Throwback Thursday: Pizza delivery in the eighties


In the eighties, we ordered pizza by phone and watched movies on VHS cassettes. One of them was Loverboy starring a young Patrick Dempsey. Here is the plot:

Randy Bodek (played by Dempsey) is a rebellious college slacker, living with his girlfriend. His father, furious over Randy’s lack of direction or work ethic, forces Randy to come back home and get a job. Randy eventually finds work as a pizza delivery boy, but his earnings will not allow him to fund college on his own and he despairs of being able to return to his girlfriend next semester. In his capacity as delivery boy, he soon makes the acquaintance of a middle-aged, wealthy Italian woman, who seduces him.

These days, we order pizza via the Hungr app.