Awesome Celebrity Hotlines Of The ’80s

1-900 numbers weren’t only for sex hotlines and party chats — they were another way of draining your parents’ bank account in the ’80s. Here are the celebrities Mom and Dad hate to this day.

1. He-Man and She-Ra

You had the power to pick up the phone and dial the most cash-grubbing cartoon characters of the ’80s.

ID: 903375

2. Freddy Krueger

What’s wrong, Lori? Miss your wake-up call from 1-900-909-FRED?

ID: 903383


If Freddy wasn’t enough to give you nightmares, there was also Creep Phone.

ID: 903646

3. DJ Jazzy Jeff and The Fresh Prince

Parents just don’t understand why you’d pay $2 for the first minute and 35 cents for each additional minute.

ID: 903386

4. New Kids On The Block

You could hang tough with your favorite boy band 24/7.

ID: 903387

5. Paula Abdul

A straight-up way to your parents’ wallets.

ID: 903403

6. Warrant

Heaven isn’t too far away when you can hear a new message from this hair band every single day.

ID: 903412

7. Grandpa Munster

That’s one way to suck the blood out of your piggy bank.

ID: 903453

8. Santa Claus

Saint Nick operated quite a few hotlines, including one that donated to the Special Olympics.

ID: 903474

The only present he ever left you was an astronomical charge on your parents’ phone bill.

ID: 903487

Here’s another where he rapped, yo.

ID: 903494

9. “Little Monsters”

At least you could only dial M for Monster a maximum of three times per week.

ID: 903554

10. MC Hammer

One thing U Can Touch is your phone to dial in for some Hammer time.

ID: 903573

11. Ice-T

Did Coco ask her parents before calling?

ID: 903587

12. Tiffany

Children behave… and get your parents’ permission first.

ID: 903600

13. Debbie Gibson

If you ever thought you’d actually talk to Debbie, it was only in your dreams.

ID: 903612

14. KISS

I wanna rock and roll all night and call you every day.

ID: 903626

15. Nintendo

Your lifeline after spending an hour in the Level 7 dungeon of The Legend of Zelda. It was game over when your parents found out you called.

ID: 903687

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