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Hey, it’s 1983 Week at The A.V. Club

In the spirit of last year’s 1992 Week (minus the flannel and the staff-mandatory Dave Grohl hair curtains), The A.V. Club is taking some time over the next few days to gaze 30 years into the past, devoting a full week’s coverage to the pop culture of 1983. We’ve already started by rolling out looks at the year’s lackluster film sequels and unfairly overlooked literary efforts; be on the lookout for more reflections on our “unsung” favorites of 1983, in addition to Hear This and Watch This selections from the year of Return Of The Jedi, the moonwalk, and, much to the horror of the TV Roundtable, that Diff’rent Strokes two-parter in which Gordon Jump gets overly friendly with Arnold and Dudley. All this and more—including an interview with one of the year’s biggest hitmakers (who just happened to wrap his stint on General Hospital in ’83)—after these messages…

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