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Children of the 80's............

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How many of these do you remember?

1.  Being on a wait list for a Cabbage Patch Kid and not even being able to pick the one you wanted (bonus points if you remember its name -- mine was Mitzy Shirley and she had the dreaded short curly hair).

2.  Jumping on the eyes of the alligator with Pit Fall Harry.

3.  Thinking Flash Gordon had the best special effects ever.

4.  That coffee-flavored sucking candy all elderly people had (before anything coffee flavored was cool).

5.  The random Super Friends like the Apache Chief, Gleek, and Samurai.

6.  Screaming, "Oh my God, the girl in Sleepaway Camp has a penis!"

7.  What kind of G-news Gary Gnu shared.

8.  Having an actual family discussion about whether to get a VHS or a Betamax.

9.  Later having the same discussion about Atari and Coleco.

10. Kermit's nephew Robin.

11. Asking Santa for Fashion Plates, Donny & Marie Barbies, 2XL, Transformers, a Speak n' Spell, Barbie's Townhouse with the yellow elevator, and Weeble Wobbles.

12. Yuck Mouth, Interplanet Janet, Time for Timer, "One to Grow On."

13. Seeing Alanis Morissette pop out of a locker to tell a joke in a mainstream show (ironic?).

14. Archie Bunker's Grandson doll, Joey, which was anatomically correct. (Am I the only one who had this?)

15. Being fairly certain you would one day marry: Scott Baio, Shawn Cassidy, Leif Garrett, River Phoenix, one of the Coreys, Rob Lowe, Andrew McCarthy, Jason Bateman, Kirk Cameron, Matt Dillon, Ricky Schroder, or Tom Cruise.

16. The shirtless volleyball scene -- need I name the movie?

17. Seeing Eddie Murphy in a hot tub, a Gumby costume, or a Buckwheat wig.

18. Being able to recite (word for word) AirplaneStand by Me, Grease, and anything by John Hughes.

19. Believing you would one day make your own pink prom dress and wanting a friend like Duckie.

20. Wishing to be the ninth kid on Eight Is Enough.

21. Knowing all the words to theme songs like: The Facts of Life, Silver Spoons, WKRP, Punky Brewster, and Different Strokes.

22. Ed Grimly's favorite talk show host and the instrument he played.

23. Thinking life as an adult was like Dallas or Dynasty and wondering why your parents weren't cool like that.

24. Mork's grown son, Mearth (extra points if you knew he was played by Jonathan Winters).

25. Saying "And stop calling me Shirley!" any chance you got.

26. The floor of your closet having one or all of these: Reebok high tops, Tretorns, K-Swiss, Keds, shoe boots, Justins, Dan Posts, Doc Martens.

25. That only Big Bird used to be able to see Snuffleupagus.

26. The yellow waterproof Walkman you desperately wanted.

27. Being willing to fight to the death over the claim that Joey McIntyre was the cutest New Kid on the Block.

28. Getting excited to see Trolley on Mr. Rogers' Neighborhood, because you knew what that meant.

29. Screw Captain Kangaroo, who remembers Mr. Green Jeans?

30. That He-Man and Battle Cat were known as Adam and Cringer when they were in their everyday clothes.

31. Those Mr. Yuck stickers our parents stuck on toxic things around  the house, which amounted to their highly questionable version of baby-proofing.

32. Being able to spend the entire day outside with no way for your parents to contact you (and that being OK).

33. "Menahmenah, doo-doo da-doo-doo."

34. Going to a drive-in. (My first was Thank God It's Friday. What were my parents thinking?)

35. Having to get up to turn the television channel or adjust the bunny ears.

36. Being able to pass a test strictly based on the knowledge you gained from Schoolhouse Rock.

37. Roller skating to anything by Journey, Chicago, Boston, Foreigner, or Air Supply.

38. Finding any guy whose family had a Trans-Am or its cousin, the Firebird, to be the hottest guy ever -- bonus if he had a mullet.

39. Getting Troll dolls out of vending machines.

40. Getting a perm whether your hair was curly or not -- and trying to mask the rotten egg smell with Aussie Scrunch Spray.

41. That orange (not blond) color Sun-In turned your hair, (unless you were already blond and clearly didn't need it).

42. The exact moment DJs became VJs.

43. Spending countless hours playing Super Breakout, Missile Command, Adventure, Kaboom, and later Super Mario, Paper Boy, Punch-Out, BurgerTime, and Zelda.

44. Being able to picture Rainbow Brite, Strawberry Shortcake, and Polly Pocket before they got all slutty-looking.

45. Having a closet that included Farlows, EGs, ID number shirts, CP Shades, oversized Champion sweatshirts in day-glo colors, Guess jeans, Polos and iZods with the collars turned up, parachute pants, Jams, Skidz, velour, men's boxers, OP shorts, Z Cavaricci pants, and Gasoline jeans with conductor stripes on one side.

46. Pac-Man the animated series and Rubic the Amazing Cube.

47. Being pretty sure you could moonwalk almost as well as Michael Jackson.

48. Knowing that puffy stickers, fuzzy stickers, or stickers with gel in them were way more valuable than flat ones, even if they were scratch-and-sniff.

