I don't know about you young'uns but I'm in my thirties now so I had the pleasure of growing up with Ghostbusters and Gremlins as a kid but also an abundance of terrible TV shows.
Looking back, I think I've pinpointed some of the worst TV shows ever created in the 80's.
Exhibit One: Blossom
Exhibit Two: Full House
Exhibit Three: Small Wonder
Exhibit Four: Gimme a Break!
Feel free to play along or add shows from other decades that you think gave you mild brain damage from watching them.
That was the 90's and no, it was not, Joe. That was the typical American obese family. More realistic than most shows.
Ha. When the 80's finished I was two years old. I guess this game ain't for me.
DEGRASSI! Oh wait, I love that show. Ummm... When was the Wonder Years?
Wonder Years were awesome! I want to say...Who's the Boss. That was 80's right?
And Roseanne was a great show. For shame, Joe.
Silver Spoons vs. Charles In Charge...which was worse?
(having an older sister is the reason I had to experience this sh*t)
(no, ladies, neither of these shows was "awesome." Baywatch was not an awesome show either)
You should all know there are porn parodies of (almost) every example cited so far w SFW-ish trailers on youtube.
In less interesting news, I loved The Facts of Life and Family Ties in the 80's.
....you take the good, you take the bad, you take them both and there you have the facts of life
the facts of life.
Who said Roseanne?? I've killed for less.
Who's the Boss? Have you no shame? My first true love (Alyssa Milano, not Tony Danza) was on that show. Plus, it taught me that there's no shame in nailing an old lady. Come on, Mona... you know you want it.
Okay, I was born in 82, so i watched allthese sitcoms when I was little, and I used to call the main character by the show title. As in, if I were talking about Who's the Boss, I would call Tony Danza's character "Who's the Boss". And then Who's the Boss said such and such.
That's my weird admission for the day (hour?).
Angela was the boss, not Tony. It was gender flipping on prime time.
I was too young, I didn't get it.
Also, this one time, Gimme a Break said....
It would work with Webster.
It worked fine with Mr. Belvedere as well.
Not sure I spelled that right.
Here's a bunch:
Should I then be glad I didn't grow up here?
It doesn't count since it was 1990 but Cop Rock was beyond horrible.
Joanie Loves Chachi
Friday The 13th (The series) Where the fuck was Jason?
no one said (that i saw) the facts of life?
There was a LOT of shit in the 80's. Music, movies, tv. I know someone will say that could be any decade but the 80's was BAD.
I'm glad Cormac McCarthy was able to ignore all that to write Blood Meridian.
Overload of some of my favorite 80's sitcoms. I think the It's Garry Shandling's Show theme song is the shit...
Who remembers THIS!
LOL Rian. Got that from Netflix for the kid. She didn't like it. Must have been an 80s thing.
Must have been. I loved that show. Getting all nostalgic tonight. Been watching You Can't Do That On Television, It's Garry Shandling's Show and WKRP in Cincinatti on Youtube. Can't find Head of the Class though. I'm a little bummed about that.
@Dave--Loved Tales from the Darkside beginning. Creeped me out as a kid.
@Moon-Dinosaurs was awesome.
I miss Saved the Bell. I want to go to the Max
HAHAHA @ Ren
If anyone can watch the Blossom dance on the top of this thread and not laugh, you are a stronger man than I.
My very first girlfriend watched that show. We were swimming in her pool and she kept talking about it, so I kissed her because I was tired of hearing about it. She had braces, they cut my lips.
All I can remember of that show is Joey Lawrence going, "Woah!"
I remember in middle school, I went to school with "kimmie gibbler", she was the neighbor girl on "Full House" and everyone was so mean to her. They yelled "FULL HOUSE SUCKS!" every time they saw her lol
Seriously though, looking back on that show, it is so fucking wholesome it makes me want to puke.
The 80's sitcoms were soooooo cheesy but I have to admit, I enjoyed them. There was an innocence there that is hard to get back. Every sitcom these days seems to have to use a blowjob or fart joke to make people laugh.
YOU KNEW KIMMIE GIBBLER?? I'm kind of jealous. Well, like 5 year old me is pretty jealous.
@ Dave & Rian: I've regularly gone to YouTube clips of Reverend Jim from Taxi whenever I need an attitude adjustment. Christopher Lloyd = comedic genius.
Actually, Christopher Lloyd, Steven Wright, and Bill Murray = three comedic geniuses, that do things that are only funny because of them - no one can imitate or "steal" their jokes because it's all about their timing, delivery and reactions...
Got lost there for a moment: go type "Reverend Jim" in at YouTube and enrich your day....
Back to '80s sitcom that were deeply flawed: Too Close For Comfort with Ted Knight and Jm J Bullock...
Jim J. Bullock is flawed.
I feel like My Two Dads would be a much different show if it were made now adays.
Here's a couple of the stoopidest.
Old guy commenting 4 YEARS LATER....
You "kids" are way too young to know the REALLY craptacular 80's shows because they don't even get replay nowadays. Crapfests like "Hello Larry," "We've Got it Made," and "AfterMASH." And let's not forget the quenn of political correctness before that was even a thing: SHE'S THE SHERRIF
@Boone Spaulding (4 years later)
Only Christopher Lloyd could make "what does a yellow light mean" funny.
To quote, stupid is as stupid does: Most of those shows were meant to be filler and revenue magnets, not high art...And look through the credits...Many people who went on to do decent work started on these shows...
Way late to the party here, but I just wanted to point out the absurdity that the VERY FIRST example posted is a sitcom that existed solely in the 90s and then a few posts later the creator of the thread corrects someone for suggesting Roseanne, which actually aired for a few years in the 80s, because it was a 90s show.
Highway to Heaven sticks out as being particularly offensive