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If you are in your late twenties you might not recognize some of the names on this list. It’s not your fault, you weren’t even born when these TV series aired for the first time. But, for some of us, this blog post will take you down memory lane – back to a time when life was simple and the joy of sitting down and watching your favourite weekly TV show was something worth looking forward to. Just pulling these clips off You Tube put a smile on my face. Make sure you take a few minutes out of your day to give these classic clips a watch.

The A-Team (1983 – 1987)

My all time favourite TV series from the early 80’s era. I’m not sure exactly what day of the week it aired? It might have been a Monday night, but I do remember that my brother and I were bathed, dinner was dished up and the whole family got ready to watch the A-Team. Who didn’t own an A-Team toy van as a kid? And if I had to pick a favourite character it would be B.A. Baracus.

MacGyver (1985 – 1992)

Richard Dean Anderson rocking a mullet! But who cares, it was an epic show, wasn’t it? There wasn’t a kid I knew who wasn’t trying some MacGyver trick during the years it aired. My favourite MacGyver trick was the one where he was locked inside an office, with the key on the other side of the door. Stumped? Never, not MacGyver, he simply slid a piece of paper under the door, pushed the key out with a pencil so it landed on the paper and pulled the paper, holding the key, through the bottom of the door. Genius…

Airwolf (1984 – 1987)

Every little boy’s dream come true – a supersonic helicopter that goes around blowing stuff up and nabbing bad guys. Just listen to the jingle in the intro, below – you can’t tell me it doesn’t get that little kid, in you, all excited again. Just awesome!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l8syGlAMTKA

Knight Rider (1982 – 1986)

The adventures of Michael Knight, a modern day crime fighter, who uses technology (how laughable is it when you watch it now) to get the baddies. That car was cool, those red lights on the front of the car were even cooler, but David Hasselhoff’s hair and black leather jacket are priceless.

Three’s Company (1977 – 1984)

What an absolute ripper! Although I was way too young to actually get all the humour, watching my folks roll around with laughter is what I remember about Three’s Company. Oh and Suzanne Somers was hot! That much I do remember.

Who’s The Boss (1984 – 1992)

Who doesn’t remember Tony Micelli? It was the show that made Tony Danza. Great TV series with serious longevity. You basically watched those kids grow up over the 8 years it aired.

MAGNUM P.I (1980 – 1988)

Just watch the intro below and tell me that helicopter scene isn’t the best! A red Ferrari, a mustache and license to cruise around Hawaii – Tom Selleck was the man to be in the 80s. Every guy wanted to be him, every chick wanted to be with him.

The Wonder Years (1988 – 1993)

Every kid could relate to Fred Savage (I was just about in my teens in the middle of this series, and I can remember thinking -this kid is living my life – and they absolutely killed it in the intro with Joe Cocker’s “With A Little Help From My Friends”.

So there you have it. A proper throw back to some of the best shows of the 80’s and the stuff a lot of us grew up watching. Got a favourite, Leave a comment below.

SLEB

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