Everyone loves a good game show, and it takes a really special game show host to keep us engaged and excited -- they've gotta be charismatic and knowledgeable (and it doesn't hurt if they have great hair). We take a look back at some of your favorite TV game show hosts, from the super-classic to a few newer favorites, to see what they looked like back then, and what they're up to now.
It's hard to believe that Conan O'Brien has been making us laugh on late night television for 20 years. Though he currently hosts 'Conan' every weeknight on TBS, his first and most long-lasting show, 'Late Night with Conan O'Brien,' ran on NBC for 16 years -- from 1993 to 2009. Along with his pal Andy Richter and band leader Max Weinberg, Conan has been bringing wacky, fresh humor to late night TV for longer than some of our readers have been alive. Today we take a look back at Conan, his former writers, and some of the celebrities that appeared on the show before they were famous, to see where they were then and how far they've come now.
In 1998, a little stoner comedy by the name of 'Half Baked' was released and became an instant cult classic, still quoted by fans to this day. The film featured the comedic power of Dave Chappelle, Jim Breuer, Harland Williams, and many more in the story of a quartet of slacker friends who decide to get into the business of selling marijuana and unwittingly finds themselves in over their heads. 15 years later, we take a look back at the cast of the film and see what they've been up to since then.
Released in 1999, the raunchy teen comedy 'American Pie' became an instant classic with its story of a group of friends on the verge of graduation who make a pact to lose their virginity on prom night. The film kickstarted the careers of several of its cast members (and launched three sequels and a host of direct-to-video spin-offs), and now 14 years later we take a trip back down memory lane to see where they were then, and what they're up to now.
In 1998, writer and director duo Peter and Bobby Farrelly unleashed 'There's Something About Mary' on the world and the film became an instant comedy classic. The film follows Ted (Ben Stiller), a former high school loser who seeks out his dream girl (Cameron Diaz) for a second chance. 15 years later, we take a look back at the cast and see what they're up to now.
In 1999, Mike Judge, creator of MTV's 'Beavis and Butt-Head,' released the little indie workplace comedy 'Office Space,' about a trio of coworkers who decide to rebel against their annoying boss and the horrible company they work for. Hard to believe the cult classic is 14 years old this year, so we decided to take a look back at the cast and see if they've moved on to better jobs -- so to speak -- since then.
'Revenge of the Nerds' is easily one of the greatest comedies of all time. Released in 1984, the film follows a group of nerdy friends as they navigate the treacherous social waters of college. It's been almost 30 years since this classic film hit theaters, so let's take a look back at the cast of the film and see what they're up to now.
In 1986, David Lynch released his surreal mystery film 'Blue Velvet,' reuniting him with his 'Dune' star Kyle MacLachlan. The film follows a college student who finds a human ear in a field and proceeds to launch an investigation that leads him into the dark criminal underworld, lorded over by Frank Booth (the dearly departed Dennis Hopper). We take a look back at the film, which earned Lynch his second Academy Award nomination for directing, to see what the cast is up to now.
Released in 1988 and starring future megastar Tom Hanks, 'Big' told the story of a boy who makes a wish to be big at a magic fortune-teller machine. When he wakes up the next morning, he finds that he has become an adult literally overnight, and that being big isn't all it's cracked up to be. 25 years later, we revisit the cast of this treasured classic and see what they're up to now.
Released in 1994, 'Reality Bites' follows a quartet of Generation X friends as they struggle through the ups and downs of love, work and life in their 20s. At the heart of the film is the love triangle between Winona Ryder's Lelaina and two men who represent opposing ideals, and the choice between following your dreams or following your paycheck. Almost 20 years later, we take a look back at the cast of the film and see what they're doing now.
Based on the classic 'SNL' sketch and released in 1993, 'Coneheads' starred Dan Aykroyd as the patriarch of an alien family, distinguished by their large, conical (and comical) heads. 20 years later, we look back at the cast of this classic comedy -- and one of the better 'SNL' films, featuring an all-star line-up of former members of the show -- and see what they're up to now.
In the 1988 sequel to 'Pee-wee's Big Adventure,' Paul Reubens reprises the role of Pee-wee Herman in a completely new context. This time around, Pee-wee is a farmer who takes up with circus folk when a big storm lands them in his backyard. Instead of his trusty bike, Pee-wee now pals around with a talking pig. (It's a little strange. The '80s, folks!) 25 years later, we take a look back at this film and see where the cast is now.
In 1984, a little movie called 'Footloose' captivated audiences with its tale of a tiny conservative town that banned dancing, and the one guy who gave them their groove back. Based on a true story (sort of), 'Footloose' was released almost 30 years ago and has since spawned a musical and a 2011 remake. Join us for a look back at the cast of this classic flick and see where they are now.
Released in 1984, 'The Karate Kid' told the story of young Daniel, a teenager who learns the Japanese art of karate from his neighbor Mr. Miyagi (the late, great Pat Morita) to help defend himself from school bullies. Now, almost 30 years later, we take a look back at the cast of this film and see what they're up to these days.
Released way back in 1988, John Landis' 'Coming to America' became an instant comedy classic. Starring Eddie Murphy and Arsenio Hall in two of their most iconic roles, the movie follows an African prince who disowns his royalty in search of a down-to-earth American wife to avoid the marriage his parents have arranged. Now, 25 years later, we take a look back at the cast and see what they're up to these days.
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