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Monkeyswithladders
04-07-2009, 02:58 PM
I was born in 1982 and have a ton of foggy memories of stuff that I watched as a kid and never thought I'd see again. I've been searching this stuff on youtube and having a nostalgia party over here! It's great!

Some of the great ones I just found again that I had almost forgot about were:

Dinosaucers (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pfz-Fqv8nbo&feature=related)
Puff the Magic Dragon (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n-yH1LLrhcY&feature=related)
Heidi (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J6iwL2rVccA&feature=related)

And of course there's all the great stuff I totally remember like Thundercats, Transformers, Fraggle Rock, TMNT... oh man the list goes on...

So do you have any cool finds you remember from the 80s?

P.S. Also, I'm having a hard time putting my finger on these 2 memories-- maybe someone can help. There was one adaption of Alice and Wonderland or Through the Looking Glass with a Jabberwocky that made me hide from the room when it came on and gave me nightmares forever! And the other was... I'm thinking some adaption of the ugly duckling (but I could be wrong), and it had a group of eagles that acted like a motorcycle gang, a group of pelicans that were like... navyish and had a leader that talked like John Wayne and they all said Haw Haw Haw... and the Duck had a loner friend that was a wolf I think... wow.

khrome
04-08-2009, 12:55 AM
Some good primetime shows were Magnum PI, Simon and Simon, Airwolf, Moonlighting, Twin Peaks (or was that the 90's..), Dark Shadows, Amazing Stories, Tales from the Dark Side, Max Headroom, V the miniseries. Kid's shows I liked were You Can't Do That On Television, Kids Incorporated, Dr Snuggles, the Might Orbots, Dungeons and Dragons cartoon. Of course, Bugs Bunny. Sitcoms were so corny in the 80's - I didn't like many of them. Cheers was good tho.

Here's a site about other popular things of the 80's
http://www.inthe80s.com/toys/

And I love this site (it covers more than the 80's.) Decommissioned rides and attractions at Disneyland
http://www.yesterland.com/

hoosierhiver
04-08-2009, 06:34 AM
Jeesh, I'm feeling old. I was in high school in the early 80's.
I wonder what Max Headroom is doing these days?, tele-marketing maybe?

deach
04-08-2009, 06:41 AM
My favorite memory was having to get up to change the channel or having to adjust the aluminum foil to get better reception.

UKISOCIETY
04-08-2009, 06:51 AM
My favorite memory was having to get up to change the channel or having to adjust the aluminum foil to get better reception.

And waiting 60 seconds after you turned on the TV to actually see the picture.

Ukulele JJ
04-08-2009, 07:07 AM
And waiting 60 seconds after you turned on the TV to actually see the picture.

And having stations actually "sign off" at night.

JJ

cpatch
04-08-2009, 07:15 AM
And I love this site (it covers more than the 80's.) Decommissioned rides and attractions at Disneyland
http://www.yesterland.com/
Check out http://www.extinctattractions.com too...they have a ton of CD's and DVD's available.

dnewton2
04-08-2009, 07:20 AM
And waiting 60 seconds after you turned on the TV to actually see the picture.

Was it really like that in the 80's, I don't remeber that but I ws 8 in '89


And having stations actually "sign off" at night.

JJ


Again in the 80's? I must have been in dream land when this happened.

As for the original post I happened to see a copy of the Sword in the Stone last night and I remebered I loved that movie when I was young.

The cartoons were way better than nowadays.

UKISOCIETY
04-08-2009, 07:24 AM
Was it really like that in the 80's, I don't remeber that but I ws 8 in '89

We had a TV from the 1970's, so yeah.





Again in the 80's? I must have been in dream land when this happened....

Just think, in a year we'll be asking "Remember TV static?"

cpatch
04-08-2009, 08:03 AM
Just think, in a year we'll be asking "Remember TV static?"
What about being limited to 13 channels (plus UHF) that you had to dial in with a rotary tuner. And the closest thing to a remote was telling your kid to get up and change the channel (that kid being me). And to get better reception you had to climb up on the roof to adjust the antenna. And...

khrome
04-08-2009, 09:24 AM
What about being limited to 13 channels (plus UHF) that you had to dial in with a rotary tuner. And the closest thing to a remote was telling your kid to get up and change the channel (that kid being me). And to get better reception you had to climb up on the roof to adjust the antenna. And...

..And even with 13 numbers on the dial, you didn't get that many channels. In San Diego, we got 3 channels plus one on UHF. If you are lucky on a clear day, you could get kungfu flics on a static-y UHF channel on weekends.

khrome
04-08-2009, 09:25 AM
What about being limited to 13 channels (plus UHF) that you had to dial in with a rotary tuner. And the closest thing to a remote was telling your kid to get up and change the channel (that kid being me). And to get better reception you had to climb up on the roof to adjust the antenna. And...

..And even with 13 numbers on the dial, you didn't get that many channels. In San Diego, we got 3 channels plus one on UHF. If you are lucky on a clear day, you could get kungfu flics or American Bandstand on a static-y UHF channel on weekends.

deach
04-08-2009, 09:27 AM
What about being limited to 13 channels (plus UHF) that you had to dial in with a rotary tuner. And the closest thing to a remote was telling your kid to get up and change the channel (that kid being me). And to get better reception you had to climb up on the roof to adjust the antenna. And...

..And even with 13 numbers on the dial, you didn't get that many channels. In San Diego, we got 3 channels plus one on UHF. If you are lucky on a clear day, you could get kungfu flics or American Bandstand on a static-y UHF channel on weekends.

