I just started re-watching 21 Jump Street. You know how when you remember the 80s, it seems like the whole decade is a caricature of itself? Turns out, the 80s really were that ridiculous, and the early 90s weren't much better. "Graffiti art is all the rage now, sir."
The thing that's been getting me most about the unfortunate fashion choices are the wildly mismatched earrings—one reasonably small earring one one ear, and one large dangling-past-the-shoulders earring on the other ear. It seems like it would be hard to keep your head upright.
Luckily, a few episodes into the series, the show stopped taking itself nearly so seriously, and it's a little less painful to watch, plot-wise anyway. The clothes would still feel quite at home in the above photograph, number 32 in my 36 Views of South Waterfront series. Click on any photo for a slide show of the series so far. "Very smooth routine, Gilmore. Very smooth."
Johnny Depp is currently hitting on a woman who just said, "Welcome to the 80s." Oh, snap. Now he has to pretend to be a student in her class. "Van Halen, dude! The man knows his music!"
There's a 21 Jump Street movie coming out soon. I'm a little worried about it. The original series might be in that precarious state of being—perfect for its time, but not good enough to withstand a re-make, especially in movie format. "I didn't figure you for a Twisted Sister fan."