1980s TV

Ah, the '80s. While some parents might like to put that decade far behind them, others might want to relive the glory days by introducing kids to the fun of the Smurfs, He-Man, and the timeless rivalry between Blair and Jo. But before diving into nostalgia-land, refresh your memory on the content of these old chestnuts. Some might have elements that you've forgotten, and your kids might not be ready to see.

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The Smurfs TV Poster Image
Little blue gnomes share, care, and learn.
Network: Boomerang
(2004)
(1981)
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DuckTales TV Poster Image
Fun globetrotting '80s cartoon can spark kids' curiosity.
Network: Disney Channel
(2013)
(1987)
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The Flintstones TV Poster Image
Still a classic, but times have changed.
Network: Boomerang
(2005)
(1960)
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He-Man and the Masters of the Universe TV Poster Image
'80s classic still holds strong messages for today's kids.
Network: qubo, Syndicated
(2009)
(1983)
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Laverne & Shirley TV Poster Image
Classic sitcom duo is still doing it their way.
Network: Syndicated, Discovery Family Channel
(2005)
(1976)
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ALF TV Poster Image
ALF
Broad '80s sitcom boasts sci-fi elements and sarcasm.
Network: Discovery Family Channel
(2012)
(1986)
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Family Ties TV Poster Image
Classic 1980s sitcom's messages still ring true today.
Network: Syndicated, Discovery Family Channel
(2007)
(1982)
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G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero TV Poster Image
Popular 1980s cartoon fun, but glorifies battle, toys.
Network: Syndicated, Discovery Family Channel
(2007)
(1983)
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Growing Pains TV Poster Image
'80s favorite offers laughs and life lessons.
Network: ION, Nickelodeon, Syndicated
(2006)
(1985)
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Who's the Boss? TV Poster Image
Classic '80s sitcom about a blended family.
Network: Nickelodeon
(2004)
(1984)
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Diff'rent Strokes TV Poster Image
Classic series with a sense of humor tackles racial issues.
Network: NBC, ABC
(2008)
(1978)
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The Dukes of Hazzard TV Poster Image
Yee haw! Original Dukes leap the generation gap.
Network: CMT
(2005)
(1979)
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The Facts of Life TV Poster Image
Wholesome '80s coming-of-age sitcom tackles serious issues.
Network: NBC
(2006)
(1979)
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The Jeffersons TV Poster Image
Barrier-breaking sitcom mixes humor, stereotypes.
Network: Syndicated, TV Land
(2005)
(1975)
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Silver Spoons TV Poster Image
Cute '80s comedy sometimes touches on serious issues.
Network: NBC, Syndicated
(2001)
(1982)
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The Greatest American Hero TV Poster Image
'80s series is more comedy than drama but has heart, too.
Network: ABC
(2013)
(1981)
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Magnum, P.I. TV Poster Image
1980s heartthrob solves cases in Hawaii.
Network: Syndicated
(2005)
(1980)
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Quincy, M.E. TV Poster Image
Seventies version of CSI is entertaining, if old-fashioned.
Network: NBC
(2012)
(1976)
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Cheers TV Poster Image
Laughs are on tap in this classic sitcom.
Network: Syndicated, TV Land
(2005)
(1982)
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M*A*S*H TV Poster Image
Stellar war dramedy classic mixes humor, pathos.
Network: Hallmark Channel, Syndicated
(2005)
(1972)
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