The '80s Called

"The '80s Called" is a television advertisement produced by GSD&M for RadioShack, which debuted during Super Bowl XLVIII on February 2, 2014.[1][2]

The '80s Called
Running time30 seconds
Release date(s)February 2, 2014 (2014-02-02)
Directed byFrank Todaro
Music by"Working for the Weekend" by Loverboy[2]
CountryUnited States


A RadioShack store clerk (Mark Saul) receives a call and informs his coworker that "The '80s called. They want their store back." Seconds later, several 1980s pop culture icons raid the store and clear the inventory while Loverboy's "Working for the Weekend" plays in the background. The icons then load their loot on a DeLorean and leave the empty store.

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  1. ^ a b c "Radio Shack - The Eighties Called - (2014) :60 (USA)". Adland. February 2, 2014. Retrieved May 25, 2017.
  2. ^ a b Jones, Nate (February 2, 2014). "Celebrating Every '80s Reference in That RadioShack Super Bowl Commercial". People. Retrieved May 25, 2017.