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->''So hello, sunny skies\\
Goodbye, blues!''

A character and show by Brad Jones as part of ''WebVideo/TheCinemaSnob'' site. Dan got zapped from 1989 to the present when [[http://blip.tv/the-cinema-snob/brad-tries-new-coke-4297430 Brad opened a bottle of New Coke]]. Since then, Dan has settled with his roommates, Dolly and [[NintendoEntertainmentSystem R.O.B. the Robot]], and his neighbors the Crabtrees, to talk about his favorite stuff from TheEighties, no matter how stupid or schlocky it is.

Most of the show is done in a fake sitcom format, complete with canned audience reactions. Plots usually involve Dan gushing over stuff from his time, his friends getting annoyed, and R.O.B. trying to make it with Mrs. Crabtree, to her husband's increasing annoyance.

Episodes can be found on [[http://www.thecinemasnob.com/80s-dan.html here]].
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!!Provides Examples Of
* ActingForTwo: In the Christmas episode, all of Brad's characters team up.
* ActorAllusion: Spoofed InUniverse. Dan dresses up as Cinema Snob in the ''Film/HalloweenIIISeasonOfTheWitch'' [[http://thecinemasnob.com/2011/10/27/80s-dan-halloween-iii-season-of-the-witch.aspx episode]], with some heavy SelfDeprecation.
-->"I'm that pretentious guy from that internet show!"\\
"The stick up his ass seemed pleasant."
** And then in the next year's Halloween Special, Dan is dressed up as [[WebVideo/AtopTheFourthWall "A Kid from the Nineties"]].
** Also, ROB is voiced by Jake, who portrayed a character whose quest it was to make a ROB function (and proceeded to treat it like his own son) in Brad Jones' 2008 film ''Game Boys''.
* AffectionateParody: The show is one of 80's sitcoms, including a gratuitous LaughTrack and a cute buddy who's completely out of place.
* AssShove: In the ChristmasSpecial, Mrs. Crabtree threatens to shove ROB up her own ass. [[spoiler: Acts as {{Foreshadowing}} to TheReveal that she really does do that kind of thing when drunk, and that the Christmas star 80's Dan and Dolly were looking for throughout the whole thing was up there all along.]]
* BigWhat: ROB lets out one when Dan gives the SpoofAesop (see below) at the end of the ChristmasSpecial.
* BlackComedy: "80s Dan's [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin Very Inappropriate Christmas]]"
* CensorBox / SoundEffectBleep: Dolly's religious aura makes it physically impossible to swear around her. But only on Christmas. Actually, the rules aren't clear.
-->'''Snob:''' I can't say [bleep], but ''he'' gets to make jokes about crack and weapons?!\\
'''Dolly:''' It doesn't make sense to us either.
* CharacterBlog: ROB The Robot has a [[http://twitter.com/#!/ROBtheRobot Twitter account]].
* ChristmasEpisode: A "Very Inappropriate" one.
* CloudCuckooLander: Dan, at least that's how he comes across a lot of the time.
* ClownCar: The Chicago Ghostbusters's Ecto 1, which holds a lot more Ghostbusters inside than the outside would indicate.
* ComicallyMissingThePoint: Dan's verdict on Mrs. Crabtree's Halloween outfit.
-->"I'm [[{{Series/BattlestarGalacticaReimagined}} STARBUCK!]], goddammit!"\\
""That is the worst [[{{Series/BattlestarGalacticaClassic}} Dirk Benedict]] costume I've ever seen."
** Then he mistakes Dolly's ''Franchise/SailorMoon'' outfit for a [[SexyWhateverOutfit sexy Donald Duck outfit]].
** For Halloween 2012, Dolly tries wearing a "sexy [[WesternAnimation/CaptainNTheGameMaster Captain N]]" outfit (something Dan might actually recognize.) Everyone mistakes it for CaptainPlanet, and Dan ends up praising Mrs. Crabtree's ''GameOfThrones'' outfit instead.
* CoolShades: Dan has a pair, just to complete the 80's cheese look.
* {{Crazy Prepared}}/{{Hammerspace}}: The inner pockets of Dan's suit.