49. Being a latchkey kid.

50. Liking Hello Kitty before it was considered retro.

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by on Jan. 24, 2013 at 9:55 PM
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armywifey26
by Krissy on Jan. 24, 2013 at 11:16 PM

And some of them are from the late 70s

Quoting catngabsmom:

Some of that stuff is more early 90's than 80's, and I feel very old for knowing all of it!!


bozobean
by Jennifer on Jan. 24, 2013 at 11:19 PM
My poor father stood in a three hour long line to get my Cabbage Patch doll. Her name is Hilda Billie, and I still have her. Bless his heart, he passed away of cancer two years ago.

I also remember:

Reebok high tops
Striped jeans
Harem pants
Jellies shoes (I had a bunch of colors)
Silver Spoons
Intellivision
Mrs. PacMan
Donkey Kong
Barbies
Weebles
Snoopy Snow Cone Machine
Easy Bake Oven
Flourescent color shirts, socks, etc.
Remembering the words to Three's Company and Welcome Back Kotter theme songs.
My best friend being all gaga for Tom Cruise, but he wasn't the least bit attractive to me.
Menudo
Emilio on Days of our Lives
Lorenzo Lamas on Falcon Crest
Mel's Diner
The first electric Battleship game.
L.A. Olympics
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3Aces2012.
by on Jan. 24, 2013 at 11:19 PM
Born in 93 here and I stopped reading after number 30. Im a baby!
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WesternNYmom
by Platinum Member on Jan. 24, 2013 at 11:20 PM

Remember the dinosaur cell phones from the 80's? Those things cost $700, and they were huge. The funniest part was the huge  antena attached to it. 

Owl_Feather
by on Jan. 24, 2013 at 11:22 PM
I remember some. I was born 1980. My world revolved around rainbow brite
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Anonymous
by Anonymous 6 on Jan. 24, 2013 at 11:23 PM

same here

Quoting calvinsmommy18:

 aparently Im not a very good 80s kid cuz I dont remember most of these....I was born 1983


Fields456
by Ruby Member on Jan. 24, 2013 at 11:25 PM
I still love coffee flavored anything lol. And I remember when my mom took out Betamax tapes in to be converted to VHS. I was so sad I couldn't watch follow that bird firing that time and I just bought it on DVD for my kids.
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Fields456
by Ruby Member on Jan. 24, 2013 at 11:26 PM
When I think of those It always makes me think of zack on saved by the bell


Quoting WesternNYmom:

Remember the dinosaur cell phones from the 80's? Those things cost $700, and they were huge. The funniest part was the huge  antena attached to it. 


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waffa
by on Jan. 24, 2013 at 11:30 PM

although I was 10-19 in the 80's I remember most answers in red below

Quoting armywifey26:

How many of these do you remember?

1.  Being on a wait list for a Cabbage Patch Kid and not even being able to pick the one you wanted (bonus points if you remember its name -- mine was Mitzy Shirley and she had the dreaded short curly hair).YEP!

2.  Jumping on the eyes of the alligator with Pit Fall Harry.NOPE

3.  Thinking Flash Gordon had the best special effects ever.YEP

4.  That coffee-flavored sucking candy all elderly people had (before anything coffee flavored was cool).still love WEARTHERS (SPELLING?)

5.  The random Super Friends like the Apache Chief, Gleek, and Samurai Gleek was my monkey thing!

6.  Screaming, "Oh my God, the girl in Sleepaway Camp has a penis!"no recollection on that quote

7.  What kind of G-news Gary Gnu shared.who?

8.  Having an actual family discussion about whether to get a VHS or a Betamax.YEP and we had both to see which would win

9.  Later having the same discussion about Atari and Coleco.had Atari, never heard of coleco

10. Kermit's nephew Robin.he has a nephew?

11. Asking Santa for Fashion Plates, Donny & Marie Barbies, 2XL, Transformers, a Speak n' Spell, Barbie's Townhouse with the yellow elevator, and Weeble Wobbles.had fashion plates, speak & spell, barbie dreamhouse with the elevator

12. Yuck Mouth, Interplanet Janet, Time for Timer, "One to Grow On."yuck mouth rings a bell, but the rest notsomuch

13. Seeing Alanis Morissette pop out of a locker to tell a joke in a mainstream show (ironic?).was she on the original Degrassi show?

14. Archie Bunker's Grandson doll, Joey, which was anatomically correct. (Am I the only one who had this?)uhh, not even touching that one

15. Being fairly certain you would one day marry: Scott Baio, Shawn Cassidy, Leif Garrett, River Phoenix, one of the Coreys, Rob Lowe, Andrew McCarthy, Jason Bateman, Kirk Cameron, Matt Dillon, Ricky Schroder, or Tom Cruise.YEP

16. The shirtless volleyball scene -- need I name the movie?yes you do, can't recall as there were so many soft-porn movies on the early days of cable; thinking either HOTS or Porky's?

