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Subject: You're a 80s kid if

Written By: d90 on 10/08/17 at 4:18 am

1. You remember where you were when the Challenger incident occured.
2 You watched Alvin and the Chipmunks, Alf, DuckTales, and the Smurfs
3. You played 8 bit videogames
4. You remember when you first used a VCR, a computer and the first time you played a Cd.
5. You remember when Michael Jackson was in his prime

Subject: Re: You're a 80s kid if

Written By: Philip Eno on 10/08/17 at 4:21 am

Read the above as "You're a parent of an 80s kid if..."

Subject: Re: You're a 80s kid if

Written By: Howard on 10/08/17 at 7:10 am


1. You remember where you were when the Challenger incident occured.
I read it in the Daily News.
2 You watched Alvin and the Chipmunks, Alf, DuckTales, and the Smurfs
I definitely watched them growing up as a kid.
3. You played 8 bit videogames
Atari 2600 was one of them.
4. You remember when you first used a VCR, a computer and the first time you played a Cd. I do remember them.
5. You remember when Michael Jackson was in his prime
This was way before he bleached his skin.

Subject: Re: You're a 80s kid if

Written By: AmericanGirl on 10/08/17 at 10:07 am


1. You remember where you were when the Challenger incident occured.
2 You watched Alvin and the Chipmunks, Alf, DuckTales, and the Smurfs
3. You played 8 bit videogames
4. You remember when you first used a VCR, a computer and the first time you played a Cd.
5. You remember when Michael Jackson was in his prime


Well, I was an 80's young adult (ages 19-29) but #1, 4, and 5 apply to me too... 

Subject: Re: You're a 80s kid if

Written By: Howard on 10/08/17 at 12:42 pm


Well, I was an 80's young adult (ages 19-29) but #1, 4, and 5 apply to me too...


What about numbers 2 and 3? ???

Subject: Re: You're a 80s kid if

Written By: AmericanGirl on 10/08/17 at 4:39 pm


What about numbers 2 and 3? ???


#2 - I was too old for "kid's shows".  Alf wasn't strictly a "kid's show", but I wasn't a fan - his personality grated on me.
#3 - Never had the big game consoles at home - that was something "for kids" (I know some of my peers had them, particularly male peers, but I never had a big interest).  I had plenty other stuff to keep me busy.

Subject: Re: You're a 80s kid if

Written By: Voiceofthe70s on 10/08/17 at 5:05 pm

Alvin and the Chipmunks date back to the late 50s. They first made a giant splash with heir hit record  "The Chipmunk Song (Christmas Don't Be Late)" in 1958. Their highly popular animated series ran from 1961-1962 and was rerun throughout the 60s.  Of course, they made enough "comebacks" in the late 70s through today that they  an be considered perennials, like the Muppets, in a way. But I would argue that Alvin and the Chipmunks are a 60s phenomenon rather than an 80s one.

Subject: Re: You're a 80s kid if

Written By: AmericanGirl on 10/08/17 at 7:44 pm


Alvin and the Chipmunks date back to the late 50s. ... Their highly popular animated series ran from 1961-1962 and was rerun throughout the 60s. ...


Indeed - I watched Alvin and the Chipmunks plenty during the early/mid 1960s, as a little one - I just didn't watch it during the 1980's, as a 20-something I had outgrown the pursuit of cartoons.

Subject: Re: You're a 80s kid if

Written By: d90 on 10/08/17 at 8:16 pm


Alvin and the Chipmunks date back to the late 50s. They first made a giant splash with heir hit record  "The Chipmunk Song (Christmas Don't Be Late)" in 1958. Their highly popular animated series ran from 1961-1962 and was rerun throughout the 60s.  Of course, they made enough "comebacks" in the late 70s through today that they  an be considered perennials, like the Muppets, in a way. But I would argue that Alvin and the Chipmunks are a 60s phenomenon rather than an 80s one.
The Alvin Show also had reruns on the show called Weinerville on Nickelodeon in the mid 90s

Subject: Re: You're a 80s kid if

Written By: 2001 on 10/08/17 at 9:24 pm


#2 - I was too old for "kid's shows".  Alf wasn't strictly a "kid's show", but I wasn't a fan - his personality grated on me.
#3 - Never had the big game consoles at home - that was something "for kids" (I know some of my peers had them, particularly male peers, but I never had a big interest).  I had plenty other stuff to keep me busy.


