The 1980s were a peculiar time for movies, especially comedies. Each film released at that time had a distinct style of humor that could often be seen as a bit too much (even to audiences watching during that period). Projects such as Animal House and Airplane! showed studios the mainstream potential of a decent comedy film. With this knowledge, filmmakers were pumping out any and every concept that could get a couple of cheap laughs, and many young actors reaped significant benefits from certain unlikely hits.