UA-98578519-1 Episode 24: “Trend Redemption”

Episode 24: “Trend Redemption”

August 19, 2017
There are some trends and fads that either died to soon or need to be redeemed. In this episode we discuss some of the trends that we feel either need to recaptured in the hearts of the American or to be completely forgotten. 

 
1) Animatronic Characters
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 Just yesterday we heard the disappointing news that with a revamp of Chuck E. Cheese's around the country they will be removing and disbanding the loveable and yet slightly creepy animatronic band that as kids we thought was the coolest band ever. Was this a mistake or was it bound to happen? 
 
 
 
2) Coning
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Just like any fad, as we look back on it we are left to wonder ... Why? Why did we participate in this and why was this ever a thing. Coning was one of these fads with participants ordering ice cream cones and then when they are being handed the cone, they grab the ice cream instead of the cone. The shock and confusion factor is what we determined the real benefit of this trend was. 
 
 3) Planking
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This was one of the activities that you would do in a group. You would try and find the most outrageous and random places to plank and take a quick picture. This was one that should and hopefully will be brought back. 
 
 4) Parkour
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As describe by Jim Halpert (John Krasinski) "The goal is getting from Point A to Point B as creatively as possible, so, technically, they are doing parkour as long as Point A is "delusion" and Point B is "the hospital." This was a huge fad and is still continuing on with classes and groups that work on their parkouring skills on a daily basis. 
 
 
5) Flash Mob
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We all remember the phase the world went through when we would look at our facebook page and every other post is a new flash mob video. If you were lucky enough to participate or witness one than you know it is a special experience. Should this trend make a comeback? 
 
 
6) Razor Phones
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Razor Phones where the iPhones of the mid 2000's and could be making a comeback soon. According to Metro writer, Rob Waugh, "New Motorola owner Lenovo promises a new RAZR handset next month, which will ‘flip back to the Razr days of yesteryear and get ready for the future." Could this be the comeback to this trend from the past?
 
 7) Roger Shiffman Trendy Toys
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 Roger Shiffman is responsible for the creation of some amazing toys that include iconic Furbys and Gigapets. What new, trendy and amazing toy will he make next? 
 
 8) Tebowing
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 Who doesn't remember this Denver bronco quarterback and his reputation for saying a quick prayer when he scored a touchdown and before and after games. This was emulated throughout high schools across the country in a serious and other times mocking manner. Will this fad make a comeback? 
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