Not yet ready to stomach the gruesome, hardcore images of Muammar Gaddafi’s capture and death flying around the Internet? Here for you then is a bland, insipid version of Gaddafi’s demise brought to you by, who else, the 1980s! Eerily, this segment about Gaddafi reaching the office of St. Peter (where all bad Muslims go?) from this short-lived 1987 Matthew Perry sitcom Second Chance was mystically¬†set in the world of 2011, which means, terrifyingly, that the 80s finally got exactly one thing right.

Meanwhile, the latest from the Guardian live blog indicates that NATO is still making up its mind about whether to quit bombing the shit out of Libya, which was so much fun while it lasted:

Nato commanders are recommending the Libya air campaign should now be brought to an end, my colleague Julian Borger tells me. The formal decision will be taken tomorrow by the North Atlantic Council, representing Nato member states. Julian just received this comment from a Nato official:

“A military assessment of the current situation in Libya and a recommendation for the wrapping up of the Nato operation is on its way to Nato HQ. This will most likely prompt a special meeting of the North Atlantic Council tomorrow to consider the recommendation and decide on the future of the current mission.”

Ha ha “to consider the recommendation.” IT’S OVER. NO MOAR BOMBZ NEEDED. [Buzzfeed/Guardian]

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  • nounverb911

    And in other news, Colonelissimo Muammar Gaddafi is still dead.

  • BaldarTFlagass

    Meh. Mork & Mindy did the same thing for Saddam Hussein in 1978, people.

    • Lionel[redacted]Esq

      Jonathan Winter's portrayal of Hussein was incredible.

  • freakishlywrong

    This looks like a right-wing fever swamp wet dream; Ron Paul passing judgment on the Muslin/Kenyan usurper.

  • e_z

    So at last he's dead. The count down to give credit to Bush, Cheney and or St Reagan to begin in 4…3….2…1…

    Not to mention how churlish it was of President Obama not to have genuflected in thier diriections.

    • They must be located in the exact opposite direction of Mecca.

  • Correction: the 80's got one other thing right – Music!

    • BaldarTFlagass

      Wow. Toni Basil's "Mickey" was on the radio in the coffee shop just now. You are SO right.

    • baconzgood

      That comment made me blurp in my mouth. You must have forgot about Simply Red and the Thompson Twins.

      • DaRooster

        Yeah… but STYX!! WOO HOO!!! And DAMN YANKEES!! And SCORPS!!! ROCK n ROLL!!

        (pokes baconz with stick… a drum stick from Tommy Aldridge!)

        • BaldarTFlagass

          Boom boom…

        • baconzgood

          Don't forget Gorky Park.


        • DahBoner

          Styx was actually big in the late 70's…

          • DaRooster

            True… but my favorite Styx song came out in 81… Too Much Time On My Hands.

    • I love 80s music too, but I think its quality is an illusion. The 1980s was the last era of widely recognizable songs. By the end of the 80s, radio had fragmented into narrow-casting and few songs were heard beyond their target audience.

    • Guppy06
      • baconzgood

        That's just effin' mean!


    • WriteyWriterton

      Talking Heads and Martha and the Muffins for me, please. Oh, and the Bangles. And one-hit-wonders David and David ("Boomtown") and Wang bloody Chung, of course.

    • DahBoner

      Care for a bite of my veggamite sammich?

  • Unless someone played with the titles, they really only missed his for realz exit by a few weeks. Instead of July 2011, Quhdaffy got a Coctober surprise.

    • RavenRant

      Speaking of Cocktober, aren't we way overdue for a Republican live-boy-or-dead-girl scandal? I'm hoping for Reince Preibus.

      He's the little twerp that DEMANDED Weiner resign, followed immediately by "I'm not going to re-litigate the David Vitter issue."

  • BaldarTFlagass

    "This will most likely prompt a special meeting of the North Atlantic Council tomorrow to consider the recommendation and decide on the future of the current mission.”

    And figure out what the fuck Libya has to do with the North Atlantic Ocean.

    • MARCdMan

      It's why we let the Turks in, lets NATO stick their noses pretty much anywhere.

  • SorosBot

    Eerily, in the 80s Cheers also predicted that I'd go out for a beer last night.

    • tihond

      SOROSBOT! *Raises Glass as Sorosbot enters the bar*

    • AnAmericanInTO

      How's the world treating you, Mr. Sorosbot?

      • SorosBot

        "I'm sorry to hear that."
        "No, I mean pour."

