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Apr 7, 2010

Ladies of the 80s Tournament - Round 1: Phoebe Cates (1) vs Leah Thompson (8)

Previous results: Clue made quite the impression on many a young mind, carrying Camp to a 23-11 victory over girl-next-door Amanda Peterson. Click here to view the updated full bracket.

Phoebe Cates


Comments: I'm not gonna waste too much time analyzing this one...
80s Highlights: Fast Times at Ridgemont High, Gremlins, Bright Lights, Big City

Lea Thompson


Comments: ...though I will say this for Thompson - does any participant in this tourney, male or female, have such a winning 80s resume? A couple of iconic flicks, an infamous dud, you name it, she's got it. She's the quintessential 80s actress.
80s Highlights: All the Right Moves, Red Dawn, Back to the Future (I & II), Howard the Duck, Some Kind of Wonderful, Casual Sex?


9 people have chosen wisely: on "Ladies of the 80s Tournament - Round 1: Phoebe Cates (1) vs Leah Thompson (8)"

Rick "The Hat" Bman said...

Here I am in the minority again. I used to have such a crush on Lea Thompson though. Hell, I even watched her crappy TV show.

Fletch said...

Wow - that's dedication. Caroline was painful to watch. She never did much of anything for me. I always thought of her as Liz Shue's less attractive older sister.

Can't believe it's only 6-4 in favor of Cates right now. Goofy day, what with that and McCarthy getting drubbed in the men's bracket.

Rachel said...

Amazingly, I think both women have aged beautifully, and if it were a smackdown for today, I'd go with Lea, but Cates had her beat 25 years ago. Though her coupling with Kevin Kline still baffles me.

TheAnswerMVP2001 said...

I'm going with Thompson as well. I never saw Cates appeal and hated Ridgemont High.

J.D. said...

Phoebe all the way. While Lea Thompson certainly has the more impressive resume, she lacks the screen presence that Phoebe Cates had.

Reel Whore said...

I was dreading this vote. Gremlins and Back to the Future were and are still goto movies for my 80s fix. Phoebe is my kind of lady; just friggin'-sexy-hot-adorable.

Leah, on the other hand, tried to hook up with her own son (unknowingly of course) and she made out with a flippin' duck! That's some kind of freaky-deaky.

Decisions...ugh!!!!...

Sorry Leah, but Phoebe's just too smokin'!

Nick said...

Cates. At the very least, for that first picture.

nolahn said...

Ms. Cates is stunning, but there's no denying Ms. Thompson's resume.

Put another way: One starred in "Red Daw" and the "Back to the Future" films, and the other was only a secondary reason why I watched "Drop Dead Fred."

Big Mike Mendez said...

so, so hard and not just casting the ballot either. No denying the hotness of Phoebe Cates but I have to vote with my heart on this one and go with Lea Thompson.