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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.

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1. He-Man and She-Ra

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

2. Freddy Krueger

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

Monsters

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

3. DJ Jazzy Jeff and The Fresh Prince

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

4. New Kids On The Block

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

5. Paula Abdul

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A straight-up way to your parents' wallets.

6. Warrant

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

7. Grandpa Munster

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

8. Santa Claus

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

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

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Here's another where he rapped, yo.

9. "Little Monsters"

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

10. MC Hammer

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

11. Ice-T

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Did Coco ask her parents before calling?

12. Tiffany

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Children behave... and get your parents' permission first.

13. Debbie Gibson

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

14. KISS

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

15. Nintendo

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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.

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