Yes, our founder loved the iconic movie so much that when it came to coming up for a name for the site back in 2004, Chunk’s classic belly shaking move was the only choice and hence TruffleShuffle.com was born.
With that in mind, you can imagine our absolute amazement to discover that none other than Jeff B Cohen AKA the man who played Chunk over 25 years ago is following us on twitter!
We’ve even tweeted each other and were completely honoured to send him some of our official Goonies tees including this one of course….
Not that he needs reminding how to do it I’m sure!
For those of you wondering where he is now, unfortunately, Jeff decided to leave the movie world behind after his star stint as Chunk and is now a 36-year-old entertainment lawyer! In fact, he runs his own law firm, Cohen & Gardner, LLP and in 2008, was named by the “Hollywood Reporter” as one of Hollywood’s Top 35 Executives Under 35! Who’d have thunk it?
We’re struggling to see any resemblance whatsoever to our childhood hero Chunk!
Don’t worry Jeff – we’ll always love you and huge thanks again for making our day, no scrap that YEAR by following us! We’d never have dreamed all those years ago that the guy who inspired our whole site would know who we are!
If you are stuck for ideas for fantastic and fun stocking fillers, we have some amazingly retro bits and bobs which will definitely raise a cheeky chuckle or nostalgic smile in the Christmas morning stocking rummage!
As children of the 80’s we are always on the look-out for nostalgic, retro memories to inspire us in our quest to find you the most amazingly fabulous tees and gifts! We recently stumbled across these wicked ‘you know you are a child of the 80’s when…’ quotes which made us chuckle and got us thinking this would be an ace idea for our Friday comp! So if you need a little inspiration to help you come up with the most amusing/strange/quirky answer then take a wee look below!
You know you are a child of the 80’s when:
Snap bracelets were always getting you in trouble at school.
Friendship bracelets were ties that couldn’t be broken.
You ever read Nancy Drew, The Hardy Boys, The Babysitters Club, Forever or Sweet Valley High.
You know all the words to “Ice Ice Baby”.
You wanted to be The Hulk for Halloween.
You wanted to be on “Jim’ll Fix It”.
You can remember what Michael Jackson looked like before he had plastic surgery.
You wore one of those slap-on wristbands at somepoint…or heaven forbid one of those T-shirts that changed colour with heat (Global Hypercolour) or one of those t-shirt rings on one side.
You had slouch socks and puff painted your own t-shirt at least once.
You know the profound meaning of “Wax on, Wax off”.
You were upset when She-ra, Princess of Power and He-Man got cancelled.
You can remember watching Saved by the Bell for endless hours, back when they were new episodes.
You have seen at least 10 episodes of Fraggle Rock.
You hold a special place in your heart for “Back to the Future.”
You know someone who appeared on Wac-a-day.
You know where to go if you “wanna go where everybody knows your name.”
You wanted to be a Goonie. (“Goonies never say die.”)
You remember Madonna in her cone stage.
You knew “The Artist” when he was humbly called “Prince.”
You say ‘PJ and Duncan’ not ‘Ant and Dec’.
Not only did you wear fluorescent-neon clothing, but they were mismatched with fingerless gloves and toweling socks. And who can forget those shellsuits!!!
You could break dance (ok, you wished you could)
You remember when ATARI was a state of the art video game system.
You remember M.C. Hammer.
You can still sing the rap to “Fresh Prince of Bel Air”….
You can remember when it was Jazzy Jeff and The fresh Prince and NOT just plain Will Smith!
You own any cassettes.
You owned a pair of L.A. Gear, Keds, or Converse tennis shoes.
You carried your lunch to school in a Gremlins, ALF or ET lunchbox.
You have ever pondered on why Smurfette was the ONLY female smurf.
You ever had a Swatch Watch.
You actually spent countless hours trying to perfect the “Care Bear stare.”
You had Wonder Woman or Superman undies.
You believed that “By the power of Greyskull, you HAD the power!”
You spent hours in the basement building and re-building Lego cities.
Big wheels and BMX’s were the way to go.
With your pink (or blue) portable tape player, you sang to Kylie and Jason!
If you ever owned Polly Pocket or Micro Machines.
If you ever made Ken fall in love with Barbie.
You know what ” Psyche” means.
Partying “like it’s 1999” seemed SO far away.
You knew that Transformers were “more than meets the eye”.
Watching Neighbours was considered essential
You recorded songs off the radio with your boom box.
Your arm was full of rubber bracelets.
You can still sing 1 to 12 from the Pinball machine song on Sesame Street.
Go on, give it a go, you know you want to! And you are in with a chance of winning a £25.00 voucher to spend on the site! Wooooo!!!
As we’re sure many of you have already guessed – we’re named after a very special scene from the 80’s classic, The Goonies!
Ever had the urge to re-create Chunk’s infamous TruffleShuffle (Do it!!) – well now you can with this hillarious step by step guide which we just found on here…
Step 1 Stand on something like a milk crate or soapbox with your feet together and knees slightly bent.
Step 2 Lift your shirt up to your chin exposing your belly and man-boobs.
(Note: Ladies, it is acceptable for you to just lift your shirt up to your chest exposing only your midsection. But it is generally not recommended for women to do the Truffle Shuffle, it is not a very flattering dance).
Step 3 Rapidly shake your belly and butt while wildly moving your torso from side to side. It should appear that you are having a seizure, but remain standing with your feet in one place.
Step 4 (This is our favourite!) Scrunch up your face like an angry chipmunk or deranged woodchuck.
Step 5 Make incoherent sounds as if you just stepped out of a cold shower or are speaking in tongues.
Step 6 In the immortal words of Clark ‘Mouth’ Devereaux, – “Do it! DO IT!”
Still stuck – just copy the big man himself…
If you do give it a go, send us your pictures or videos for a chance to win one of these beauties….