Welcome back to the Shameless 1980’s Nostalgia Tournament. The premise is simple. We pit two awesome things from the 80’s against each other and our expert panel of Nostalgia Profiteers decide which awesome thing is more awesome.
First Round Matchup #13
Silver Spoons House
Yet another knockdown drag-out street brawl in the Nostalgia Tournament folks.
On the surface it might appear that a gigantic mansion would be a no-brainer choice over an old Victorian but as Webster taught us looks can be deceiving.
Silver Spoons represented the height of living, as imagined by a nine year old boy. A mansion filled with video games and pinball machines. A Race Car bed. And the kicker – a mini train that you could actually ride around the first floor of the house. What’s not to love? Absolutely nothing because everything I just described is amazing.
Except that there’s only one place the Lil’ Dogg wanted to live in more in 1985 than the Stratton Mansion and that’s in the Papadapolis’s old Victorian.
Webster’s House had secret doors and passageways. And a dumbwaiter that you could ride from the second floor to the kitchen.
This pup will take a dumbwaiter over a toy train every time. It’s no contest really. The train takes you on a loop. The dumbwaiter lets you skip the stairs. Game set match dumbwaiter.
Now don’t get the Lil’ Dogg wrong here. The Stratton Mansion was top notch. Foosball and video games as far as the eye could see. And the size obviously dwarfs the Victorian. The grounds were beautiful as well.
But the Victorian had mystery. The Victorian was scary and strange. There might be a ghost (still having nightmares from that episode to this day).
You can plop down some video games in any house. But secret passageways. You either have them or you don’t. And sadly the Stratton Mansion did not.
Winner – Webster’s old Victorian