  • Jesus fucking Christ, that video on the Guardian is harsh!

    • WriteyWriterton

      Kind of a "live-by…/die-by…" moment, I think, but still dark.

  • baconzgood

    You want an eerie prediction? Here's one for you…

    Baconz is going to get shit faced on 7&7s at 5:10 Oct. 20th 2011.

    • BaldarTFlagass

      BTF, Esq, predicts 100% chance of multiple Bacardi & Diet when he begins Operation #Occupy Barstool at Sherlock's; 1645 hrs, 20 OCT 2011.

      • wj predicts Mrs. weejee will get a C'Addle Neighborhood Builders award tonight. For realz. weejee is so proud of his sweetie.

        • Fare la Volpe

          Tell her congrats from the faceless masses of the internet!!

        • baconzgood

          (Up fist for the sweetie from Baconz)

        • WriteyWriterton


      • baconzgood

        Too bad we don't live in the same city. You could hang out with me and watch me get the intern hammered. You see on the days she works she shows up earlier than I do and that reflects poorly on me.

      • WriteyWriterton

        WW predicts an incoming Stella w/ Jameson on rocks at 2030 hours.

  • Callyson

    A conundrum…Is Gaddafi already in hell, where he belongs…
    …or in heaven temporarily, where his victims can stomp on him before he goes to his final destination?
    Either way, buh – bye!

  • Nato commanders are recommending the Libya air campaign should now be brought to an end, my colleague Julian Borger tells me.

    The formal decision will be taken tomorrow by the North Atlantic Council, representing Nato member states Exxon, B.P., Chevron, and other ruling powers.

    (Edited for great accuracy.)

  • freakishlywrong

    Jesus Christ in Funkytown. I made about 20 seconds of that clip. Shit was awful.

    • MonsterAGoGo

      But but but I loved that show when it first aired! Before the plot revamp got rid of the future guy.

  • slithytoves

    I can't celebrate until an 80's sitcom predicts Dick Cheney's death.

    • What about Tales from the Darkside?

    • undeterredbyreality

      Well, it wasn't (technically) a sitcom, but didn't Star Wars VI: Return of the Jedi (1983) do that?

    • Lionel[redacted]Esq

      Sadly, Tales from the Crypt shows Cheney still alive.

    • tihond

      There's a "Small Wonder" where they talk about the Dark Lord returning to whence he came in 2015. One can only assume they mean Cheney.

  • "…from this short-lived 1987 Matthew Perry sitcom"

    You know who else named Perry was in a short-lived venture?

    • BaldarTFlagass

      The New Adventures of Perry Mason?

    • Luke Perry, 8 Seconds?

      or interval between stints on 90210, take your pick~

    • chicken_thief

      Steve Perry trying to sing like a fucking man?

    • LesBontemps

      Perry the Platypus?

    • horsedreamer_1

      Lollapalooza lasted more than half a decade, friend.

  • "…short-lived 1987 Matthew Perry sitcom Second Chance…"

    And here we are living with Rick Perry's (hopefully short-lived) 2011 sitcom "No Chance".

  • GuanoFaucet

    Silver Spoons and Small Wonder predicted Romney.

    • SorosBot

      When a man makes a lifelike human-form robot with an advanced AI programmed to do whatever he says and makes it look like a little girl you've got to wonder what his purpose is.

    • Or was it The Brady Bunch?

  • Boy, a lot of 80s TV really blew (but it's golden now considering we're stuck with Joysey Shawre and the bubble butted/brained Kardashians.)

    I'm still hoping and waiting for someone to build Moonbase Alpha 12 years ago.

  • x111e7thst

    Oil prices down? This is not what we bombed Libya for!

  • SayItWithWookies

    The decade that gave us Ollie North, carjacking and date rape got something right? I'm sure it was accidental — and they made up for it by depicting St. Peter as Captain Kangaroo in Robert Schuller's pajamas.

  • All this protracted deliberation about bombing their way to, from & around a Gaddfly. You'd think they were debating whether Dan Fielding had helped Night Court jump the shark or Danny deVito over-aggrandized his character's role on Taxi..

    • SorosBot

      No way; the addition of Gilbert Godfried to the cast was when Night Court jumped the shark.

      • *Google's "Gilbert Gottfried' "…*

        HOLY smack. Point taken. . . I must've stopped watching the show already by then 'cause I don't remember him being part of it at all.

        • WriteyWriterton

          Me, too, and I liked that show.

