But let's talk about the special itself, which aired in 1986. It actually looks kind of annoying. Isn't it kind of quaint, though? Can you picture a broadcast network doing something like this today? Maybe we'd get Millennial Mayhem or something, but a show about the rise of the teenager in American culture?
Of course, the success of Back to the Future surely helped inspire this. I do not remember this one at all. I certainly don't remember John Ritter dressed as "Wild One" Marlon Brando:
Talk about an idiosyncratic choice to host!
OK, I talked myself into it: I want to see this now.
Special thanks to the great Sean Mc for uploading this.