10 Awesome Comedies From The ’80s (That We Wish We Were Watching Right Now)

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Jack FM’s Flashback Prom with A Flock Of Seagulls is on Friday.  So we’re deep in the 80s this week.

Loading up on legal dope and milking the new research that proves moderate drinking is actually pretty awesome for you?

Sorry, dude. Your time is up. It’s time to go back to the proverbial grindstone next weekend and waste time in your cubicle before your boss leaves early and gives you the freedom to play World of Warcraft.

Embrace that time off by watching one of our favorite comedies from the ’80s. Let’s be straight here; the ’80s was full of awesome comedies.

It was hard to whittle them down to just ten, but unless you’ve literally no life and/or an energy drink addiction, we doubt you can fit more than ten movies into two days.

But, prove us wrong. We won’t even be paying attention. We’ll be ogling Mia Sara and Phoebe Cates.

Caddyshack (1980)

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Best movie quote: “I smell varmint poontang. And the only good varmint poontang is dead varmint poontang, I think.”

Spaceballs (1987)

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Best movie quote: “The ship is too big. If I walk, the movie will be over.”

Coming to America (1988)

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Best movie quote: “I want a woman that will arouse my intellect as well as my loins.”

Weird Science (1985)

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Best movie quote: “You know, there’s going to be sex, drugs, rock-n-roll… chips, dips, chains, whips… You know, your basic high school orgy type of thing. I mean, uh, I’m not talking candlewax on the nipples, or witchcraft or anything like that, no, no, no. Just a couple of hundred kids running around in their underwear, acting like complete animals.”

Police Academy (1986)

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Best movie quote: “To me, marriage is a sacred institution. So tell me, you and the wife do it doggie-style, or what?”

Fast Times At Ridgemont High (1982)

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Best movie quote: “All I need are some tasty waves, a cool buzz, and I’m fine.”

Porky’s (1982)

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Best movie quote: “I’m gonna get laid. Yes, Virginia. There is a Santa Claus.”

Weekend at Bernie’s (1989)

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Best movie quote: “What kind of a host invites you to his house for the weekend and dies on you?”

Ferris Bueller’s Day Off (1986)

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Best movie quote: “Life moves pretty fast. If you don’t stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it.”

Revenge of the Nerds (1984)

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Best movie quote: Are all nerds as good as you?

–Nadia Noir, CBS Radio Los Angeles

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