      • Fare la Volpe

        I thought it jumped when the second black lady bailiff died.

  • BaldarTFlagass

    The scary thing is that someone out there actually remembered this scene from this show.

    • Lionel[redacted]Esq

      The scary thing is that someone watched this show.

  • Fare la Volpe

    And yet, Gerald Ford was never mauled senselessly by a circus lion in a convenience store.

    Eighties – 1, Universe – 9,178,430,102,392

  • yyyaz

    Also predicted in the '80s, ala Miami Vice vis a vis Glenn Frey, endless war: "Ask any DEA man, he'll say there's nothing we can do."

  • YasserArraFeck

    Breaking News on FOX – Dictator Muammar Gaddafi finally succumbed to injuries received during the 1986 air raid, personally seen off by President Ronald Reagan and led by an intrepid young officer from the Texas Air National Guard, George W. Bush………

    • tihond

      Needs "Muammar Gaddafi (D)"

      • e_z


      • WriteyWriterton


  • Lionel[redacted]Esq

    This is nothing compared to the way Sesame Street predicted OWS by showing Big Bird setting up his nest in the street.

    Not to mention predicting the Housing Bubble Burst under Bush with Oscar the Grouch forced to live in a garbage can.

    • Fare la Volpe

      The Count was clearly a prediction of the bean-counting bloodsuckers on Wall Street.

  • jus_wonderin

    In a very special episode of Blossom, Joey predicts the Supreme Court's decision on Bush v. Gore.

    • tihond

      +1 WOAH

  • LettucePrey

    Haha, those 80s writers sure were prescient.

    What’s next? Phones that we can use in our cars? Televisions that weigh less than 3 tons? Microwave trays that spin while our food is cooking? You're blowing my mind here.

    • ..microwaves that are smaller than televisions and weigh less than three tons?

  • Lionel[redacted]Esq

    In celebration: Cheap Cocaine for All!!!

  • lowaltflier

    Well for me there are two other good things to happen in the ‘80s.
    Los Angeles Dodgers won the World Series in 1981 and 1988.

    • Indiepalin

      I miss Orel Sexheiser

      • horsedreamer_1

        But can you still hear the drums, Fernando?

  • Ducksworthy

    See. They're right. Reagan got Gaddafi.

  • Goddamn, that show looked worse than Small Wonder.

  • Antispandex

    Wow, I'm going to ask a siitcom writer what's next! I hope they didn't just trade a dictator, for a bunch of Mullahs. Since we are talking about he 80's though, maybe the ghost of Reagan was just trying to get rid of one more of those nasty socialists, because I heard a lot of stuff used to be free in Libia (like health care, and higher education) and we can't allow that.

  • I like it when there's a kiss on a TeeVee show the audience like totally goes, "Whhhhhhoooooooooo!"

    That's pretty cool.

    • comrad_darkness

      Ah, the Eighties. When no one was getting any and therefore any depiction of any could be roundly enjoyed by all.

  • Let's not be so hasty, NATO. Surely we have more regimes to topple, for freedom and profit? I mean, this can't be IT, can it?

  • fuflans

    80's sitcoms: still more relevant than FOX.

  • I watched some video of Gaddafi getting put on a truck. Is he wearing a bra?

    • SayItWithWookies

      That must've been the Tom Hanks sitcom Bosom Buddies that you were watching.

      • jus_wonderin

        Tom did have wild hair in those days.

    • MonsterAGoGo

      Possibly. Reports said in the past he wore high heels. He may have been transy.

  • DocChaos

    Just think it took a dozen writers getting paid six figure salaries to come up with that shit:

    "You know what would be funny – if when Qaddafi dies, St . Peter sends him to hell for being a terrorist"

    "Yeah throw in a gag about nobody naming their kid Mu'ammar anymore and it's comedy gold."

  • RedneckMuslin

    I predict Sarah Palin will die some day. And when it happens, I want you to tell everybody I said it. Even if I die first and twenty years from now.

  • BornInATrailer

    Needs more Radar talking about Gaddafi's plane getting shot down over the Sea of Japan.

    • Graham Cracker

      naw—that showed a little too much sympathy. Needs more Munchkins celebrating over the Wicked Witch,

    • MonsterAGoGo

      Dude, that made me cry. No fair reminding me.

  • chicken_thief

    Herman Cain agrees that NATO should abort the bombing. Or maybe leave it up to the families. But the government should not be making the decision. Not in all cases. Clearer explanation to follow.

    Haha! Jes kicking about the "clearer explanation"!!!

