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Old 03-24-2020, 09:54 AM
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The Mandela Effect and Geena Davis in a Green Bikini


So late one night over the past weekend I was looking for something fluffy and innocuous to watch to take my mind off current events, and Amazon Prime had "Earth Girls are Easy" in their recommended movies. I've been on a bit of a nostalgic 80's movie watching kick lately, so I thought, perfect.

I had seen it back in the day, probably on VHS rented from Blockbuster Video, probably watched with my girlfriend at the time. I didn't remember too much about it but I distinctly remembered Geena Davis spending a fair amount of the movie in a skimpy GREEN bikini. Like, I could picture the image in my mind. But it turned out to be a skimpy PINK bikini. Whoa, total Mandela Effect. For the record, I'm from a universe where it was always BerenSTAIN Bears, and Nelson Mandela never died in a South African jail.

Anybody else have a "Mandela Effect" moment lately?
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Old 03-24-2020, 10:07 AM
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A few years ago, I started a thread on this board, asking to ID a show I had seen when I was a kid. It turned out to be an episode of Outer Limits.

Outer Limits was a black-and-white show. I had remembered the scenes in color.
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Old 03-24-2020, 10:56 AM
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Outer Limits was a black-and-white show. I had remembered the scenes in color.
Good thing you stayed away from the brown Capri Sun.
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Old 03-24-2020, 11:08 AM
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A few years ago, I started a thread on this board, asking to ID a show I had seen when I was a kid. It turned out to be an episode of Outer Limits.

Outer Limits was a black-and-white show. I had remembered the scenes in color.
There was a reboot of the show in 1995 that was in color. Is that what you remember?
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A few years ago, I started a thread on this board, asking to ID a show I had seen when I was a kid. It turned out to be an episode of Outer Limits.

Outer Limits was a black-and-white show. I had remembered the scenes in color.
it was in both B&W and color. the original series from 1963 was in B&W, but there was a reboot from 1995 - 2002 in color.

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Old 03-24-2020, 11:30 AM
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Good thing you stayed away from the brown Capri Sun.
Wait, is that something from THIS timeline? Please?

(Oh, that's something we do; "Please" with a cocked head means "I don't understand, can you go on?")

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Old 03-24-2020, 11:51 AM
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Good thing you stayed away from the brown Capri Sun.
I was wondering about this myself. A reference to the advice to stay away from the brown acid at Woodstock? Then I check the quote and it turns out it was not spoken by Wavy Gravy, as many had thought (including me), but possibly someone named Chip Monk. https://www.urbandictionary.com/defi...m=brown%20acid

So, maybe a clever Mandela Effect ref? Not sure about the Capri Sun part though.

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Old 03-24-2020, 12:47 PM
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There was a reboot of the show in 1995 that was in color. Is that what you remember?
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it was in both B&W and color. the original series from 1963 was in B&W, but there was a reboot from 1995 - 2002 in color.
Nope. I was remembering an episode from the original show. It was broadcast in B&W. But, decades later, my brain colorized it.
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Not recently but Ann Jillian definitely died of breast cancer which is why she fell off the face of the earth

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weird that people thought Mandela died in the 80s in prison since when he was released in 1990 that was a very big story . And then when he was elected president in 1994 that was also a big story. I guess people did not hear about those 2 events?

Probably better called the Abe Vigoda effect since the media reported twice he was dead when he was not. He finally died in 2016
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I was wondering about this myself. A reference to the advice to stay away from the brown acid at Woodstock? Then I check the quote and it turns out it was not spoken by Wavy Gravy, as many had thought (including me), but possibly someone named Chip Monk. https://www.urbandictionary.com/defi...m=brown%20acid

So, maybe a clever Mandela Effect ref? Not sure about the Capri Sun part though.
I was just trying to replace the acid with something more appropriate to a child especially one (Im guessing) in the 1980-2000 timeframe but I didnt want to use Kool-Aid (due to its associations with cyanide/suicide).

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One person misremembering a thing isn't the Mandela Effect.
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Old 03-24-2020, 06:29 PM
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One person misremembering a thing isn't the Mandela Effect.
Aha! You failed the Voight-Kampff-Hanks test: 97% of people from your timeline say that exact thing!
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weird that people thought Mandela died in the 80s in prison since when he was released in 1990 that was a very big story . And then when he was elected president in 1994 that was also a big story. I guess people did not hear about those 2 events?

Probably better called the Abe Vigoda effect since the media reported twice he was dead when he was not. He finally died in 2016
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One person misremembering a thing isn't the Mandela Effect.
Agreed. The Mandela Effect is when a number of people all misremember an event in the similar way. The OP isn't describing an example of the Mandela Effect unless he can show that other people also remember Geena Davis' bikini being green.
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The OP isn't describing an example of the Mandela Effect unless he can show that other people also remember Geena Davis' bikini being green.
Of course he is now planting a memory of Geena Davis in that movie in a green bikini in more minds than his own. Some might forget the bit about it being wrong and just remember the green bikini.

We might be witnessing the birth of a Mandela Effect example.
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Old 03-24-2020, 08:56 PM
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I've lived through: "All the planets are aligning" (on the same side as the sun) a couple of times.


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Of course he is now planting a memory of Geena Davis in that movie in a green bikini in more minds than his own. Some might forget the bit about it being wrong and just remember the green bikini.

We might be witnessing the birth of a Mandela Effect example.
Well, what if I say that I remember a topless Geena Davis in "Earth Girls"? Was it because of looser German morals in the 80s?

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Of course he is now planting a memory of Geena Davis in that movie in a green bikini in more minds than his own. Some might forget the bit about it being wrong and just remember the green bikini.

We might be witnessing the birth of a Mandela Effect example.
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Well, what if I say that I remember a topless Geena Davis in "Earth Girls"? Was it because of looser German morals in the 80s?

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Maybe that's the European cut
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I refuse to believe that Ed McMahon didn't carry big checks to peoples houses, nor did he work for Publisher's Clearinghouse.
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I refuse to believe that Ed McMahon didn't carry big checks to peoples houses, nor did he work for Publisher's Clearinghouse.
Heh, I remembered something like that too but it was American Family Publishers: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZEMYatr_j1o
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Heh, I remembered something like that too but it was American Family Publishers: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZEMYatr_j1o
In the dimension I come from it was Publisher's Clearinghouse.
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In your dimension, did Ed have a job? I mean, where he did more than say "Heeeere's Johnny!" then go sit on a couch and chortle at Johnny's jokes...
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Apparently Andrew Zimmerman changed his name recently to Andrew Zimmern, because I REMEMBER HOW IT USED TO BE.
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In your dimension, did Ed have a job? I mean, where he did more than say "Heeeere's Johnny!" then go sit on a couch and chortle at Johnny's jokes...
I don't remember one, no. But interdemensional travel can mess with your head.
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I watch subbed anime from time to time. When I remember it it's always in English.
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