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17th Dec '16 12:58:56 PM LadyJaneGrey
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* In ''WesternAnimation/DespicableMe 3'', Gru and Lucy tangle with Balthazar Bratt, a supervillain who seems obsessed with TheEighties. He wears a purple suit with shoulder pads, he has a mix-tape of "heist music" that includes "Bad" by Music/MichaelJackson, and his arsenal includes trick bubble gum, a bomb disguised as a Rubik's cube, and [[MusicalAssassin a keytar that fires blasts of weaponized sound]].

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* In ''WesternAnimation/DespicableMe 3'', Gru and Lucy tangle with Balthazar Bratt, a supervillain who seems obsessed with TheEighties. He wears a purple suit with shoulder pads, he has a mix-tape of "heist music" that includes "Bad" by Music/MichaelJackson, and his arsenal includes trick bubble gum, a bomb disguised as a Rubik's cube, and [[MusicalAssassin a keytar that fires blasts of weaponized sound]]. [[http://fandom.wikia.com/videos/despicable-3-trailer-gru-new-nemesis?li_source=LI&li_medium=fandom-rec See him in the trailer here.]]
15th Dec '16 4:56:44 PM Andyroid
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* In ''WesternAnimation/DespicableMe 3'', Gru and Lucy tangle with Balthazar Bratt, a supervillain who seems obsessed with TheEighties. He wears a purple suit with shoulder pads, he has a mix-tape of "heist music" that includes "Bad" by Music/MichaelJackson, and his arsenal includes trick bubble gum, a bomb disguised as a Rubik's cube, and [[MusicalAssassin a keytar that fires blasts of weaponized sound]].
4th Dec '16 8:25:34 AM Pichu-kun
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* In ''Film/AngryVideoGameNerdTheMovie'', WebVideo/TheAngryVideoGameNerd uses a UsefulNotes/{{Commodore 64}} to sccess the internet and play an MMO with Cooper, which is rendered with flashy modern graphics on Cooper's PC but looks like a 16-bit platformer on the Nerd's Commodore. The Nerd also uses a massive bulky microphone for voice chat as opposed to the sleek headset that Cooper uses. Later, the Nerd brings along a huge record player for music to listen to on a road trip.

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* In ''Film/AngryVideoGameNerdTheMovie'', WebVideo/TheAngryVideoGameNerd uses a UsefulNotes/{{Commodore 64}} to sccess access the internet and play an MMO with Cooper, which is rendered with flashy modern graphics on Cooper's PC but looks like a 16-bit platformer on the Nerd's Commodore. The Nerd also uses a massive bulky microphone for voice chat as opposed to the sleek headset that Cooper uses. Later, the Nerd brings along a huge record player for music to listen to on a road trip.



* The gang from ''Franchise/ScoobyDoo'', of course, didn't upgrade [[Series/ScoobyDooWhereAreYou their '60s-era clothing or slang]] for decades, until the latest batch of TV movies and ''WesternAnimation/WhatsNewScoobyDoo'' series gave them a makeover. This is {{lampshade|Hanging}}d in ''WesternAnimation/ScoobyDooAndTheCyberChase'', where the gang meets video-game doubles of themselves who still dress like in the original ''WesternAnimation/ScoobyDooWhereAreYou'' series. Shaggy's wardrobe never ''did'' catch up with the times, a fact he comments on himself in ''Scooby-Doo and the Alien Invaders''. The revival ''WesternAnimation/ScoobyDooMysteryIncorporated'' has several characters very much rooted in disco-styling and the era, including Shaggy himself. But the whole setting sort of exists in the 1970s and the 2010s at the same time (it's heavy on the RetroUniverse aesthetic]], so it may be perfectly justified.

