When you see a headline that reads, “Girlfriend Attacks Her Boyfriend With Ax Because He Didn’t Talk To Her,” you think to yourself, “Oh, that Laura Jeanne Poon’s at it again.” Then you think to yourself, “FLORIDA!” That headline is all Florida. When you see a picture of six happy ass yarn dogs that look like mops that were used to clean up a melted Lisa Frank pastel rainbow, only one thought pops up in your head and that thought is, “Those bitches are from the 80s.” The Fluppy Dogs were all 80s and they couldn’t be more 80s if their farts smelled like Tinkerbell perfume.
The Fluppy Dogs were supposed to the new Care Bears but that obviously didn’t happen. The Fluppy Dogs TV special aired in 1986 and I didn’t watch it live, but my upper middle class friend Armando had a VCR that could tape TV shows (this blew my young mind) and he taped it so we watched it over and over again. I didn’t know until I did research for this highly important profile that the Fluppy Dogs TV special was a pilot for a series that never happened. The TV special flopped and I’m not sure why. The Fluppy Dogs were dog-like aliens who had a special crystal key that let them travel between worlds. It was the 80s. How did everyone not eat that foolery up?
When some youngin’ who didn’t live through the best time in history, the 80s, asks “What is the 80s?” you should show them this:
I’m not sure if that’s pro-acid propaganda or pro-Scientology propaganda, or a little of both?
The Fluppy Dog TV series was a tragic failure, but a toy line was born from it. You can still find a ton of Fluppy Dogs (who were obviously Betsey Johnson’s hair icons) on eBay, which kind of surprises me. You’d think that Nicki Minaj bought the entire world’s supply years ago and skinned them alive to make her wigs.