Baywatch

Swimsuits at the ready! The new Baywatch movie hits our screens at the end of the month and we actually.can’t.wait. Starring Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson and Zac Efron, it’s sure to be hilarious, tongue-in-cheek and slightly ridiculous (obvs).

In the meantime, we thought we’d take a look at what made the oh-so-cheesy 80′s mega-hit show so darn great – from the running scenes to the one-liners, along with a few fab facts even the biggest fan might not know…

ALL the Slow Mo Running

Ah, that famous running along the beach, as slow as their legs could carry them! This iconic calling card of the show has inspired a thousand parodies, sketches the world over – from Friends to The Muppets – and even a ‘slow-motion’ marathon, happening to celebrate the new film (in case you’re wondering how it works – people have to reach the finish line of the .2k race in the ‘slowest and sexiest’ fashion, to win!

But why the slow motion running on Baywatch in the first place, we hear you ask? Whatever the unintended consequences, it was apparently inspired by one of the producers shooting sprinters in a similar way at the 1988 Olympic Games. David Hasselhoff also claimed recently that is helped to paid out the 50-minute running slot on their super-low budget.

Whatever the reasons, we love it and are totally working on our own runs this summer – iPhones at the ready…

The total legend that is the Hoff…

Whether he was swimming speedboat-style or judging bikini contests, David Hasselhoff aka Mitch Buchannon was head and shoulders the best, most dedicated lifeguard with his action-packed and always totally believable, not at ALL far-fetched *ahem* plots (delivering a baby on the beach, anyone?) In fact, the Hoff himself pretty much saved Baywatch from tanking – in the US, people weren’t big fans it at first (we know, right?!) and David voluntarily took a pay cut to help fund an overseas revival, where people had been loving it. A hero on the beach and off – what a legend!

…Who may have starred alongside Leo!

In another life, Leonardo DiCaprio might have been playing Mitch’s son Hobie! As unlikely as it sounds, producers auditioned the 15-year-old but they felt he was slightly too old for the part so cast actor Jeremy Jackson, four years younger than Leo, instead. David Hasselhoff now jokes that it was the best thing that ever happened to Leo as we wouldn’t have had him in Titanic, Romeo and Juliet and countless other 90s and beyond roles. Thanks, Baywatch!

Michael Newman was a real lifeguard called…Michael Newman

For all the show’s over the top drama, they did bring some touches of authenticity – namely Michael Newman, who played a supporting role doing stunts, helping cast members on rescue protocol and sharing real rescue stories as inspo for story plots (maybe those crazy storylines weren’t so crazy after all!) Pro-surfer Kelly Slater also starred as Jimmy Slade, but later got tired of the show interfering with his surfing and the far-fetched plots: “ I’d be like, ‘What!? There’s an octopus that’s stealing surfboards and hiding them in a secret cove and I’m going to fight him in the next show? Who writes this sh-t?’” Slater told GQ. He says that like it’s a bad thing!

A Baywatch Musical is set to hit the capital!

Okay, whilst not strictly a fact about the series, there is a BAYWATCH MUSICAL HEADING TO LONDON. *klaxon* Which we feel is worthy of its own mention. Hoping to debut this year, show producers Schwartz and Berk have promised that a water tank will be on stage. We’ve got our fingers crossed for some huge 80s and 90s-style tunes and a celeb star turn or two (don’t let us down, Pammie!)

Now we’ve reminded you why this show is worthy of some mega appreciation (but you knew that already, right?!), show the world you’re a fan in our wicked Baywatch T-Shirts!

Fancy making waves at your next bash or just re-enacting that famous beachfront walk? Look no further than our Baywatch Costumes!

Or check out the whole collection right here!

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Going all out this year with a fancy dress party or just looking to spice up a great night out? We’ve got you covered!

To help you guys pick out the perfect fancy dress costume for you, we’ve pieced together some of our best selling and our personal favourte fancy dress items for you to take a peep at.

Be quick though! Our last delivery date will be on the 23rd of December so make sure you grab something while you can. Enjoy!

Superheroes

Movies

TV Shows

Other

Accessories

HAPPY NEW YEAR, HAVE FUN! xoxo

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Hello Truffle fans!
Yep, we’re back again with another head first dive into the latest and greatest Instagram snaps that all of our lovely fans and customers have been taking and posting to their very own Instagram pages.

We’ve had sooo much love on there lately we really can’t thank you enough. With more and more people showing off their latest purchases, we simply love getting to see all of our fab designs out in the real world and in their loving new homes. Every pictures put a big smile on our faces.

To help even further spread the love, we’ve plucked out some of our favourite snaps from you guys so you can see what’s been going on and hopefully inspire you to also show off some of your retro items! Take a look at some TruffleShuffle fans….

