Video Flashback: 1982's Miss Valley Girl Competition Is Totally Tubular

In this clip from Real People, teens compete to be named Encino, California's best Valley Girl. Don't be fooled by the presence of Fred Willard; this isn't a Christopher Guest movie. These things really happened.

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ProfessorPink
Professor Pink

Oh, these things definitely happened! I lived in Sacramento in third grade and I remember magazines having "lessons" in Valley Girl slang. My friends and I would "practice" talking like this until my mom wanted to kill us.

I was so sad when I found out that the "valley" in question was not the Central Valley (where I lived) but Encino Valley (10 hours away).

Also, Moon Unit killed it at the end of that video! <3