80’s reminiscing… (TV shows/cartoons)

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  1. DRII

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    I'll throw some out:

    ThunderCats, Silver Hawks were great cartoons!

    Super Human Samurai, great show to watch after school.
     
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    How about the 70's - Johny Quest
     
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    Mister T, The Muppet Show, The Monkees, Gobots, The Snorks, Small Wonder, Captain Kangaroo, ALF
     
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    He-Man and Voltron and Captain Caveman
     
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    Thomas the Tank Engine, Quantum Leap.

    I was 2 when the 80's ended though, so I'm more of a 90's child :)
     
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    Try again the real Jonny Quest was from 1964 and one of the greatest shows ever, and the original 24 or 25 episodes still hold up.....all the other stuff was crap. 60s cartoons the BEST.......

    Space Ghost, Herculoids, Birdman, Shazzam, Samson, The Impossibles, Moby Dick, Frankenstien Jr, The Beatles Cartoon, Rocky and Bulwinkle, Couragous Cat, Mighty Mouse, Galaxy Trio, Flintstones, The Jetsons, the Amazing Spiderman (the GREAT one from 1967 everything after rubbish), Marvel Super Heros, Clutch Cargo.....god it goes on......the 60s was the golden age!!!!!!
     
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    Dukes of Hazzard. A-Team. Knight Rider.

    Baywatch premiered in September 1989.
     
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    Anyone remember the newspaper comic Arnold?

    http://thatswhenireachformyrevolver.../aieee-meet-arnold-tommy-and-the-white-death/

    http://www.toonzone.net/forums/showthread.php?184450-Comics-treat-Arnold-by-Kevin-McCormick


    If Kevin McCormick had stayed with it, he would be a bizillionaire by now. He killed off Arnold after 6 years and that was that.

    He became a pastor of all things with his wicked sense of humor. Last we heard in Rochester MI the hometown of someone named Madonna Ciccone.

    http://bakertoons.blogspot.com/2008/10/interview-with-kevin-mccormick.html
     
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    1960's. One of the first prime time cartoons (was on ABC).

    And it was Johnny not Johny. (Edit no, it is Jonny. )

    Signed,
    Race Bannon :)

    P.S. Has anyone seen Bandit?
     
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    1980's: Pee Wee Herman.

    What ever became of him? :)
     
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    Somehow I still remember the order shows came on in the afternoon at my baby-sitter's house:

    1.MASK
    2. Thundercats
    3. Transformers
    4. GI Joe
    5. What's Happenin' reruns
     
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    Crime Story with Dennis Farina. Awesome show.

    And who could forget Lynch's Twin Peaks? Weirdest network show ever.
     
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    What's Happening is from the 1970's: Rerun is dead now as is the mother and Shirley. Everyone else is still around. Sort of a lame show but there were only 3 networks so not to much choice then. There was a forgettable spin off in the 1980's What's Happening Now.
     
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    I remember a bunch of BBC TV shows (mostly comedies). Yes, Minister.
    Fawlty Towers. Sherlock Holmes.

    There was this German detective serial, dubbed in English, quite good except for the nasal voice -- IIRC the same one nasal voice was used to dub all the male voices and it got on my nerves.

    Then there was another German serial about some funny games played between different cities of Germany.

    Then there was Star Trek (ugh!).
     
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    Just double checked the box set...it's Jonny!!!!

    Oh and Bandit is sitting right next to me here.....I've had 3 dogs carry that name.
     
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    Hee hee. Mighty Isis. :p
    Superfriends?

    Aren't lots of these on Nick-at-Nite and Cartoon Network now ...?
     
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    80s TV shows...............

    Miami Vice

    Totally changed the tone and look of TV and movies......also helped revitalize Miami and make it cool again......city had huge image issues and lost its place as a goto destination in the 70s.

    Crime Story (also made by Michael Mann and his Miami Vice team) was great
    Quantum Leap
    Twin Peaks
    Cheers
    Magnum PI
    Married with Children
    The Simpsons
    Night Court
    The A Team
     
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    I won't rehash those mentioned so far...here's a few more

    Sitcoms: King was The Cosby Show; honorable mentions go to Golden Girls and Family Ties.

    Drama/Detective/Prime-time Soaps: Murder She Wrote, Hill Street Blues, Dallas (started in 70's but "Who Shot J.R.?" aired in '80), Dynasty, 21 Jump Street, and Matlock.
     
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    Too bad the reboot of the Thundercats was so short-lived.

    Great first episode but then it was all down hill from there.

    Those in charge of the new series were so focused on character development, they completely forgot the importance of action.

    The new Lion-O had nearly zero strength, agility, and fighting skills. Anyone can sneak up on this cat from behind and capture him. Well, most of his enemies (now bigger and stronger) don't even need to sneak up on him. They can subdue him with the greatest of ease.

    The new Tigra is portrayed as a better fighter than Lion-O but still no match for any of Thundercats' enemies. He resorts to using a gun.

    The new Cheetarah looked really good in the first two episodes, but in subsequent episodes she gets ambushed and captured easily time and time again. And what's with all her flirtation?

    The new Panthro loses both of his arms? And has the worst fear of heights?

    Lastly, the Sword of Omens is an inferior product to the Sword of Plundaar (Mumra's sword) and is made from scrap metal left over from the Sword of Plundaar? The focus shifted from the Sword of Omens to a number of "stones" that can arm Lion-O with the silliest looking armor. Even when armed, there's still no action worth watching. They should have just copied the fight sequences from the old Thundercats.