@bezzabee2212

@lucytaylor512

Clueless Ugh As If! Sweater Unisex All Over Print My Little Pony Friendship is Magic T-Shirt from Mr Gugu & Miss Go

@emrodge1983

@juliana.elyce

Exclusive TruffleShuffle T-Shirts Ladies Grey Saved By The Bell Bayside Tigers Rolled Sleeve Boyfriend T-Shirt

@clairesmith04

@amyc993

Jesse Science Bitch Breaking Bad Boyfriend T-Shirt Roald Dahl Matilda Mug

@cfckelly

@cloverover

Baywatch T-Shirts You Can’t Sit With Us Mean Girl Slogan Rolled Sleeve Boyfriend T-Shirt

@kurla910

@twoshoesonepair

Retro Gamer Bi-Fold Wallet Led Zeppelin USA 1977 T-Shirt from Amplified

@bambi14

@rutaroo

Pinky And The Brain T-Shirts Ghostbusters Who Ya Gonna Call Lounge Pants & Big Bang Theory Soft Kitty Sweater

@jdempsey91

@pixiezelda

Guns N Roses Drum Logo Vest Pug Mug

@sharpie90

@alicefrancesca1

Clueless Ugh As If! Slub Scoop Neck T-Shirt Worm Ello Labyrinth T-Shirt

@amehbish

@yassie17

Dark Side Of The Button Moon T-Shirt Lord Of The Cats T-Shirt

@_meganmeganmegan

@kimmymassey

Ladies Jurassic Park Logo Vest Ladies Sesame Street Cookie Monster Friend Rolled Sleeve Boyfriend T-Shirt
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We’d just like to say another huuuuge thank you to everyone who has been sharing their snaps with us. We really appreciate everyone who takes the time to show us and the rest of the world just what they’ve been grabbing and how they’ve styled it.

Fancy being featured in the next insta-llment? Why not snap and upload you very own TruffleShuffle purchases and be sure to tag them with #truffleshufflecom and you can always tag us using out profile @truffleshufflecom so we can’t miss it. :)

See you next time

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As specialists in the finest 80s clothing on the web (yes I’m biased!) it’s actually part of our job description to spend a good hour or two daydreaming of the greatest era ever every day.  Growing up in the Eighties was a real treat and installed in us the knowledge to make some of the greatest retro tees just for you lucky guys!  So take a couple of minutes out from your busy day to reminisce with me, You know you grew up in the 80s if

…Saturday mornings were spent watching Going Live, wishing you had your own Gordon the Gopher.

…Your ideal classmate would have been Tucker Jenkins from Grange Hill.

…You had a hairstyle inspired by King of Mullets Pat Sharp.

Pat Sharp

Mens Pat Sharp King of the Mullets T-Shirt - £19.99

…You spent ages thinking about which Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle you would be, everyone wanted to be Raphael right!?

…You can recite the whole rap from The Fresh Prince Of Bel Air.  ”Now this is a story all about how, my life got flipped, turned upside down…”  You’re singing along now, right!?

…You had enough time to complete computer games over and over again, and you still never got bored of them!

Mens Old School Gamer T-Shirt - £19.99

…You watched every episode of Jem but were secretly cheering on the Misfits, they had better songs!

Jem and the Holograms

Ladies Heather Purple Retro Jem and the Holograms T-Shirt - £19.99

…You knew what Willis was “talking’ bout”.

…You saved up pocket money every week to scare yourself with a new Point Horror book!

…You planned a hundred different trips that you would make in the Delorean.

Back to the Future

Mens Back to the Future Delorean Firetracks T-Shirt - £19.99

…You dreamed of going on Funhouse, The Crystal Maze and Knightmare.

…You wanted to get mouth to mouth resuscitation from Pamela Anderson, but definitely not from David Hasselhoff.

…The Skesis from the Dark Crystal still gives you nightmares.

Dark Crystal

Ladies Grey Dark Crystal T-Shirt - £19.99

…You had a slow dance at the School Disco to True by Spandau Ballet.

…You wanted to live under the sea with Ariel.

…You would always argue in the playground about what was better, Nintendo or Sega.

Sega

Ladies Vintage Sonic and Sega Logo T-Shirt

…You kept trying to get the high score on Pac-Man but could never quite make it!

…You would spend hours perfecting mix-tapes and then play them to death, extra points if you were skilled enough to tape songs off the radio and were able to avoid the DJ at the start and end.

…The Care Bear you identified with most was Grumpy Bear.

Care Bears

Ladies Black Grumpy Bear Sugar Rush Care Bears Scoop Neck Tee - £19.99

…All you wanted for Christmas was a My Little Pony

…You used to check your wardrobe for signs of E.T. before going to bed every night.

E.T.

Mens Dark Heather E.T. The Extra Terrestrial T-Shirt - £19.99

…Your ideal job when you grew up was to be a Ghostbuster.

