If this throwback ad doesn’t just reek of the 1980s (video)

With Alfonso’s Breakin’ & Poppin’ book you too can be the next teen Michael Jackson!

I don’t remember this product from the 80s, then again I probably wasn’t the target audience at age 20.

This is a hoot, and just reeks of the early 80s.  I love Alfsono Ribeiro’s cool-suave “hi,” mixed with his Michael Jackson look-alike outfit:

alfonso-ribeiro

I especially like the two kids in the screen shot that I grabbed, who look like Spock in the Star Trek movie, The Voyage Home, where they go to save the whales:

spock-versus-kids

And fret not, the product is for kids of all ages!


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  • tomtallis

    I completely missed the ’80s. A little something called the AIDS epidemic…

  • http://www.rebeccamorn.com/mind BeccaM

    Headbands were all the rage in 1980. They were also often incorporated into the Big Hair hairstyles just coming into vogue right around then.

    I, too, did my part in the near destruction of Earth’s ozone layer through the use of aerosol hairsprays…

  • Cletus

    Never heard of him or didn’t recognize him?

    http://24.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m9n6tgOtWY1ro8ysbo1_500.gif

  • Indigo

    Wot? Wot?

  • http://AMERICAblog.com/ John Aravosis

    I’d never heard of him, surprisingly.

  • keirmeister

    Oh, how we just loved Alfonso back in the day! From hip hop street dancer to Fresh Prince of Bel-Air. :)

  • citizen_spot

    Hahaha! I didn’t know the Tom Tom Club was” breakin’ poppin’ rap” but apparently I was wrong wrong wrong. I was also 20 in 1980. My how time flies.

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