    Re-run the 80's Thundercats. I'll watch that over the new one any day.
     
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    Preface: MAXXply firmly believes the last great cartoon series was The All New Superfriends Hour featuring The Justice League of America, which kinda meant the early 80s.

    Thunderbirds
    Captain Scarlet
    UFO
    Space 1999

    HR Puf 'n Stuf
    Sigmund The Sea Monster
    The Krofft Supershow (incl. Kapt. Kool and the Kongs, Electra-Woman and DynaGirl, Wonderbug)

    Birdman and The Galaxy Trio
    Blue Falcon and DynoMutt
    Devlin
    Wacky Races
    The Perils of Penelope Pitstop
    The Great Grape Ape
    Magilla Gorilla
    Wait Til Your Father Gets Home
     
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    :shock::shock:

    1. Illusion is the Ultimate Weapon
    2. Thundercats, HO!
    3. More Than Meets the Eye
    4. A Real American Hero. Now you know and knowing is half the battle.
    5. Hay! Hay! Hay!
    8)
     
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    Automan (starring Desi Arnaz Jr)
    Nighthawk (starring Rex Reed, Joe Regulbato and a souped-up motorbike)
    Blue Thunder
    TJ Hooker
    The Fall Guy
    The Greatest American Hero
    Vega$

    I became a fan of sprawling sunny L.A after watching these 3 series:
    S.W.A.T
    Emergency (starring Randolph Mantooth and Kevin Tighe)
    Columbo
     
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    Airwolf. Starred Jan Michael Vincent and the recently deceased Ernest Borgnine.
     
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    Sanford and Son re runs for me
     
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    Watching CHiPs used to make me wanna runaway from home and tear off through sunny Southern California on a motorbike (even though the weather and surf was just as good back home)

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    Yes!! This was my fave cartoon growing up. I pretty much watched it after school every day. Jason was my man, his race car getting scooped up by the Phoenix on their way to outer space. :)
     
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    Anyone else notice that DJ Lance Rock from Yo Gabba Gabba, looks and sounds exactly like Ernest Thomas (Rog) from What's Happening?
     
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    While my childhood was in the late 60's and 70's, the 80's had some original stuff, too.

    No mention of ALF yet? Classic.

    And for all your married guys with children, little did you know at the time that your life, in some part (and hopefully not in whole), followed that of Al Bundy in Married with Children. I still watch it every morning as I'm eating breakfast.
     
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    How could we miss MacGyver?
    I cheated and looked at a list. Others I watched (most died FAST) not already mentioned (the standard 80s populars with men and boys) that are more action-oriented (not dramas or simple comedies):

    Equalizer
    Hardcastle and McCormick
    The Highwayman
    Misfits of Science
    Mission Impossible (newer version)
    Moonlighting
    Otherworld
    Powers of Matthew Star
    Riptide
    Simon and Simon
    ST:TNG
    B.L. Stryker
    Tales of the Gold Monkey
    Voyagers
    Wise Guy

    and cartoons:

    Thundarr the Barbarian
    Goldie Gold and Action Jack
    Drak Pack
    Dungeons and Dragons
    The Littles
    Plastic Man
    Ghostbusters
    Turbo Teen
     
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    OMG...

    I just got the new one and haven't watched it yet. The reviews on Amazon claim the character development is much better, but some of the things you mention make it sound a little lame.

    I still remember individual episodes of the original! Cheetarah was hot :oops: LOL

    Two of my favorites were the Excalibur sword vs the sword of Omens: Excalibur was the strongest sword ever made and it destroyed the sword of Omens but in the end restored the Thundercat sword because they were fellow benevolent/good guys (or something like that). And then I remember the alien robot rat episode...

    Good stuff!

    I didn't like the later seasons of the show as much when they introduced those weird looking bad characters...
     
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    Have you watched the new "Young Justice League"?

    Its pretty good...
     
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    Silver Spoons, Who's the Boss...
     
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    You mean Streethawk. And how about Manimal. I loved that show!
     
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    I loved that show. I can't believe it only got like 1 season.
     
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    I clearly remember Turbo Teen (1984). Both aired for 13 episodes. Orbots only aired between Sept. and Dec. 1984. I don't even remember it. I don't even know if I liked it or not. The brain cells for that one must have all died or were damaged in a skiing accident. :cry:

    That reminds me of another one I missed looking at a list. Spiderman and his Amazing Friends (Iceman and Firestar).
     
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    Was Matlock (sic) in the 80's?
     
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    Am currently in the process of moving house and was looking around a property yesterday and hanging in one of the bedrooms was a CHiPS uniform! I grew up watching CHiPS as a kid as it was shown through the 80's in the UK - really random!!!

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hAidnO64NE4
     
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    Favorite TV show: Wiseguy with Ken Wahl.

    Favorite cartoon: The Further Misadventures of Ed Grimley with Martin Short.
     
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    Was' Rich Man Poor Man ' done in the 80's?
     
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    Quantum Leap was awesome!!!! Loved the old sets and costumes. A more current series, "Cold Case", had a similar theme-switching back and forth from the past to the present.
    I watched Turbo Teen as a kid also. Always thought it was kind of silly.
     
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    Dallas .. what a farce, great comedy:)
     
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    My mom used to watch Scarecrow and Ms. King which means I was forced to watch it. Didn't have a TV in a room in until a few years later. And MacGyver I used to watch religiously. He's the reason I became a chemistry major.
     
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