Welcome to the 80's Flashback. Browse my pages to find the most popular TV shows, movies and music from the 1980's. Popular 80's culture! Take a walk down memory lane and go back to the 80's.



From the 80's


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Popular things of the 80's

So let's go back in time a little and talk about stuff from the 80's.

Let's start with fashion. Who can forget the mix matched clothes and the crazy hair? Here is a perfect example of crazy 80's style.

One of my favorite 80's Celebs: Madonna

Who can forget these shoes? Converse.. Mine first pair were red. Not such a great idea when you have big feet like me, was called Ronald McDonald more than once.

How about these? Slap bracelets. You know you had some.

Here are some Popular 80's Games and Toys

Simon. I was not so good at this game!

The first video games I ever played. Atari

My daughter plays this game now. Guess Who.

Popular Music of the 80's

Whitney Houston. A beautiful Voice!

My favorite Bon Jovi song is Always. Great song. 

Cartoon's of the 80's

Heathcliff. Crazy Cat.

So I was a huge Scooby Doo Fan!

Most Popular Toy in the 1980's - Cabbage Patch Kids


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Most Popular Toy in the 1980's

If you were a young girl in the 80's then you definitely had a Cabbage Patch Kid. I can still remember how excited I was when I opened one of my presents at Christmas and I had received a premature baby girl. Her name was Trudy by the way. She was this cute little Cabbage Patch Kid that I absolutely loved. Ask me how I remember her name, I don't know LOL.. Anyway Trudy came with her own adoption papers. birth certificate and her name was already picked. Cabbage Patch Kids were one of the most popular toys in the 80's.

When they first came out everyone wanted to buy their child one. Waiting lines were unbelievable, parents got into arguments, it was a mess. They even sold out and you had to go on some waiting list to get one, like you were really adopting a child. My parents told me the story when I got a little older.

You can still buy them in stores, but right now they are doing the 25th anniversary of the Cabbage Patch Kids and they are selling them just as they were in the 80's. You can view them here: Cabbage Patch Kids The Original Kids 25th Anniversary

In the end I wound up with 5 or 6 Cabbage Patch Dolls and a couple of Cabbage Patch Kids Pets. I have moved quite a bit and somehow lost them, but it would be nice it I would have still had them!

Favorite Show in the 1980's


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One of my favorite TV shows from the 1980's:

I must admit I do not watch TV that much anymore, but I do remember growing up and being very excited to watch my favorite television shows after school. TV has changed so much since the 80's. Though we are much more advanced now as far as technology is concerned, we do not find the family themed shows like we use to.

So which show from the past was my favorite? As a young teen I really liked Who's the Boss. I grew up in Brooklyn and had family in Connecticut so maybe it was just familiar to me, but I really enjoyed that show. Now I am all grown up and have a child, who I named Alyssa, after Alyssa Milano.

You can visit lots of old TV shows by visiting my 80's TV shows page. While I was creating the page I remembered a lot of the shows on my own. But it put a smile on my face when I saw shows that I had forgotten all about. Brought back some memories actually!

A little about Who's the Boss:

Who's the Boss? was a standard sitcom--turned on its head. Sure, there was a mom, a dad, two cute kids, a house in the suburbs... and a live studio audience. But Angela Bower (Judith Light) was a single advertising exec with a son (Danny Pintauro) and Tony Micelli (Tony Danza) was a widowed ex-ballplayer with a daughter (future Charmed star Alyssa Milano). The Connecticut mansion belonged to Angela (along with the big '80s hair and shoulder pads) and Tony wasn't her boyfriend, but rather her housekeeper. Then there was her mother, Mona (the incomparable Katherine Helmond). The sexed-up, slightly cracked grandmother is a primetime staple, but in the former Soap matriarch's hands, the character was a cut above (and usually got the best lines). As Angela complains to her in the pilot, "You've sent me a man for a housekeeper!" "Oh, don't be sexist," Mona replies. "A man can do meaningless, unproductive work just as well as a woman."
"Meaningless, unproductive work" is what Tony does for the Bowers--and does well--but he and Samantha (Milano) also become part of the family. Angela and Tony go on a number of dates with other people, but there's an obvious sexual tension between them. The show would continue to exploit that tension for eight seasons to great success (even inspiring a British version called The Upper Hand, with Honor Blackman as the "Mona" character). Helmond, meanwhile, would garner an Emmy and a Golden Globe for her efforts. Highlights include "Mona Gets Pinned," in which Mona takes up with a younger man, and "Angela's Ex, Part I," in which Angela reconciles with her estranged husband--who proceeds to fire Tony. Guest stars include Betty White (Mary Tyler Moore) in "Eye on Angela" and Danza's Taxi co-star Jeff Conoway in "First Kiss." --Kathleen C. Fennessy

What is your favorite 1980's TV show?