Friday, March 28, 2008

'80s Flashback: Jim and Tammy Faye Bakker

Friday is here again, so it's time for another '80s Flashback.

Before a word from our sponsor, here are the recent '80s Flashbacks:

'80s Flashback: Avoid the noid
'80s Flashback: Mary Lou Retton
'80s Flashback: One night in Bangkok
'80s Flashback: Adams Atoms
'80s Flashback: Don't you forget about me

OK. This week's flashback is brought to you by the television show Who's the Boss?, which for several years held a spot in the top TV ratings. I believe the spot was held with serious amounts of hair spray.

Now, let's go back to 1987, when Jim Bakker resigned from his ministry at The PTL Club. His resignation came after the disclosure of his extramarital affair with his secretary, Jessica Hahn.

It was a very trying time for Jim Bakker, and a very crying time for his wife, the late Tammy Faye Bakker. That meant a lot of makeup running, which was kind of her claim to fame.

Here they are, shortly after leaving the PTL, in a very uncomfortable interview.