17. Seeing Eddie Murphy in a hot tub, a Gumby costume, or a Buckwheat wig.back when SNL was funny... I be Gumby dammit!

18. Being able to recite (word for word) AirplaneStand by Me, Grease, and anything by John Hughes.still can, and stop calling me Shirley!

19. Believing you would one day make your own pink prom dress and wanting a friend like Duckie.naw, my friends were waaay cooler than the Duck man

20. Wishing to be the ninth kid on Eight Is Enough.hated that show

21. Knowing all the words to theme songs like: The Facts of Life, Silver Spoons, WKRP, Punky Brewster, and Different Strokes.YEP

22. Ed Grimly's favorite talk show host and the instrument he played.drawing a blank

23. Thinking life as an adult was like Dallas or Dynasty and wondering why your parents weren't cool like that.nope, but my life was pretty spoiled rotten so they didn't even phase me

24. Mork's grown son, Mearth (extra points if you knew he was played by Jonathan Winters).don't remember the son, but met Robin Williams at a party at my house back in those days

25. Saying "And stop calling me Shirley!" any chance you got.see #18, and I say it all the time!

26. The floor of your closet having one or all of these: Reebok high tops, Tretorns, K-Swiss, Keds, shoe boots, Justins, Dan Posts, Doc Martens.yes, yes, yes, yes, and STILL  have a pair of Doc's tyvm!

25. That only Big Bird used to be able to see Snuffleupagus.yep

26. The yellow waterproof Walkman you desperately wanted.had that AND the waterproof camera as well

27. Being willing to fight to the death over the claim that Joey McIntyre was the cutest New Kid on the Block.weren't my style, so didn't care

28. Getting excited to see Trolley on Mr. Rogers' Neighborhood, because you knew what that meant.never much cared for the neighborhood.

29. Screw Captain Kangaroo, who remembers Mr. Green Jeans?yep

30. That He-Man and Battle Cat were known as Adam and Cringer when they were in their everyday clothes.yep

31. Those Mr. Yuck stickers our parents stuck on toxic things around  the house, which amounted to their highly questionable version of baby-proofing.no, but again I was 10-19 in the 80s

32. Being able to spend the entire day outside with no way for your parents to contact you (and that being OK).YEEEEESSSSSS!!!!!!!!!!!

33. "Menahmenah, doo-doo da-doo-doo."not ringing a bell

34. Going to a drive-in. (My first was Thank God It's Friday. What were my parents thinking?)only once, 1986 i think, Spies Like Us (Dan Ackroyd and Chevy Chase)

35. Having to get up to turn the television channel or adjust the bunny ears.we got cable in 1981, but remember only 13 channels plus the UHF ones you could dial down better at night from the 70s

36. Being able to pass a test strictly based on the knowledge you gained from Schoolhouse Rock.Conjunction-junction what's your function?

37. Roller skating to anything by Journey, Chicago, Boston, Foreigner, or Air Supply still own a pair of side by side skates (white with purple wheels and toestop)

38. Finding any guy whose family had a Trans-Am or its cousin, the Firebird, to be the hottest guy ever -- bonus if he had a mullet.nope, not my type and call them Brad even to this day

39. Getting Troll dolls out of vending machines.yep

40. Getting a perm whether your hair was curly or not -- and trying to mask the rotten egg smell with Aussie Scrunch Spray.never got one, liked my stick straight hair

41. That orange (not blond) color Sun-In turned your hair, (unless you were already blond and clearly didn't need it).remember my friends' turning orange (was albino blonde myself)

42. The exact moment DJs became VJs.the day MTV first aired (1981 I think ?) still remember some of the names: JJ Jackson, NIna Blackwood, Alan something, and that skinny little brown haired chick

43. Spending countless hours playing Super Breakout, Missile Command, Adventure, Kaboom, and later Super Mario, Paper Boy, Punch-Out, BurgerTime, and Zelda.super mario up in herre!

44. Being able to picture Rainbow Brite, Strawberry Shortcake, and Polly Pocket before they got all slutty-looking.they got slutty looking???

45. Having a closet that included Farlows, EGs, ID number shirts, CP Shades, oversized Champion sweatshirts in day-glo colors, Guess jeans, Polos and iZods with the collars turned up, parachute pants, Jams, Skidz, velour, men's boxers, OP shorts, Z Cavaricci pants, and Gasoline jeans with conductor stripes on one side.yep, yep and yep

46. Pac-Man the animated series and Rubic the Amazing Cube.nope

47. Being pretty sure you could moonwalk almost as well as Michael Jackson.not my style of music, so no

48. Knowing that puffy stickers, fuzzy stickers, or stickers with gel in them were way more valuable than flat ones, even if they were scratch-and-sniff.and don't forget the googly-eye's!

49. Being a latchkey kid.still wear my housekey around my neck!

50. Liking Hello Kitty before it was considered retro.yes!

http://thestir.cafemom.com/entertainment/



AllofFive19
by Ruby Member on Jan. 24, 2013 at 11:34 PM

A good majority, lol.

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