This film is horribly dated now as it has a number of, not only 80s things, but 50s and 60s things (that Murray obviously grew up on, or the writers, as well) that don't play well to a newer audience. There's an abundance of tv refs that you had to have lived through either during their actual run or through re-runs. Beaver, Gilligan's Island, Addams Family, Courtship of Eddie's father, Little House. And anybody born after 1984 would probably say, "Who the hell is Lee Majors??" Six Million Dollar Man and Fall Guy weren't even popular in reruns.
There's also Tab, Buddy Hackett, Mary Lou Retton, Jamie Farr, the Solid Gold Dancers, Pioneer, VCRs!!!!
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Guys, if you really think a film is "horribly dated" by those kinds of references, you are terminally screwed for enjoying anything made before 1990.
Or you could just realize you need to broaden your knowledge of the world and recent pop history, and look it up. Or just watch TV Land, where most of those shows still run.
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Yeah really, I was born after this movie came out, I got most of the references, and any I didn't get, that's what you have a mother for who grew up in that time and can explain them.
Yeah, just what I want to do during a movie. Turn to someone and ask "What's that? What's that?" or pause it every five minutes and head for Google.
"Jesus, does anyone?"
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Who doesn't know the name of The Minnow? I think I get six or seven channels now that play nothing but reruns, including The Six Million Dollar Man.