I think I remember you saying you played video games in the '90s?

Subject: Re: You're a 80s kid if

Written By: AmericanGirl on 10/08/17 at 10:17 pm


I think I remember you saying you played video games in the '90s?


Well - in the 90's, not too much (other than occasional visits to Dave & Busters).  I played a lot more in the early/mid 80's as a college student. Then, I just pumped quarters into the arcade games at school.  There were only two I played a lot - Mrs. Pacman and Pole Position.  The latter was my favorite, although I played lots of both.  Once in a great while I played Donkey Kong but I liked the other two better.

Now, my first love was pinball - I got into that in the late 70's.  I spent a small fortune on those pinball games at my dorm, a quarter at a time  ;D


Subject: Re: You're a 80s kid if

Written By: Howard on 10/09/17 at 4:58 am


#2 - I was too old for "kid's shows".  Alf wasn't strictly a "kid's show", but I wasn't a fan - his personality grated on me.
#3 - Never had the big game consoles at home - that was something "for kids" (I know some of my peers had them, particularly male peers, but I never had a big interest).  I had plenty other stuff to keep me busy.


I loved ALF in fact My Father was a fan of ALF, he has videotapes of when he taped almost all the shows from 1986. Don't know if he has all the episodes? ???

Subject: Re: You're a 80s kid if

Written By: Howard on 10/09/17 at 4:59 am


Indeed - I watched Alvin and the Chipmunks plenty during the early/mid 1960s, as a little one - I just didn't watch it during the 1980's, as a 20-something I had outgrown the pursuit of cartoons.


So what were you watching?

Subject: Re: You're a 80s kid if

Written By: AmericanGirl on 10/09/17 at 6:16 am


So what were you watching?


My favorite 80's show - contender for my all-time favorite - Remington Steele.  I also liked Dallas, the A-Team, Family Ties, Cosby show, Miami Vice, Moonlighting, Cheers, and a host of other 80's gems.  Plus newsy stuff like 60 Minutes.  Grown up shows...

Subject: Re: You're a 80s kid if

Written By: AmericanGirl on 10/09/17 at 6:25 am


I loved ALF in fact My Father was a fan of ALF, he has videotapes of when he taped almost all the shows from 1986. Don't know if he has all the episodes? ???


Do you ever catch Alf reruns?  On Me-TV (I don't know this station's reach) they've been airing Alf reruns in Primetime for the past several months.  :)

Subject: Re: You're a 80s kid if

Written By: Philip Eno on 10/09/17 at 6:35 am


I loved ALF in fact My Father was a fan of ALF, he has videotapes of when he taped almost all the shows from 1986. Don't know if he has all the episodes? ???
ALf was on my watch list back then.

Subject: Re: You're a 80s kid if

Written By: robby76 on 10/09/17 at 8:47 am


My favorite 80's show - contender for my all-time favorite - Remington Steele


Remington Steele is my all-time favourite 80s show too. All 5 seasons are just amazing. Love the comedy elements - has a bit of everything.