* {{Crossover}}: The Christmas special has Dan meet two of Brad's other characters, WebVideo/TheCinemaSnob and Kung Tai Ted, and has shout-outs to ''WebVideo/TheHookerWithAHeartOfGold'' and ''The Big Box''.
** Dan and 90's Kid of ''WebVideo/AtopTheFourthWall'' have met at least twice (once off-screen and once on-screen).
-->Linkara: "Ah, yes. The crossover ''everyone'' demanded."
** The entire cast of 80's Dan appeared alongside WebVideo/TheNostalgiaCritic in his review of ''Film/IndianaJonesAndTheTempleOfDoom''.
* CutHisHeartOutWithASpoon: Mrs. Crabtree suggesting that 80s Dan shove a New Coke bottle where the sun doesn't shine.
-->'''80s Dan:''' Y'know, if I [[BluntMetaphorsTrauma shove some coke up my ass]], at least I'd die from partying too hard.
** She suggests a similar fate for R.O.B., but it [[TooKinkyToTorture just turns him on]].
* DeadpanSnarker: R.O.B.
* DiscoDan: Dan, who may or may not even be named after that trope.
* DrinkingGame: For ''Halloween III'', 80s Dan takes a drink whenever his fellow reviewers make a BretEastonEllis reference, and everyone else takes a sip when the jingle comes on.
* DudeNotFunny: InUniverse, this is the reaction of everyone to Mr. Crabtree's Challenger astronaut costume, including ''the LaughTrack''.
* EarlyInstallmentWeirdness: 80s Dan originated as a one-off throw-away character in WebVideo/TheCinemaSnob's ''Caligula'' review, lampshading {{Drop In Character}}s.
** [[WebVideo/TheCinemaSnob "80s Dan?! THAT'S NOT EVEN A REAL CHARACTER!"]]
* TheEighties: And how it clashes in many ways with modern times.
* EverybodyLaughsEnding: "The Sweenz"
* EverythingsDeaderWithZombies: Sweenz comes back as one.
* FishOutOfTemporalWater: A line in the Halloween III review explains that 80s Dan fell into a time warp at the exact moment the 80s ended.
* {{Foil}}: Dan is a foil to the Cinema Snob. The two are almost perfect opposites: The Snob hates '80s schlock, Dan loves it. The Snob is unrelentingly cynical, Dan is unreasonably optimistic. The Snob is highly intelligent and cultured, Dan is a complete dimwit. And of course, the Snob wears a black jacket, while Dan wears a white--excuse me, ''[[MiamiVice Crockett]]'' jacket.
* FridgeLogic: InUniverse, Dan eventually calls out Mr. Crabtree's costume. He could have been any astronaut, not one from the Challenger. Instead of answering, Crabtree just shoots zombie Sweenz.
* TheFundamentalist: Dolly turned out to be one, at least when it comes to Christmas.
* GoodOldWays: Dan doesn't have much use for modern CGI.
* IJustWantToHaveFriends: ''80s Dan's Very Inappropriate Christmas'': Jerrid as a lonely Nazi who wants somebody to watch Nazisploitation with him.
* {{Jerkass}}: R.O.B. casually insults everyone around him and hits on Mrs. Crabtree right in front of her husband.
* LampshadeHanging: In the first episode of ''80s Dan'', Dan squirms rather sheepishly while the ''very familiar'' ''Series/{{Automan}}'' theme plays:
-->'''Dolly:''' Why I am thinking of VHS tapes, all of the sudden?
-->'''ROB:''' Same reason I'm thinking of titties!
* LaughTrack: Not quite spoofed, but it's clear the use isn't serious either.
* {{Leitmotif}}: Dan has both "Take On Me" and "Goodbye, Blues" (the theme from ''Hawaiian Heat'').
* LoveTriangle: Between ROB, Mrs.Crabtree and her Husband. ROB actually has [[{{Robosexual}} more of a chance]] than you would think.
* MeaningfulName: The Crabtrees are a crabby married couple. Also, Jillian as "[[DollyParton Dolly]]."
* MediumAwareness: R.O.B. wonders why the camera cut to him after Dan mentions shows shoehorning in sidekicks.