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* The gang from ''Franchise/ScoobyDoo'', of course, didn't upgrade [[Series/ScoobyDooWhereAreYou their '60s-era clothing or slang]] for decades, until the latest batch of TV movies and ''WesternAnimation/WhatsNewScoobyDoo'' series gave them a makeover. This is {{lampshade|Hanging}}d in ''WesternAnimation/ScoobyDooAndTheCyberChase'', where the gang meets video-game doubles of themselves who still dress like in the original ''WesternAnimation/ScoobyDooWhereAreYou'' series. Shaggy's wardrobe never ''did'' catch up with the times, a fact he comments on himself in ''Scooby-Doo and the Alien Invaders''. The revival ''WesternAnimation/ScoobyDooMysteryIncorporated'' has several characters very much rooted in disco-styling and the era, including Shaggy himself. But the whole setting sort of exists in the 1970s and the 2010s at the same time (it's heavy on the RetroUniverse aesthetic]], aesthetic), so it may be perfectly justified.
4th Dec '16 8:20:24 AM Pichu-kun
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* The gang from ''Franchise/ScoobyDoo'', of course, didn't upgrade [[Series/ScoobyDooWhereAreYou their '70s-era clothing or slang]] for decades, until the latest batch of TV movies and ''WesternAnimation/WhatsNewScoobyDoo'' series gave them a makeover. This is {{lampshade|Hanging}}d in ''WesternAnimation/ScoobyDooAndTheCyberChase'', where the gang meets video-game doubles of themselves who still dress like in the original ''WesternAnimation/ScoobyDooWhereAreYou'' series.
** Shaggy's wardrobe never ''did'' catch up with the times, a fact he comments on himself in ''Scooby-Doo and the Alien Invaders''.
** The revival ''WesternAnimation/ScoobyDooMysteryIncorporated'' has several characters very much rooted in disco-styling and the era, including Shaggy himself. But the whole setting sort of exists in the 1970s and the 2010s at the same time, so it may be perfectly justified.

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* The gang from ''Franchise/ScoobyDoo'', of course, didn't upgrade [[Series/ScoobyDooWhereAreYou their '70s-era '60s-era clothing or slang]] for decades, until the latest batch of TV movies and ''WesternAnimation/WhatsNewScoobyDoo'' series gave them a makeover. This is {{lampshade|Hanging}}d in ''WesternAnimation/ScoobyDooAndTheCyberChase'', where the gang meets video-game doubles of themselves who still dress like in the original ''WesternAnimation/ScoobyDooWhereAreYou'' series.
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series. Shaggy's wardrobe never ''did'' catch up with the times, a fact he comments on himself in ''Scooby-Doo and the Alien Invaders''.
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Invaders''. The revival ''WesternAnimation/ScoobyDooMysteryIncorporated'' has several characters very much rooted in disco-styling and the era, including Shaggy himself. But the whole setting sort of exists in the 1970s and the 2010s at the same time, time (it's heavy on the RetroUniverse aesthetic]], so it may be perfectly justified.



* Eddy from ''WesternAnimation/EdEddNEddy'' keeps a disco ball, polyester suits, and various Music/TomJones and Music/BarryWhite records in his room. While the show takes place in an AmbiguousTimePeriod, it's clear that Eddy is still way behind the times.

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* Eddy from ''WesternAnimation/EdEddNEddy'' keeps a disco ball, polyester suits, and various Music/TomJones and Music/BarryWhite records in his room. While the show takes place in an AmbiguousTimePeriod, AmbiguousTimePeriod (however is heavily implied to be in the 2000s), it's clear that Eddy is still way behind the times.times. Eddy is unusual in that he is only 12 and thus is likely too young to have even experienced the 70s.
3rd Dec '16 3:43:40 AM Morgenthaler
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* The ridiculous ''Franchise/SpiderMan'' villain Turner D. Century acted like he lived in [[TheGayNineties the 1890s]], and his entire motivation was making things more like that period. The (somewhat) more serious Hammerhead talks and acts like he was a member of Al Capone's mob; he liked to go to the movies as a kid and the gangsters he saw on the big screen left a big impression on him. Hammerhead even has a vintage limo in ''WesternAnimation/TheSpectacularSpiderMan'', which is kind of {{Badass}}.

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* The ridiculous ''Franchise/SpiderMan'' villain Turner D. Century acted like he lived in [[TheGayNineties the 1890s]], and his entire motivation was making things more like that period. The (somewhat) more serious Hammerhead talks and acts like he was a member of Al Capone's mob; he liked to go to the movies as a kid and the gangsters he saw on the big screen left a big impression on him. Hammerhead even has a vintage limo in ''WesternAnimation/TheSpectacularSpiderMan'', which is kind of {{Badass}}.badass.