Subject: Re: You're a 80s kid if

Written By: TheEarly90sFan on 10/10/17 at 1:11 pm


1. You remember where you were when the Challenger incident occured.
2 You watched Alvin and the Chipmunks, Alf, DuckTales, and the Smurfs
3. You played 8 bit videogames
4. You remember when you first used a VCR, a computer and the first time you played a Cd.
5. You remember when Michael Jackson was in his prime


6. You remember when punk subculture was taking its stand.
7. You watched Punky Brewster, Webster, The Facts of Life, and Diff'rent Strokes.
8. You went from having your parents buy the original Star Wars action figures by Kenner to having them purchase muscular action figures like Lion-O and He-man. 
9. Your favorite magazine was Dynamite by Scholastic Inc..
10. You owned a Power Cycle or a Big Wheel bike.
11. You remember children and teens break-dancing on the sidewalk. 

Subject: Re: You're a 80s kid if

Written By: TheReignMan99 on 10/10/17 at 1:23 pm

You know you're an '80s kid if this recent GEICO commercial brings back childhood memories:

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Subject: Re: You're a 80s kid if

Written By: Howard on 10/10/17 at 1:55 pm


My favorite 80's show - contender for my all-time favorite - Remington Steele.  I also liked Dallas, the A-Team, Family Ties, Cosby show, Miami Vice, Moonlighting, Cheers, and a host of other 80's gems.  Plus newsy stuff like 60 Minutes.  Grown up shows...



You didn't like Jem And The Holograms or My Little Pony?

Subject: Re: You're a 80s kid if

Written By: Howard on 10/10/17 at 2:01 pm


Do you ever catch Alf reruns?  On Me-TV (I don't know this station's reach) they've been airing Alf reruns in Primetime for the past several months.  :)


We do have Me-TV and I think My Father and I have caught some episodes from 30 years ago.
Our station's reach is Spectrum TV and it's channel 1239.

Subject: Re: You're a 80s kid if

Written By: Howard on 10/10/17 at 2:02 pm


ALf was on my watch list back then.


He always loved to catch The Tanner's cat.  ;D

Subject: Re: You're a 80s kid if

Written By: TheReignMan99 on 10/10/17 at 2:07 pm



You didn't like Jem And The Holograms or My Little Pony?

She wasn't a little girl Howard. She was a young woman...those were cartoons targeted at little girls ;D.

Subject: Re: You're a 80s kid if

Written By: Howard on 10/10/17 at 2:07 pm


6. You remember when punk subculture was taking its stand.
7. You watched Punky Brewster, Webster, The Facts of Life, and Diff'rent Strokes.
8. You went from having your parents buy the original Star Wars action figures by Kenner to having them purchase muscular action figures like Lion-O and He-man. 
9. Your favorite magazine was Dynamite by Scholastic Inc..
10. You owned a Power Cycle or a Big Wheel bike.
11. You remember children and teens break-dancing on the sidewalk.


Those were my favorites except Webster, that was my least favorite but I was more attached to Different Strokes and Punky Brewster back then. Does anyone remember the finale to Different Strokes and Punky? I think DS ended in 1986 and Punky had ended in 1986 as well, not sure about that. ???

Subject: Re: You're a 80s kid if

Written By: Howard on 10/10/17 at 2:08 pm


You know you're an '80s kid if this recent GEICO commercial brings back childhood memories:

KKLQnJqreaI


I do remember He-Man.

Subject: Re: You're a 80s kid if

Written By: TheEarly90sFan on 10/10/17 at 6:31 pm


Those were my favorites except Webster, that was my least favorite but I was more attached to Different Strokes and Punky Brewster back then. Does anyone remember the finale to Different Strokes and Punky? I think DS ended in 1986 and Punky had ended in 1986 as well, not sure about that. ???


Punky Brewster ended in '88, one year before Small Wonder went off the air.

Subject: Re: You're a 80s kid if

Written By: d90 on 10/10/17 at 6:59 pm

12. You debated with your classmates whether Atari 2600, Intellivison or Colecovision was better
13. You remember the Cold War
14. You watched Saturday Morning cartoons when there was no such thing as E/I
15. You laughed when Clara Peller asked "Where's the beef?"
16.You watched Kidsongs, and Wee Sing.

