We Don't Have to Take Our Clothes Off"
Murder, She Wrote
The Color of Money
Not Necessarily the News
Head of the Class
Movies of 1986: Pretty In Pink, Aliens, Cobra
Teen Idols of 1986: Malcolm Jamal Warner (The Cosby Show), Andrew McCarthy (Pretty in Pink), River Phoenix (Stand by Me)
Best On-screen Hookup of 1986: Mallory and Nick on Family Ties
Biggest Boob of 1986: Geraldo Rivera and the opening of Al Capone's vault on live TV
Hot Moms of 1986: Cindy Pickett (Ferris Bueller's Day Off), Deidre Hall (Our House), Judith Light (Who's the Boss?)
Pop culture Term of 1986: Poser (noun)
Guilty/Not Guilty of 1986: Don Johnson for his song and video "Heartbeat"
End Credit video is Stacey Q's "Two of Hearts"Predator
Oral Roberts asks for $8,000,000
Billy Idol's version of "Mony Mony"
The Legend of Zelda
Baby Jessica falls down a well
Lee Press-On nails
Throw Momma from the Train
Spenser: For Hire
The bolo tie
Cutting Crew's "(I Just) Died in Your Arms"
Kelly Le Brock Pantene advertisements
Star Trek: The Next Generation
Movies of 1987: Ishtar, Roxanne, Three Men and a Baby
Teen Idols of 1987: Patrick Dempsey, Kirk Cameron, Johnny Depp
Best On-screen Hookup of 1987: Michael Douglas and Glenn Close from Fatal Attraction
Biggest Boob of 1987: the people of Italy electing former porn star Ilona Staller into Parliament
Hot Moms of 1987: Anne Schedeen (ALF), Katey Sagal (Married... with Children), Mel Harris (Thirtysomething)
Pop culture Term of 1987: Skank
Guilty/Not Guilty of 1987: Tammy Faye Bakker for wearing too much makeup
End Credit video is LeVert's "Casanova"Twins
The party line/1-900 Numbers
Cher and Rob Camiletti
Buster Poindexter's version of "Hot Hot Hot"
Cocktail and The Beach Boys "Kokomo"
Lita Ford's "Kiss Me Deadly"
Jimmy the Greek's racist comments
Midnight Oil's "Beds Are Burning"
The Morton Downey, Jr. Show
It's Garry Shandling's Show
Mike Tyson's Punch-Out!!
Rod Stewart's "Forever Young"
The Naked Gun: From the Files of Police Squad!
Movies of 1988: Rain Man, Caddyshack II, Elvira, Mistress of the Dark
Teen Idols of 1988: The Two Coreys, Michael Hutchence (INXS), Jason Bateman
Best On-screen Hookup of 1988: Susan Sarandon, Tim Robbins, and Kevin Costner in Bull Durham
Biggest Boob of 1988: Dan Quayle's ineptness ("potatoe")
Hot Moms of 1988: Demi Moore (pregnant on Vanity Fair), Katherine Helmond (Who's the Boss?), Joanna Kerns (Growing Pains)
Pop culture Term of 1988: P.C. (Politically Correct)
Guilty/Not Guilty of 1988: Sherman Hemsley (The Jeffersons) making a spin-off show Amen
End Credit video is The Escape Club's "Wild, Wild West"Rescue 911
The Little Mermaid
Fine Young Cannibals' "She Drives Me Crazy"
The Exxon Valdez oil spill
Honey, I Shrunk the Kids
Leona Helmsley charged with tax evasion
Super Bowl XXIII
The hi-top fade haircut
Salman Rushdie's The Satanic Verses
Kim Basinger buys a town
Ozzy Osbourne and Lita Ford's "Close My Eyes Forever"
The B-2 bomber
Movies of 1989: Turner & Hooch, Dream a Little Dream, UHF
Teen Idols of 1989: New Kids on the Block, Christian Slater, John Cusack
Best On-screen Hookup of 1989: Billy Crystal and Meg Ryan in When Harry Met Sally
Biggest Boob of 1989: the RJ Reynolds Tobacco Company inventing the "smokeless" cigarette.
Hot Moms of 1989: Julia Roberts in Steel Magnolias, Kirstie Ally in Look Who's Talking, and Marge Simpson
Pop culture Term of 1989: Have A Cow (phrase)
Guilty/Not Guilty of 1989: CBS executives for first-degree brain slaughter
End Credit Video is Skid Row's "18 and Life"