* There are many popular musicians out there who will do a "throwback" number every once in a while, but then there are also some musicians who make that their ''entire gimmick''. Exhibit "A" would probably have to be Southern California's Big Bad Voodoo Daddy, who not only refused to acknowledge that swing music went out of fashion in the late 1950s, but [[{{Badass}} actually succeeded in hauling it back into the mainstream media for a short while]].

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* There are many popular musicians out there who will do a "throwback" number every once in a while, but then there are also some musicians who make that their ''entire gimmick''. Exhibit "A" would probably have to be Southern California's Big Bad Voodoo Daddy, who not only refused to acknowledge that swing music went out of fashion in the late 1950s, but [[{{Badass}} actually succeeded in hauling it back into the mainstream media for a short while]].while.
28th Oct '16 8:19:33 PM BackgroundGuy
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* ''WesternAnimation/AnExtremelyGoofyMovie'' has Goofy's Empty Nest Syndrome cause him to lose his job, forcing him to go back to college. [[ContrivedCoincidence Of course he attends the same school as his son]], and [[AmazinglyEmbarrassingParents embarrasses the crap out of him]], showing up in a FunnyAfro, bell bottoms, wide lapels and platform shoes. Ironically Goofy eventually ends up being perceived as seriously cool by the other students, partly due to the sincerity of his Disco Dan status.

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* ''WesternAnimation/AnExtremelyGoofyMovie'' has Goofy's Empty Nest Syndrome cause him to lose his job, forcing him to go back to college. [[ContrivedCoincidence Of course he attends the same school as his son]], and [[AmazinglyEmbarrassingParents embarrasses the crap out of him]], showing up in a FunnyAfro, bell bottoms, wide lapels and platform shoes. Ironically Goofy eventually ends up being perceived as seriously cool by the other students, partly due to the sincerity of his Disco Dan status.status [[spoiler:but mostly because of his hot date and how his moves are considered mindblowingly cool]].
26th Oct '16 5:11:44 AM DesertDragon
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* In a series of Wendy's commercials advertising the return of their taco salad--a huge hit in the 90's--middle-aged adults celebrate by bringing back slang and fashion from the decade while their children watch and cringe. Neon ''everything'', frosted tips, saying "bomb diggity", you name it.
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13th Sep '16 2:01:35 PM Premonition45
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** Otto in later seasons. He dresses and talks like a perpetual 1980s teenager. [[TechnologyMarchesOn He even still wears a portable cassette player on his hip despite the fact that they've been obsolete for years]].
27th Jul '16 6:11:11 AM pinkdalek
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* Some people from the ''Series/DoctorWho'' story "Invasion of the Dinosaurs" plan to literally revert modern-day Earth back to prehistory using TimeTravel technology.

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people from the ''Series/DoctorWho'' story "Invasion of the Dinosaurs" plan to literally revert modern-day Earth back to prehistory using TimeTravel technology.technology.
** HollywoodMidlifeCrisis jokes have always been a constant with the Doctor, but when the Twelfth Doctor starts going around playing electric guitar, wearing a hoodie and swapping his Sonic Screwdriver for a pair of Sonic Sunglasses, it comes across like he's desperately wishing he was still in the late 70s. (Which, considering his personality is RevisitingTheRoots to a more distant and moody 70s-style Doctor after the {{Adorkable}} {{Hipster}} boys of the previous decade, he is doing on a meta level, too.)
23rd Jul '16 7:48:52 AM WF72
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* Rolfe DeWolfe of [[http://showbizpizza.com/ Showbiz Pizza]] fame. Sings Disco during shows and repeatedly says it's his favorite genre. Often made fun of by his Hand Puppet, Earl because of it.

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* Rolfe DeWolfe of from [[http://showbizpizza.com/ Showbiz Pizza]] fame. is this quite a bit. He Sings Disco during shows and repeatedly says it's his favorite genre. Often made fun of by his Hand Puppet, Earl Earl, because of it.
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