best 80's show

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  1. New3rdTeacher

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    What's your favorite 80's show?
    Mine is Punky Brewster...loved it, it was great and I bought the whole series on DVD :)
     
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    Does anyone remember "Eight is Enough"? I can't remember if it was on in the 80's but anyway, I freakin loved that show! I was madly in love with Willie Ames and was prepared to marry him and have his children at any given time!:lol:
     
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    I watched Eight is Enough in the 80s but I think it was in re-runs. It might have been a late 70s/early 80s show though. Fun show!

    I enjoyed The Cosby Show, Family Ties and Growing Pains.
     
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    For 80's cartoons, I used to watch Jem, Punky Brewster, Rainbow Bright and Fraggle Rock!

    I also liked Charles in Charge, ALF, Doogie Howser, Full House and Quantum Leap.

    Oh, and Small Wonder! I don't think it was on long and my husband has no idea what I'm talking about. Does anyone else remember this show but me??
     
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    I watched every show listed so far. :) Plus He-Man and She-ra.
     
  7. New3rdTeacher

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    I love love love Small Wonder, I wish they would put it on DVD :)
     
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    Oh, yay!! I'm so glad someone remembers it! None of my friends had any idea what I was talking about when I explained the show to them!
     
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    With Vicki the robot? Yeah, it was cute.
     
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    I watched Alf, Full House, Wonder Years, Fraggle Rock, Rainbow Bright, Care Bears, and Inspector Gadget.
     
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    Ditto to everyone's and allow me to add:

    Knight Rider!

    "KITT?"
    "Yes Michael?"
    "Shut up!"
    :lol:
     
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    I loved Thirtysomething, My So-Called Life, and Life Goes On.
     
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    WAsn't she the robot that the dad built?

    Cosby, Family Ties, Growing Pains, (My husband wants me to say Night Court-I wasn't so into it), Charles in Charge...
     
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    I have to say Private Benjamin, The Paper Chase, and Scarecrow and Mrs. King...because I wrote for them!
     
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    Loved Family ties.... and most of the others mentioned.

    No one mentioned Cheers, Thursdays on NBC in the 1980s.
     
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    I'm not sure if this show was late 80's or early 90's but I loved
    Twin Peaks. Also Mork and Mindy and Facts of Life. My husband loved Hill Street Blues.
     
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    I loved The Facts of Life, Cosby, Murder She Wrote and my still all time favorite show ........THE GOLDEN GIRLS!!!!!
     
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    Small Wonder! That takes me back to my grandma's house on Saturdays, where I always enjoyed a tiny books of cocco puffs in a green bowl. :)

    I also liked Webster, Alf, Muppet Babies, and The Golden Girls :)

    Of course, my favorite school then and now was I Love Lucy. :) I've watched it ever since I was a little, little girl. :)
     
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    To add new ones,
    Mr. Belvedere
    Perfect Strangers
    Cosby (don't remember if I saw that or not)
     
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    I 'm not sure but I think these were either late 70's or early 80's;Land of the Lost, Groovey Ghoulies, Facts of Life , Different Strokes, Growing Pains, Richard Blade's Video Beat and my favorite Dance Party U.S.A!
     
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    I watched all those shows and I loved small wonder! No one ever knows what I'm talking about!
     
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    Most of my childhood & early teen yrs were in the 80s, so this is right up my alley! I watched...

    The Cosby Show (FAVORITE)
    A Different World (FAVORITE)
    Family Ties (FAVORITE)
    Today's Special (Nickelodeon show) (FAVORITE)
    Gidget (older than the 80s, but aired during 80s (FAVORITE)
    I Love Lucy (FAVORITE)
    Charles in Charge
    Growing Pains
    The Golden Girls
    Mr. Belvedere
    My Two Dads
    Out of This World
    Punky Brewster
    Silver Spoons
    Sledge Hammer
    Small Wonder
    227
    Webster
    Little House on the Praire
    Wonder Woman
    Chips
    The Greatest American Hero
    Gilligan's Island
    T.J. Hooker
    Gilligan's Island
     
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    "The Waltons" 1972-1981
     
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    Anyone remember "Remote Control"? It was the first non-music show on MTV (yes, this is the one that started the spiral). Quirky game show with the contestants on easy chairs with remotes for buzzers. The best thing about it were the guest appearances by very young Adam Sandler and Denis Leary.
     
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    I loved me some "Magnum"!!! I had a giant poster on my closet door in my dorm room.
     
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    Oh, I loved Double Dare. I wasn't thinking of Nickelodeon shows.

    And, when I was little, I loved Dumbo's Circus on Disney.
     
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    Oh my gosh, yes!!! I loved Remote Control! My dad, brother and I used to watch it and we'd each pick a player to be and sit in their "spot" on our couch! I forgot all about that show!
     
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    21 Jump Street (I loved Johnny Depp 20 years ago!! and still do!)
     
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    Small Wonder? Heck yeah! I loved that show. :)
     
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    I was born in '82, so the shows I hold close to my heart are those geared for younger audiences.

    The Littles
    Rainbow Brite
    Maple Town, which so few remember :(
    Gummi Bears
    Care Bears
    The Wuzzles
    My Little Pony
    Shirt-Tales
    Lovely Lady Locks
    Getalong Gang
    Scooby Doo
    Huggabunch
    He-Man
    The Smurfs
    Transformers
    Teddy Ruxpin
    Alvin and the Chipmunks
    Pound Puppies
    The Jetsons
    Berenstein Bears
    Duck Tales
    Flinstones
    Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
    And so many more, I'm sure...

    Honestly, when I think about these cartoons I start to tear up...even though my childhood was far from perfect, recalling specific moments involving these shows...it's just sad and I miss it. I could write a memoir about each cartoon on this list.
     
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    Jem-Punky Brewster-Alf-Rainbow Brite-Small Wonder-Full House-Facts of Life (sometimes)-Webster...can't think of any more right now, but I know there are others! :) I miss all those shows! Except Full House, cuz that re-runs all the time! :)
     
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    I liked Knight Rider! Great show :)
     
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    I miss Alvin and the chipmunks and Yogi :) Great shows....
    I don't miss Full house and don't know if I care about it anymore cause it's on ALL THE TIME :)
     
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    I liked Kate and Allie plus many of the other shows listed! I had forgotten about some of these until they were mentioned! Thanks for the flashback!! :)
     
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    BJ and The Bear
    Dukes of Hazzard
    not sure if Starsky and Hutch and TJ Hooker were 's or just reruns
     
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    I forgot all about Dallas, I loved that show. I knew when I heard that music...it was Friday!
     
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    Fraggle Rock hands down! :D
     
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    FAME!!!! I know not as good as the movie....
     
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    wow; I hadn't realized that we had so many great shows in the 80s!! Would you believe that I had never watched Cosby before?? I mean a whole episode? I just watched two shows the other day! Wow; I sure was missing something!

    Other favorites...Full House, Growing Pains, Facts of Life, Life Goes On, etc...

    Seems like this era has it's favorites in reality shows.
     
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