Subject: Re: You're a 80s kid if

Written By: TheEarly90sFan on 10/10/17 at 8:09 pm


12. You debated with your classmates whether Atari 2600, Intellivison or Colecovision was better
13. You remember the Cold War
14. You watched Saturday Morning cartoons when there was no such thing as E/I
15. You laughed when Clara Peller asked "Where's the beef?"
16.You watched Kidsongs, and Wee Sing.


'90s kids did that too.

Subject: Re: You're a 80s kid if

Written By: robby76 on 10/10/17 at 11:09 pm


Those were my favorites except Webster, that was my least favorite but I was more attached to Different Strokes and Punky Brewster back then.


I bought seasons 2 and 3 of Webster on dvd - the comedy still holds up in places. George Papadopoulos is quite the entertainer.

Punky Brewster had a one year gap in production when they switched to syndication. So yes in ended it '86 but was back the year after for another 2 seasons.

Subject: Re: You're a 80s kid if

Written By: Elor on 10/11/17 at 4:55 am


You know you're an '80s kid if this recent GEICO commercial brings back childhood memories:

KKLQnJqreaI
That does bring back memories. ;D

Subject: Re: You're a 80s kid if

Written By: Howard on 10/11/17 at 2:34 pm


Punky Brewster ended in '88, one year before Small Wonder went off the air.



Small Wonder was a funny sitcom but it had a very short shelf life.

Subject: Re: You're a 80s kid if

Written By: Howard on 10/11/17 at 2:36 pm


I bought seasons 2 and 3 of Webster on dvd - the comedy still holds up in places. George Papadopoulos is quite the entertainer.

Punky Brewster had a one year gap in production when they switched to syndication. So yes in ended it '86 but was back the year after for another 2 seasons.


I hated the season finale of Punky Brewster, her dog got married. ::)

Subject: Re: You're a 80s kid if

Written By: violet_shy on 10/17/17 at 2:25 pm


1. You remember where you were when the Challenger incident occured.
2 You watched Alvin and the Chipmunks, Alf, DuckTales, and the Smurfs
3. You played 8 bit videogames
4. You remember when you first used a VCR, a computer and the first time you played a Cd.
5. You remember when Michael Jackson was in his prime


Yes! I remember it all. Only thing is when the Challenger incident happened I didn't understand what had occurred. I was too young and nobody explained it to me. I can only remember watching it on TV. As for the 8 bit video games, my family owned an Intellivision back then. We had a game called Burger Time which was kinda fun lol.

Subject: Re: You're a 80s kid if

Written By: Elor on 10/17/17 at 3:24 pm

You're a European child of the early 80ies if you can remember Chernobyl.... :-\\  8-P

Subject: Re: You're a 80s kid if

Written By: Howard on 10/18/17 at 2:35 pm


Yes! I remember it all. Only thing is when the Challenger incident happened I didn't understand what had occurred. I was too young and nobody explained it to me. I can only remember watching it on TV. As for the 8 bit video games, my family owned an Intellivision back then. We had a game called Burger Time which was kinda fun lol.


Burger Time was also for Atari and for The Nintendo Entertainment System.

Subject: Re: You're a 80s kid if

Written By: Elor on 10/18/17 at 5:03 pm


Burger Time was also for Atari and for The Nintendo Entertainment System.
And Commodore C64.

Subject: Re: You're a 80s kid if

Written By: Philip Eno on 10/19/17 at 5:39 am


And Commodore C64.
We had a Commodore 128, for we wanted to learn more on computers and computer language, etc, but we ended up playing games on it.

https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/d/df/Commodore_128_BASIC_Prompt.gif

it looks so basic now?

Subject: Re: You're a 80s kid if

Written By: Howard on 10/19/17 at 7:42 am


We had a Commodore 128, for we wanted to learn more on computers and computer language, etc, but we ended up playing games on it.

https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/d/df/Commodore_128_BASIC_Prompt.gif

it looks so basic now?