* MeetCute: The TitleSequence shows the titular hero falling into a time warp, then getting hit by Dolly's car.
* MirrorUniverse: Brad has joked that 80's Dan is basically the "bizarro" Cinema Snob, right down to the white blazer. (In-universe, though, they live down the street from each other.)
* MyEyesAreUpHere: Dolly said this to ROB.
* NegativeContinuity: How Dan got here tends to tweak from various videos.
* NightmareFetishist: Mrs. Crabtree
* NoNameGiven: Well not first name is given to Mrs. Crabtree.
* NonHumanSidekick: Spoofed, when Dan said he loved when shows would do this trope for no realistic reason, and the camera cut to R.O.B. the robot, who himself wondered why the camera cut to him.
* TheOtherDarrin: Parodied InUniverse with a guy replacing Dolly, until the actual Dolly showed up later, then the Crabtrees being alternately played by inanimate objects.
* OwMyBodyPart: Mrs. Crabtree on Christmas: "OW MY ASS!" (Don't ask.)
* PerpetualSmiler: Dan, to the point of his smile reaching shit-eating-grin levels.
** Explained in the ''Hot to Trot'' episode. [[spoiler: He does cocaine and is high as a kite.]]
* RealSongThemeTune: "Goodbye Blues", the theme to the short-lived show ''Series/HawaiianHeat''.
* RealitySubtext:[[invoked]] Parodied in "The Sweenz", which plays with fan expectations about Brad's output following various life changes, such as his separation from his wife Jillian (whose character Dolly is now played by a man), Brian and Sarah Lewis's divorce (they're so close to murdering each other they have to be filmed separately with inanimate objects standing in for the other) and Jerrid Foiles leaving Team Snob (he shows up in a gratuitous 5-second cameo just to show he's still around).
* RobotBuddy: R.O.B.
* ShaggyDogStory: Dolly embarking on a journey to find the star to her Christmas Tree. Turns out it's [[AssShove up inside]] [[spoiler:the drunk Mrs Crabtree]].
** "Because this whole holiday reeks of ass!!"
-->'''Dolly:''' You know, we could've just [[CouldHaveAvoidedThisPlot bought a new star]].
* ShaggyFrogStory: 80s Dan relating the story of his 1989 Christmas.
* ShipperOnDeck: Rob, to Dan and Dolly:
-->'''Rob''': ''You know, I don't understand why you two haven't banged yet.''
* ShoutOut: Dan's insistence that his jacket [[InsistentTerminology isn't white.]] "It's '''[[MiamiVice Crockett.]]'''"
* SitCom: Done in this style.
* {{Spinoff}}: Of ''WebVideo/TheCinemaSnob''.
* SpotTheImpostor: Mr. Crabtree wanted to shoot the fake Dolly, not because the fake Dolly was dangerous, but because Mr. Crabtree just needed to let off some of his stress.
* SpoofAesop: ''80s Dan's Christmas'': "Whether we think about Santa this season, or Jesus, whether we're religious, or we just like presents, we can all agree on one thing. And that's that ''killing Nazis is fun''."
* StylisticSuck: With intentionally stale jokes and obnoxious LaughTrack.
* SuckinessIsPainful: Mr. Crabtree is anxious to show 80s Dan the new ''[[{{Film/Transformers}} Transformers]]'' movies. So he'll [[DrivenToSuicide kill himself]].
* TakeThat: To the ''Transformers'' movies, ''Film/TronLegacy'', and a lot of the 80's cliches.
** Dan draws a blank on who AngieHarmon of ''RizzoliAndIsles'' is. Mr. Crabtree puts it in terms he can understand: "[[Series/CagneyAndLacey Tyne Daly]] with a penis."
** The second Christmas Special has an extended one at Chris Hansen and "To Catch A Predator," described by ROB as being "that show that proves you can be the bigger asshole in a room with a pedophile"
** The Sweenz was a shot at the people who expected the show to be over after hearing about Brian and Sarah's divorce along with Brad and Jillian's separation.
* ThoseWackyNazis: Dan and Dolly stumbling into a Neo-Nazi's "lair" on Christmas.
* YourCheatingHeart: Both the Crabtrees at least want to sleep with other people.
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