…And last but certainly not least, you know you grew up in the 80s if you had at least three of the things featured on our exclusive vintage 80s toys jumper from Mr Gugu and Miss Go.  This jumper is sure to bring memories flooding back, how many can you name!?

All Over Print Vintage Toys Jumper from Mr Gugu and Miss Go

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#Did You Know? xoxo

by Michelle Woods on May 24, 2013

As you know – we’re always on a fact hunting mission, if it’s interesting and related to the cool t-shirts we sell – we will most definitely share it with you! Whether it be on the TruffleShuffle Facebook page, or on the TruffleShuffle Twitter page, we always like to share the retro goodness. We thought it was about time we put together our favourites….let us know if you have any interesting facts – we’d love to hear them!

Did you know…

The Beatles earned $90,000 in 35 minutes for their Minneapolis show in August 1965.

They had to stop touring as the music couldn’t be amplified loud enough to play over screaming fans.

Beatles t-shirts

The name “Harry Potter” is mentioned 18,956 times throughout the entire Harry Potter book series.

J.K Rowling originally planned to kill Arthur Weasley in Order of the Phoenix but decided on Sirius Black.

Rupert Grint (Ron) wanted to be an “Ice Cream Man”, he bought an ice cream van with his Potter money.

Harry Potter t-shirts

If police officers in Thailand break the law they are forced to wear pink armbands featuring Hello Kitty!

The whoopee cushion was invented by a 14-yr-old Roman Emperor who was assassinated by the time he was 18.

Jack Daniel’s last spoken words before he died were “One last drink, please.”

Jim Cummings, voice of Winnie The Pooh, calls children in hospital & talks to them in character! (this is one of our favourite facts!)

Walt Disney was once fired by a newspaper editor for “lack of creativity”.

Disney t-shirts

Hugh Hefner started Playboy after resigning from Esquire mag because he was being denied a $5 pay rise.

Playboy was originally going to be called ‘Stag Party’.

Playboy t-shirts

Marvel Universe has created over 9000 superheroes & other characters in the 74 years its been publishing.

In the original stage-play “The Wizard of Oz” Dorothy’s companion was not Toto, but a cow named Imogene.

The first couple to ever be shown in bed together on prime time television were Fred and Wilma Flintstone.

Santa started wearing red after Coca-Cola’s 1920 advertising campaign, he used to wear blue green or yellow.

Coca Cola t-shirts

For more interesting facts, check out our other blog posts…

10 things you didn’t know about Superman and Facts about Baywatch

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First aired in 1989 – Baywatch was one of the coolest shows on TV! Today marks the anniversary of the last ever show back in 2001. David Hasslehoff and Pamela Anderson running round wearing very little was probably the main highlight..but putting aside the tiny bikinis, and the even tinier speedos, it was also full of action packed story lines that seemed to keep us all entertained as we were growing up. Everything from earthquakes, shark attacks – serial killers, nuclear bombs….every now and again someone would nearly drown too – just a minor theme in the show!

As we are wise owls when it comes to retro trivia – we’re going to fill you in on some exciting facts relating to Baywatch!

* We sell AMAZING Baywatch T-shirts (and some pretty cool Baywatch costumes!).

* Baywatch is the brainchild of producer Gregory J. Bonann. He was a lifeguard who often worked with Michael Newman and came up with the series idea about lifeguards based on his experiences.

* Gregory pitched the idea around Hollywood for years without success until his sister married TV writer Douglas Schwartz. Douglas later teamed with Michael Berk and sold Gregory’s idea to NBC.

* At its peak in the mid-90s, Baywatch was seen by over 1 billion viewers, was shown in over 144 countries in 23 different languages.

* The show drew more female viewers than male. Statistics showed that female viewership was at a dominating 65 percent!

* Producer Douglas Schwartz’s business cards were once stolen. Afterwards, he began getting calls from actresses who claimed to have been promised a part on the show. The thief, who was later caught, was using the cards to ‘further his social life’.

* Many of the show’s actors had tatoos and in most seasons were covered with body makeup.

* Douglas Schwartz has stated that the show has made about $450 million.

* California beaches can get very cold. Baywatch makes it look as if it’s extremely sunny and warm. The water is 57 degrees. Gena Lee Nolin and Yasmine Bleeth once came down with hypothermia.

* Producers originally wanted to use “The Boys of Summer” by Don Henley for the Baywatch theme song, but fortunately for all the fans, they couldn’t afford the $100,000 licensing fee at that time.

Show off your appreciation with one of our Baywatch tees!

Feeling a little more brave? If you’re looking for a cool fancy dress costume – then we have just the thing for you! With the likes of Molly King and Georgie Porter rocking the ladies costume, it’s clearly fit for all Baywatch loving babes…!

What’s your favourite fact? For us – the business card one…he get’s a massive high five from us!

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