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    discoladybug

    [21]Oct 7, 2007
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    HELP!!! Does anyone remember that kids' TV show from the 80's (I think) that had the dancing record? It wasa show where adults did different skits--not a cartoon. Thanks
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    wintermoon_78

    [22]Dec 1, 2007
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    I think the show you are thinking of is Size Small.
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    Darkknight313

    [23]Dec 2, 2007
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    I enjoyed watching the shows donutsfordinner listed but why was this topic bumped?
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    ktfahel

    [24]Dec 3, 2007
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    I have a life-long love of kids' shows. I was so glad when I finally had kids so I'd have an excuse! I admit that I was not a child in the '80s (I graduated high school in '82 & married in '85), but I've seen a few of the ones listedon this topic - unfortunately, didn't care for most of them. One of the few that I actually watched and enjoyed from the '80s (my dirty little secret) was "JEM". I got the doll & still have it!!!

    There was a dance show for teens on during the '80s (late '80s I believe) on USA network called "Dance Party USA". I loved watching the kids dance on that show. Some of them were really, really good! there was a slender, blonde girl who called herself Princess who was a Prince fan. If I recall, she had a henna tattoo of a tear near her eye that she said she would have removed whenever she got to meet Prince. There was a very tall black boy whose name escapes me who was a phenomenal dancer. I also remember a 14-year-old blonde girl who didn't LOOK 14, whose brother was also on the show.

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    jeany1114

    [25]Dec 5, 2007
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    Chip and Dale's Adventures

    Thundercats

    Super Mario Bros.

    Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

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    HumbleNewb

    [26]Dec 14, 2007
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    Ya'll 80's fans should appreciate these tributes to the greatest cartoon era of all time!

    Tribute 1

    Tribute 2

    Tribute 3

    Edited on 12/15/2007 12:29am
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    ktfahel

    [27]Dec 15, 2007
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    HumbleNewb wrote:

    Ya'll 80's fans should appreciate these tributes to the greatest cartoon era of all time!

    Tribute 1

    Tribute 2

    Tribute 3

    Oh, my goodness...I didn't realize what a cartoon goober I was 'til I saw "Tribute 1"! There were only 2 that didn't bring back major memories. Am I that pathetic?

    Um...that was a rhetorical question...

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    HumbleNewb

    [28]Dec 15, 2007
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    ktfahel wrote:
    HumbleNewb wrote:

    Ya'll 80's fans should appreciate these tributes to the greatest cartoon era of all time!

    Tribute 1

    Tribute 2

    Tribute 3

    Oh, my goodness...I didn't realize what a cartoon goober I was 'til I saw "Tribute 1"! There were only 2 that didn't bring back major memories. Am I that pathetic?

    Um...that was a rhetorical question...

    I was the opposite. I didn't realize how much of a cartoon goober I was NOT! I am quite ashamed of that. I knew a lot of them, but equally, I didn't recall several of them as well. The Visionaries? That looked so cool! Where in the world was I when that was on? Of course, those tributes didn't have every show listed, but they're still great. The better-than-good times!

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    Angus_Mac

    [29]Dec 17, 2007
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    I can't pick a single best one, but some definitely left lasting impressions. And a bunch of those from the 1970's crossed over so much, I didn't even know the difference.

    I'll pick some non-cartoon shows:
    The Dukes of Hazzard
    The A Team
    Knight Rider
    Cosby Show
    Family Ties
    Growing Pains
    Diff'rent Strokes / The Facts of Life
    Happy Days
    MacGyver (with The Fonz as a producer? cool!)
    Star Trek The Next Generation
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    jeany1114

    [30]Dec 20, 2007
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    forgot to add He-Man and the Masters of the Universe, Scooby-Doo, Tom and Jerry
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    Ghrthfh

    [31]Feb 23, 2008
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    Looney Tunes
    Scooby Doo
    Flintstones
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    Four-Eyes

    [32]Feb 27, 2008
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    In no particular order:

    Winnie the Pooh

    Gummi Bears

    Ducktales

    Wuzzles

    Care Bears

    My Little Ponies

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    Watershiprabbit

    [33]Feb 28, 2008
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    Moomins (1980)
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    SamanthaCullen

    [34]Jun 8, 2010
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    you all forgot the Smoggies!

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    Waggytoon

    [35]Jun 24, 2010
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    I can't believe no one even thought of "The Puppy's Great Adventures"! That was one of the best animated shows of the early and mid-1980s! I always looked forward to that series! You always hoped that somehow Petey and his canine friends would be reunited with his young master after accidentally being tossed off a cruise ship by a wave earlier. The dogs traveled around the world in search of young Tommy, finally reuniting with him in 20th Century New York City. After that the whole family became involved in adventures across the U.S.


    The series aired from 1982-84 on abc, and it may be that the series airs on Boomerang. I can only hope it does.


    And someone did remember "Punky Brewster', with that magical creature named Glomer. That was another favorite of mine from 1984-87.


    And of course, 'Alvin & the Chipmunks', especially for those darling Chipettes. Those girls made the show a success!


    And then you have 'Chip 'n Dale Rescue Rangers'. It was Gadget Hackwrench, the popular girl mouse member of the team, that put Disney TV Animation on the map concerning fave characters from the TV shows in Disney's canon. She ruled big time!


    Those are some of my fave series from the 1980s.



    "Waggytoon"

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    HurleyWestbro

    [36]Jul 24, 2012
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    Just so you know, your list is not quite correct. You are listing the best from the 80's according to your title but some didn't even exist till the 90's. i.e. Darkwing Duck didn't air the first episode till 91 and Chip n Dales rescue rangers till 90, cmon that should not make the 80's list. I suggest possibly getting your facts right considering your "title".
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    Waggytoon

    [37]Jul 24, 2012
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    Actually, "Chip 'n Dale Rescue Rangers" first aired in the spring of 1989 on Disney Channel, then aired in syndication beginning in the fall 0f '89 and aired in syndication, then back to Disney Channel, then to what was then Toon Disney in the mid-90s.


    And of course, Gadget Hackwrench was the first major Disney TV Animation character I fell for.



    "Waggytoon"Wink

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    vladymyre18

    [38]Jul 24, 2012
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    i watch at online tv; betty boop and popeye
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    archangelwho

    [39]Jul 26, 2012
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    For me it wuld be Scooby-Do and Duck Tales. My nephews it was He-Man and the Smurfs.

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    MrILT

    [40]Aug 16, 2012
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    Transformers, TMNT (by far!!!), You Can't Do That on Television, Double Dare, Thundercats, and Pinwheel.

    Edited on 08/16/2012 12:05pm
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