23 February 2015

What If The ’80s Never Ended? Brands Show A Funny Alternate Reality On Twitter

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To commemorate the birthdays of ’80s teen icon Molly Ringwald and the late director John Hughes last week, Comedy Central’s late-night internet-based improv show @midnight invited its viewers to imagine if the ’80s never went away, by posting their replies with the hashtag ‘#IfThe80sNeverStopped’ to Twitter.

Major brands soon took notice of the fun exercise and submitted their own entries, and the results were awesome.

From vintage IKEA ads and chunky cellphones the size of your head, to boom box references and retro fast food mascots, they’re sure to resonate with those of you who grew up in the decade of excess.

Go back in time this Monday with the Tweets below.

#IfThe80sNeverStopped we'd still be baking in puffed sleeves. http://ift.tt/1LlvRlk

— Cinnabon (@Cinnabon) February 19, 2015

Image via Cinnabon

#IfThe80sNeverStopped, we'd still be rocking out to this chart-topping hit: https://t.co/MIdxYalcP1

(Okay, fine. We still are.)

— Southwest Airlines (@SouthwestAir) February 19, 2015

Image via Southwest Airlines

#IfThe80sNeverStopped Doodles would still be our mascot. http://ift.tt/1LlvOWH

— Chick-fil-A, Inc. (@ChickfilA) February 19, 2015

Image via Chick-fil-A, Inc.

#IfThe80sNeverStopped we’d totally offer you the raddest selection of boom boxes.

— Best Buy (@BestBuy) February 19, 2015

Image via Best Buy

#IfThe80sNeverStopped There’d be one of these in every living room! #tbt http://ift.tt/1LlvOWU

— IKEA USA (@IKEAUSA) February 19, 2015

Image via IKEA USA

Gain #IfThe80sNeverStopped http://ift.tt/1LlvRSp

— Gain Laundry (@Gain) February 19, 2015

Image via Gain Laundry

Don’t you want me baby? #IfThe80sNeverStopped http://ift.tt/1w5vSGQ

— Nissan (@NissanUSA) February 19, 2015

Image via Nissan

[via Adweek, images via various Twitter users]