Heartwarming Portraits Of The Past Have Us Daydreaming Just Like It Was Yesterday

By Sarah Norman | October 2, 2023

I've 'Goth' You, Babe...Kelly Ripa going Goth during her Hayley Vaughan role on All My Children, 1990.

This collection of memories and behind the scene glimpses into Hollywood’s history have us completely smitten with the past. It feels like just yesterday when "Who's the Boss?" was still on the air and it’s so strange to think that groundbreaking musician David Bowie and Playboy founder Hugh Hefner are no longer alive. Come daydream away with this batch of goodies from pop culture history. 

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My oh my, this blast from the past is none other than gothic Kelly Ripa in All My Children! Her debut was on Thanksgiving Day in 1990 as heroine Hayley Vaughan, who showed up in Pine Valley, dressed like Joan Jett/Elvira hybrid and full of sass. Her rebellious character was the niece of Trevor Dillon (James Kiberd), whom she affectionately called “Uncle Porkchop.”

Despite how she appeared and behaved at first, she soon won over audiences and the residents of the fictional town after her rough upbringing came to light and her rambunctious ways were exposed as just a defense mechanism.

Deidre Hall and Judy Strangis as Electra Woman and Dyna Girl (1976)

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This gem features Deidre Hall and Judy Strangis as Electra Woman and Dyna Girl back in 1976. The live-action science fiction children's television series only aired 16 episodes in one season. It was more like a special extension of The Krofft Supershow.

The crime-fighting exploits of Electra Woman (played by Deidre Hall) and her teen sidekick Dyna Girl (Judy Strangis), parody Batman in several ways. They were spandex-wearing caped crusaders with day jobs, ready to go through the "Electra-Change" and hop in the "ElectraCar" at a moment's notice. They also had a wide array of technically advanced gadgets and an eclectic collection of supervillains. They even uttering catchphrases like "Electra Wow!" or "Electra Yikes!"