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Do You Remember When The Goonies Met WWF Wrestlers?

Cyndi Lauper’s 1985 music video Goonies’R’Good Enough is perhaps one of the single most bat-shit-crazy crossover moments in the history of pop culture – and I mean Japanese Nic Cage commercials crazy. Having the star of your music video reenact the plot of the movie which the song is promoting is hardly note worthy, but it’s here that this piece of 80s memorabilia get’s all kinds of super random. Lauper essentially takes on the role of The Goonies searching for buried treasurer (standard), The Fratelli’s however are replaced by an oddball selection of  WWF  wrestlers including Rowdy Roddy Piper (of They Live fame), Nikolai Volkoff (evil Russian), The Fabulous Moolah, Classy Freddie Blassie, and best of all The Iron Fucking Sheik (Sheiky Baby to his friends and owner of the world’s greatest twitter account). Throw into this the actual Goonies themselves making an appearance in shameless Goonies promo t-shirts and Steven Spielbergo doing a piece to camera like a local sports anchor. It’s sheer 80s gold. Here’s a quick list of the highlights that make this one of the greatest 12 minutes in entertainment and marketing history: Continue reading

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