  • They also had different colors in the 80s than we have now.

    • BaldarTFlagass

      Well, it was better than the black & white world us olds grew up in…

    • DahBoner


      Everything was overexposed.

      People wore lots of white.

      And there always was a horse wandering through.

      And lots of scarves blowing in the wind…

  • Allmighty_Manos

    Someone, somewhere, upon hearing of Qadaffi's death, said "hey there was short lived crappy sitcom from the late '80s with Matthew Perry in it that accurately predicted the year of the Libyan dictator’s death." And boom, the clip is on YouTube within minutes of the news. Truly the world is flat.

    • Graham Cracker

      Only America.

      Oh! I thought you said "Truly the world is fat."

    • Probably Matthew Perry's publicist.

  • What a waste of the immortal Joseph Maher. He was truly a great comedian, especially of the stage, where I saw his masterful performance as the crazed inspector in Joe Orton's What the Butler Saw. He enjoyed fame late in life until is much too early demise at age 64, when he had never been more in demand in his life. Kind of the opposite of Qaddafi, who sucked at comedy.

  • LiveToServeYa

    But that was in another country, and besides, the wench is dead.

  • All his loyalist Bosom Buddies better watch out!

  • chascates

    So what's next on the hit parade, Syria?

    • Graham Cracker


  • baconzgood

    I just want to point out that some where some one, at one point said "why did they cancel Second Chance? That was the best show on tv".

  • SorosBot

    Also in 1987, the number one show in America was about a professional, upper-middle-class black family; and twenty-one years later America put a professional, upper-middle-class black family in the White House. Coincidence?

    • BaldarTFlagass

      Where does George Jefferson fit in with all this?

      • WriteyWriterton

        He's movin' on up, I think.

  • bureaucrap

    In 1987 I wished Qaddafi dead, and 24 years later, he died. My powers are truly frightening!

  • chascates

    Brutal dictator? Sure, but also a classy dresser:,29307,205

    • baconzgood

      And he smelled like peaches too.

  • thefrontpage

    The little-seen and long-forgotten SCN (Spirtual Channel Network) sitcom from 1986, "The Facts of Pro-Life," predicted that Ronald Reagan would rise from the dead, apologize for lying about the Iran-Contra scandal, admit that he was wrong about everything, admit that he was one of the worst presidents and politicians in the history of the United States, change his party affiliation to the Democratic-Socialist Party (DSP), run for President in 2012, and lose in a laughable landslide to President Obama. Here's the link: factsofprolifesitcom.moc.

  • meatlofer

    That is weird.(not as weird as Lou Gerhig getting Lou Gerhig Disease) but weird!

  • SaintRond

    That picture of him being held up all bloody gave me a special twinge in that special place, kind of like I get when I think about Sarah Benincasa wearing pigtails.

    Now, let's finish the job! On to Wall Street!!!

  • FakaktaSouth

    Fuck y'all I STILL got my bangs and some hot esprit de corps neon. The 80s ruled.

  • BarackMyWorld

    I remember that terrible show. It was about Matthew Perry's adult self travelling back in time to the 80s to help his teenage self out. It was later reworked as a show called "Boys Will Be Boys", which was exactly the same except without the future-self character.

    This is what Fox used to show before "American Idol" was invented or "The Simpsons" got their own show, folks.

  • owhatever

    Gaddafi is dead and it's Obama's fault.

  • ttommyunger

    Heh, heh. Kirsten said Peter, heh, heh.

  • poncho_pilot

    not Harry Dean Stanton's best work.

  • DahBoner

    "this short-lived 1987 Matthew Perry sitcom Second Chance"

    Was the one in the bar? In the basement?

    Where every motherfucker there couldn't forget your name?

  • owhatever

    So wrote a Time reporter a few years ago, during the administration of President Rick Bush:

    "On Monday, Gaddafi accomplished one of history's great diplomatic turnarounds when Secretary of State Condeleezza Rice announced that the U.S. was restoring full diplomatic relations with Libya and held up the Great Socialist People's Libyan Arab Jamahiriya as "a model" for others to follow."

    Just sayin'.

  • Somewhere an ABC exec is smacking his forehead against his desk while screaming, "That Matthew Perry is a genius! Why oh why did we cancel Mr. Sunshine?"

  • a_pink_poodle

    Off by a couple months, not bad!

  • Preferred Customer

    The funniest thing in that video was that Qaddafi was inexplicably carrying an Uzi.

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