LOL!!! The only way it could be any more Velveeta-esque is if The Love Boat sailed into view.
I was channel switching a couple of hours ago and caught a few minutes of the show "I Can't Believe I Wore That!" which bills itself as "a guided tour through the fashion faux pas of the last four decades." Tonight's hour was about the 80's and I found myself thinking that, though Laura's hair on RS was occasionally over-styled, at least she didn't have big, permed hair the size of Dallas. Not all of us were so lucky. You should see my passport photo from 1985.
At least PB got well paid for doing all that nothing. I got out my new DVD of 1947's "Miracle on 34th St" ('tis the season and all) and in the extras there was a promo spot oh-so-typical of the times. The "star-on-the-street" reaction to the movie from everyone under contract on the FOX lot. "It's a great woman's picture!" (Anne Baxter) "It's groovy!" (from some "where are they now?" teen stars). They even nab Rex Harrison, who, after he's forced to spout some treacly slop about the film, stalks off, probably cursing the studio heads under his breath and vowing to get even. Which he does, of course, some years later by being a royal pain in the arse on the set of "Cleopatra" -- still, If I'm not wrong, the most expensive movie ever made if you adjust for inflation.