A Video Time Machine
August 19, 2006 3:31 PM   Subscribe

{YouTubeFilter]: I am trying to build a list of US network TV programs and music videos from my formative years circa 1985 to 1990 . Any video viewing suggestions?
posted by Funmonkey1 to Society & Culture (17 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
The Cosby Show
The Simpsons
In Living Color
The 1988 Seoul Olympics
Full House (as much as it pains me to say it)
Mission Impossible (the remake series)
The first 3 seasons of Star Trek:TNG
Remote Control
WWF Wrestling
posted by pieoverdone at 3:40 PM on August 19, 2006

holy smokes, I had forgotten completely about remote control!
posted by Funmonkey1 at 3:42 PM on August 19, 2006

I think Marisa Tomei got her start on there. Go ahead and add the Cosby spinoff 'A Different World'.
posted by pieoverdone at 3:44 PM on August 19, 2006

Married... with Children
Growing Pains
The Fresh Prince

Home Improvement, and
Dinosaurs (all 3 started 1991-1992 but too awesome not to include)

Every single show ABC rotated through its TGIF lineup!

- Family Matters
- Just the Ten of Us
- Mr Belvedere
- Step by Step
posted by milkdropcoronet at 4:07 PM on August 19, 2006

Perfect Strangers
Small Wonder
The Beeteljuice cartoon
Beauty and the Beast (starring Linda Hamilton and Ron Perlman)
Fraggle Rock
Gimme a Break
Major Dad
Pee-Wee's Playhouse
Reading Rainbow
Shirt Tales
Unsolved Mysteries
Win, Lose or Draw
posted by Robot Johnny at 4:16 PM on August 19, 2006

ALF. You really don't need to watch anything else.
posted by krark at 4:46 PM on August 19, 2006

Golden Girls
321 ... Contact
Square One
posted by croutonsupafreak at 4:58 PM on August 19, 2006

Family Ties - Michael J Fox
posted by rglasmann at 5:09 PM on August 19, 2006

Parker Lewis Can't Lose
What about the animated stuff, like Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, ThunderCats, Voltron, etc?
posted by -harlequin- at 5:12 PM on August 19, 2006

The Dungeons & Dragons cartoon
The Gummi Bears
G.I. Joe
Sledge Hammer
Max Headroom

V was too early, but Alien Nation aired within that time range.
posted by emelenjr at 5:29 PM on August 19, 2006

posted by matkline at 9:22 PM on August 19, 2006

"Out of This World" and "Small Wonder" were a couple of my favorites. Not sure how good they actually were, but I remember loving them!
posted by TheCoug at 9:28 PM on August 19, 2006

Miami Vice!
posted by small_ruminant at 12:10 AM on August 20, 2006

posted by small_ruminant at 12:10 AM on August 20, 2006

Double Dare
Muppet Babies
Alvin and the Chipmunks
Alf - the cartoon
Rescue Rangers
Bloodhound Gang
Denver the Last Dinosaur
Duck Tales
Teddy Ruxpin
My Little Pony
Strawberry Shortcake
Rainbow Brite
Kids, Incorporated ( I hate that show, but there's tons of it on YouTube)
My Two Dads
Family Matters
The Wonder Years
Jake and the Fat Man
21 Jump Street
Murphy Brown
Designing Women
A Different World
Magnum PI
posted by SassHat at 9:25 AM on August 20, 2006

Charles in Charge
Saved By The Bell

That's all I can think of right now.
posted by mrhaydel at 10:10 AM on August 20, 2006

Oh! and Blossom.
posted by mrhaydel at 10:13 AM on August 20, 2006

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