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E.T. Cookies that Poop Reese’s Pieces

We’ve made E.T. cookies before here in the Pop Rewind Kitchen, but with Halloween just around the corner (that’s right– E.T. is technically a Halloween movie, so this post is hella festive) we need to up our game. Presenting: E.T. Cookies That Poop Reese’s Pieces Ingredients: -Your favorite sugar cookie dough dyed green for E.T. for Atari or brown for...

Rick Springfield is a Vampire

A 1980s pop singer, vampires, Erica Kane’s ex-husband, and a made-for-TV movie from 1989. These are all things Linz loves, so it’s no wonder that when given the opportunity to purchase a $9 DVD containing those four elements she’d jump on it. Nick Knight stars Rick Springfield as a vampire detective working the night shift. His arch nemesis LaCroix, played...

Weird Paul: Working for Views and Recalling Peanut Butter

We’ve written about and obsessed over Weird Paul for a year now, amazed not only by his large body of work, but also at his dedication to quality and nostalgia. A new documentary about Weird Paul, Will Work for Views, is on Kickstarter until May 18, 2017. While the documentary has been filmed already, the creative team behind it needs...

Beyond Sonic 3: Did Michael Jackson Write the Music for ANOTHER Sega Genesis Video Game?

We’ve all heard the Michael Jackson Sonic 3 rumors— specifically that Jackson wrote the music for the Sega Genesis video game. While people have come out to verify this information (namely Brad Buxer, who worked on the Sonic 3 music, and said in a 2009 interview that Jackson was involved but didn’t want credit as he was not happy with...

Beyond Ecto Cooler: Hi-C Teamed Up with NKOTB?!

When many people of our generation think of Hi-C, they immediately think of Ecto Cooler– the highly successful Ghostbusters juice box tie-in that outlived the cartoon series it was based on and even went on to see a successful resurgence in 2016 (but has since been discontinued). Ghostbusters’ Ecto Cooler wasn’t the only 80s/90s promotional campaign that Hi-C had going....

In An Alternate Universe, Back to the Future Isn’t Lee’s Favorite Movie: it’s Linz’s Favorite Movie

While it’s no shocking revelation that in this universe Lee’s favorite anything is Back to the Future, it is perhaps a shocking revelation that in a universe not so distant from ours, Back to the Future is Linz’s favorite movie. We all know that Back to the Future had some major casting changes. In fact, before they could secure Michael...

Celebrating 17 Years of Chris Gaines

Sometimes there are bits of bizarre pop culture that really stick with you. Maybe it’s Prince changing his name to a Wing Ding, maybe it’s Sinead O’Connor tearing up a photo of the Pope on live television. If you’re like me, it’s definitely when Garth Brooks turned into Chris Gaines. What? Here we go. If I had to break it...

90s Moments You Forgot: Al Borland’s Beard

You couldn’t help it.  There wasn’t a cell phone in your pocket, your relatives didn’t have AOL, and there was nothing better to do on a Wednesday night than watch summer reruns of Home Improvement. Week after week, the offbeat characters of America’s favorite sitcom warmed their way into our hearts whether we wanted it or not.  Even casual fans...

Best of PopRewind.com 2014: The Movies

Have we really finished another year?  Apparently we have, according to the dollar store puppy calendar on my wall.  It’s been a fun year for us at PopRewind.com and we’re looking forward to the future.  Of course, we realize most of you are spending this week’s lunch breaks at office sweater parties, so we thought we’d do you a favor...

Best of PopRewind.com 2014: The 90s

Have we really finished another year?  Apparently we have, according to the dollar store puppy calendar on my wall.  It’s been a fun year for us at PopRewind.com and we’re looking forward to the future.  Of course, we realize most of you are spending this week’s lunch breaks at office sweater parties, so we thought we’d do you a favor...