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January 30, 2014 2:16 PM   Subscribe

Barbie Dance Club! (1989) Barbie and her friends dance their way through this 30-minute video of cheesy '80s goodness. Featuring Duane!
posted by ultraviolet catastrophe (16 comments total) 9 users marked this as a favorite

 
So that's where Duane! comes from.

I wonder whether he knows he's a meme now.
posted by ardgedee at 2:30 PM on January 30 [2 favorites]


Is it wrong of me that I kind of want to send those kids down to a rural village for political reeducation?
posted by GenjiandProust at 2:44 PM on January 30 [4 favorites]


Is it wrong of me that I kind of want to send those kids down to a rural village for political reeducation?

Haven't they suffered enough?
posted by yoink at 2:53 PM on January 30


Haven't they suffered enough?

I am not sure there is enough self-criticism to expunge this. Just sayin'.
posted by GenjiandProust at 2:59 PM on January 30 [1 favorite]


They recruited for this show at my high school. My (stupid) parents wouldn't let me go, but several of my friends are in the linked video! Nice find!
posted by ApathyGirl at 3:00 PM on January 30 [1 favorite]


Thought the link would go to this. (Which a local video chain used to stock in the "cult" section, by the way.)
posted by pxe2000 at 3:00 PM on January 30


ApathyGirl, did they specifically recruit kids who had a background in dancing? Because I have a hard time believing that those kids could dance so well if they weren't trained.
posted by ultraviolet catastrophe at 3:04 PM on January 30


Flashing back to junior high hair inadequacy...
posted by The Underpants Monster at 3:11 PM on January 30


I love the track that's played under the introduction of the kids.

And Todd needs to take this shit more seriously.
posted by Redfield at 4:39 PM on January 30


And Todd needs to take this shit more seriously.

Don't worry. Punishment was swift and total. To this day, there are little bits of ground-up Todd in every Barbie sold in North America. True fact.
posted by yoink at 4:42 PM on January 30 [2 favorites]


I'm surprised this is from as late as 1989; the latest dance craze "the Barbie" appears to be based on the 1986/7 dancing Barbie & the Rockers. (Mullethead Ken sold separately.)
posted by Sys Rq at 5:10 PM on January 30


I feel a little guilty saying this as a 41-year-old father, but the current Barbie animated series is actually kind of funny.
posted by swift at 5:15 PM on January 30


I thought the link would go to this. More or less satisfied.
posted by Lirp at 8:00 PM on January 30


LONG LIVE DUANE
posted by mandymanwasregistered at 9:51 PM on January 30


If you're going to take center stage, please be coordinated.

Soul Train--teach them.
posted by stormpooper at 6:49 AM on January 31


I thought this was fake or satire. It' like 'Soul Train' for white kids.

Edited to say I couldn't get passed the 3 minute mark. Gag me with a spoon.
posted by Gadgetenvy at 12:06 PM on January 31


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