UKISOCIETY
04-08-2009, 09:55 AM
..And even with 13 numbers on the dial, you didn't get that many channels. In San Diego, we got 3 channels plus one on UHF. If you are lucky on a clear day, you could get kungfu flics or American Bandstand on a static-y UHF channel on weekends.

I see what u did there.

hoosierhiver
04-08-2009, 10:37 AM
Remember the first cable boxes?, a square box about the size of a lunchbox that had a wire running to the TV, you had 3 lines of channels and had to manually move the plastic whatyamacallit around and press in the peg to change the channel.

NukeDOC
04-08-2009, 12:15 PM
..And even with 13 numbers on the dial, you didn't get that many channels. In San Diego, we got 3 channels plus one on UHF. If you are lucky on a clear day, you could get kungfu flics or American Bandstand on a static-y UHF channel on weekends.

VHF
channel 6 XETV (FOX)
channel 8 CBS
channel 10 ABC (but only if you lived on top of a hill)
channel 12 KPBS (sesame street foo!)

UHF
channel 39 NBC
channel 51 KUSI
channel 69 i forget the call letters, but this is where you would get the staticky kung fu theatre when you were lucky on sunday afternoons.

and then there was that pesky mexican channel 33 that you still watched because when there was nothing else on the american channels, you got to watch some show with a fat guy dressed like a bumble bee (he shows up every now and then on the simpsons).

CoffeeMate
04-08-2009, 01:30 PM
What about being limited to 13 channels (plus UHF) that you had to dial in with a rotary tuner. And the closest thing to a remote was telling your kid to get up and change the channel (that kid being me). And to get better reception you had to climb up on the roof to adjust the antenna. And...

...when the knob broke off not only did you get to be the channel changer you got to do so with a pair of pliers

The Letter People
Sesame Street and the Muppet Show while Jim Henson was still alive

deach
04-08-2009, 01:52 PM
...when the knob broke off not only did you get to be the channel changer you got to do so with a pair of pliers
....

lol! yes!!!!!

Jimmy
04-08-2009, 02:16 PM
This is what you guys sound like. (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=13JK5kChbRw)

I was born in the mid-nineties :)

CoffeeMate
04-08-2009, 02:56 PM
This is what you guys sound like. (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=13JK5kChbRw)

I was born in the mid-nineties :)

Ah young whipper snapper, wait another 10 years or so, you'll sound just like us

:old:

deach
04-08-2009, 02:58 PM
bartles and james had the best commercials.

UKISOCIETY
04-08-2009, 03:30 PM
bartles and james had the best commercials.

"Thank you for your support!"

cpatch
04-08-2009, 08:37 PM
bartles and james had the best commercials.
I forgot about those guys. Tom Bodett, too. ("We'll leave the light on for you.")

beeejums
04-09-2009, 10:14 AM
I remember those commercials with the crying indian. Somebody littered on his highway, or something. Or maybe he was crying because the highway was there in the first place... Or maybe because he was an alcoholic... or maybe those shoes made his feet hurt from walking on gravelly patches between suburban streets... or maybe he was crying because some middle school kid laughed at his indian outfit... or maybe he was crying because he could only get 3 channels even though his dial had 13 on it... or maybe he was schizophrenic and just wanted the voices to stop.

I also remember Dino Riders. Did anybody else watch that? Dinosaurs with armor and laser guns.

How is that not still on the air?

UKISOCIETY
04-09-2009, 10:17 AM
I remember those commercials with the crying indian. Somebody littered on his highway, or something. Or maybe he was crying because the highway was there in the first place... Or maybe because he was an alcoholic... or maybe those shoes made his feet hurt from walking on gravelly patches between suburban streets... or maybe he was crying because some middle school kid laughed at his indian outfit... or maybe he was crying because he could only get 3 channels even though his dial had 13 on it... or maybe he was schizophrenic and just wanted the voices to stop.

I also remember Dino Riders. Did anybody else watch that? Dinosaurs with armor and laser guns.

How is that not still on the air?

That indian one goes back to the 70s at least.:old:

beeejums
04-09-2009, 10:41 AM
That indian one goes back to the 70s at least.:old:

and if I remember correctly, it wasn't retired until the mid 90's. It got a lot of mileage.

That poor indian cried all over the place.

Ukulele JJ
04-09-2009, 10:44 AM
That indian one goes back to the 70s at least.:old:

And the guy who played the "indian" was actually Italian (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Iron_Eyes_Cody).

http://freemanpress.files.wordpress.com/2008/11/crying-indian_fullhead80p.jpg

JJ

deach
04-09-2009, 10:44 AM
And the guy who played the "indian" was actually Italian (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Iron_Eyes_Cody).

http://freemanpress.files.wordpress.com/2008/11/crying-indian_fullhead80p.jpg

JJ

He was great in the Village People.

beeejums
04-09-2009, 04:42 PM
And the guy who played the "indian" was actually Italian (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Iron_Eyes_Cody).

http://freemanpress.files.wordpress.com/2008/11/crying-indian_fullhead80p.jpg

JJ

And now he's crying all over this forum.

Will it never end?

Somebody get that indian a tissue...

UKISOCIETY
04-09-2009, 04:49 PM
http://freemanpress.files.wordpress.com/2008/11/crying-indian_fullhead80p.jpg

JJ

Post whores make Fake Indian Man sad....:(

deach
04-09-2009, 04:51 PM
Post whores make Fake Indian Man sad....:(

lmao!!!!!!!!