I'd like to post a correction to a feature in the Amarillo Globe-News (my source for all news that's pertinent). The feature was in an insert entitled "Amarillo Uptown" which is periodical magazine that's delivered with the Sunday news. This morning, they had a section called "Retro Rewind" which recalled some trends and news from past decades. Today's feature, they went way back to the 80s as the article reads: "The 80s were a pivotal time in your life if..." and then below it says, "You know every word to the Fresh Prince of Bel-Air rap and you're friends worry that you're dance repertoire still includes the 'Carlton'" and just below that, "'Hammer Pants' were a part of your wardrobe."
Firstly, "Fresh Prince of Bel-Air" didn't debut until September of 1990 and, secondly, the "Carlton" didn't make its appearance on the show until December 16, 1991. Not the 80s.
And while MC Hammer did record in the 80s, his breakthrough album Please Hammer Don't Hurt 'Em, which featured the video that would make the "Hammer Pants" popular, also released in 1990--March 13th to be exact.
Stop actin' like ya know. Do your research, chump.