Wow, that is basic.  :o

Subject: Re: You're a 80s kid if

Written By: Philip Eno on 10/19/17 at 7:43 am


Wow, that is basic.  :o
Very primitive, but it is a start!

Subject: Re: You're a 80s kid if

Written By: Elor on 10/19/17 at 10:26 am


it looks so basic now?
It could also be programmed in "Basic". ;)

Subject: Re: You're a 80s kid if

Written By: Philip Eno on 10/19/17 at 10:33 am


It could also be programmed in "Basic". ;)
Exactly, it was back then I wish to learn more on computer programming, which is now my son's line of work.

Subject: Re: You're a 80s kid if

Written By: Elor on 10/19/17 at 1:30 pm


Exactly, it was back then I wish to learn more on computer programming, which is now my son's line of work.
My father did a bit of programming on his Commodore +4. I used the C64 for games only. I never cared for programming the thing. ::)

Subject: Re: You're a 80s kid if

Written By: Philip Eno on 10/19/17 at 1:52 pm


My father did a bit of programming on his Commodore +4. I used the C64 for games only. I never cared for programming the thing. ::)
Later on computers got better, the 128 was ditched, and a personal computer was purchased, used as a glorified diary and calculator, and games were still played on it.

Subject: Re: You're a 80s kid if

Written By: Howard on 10/19/17 at 3:23 pm


My father did a bit of programming on his Commodore +4. I used the C64 for games only. I never cared for programming the thing. ::)


Whatever became of it? ???

Subject: Re: You're a 80s kid if

Written By: Philip Eno on 10/19/17 at 3:23 pm


Whatever became of it? ???
I know that mine was offer to a family member.

Subject: Re: You're a 80s kid if

Written By: Howard on 10/19/17 at 3:24 pm


Later on computers got better, the 128 was ditched, and a personal computer was purchased, used as a glorified diary and calculator, and games were still played on it.


and now you can use it for searches too.

Subject: Re: You're a 80s kid if

Written By: Philip Eno on 10/19/17 at 3:26 pm


and now you can use it for searches too.
The first personal computer we had was a stand alone, not hooked up to any form of the Internet.

Subject: Re: You're a 80s kid if

Written By: Elor on 10/19/17 at 4:29 pm


Whatever became of it? ???
I actually don't remember. I think we gave the C64 to a friend who still uses them as a hobby some years ago. No idea what happened to the +4. :-[

Subject: Re: You're a 80s kid if

Written By: Philip Eno on 10/19/17 at 4:32 pm


I actually don't remember. I think we gave the C64 to a friend who still uses them as a hobby some years ago. No idea what happened to the +4. :-[
Probably these machines are collector's items now?

Subject: Re: You're a 80s kid if

Written By: Howard on 10/20/17 at 6:49 am


Probably these machines are collector's items now?


You can actually sell them on the internet and get money for it.

Subject: Re: You're a 80s kid if

Written By: TheEarly90sFan on 10/20/17 at 4:53 pm


1. You remember where you were when the Challenger incident occured.
2 You watched Alvin and the Chipmunks, Alf, DuckTales, and the Smurfs
3. You played 8 bit videogames
4. You remember when you first used a VCR, a computer and the first time you played a Cd.
5. You remember when Michael Jackson was in his prime


ALF and Ducktales are ‘80s/‘90s TV shows. My cousin was still watching those programs in 1990.

Subject: Re: You're a 80s kid if

Written By: Howard on 10/21/17 at 2:15 pm

You remember rotary telephones.

Subject: Re: You're a 80s kid if

Written By: TheEarly90sFan on 10/22/17 at 10:15 am

You remember wearing these Robot/ Cyclop sunglasses:

https://img0.etsystatic.com/002/0/5726272/il_570xN.365931506_hyof.jpg

https://i.pinimg.com/736x/63/09/a7/6309a7af8a66a408d1324e83e22dbdbc--eyeglasses--s.jpg

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