Google Something Clever 2.0: Five Fun Facts About "The Goonies"

Mar 13, 2014

Five Fun Facts About "The Goonies"

Fun fact #1: My husband loves The Goonies. How much? This much:


That's right, he owns the treasure map doubloon and a bag of rich stuff.

Fun Fact #2: The cast wasn't allowed to see the pirate ship until they filmed their first scene with it. Those reactions were real (this is also true of candy garden scene in Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory).


Fun Fact #3: I did not see The Goonies until I was 17 years old.

Fun Fact #4: For years, Cyndi Lauper refused to play "The Goonies 'R' Good Enough" in concert. Apparently, director Richard Donner had been such a pain in the ass during the filming of the music video, she came to hate the song. Supposedly, she finally gave in to overwhelming demand from her fans and started performing it back in 2004, but I can't confirm that, because she certainly didn't play it when I saw her in 2010 (I forgive you, Cyndi).

Fun Fact #5: The Goonies is an invaluable source of parenting lessons. Don't believe me? Then hop on over to NickMom and check out "Top 9 Parenting Lessons I Learned From Watching The Goonies."