You Know You Grew Up In The 1980's If ......

  1. Boy do I remember these

    You know you grew up in the 1980's if ...

    You ever ended your sentence with "psych"

    You solved the Rubics peeling off the stickers

    You watched the pound puppies

    You can sing the rap to "the Fresh Prince of Bel-Air"

    You wore biker shorts under your skirts and felt stylish

    You yearned to be a member of the Baby-sitters club and tried to start a club of your own.

    You owned those little Strawberry Shortcake pals scented dolls

    You know what 'Whoa' comes from Blossom

    Three words: M.C. Hammer

    You thought it would be great to have a friend named "Boner"

    You can sing the entire theme song to "Duck Tales"

    If you played the chipmunks Christmas album all year long!

    Remember reading Kool-Aid man comics

    You ever watched Fraggle Rock

    You had plastic streamers on the handle bars of your bike

    You remember when it was actually worth getting up early on a Saturday to watch cartoons

    You wore a pony tail to the side of your head

    You saw the original Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles on the big screen

    You got super-excited when it was Oregon Trail day in computer class at school

    You made your mom buy you one of those clips that would hold your shirt in a knot on the side

    You had a Kirk Cameron poster on your bedroom wall

    You played the game "Mash" with friends at school

    You wore a Jordache jean jacket and you were proud of it

    L.A. GEAR

    Your mother wouldn't let you have garbage pail kids

    You wanted to change your name to Jem in Kindergarten

    You remember reading "Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing" and all the Ramona books

    You know the profound meaning of "Wax on,Wax off"

    You wanted to be a Goonie

    You ever wore fluorescent, neon if you will, clothing

    You wanted to be on StarSearch

    You can remember what Michael Jackson looked like before his nose fell off

    You took Lunch pails to school

    You have ever pondered why Smurfette was the ONLY female smurf

    You remember the craze, and then banning of slap bracelets

    You still get the urge to use "NOT" at the end of every statement you make

    You remember Hypercolor T-shirts

    Barbie and the Rockers was your favorite band

    You remember Punky Brewster

    You loved Howard the duck

    You thought Sheera and He-Man should hook up

    You thought your childhood friends would never leave because you exchanged "friendship bracelets"

    You ever owned a pair of Jelly Shoes

    After you saw Pee-Wee's Big Adventure you couldn't stop saying "I know you are but what am I?"

    You remember "I've fallen...and I can't get up!"

    You remember going to the skating rink before there were inline skates

    You ever got seriously injured on a slip and slide

    You know not to mix poprocks and soda (but did it anyway!)

    You have played with a 'skip-it'

    You had or went to a birthday party at McDonald's

    You learned oldies songs by watching Alvin and the Chipmunks

    You had a Glow Worm or watched the cartoons

    You remember dancing along with the Bangles in "Walk Like An Egyptian"

    If you remember Heathcliff the orange cat

    You saw the California Raisins Christmas claymation special

    You've gone through this list occasionally saying "That wasn't from the 80's"

    You remember Popples

    DON'T WORRY, BE HAPPY!!!!!!!!!!!!

    You wore socks over tights with high-top Reeboks

    You wore like 8 pairs of socks at once, scrunched down


    You remember boom boxes instead of CD players

    You remember watching both "Gremlins" movies

    You remember the Transformers

    You know what it meant to say "care bear stare!!" and you had a favorite

    You remember Rainbow Bright and My Little Pony Tales

    You remember watching TV thinking Doogie Howser was hot!

    You remember Alf, the little furry brown alien from Melmac

    You remember the large amounts of hairspray used

    You remember those very stylish headbands

    You remember Vicky the Robot

    You remember Eve Garland from Out of this World and how she could stop time by pressing the tips of her index fingers together and talking to her dad through a glowing cube in her bedroom

    You remember the beginning of New Kids on the Block

    You remember watching The Cosby show

    You remember Mr. Belvadere

    You remember Michael J. Fox in Family Ties and Back to the Future

    You know all the names of the gang from "Saved by the Bell"

    You know all the words to Bon Jovi's "shot through the heart" song
  2. 13 Comments

  3. by   H ynnoD
    My kids have never seen Alf until the recent T.V.commercials.Wish they could see it now.I don't think I missed an Episode.
  4. by   flowerchild
    You solved the Rubics peeling off the stickers

    You all had me fooled. I thought only children of the 70's did that to try to keep up with you 80's kids. We thought you were really solving that darn cube. lol.
  5. by   LisaG
    I was born in 1983 and I remember a lot of that stuff on there. I feel so old now. LOL:chuckle
  6. by   Keely-FutureRN
    Oh my gosh! I am soooooo an 80's kid. I was going down the list saying to myself "Yes, Yes, I remember that!" AHHH! The ones that say "wore a pony tail on the side of your head" and "wore spandex" bring on some bad memories....:chuckle

    I loved cartoons and would wait for the "rainbow" to leave so that cartoons would come on (the thing that's on when the station doesn't have anything on). I used to wear leg warmers and do step aerobics with those people on tv at 5am. He. He.

    Yea, it makes me feel old too.... :roll

  7. by   Berta
    What about the flash dance shirts??
    Also, leg warmers?
  8. by   CashewLPN
    um... I learned in mid-80's, that if you own a flathead screwdriver, you can pop off the blocks on a rubics cube and re-arrange them into order... slide the middle row one click to the left, walk into the kitchen, pretend to play with it, and fix it, and scream 'hey! I got it!'....
    well.. it worked then.

    and, yes, I remember ALL of that...haha...

  9. by   the new girl
    MALL HAIR that was almost water repellent...
    Sun Country wine coolers... (yes I was under-aged... but it WAS the 80's)
    Long "Little-house-on-the-prarie" style dresses for prom.
    Teen-line telephones.
    Ratt, Sheena Easton, "Purple Rain..."

    The list goes on....
  10. by   Cassiggity
    Did you guys know that they're bringing back garbage pail kids??

    Hide your kids -
  11. by   twarlik
    Originally posted by Donny H
    My kids have never seen Alf until the recent T.V.commercials.Wish they could see it now.I don't think I missed an Episode.
    The thing I found so annoying about Alf, is that they cancelled the show after leaving a cliff hanger from the previous season. Is Alf going to get taken by the government or is he going to meet up with the space ship???? We never got to find out. I was so mad...
  12. by   warrior woman
    How about the T.V. show Silver Spoons with Rickey Schroeder??
  13. by   Ted
    Originally posted by LisaG
    I was born in 1983 and I remember a lot of that stuff on there. I feel so old now. LOL
    I was a musician on a cruiseship playing "New York, New York" probably around the time you were crowning!
    :chuckle :roll :chuckle

    I guess feeling old is all relative. "Age" is a state of mind. Right now, I'm 43 feeling 23. . . happy and youthful!

    I remember a lot of this stuff in the '80's and thinking. . . "tacky, tacky, tacky. . ."

    But not as tacky as the 1970's!!! (Especially the music! I ALWAYS hated disco!!!)

    Here's to "Age and Youth"!

    Last edit by Ted on Aug 13, '03
  14. by   Shell7280
    I was born in 1980! All that is soooo familiar everyone of them! And doogie Howser was hot! . The only thing I didn't do was the rubix cube sticker thing.....I remember playing with one , but never tried any of that stuff, just got frustrated and threw it alot!......Such great memories from that list, the days of clean fun.