TV Shows of My Childhood in the 80s and early 90s

These shows- in first run and rerun- were the constant companions of my early formative years, through warm summer days indoors, chicken pox, snow days and the rare up-all-nite TV feast.
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1.
Pinwheel (1977 TV Series)
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This children's variety show from Nickelodeon's early days featured puppets interacting with live actors in "Sesame Street"-like situations... (30 mins.)
 
2.
Meiken Jolie (1981 TV Series)
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The show is about a boy named Sebastian and his huge white dog, Belle. Over the course of the series... (24 mins.)
 
3.
Danger Mouse (1981 TV Series)
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Danger Mouse, the greatest secret agent in the world, must follow Colonel K's orders (and try not to break Professor Squawkencluck's inventions) to foil Baron Greenback's and his henchman Stiletto's plans. (25 mins.)
 
4.
Bananaman (1983 TV Series)
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Stupid, but well-meaning and super-strong super-hero, Bananaman gets his strength from eating bananas... (5 mins.)
 
5.
The Smurfs (1981 TV Series)
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The Smurfs are little blue creatures that live in mushroom houses in a forest inhabited mainly by their own kind. The smurfs average daily routine is attempting to avoid Gargomel, an evil man who wants to kill our little blue friends. (30 mins.)
 
6.
Welcome to Pooh Corner (1983 TV Series)
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Winnie the Pooh's first live-action television series. The popular "Pooh Corner" consisted of a mix...
 
7.
David the Gnome (1985 TV Series)
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The fantastic adventures of David and his wife Lisa traveling around the world to save the animals and defeating the trolls. (30 mins.)
Director: Luis Ballester
 
8.
Inspector Gadget (1983 TV Series)
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A bumbling bionic police inspector stumbles about on his cases, while his niece and dog secretly do the real investigative work. (30 mins.)
 
9.
Family Ties (1982 TV Series)
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Chronicles liberal ex-hippies Steven and Elyse Keaton, their conservative son Alex, daughters Mallory and Jennifer, and later, youngest child Andrew. (30 mins.)
 
10.
Growing Pains (1985 TV Series)
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The misadventures of a family with a home business father and a journalist mother. (30 mins.)
 
11.
The New Adventures of Winnie the Pooh (1988 TV Series)
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Follow Winnie the Pooh's adventures in the hundred acre wood. (30 mins.)
 
12.
Airwolf (1984 TV Series)
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As part of a deal with an intelligence agency to look for his missing brother, a renegade pilot goes on missions with an advanced battle helicopter. (60 mins.)
 
13.
Too Close for Comfort (1980 TV Series)
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Jackie and Sarah Rush are two grown sisters who live in half of a duplex. Their parents, Henry and Muriel... (30 mins.)
 
14.
Three's Company (1976 TV Series)
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The misadventures of two women and one man living in one apartment and their neighbors. (30 mins.)
 
15.
Bewitched (1964 TV Series)
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A witch married to an ordinary man cannot resist using her magic powers to solve the problems her family faces. (25 mins.)
 
16.
Fraggle Rock (1983 TV Series)
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The adventures of the various inhabitants of an underground civilization. (30 mins.)
 
17.
Gilligan's Island (1964 TV Series)
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Seven men and women are stranded on an uncharted island following a torrential storm. (30 mins.)
 
18.
Leave It to Beaver (1957 TV Series)
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The misadventures of a suburban boy, family and friends. (30 mins.)
 
19.
The Brady Bunch (1969 TV Series)
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The misadventures of a large family united when a widow and a divorcee marry. (30 mins.)
 
20.
My Three Sons (1960 TV Series)
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Widower Steve Douglas raises three sons with the help of his father-in-law, and is later aided by the boys' great-uncle. An adopted son, a stepdaughter, wives, and another generation of sons join the loving family in later seasons. (30 mins.)
 
21.
Dennis the Menace (1959 TV Series)
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Television episodes built around the same sorts of incidents found in Hank Ketcham's long-running comic strip. (30 mins.)
 
22.
What's Happening!! (1976 TV Series)
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A trio of black youths learn about life, love, friendship, credit cards, gambling, and a variety of other things while growing up in an inner city. (30 mins.)
 
23.
Diff'rent Strokes (1978 TV Series)
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The misadventures of a wealthy Manhattan family who adopted the children of their late African American housekeeper from Harlem. (30 mins.)
 
24.
The Facts of Life (1979 TV Series)
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A group of girls, attending a boarding school, tackle issues throughout teenage life and later adulthood. (30 mins.)
 
25.
Silver Spoons (1982 TV Series)
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Ricky Stratton is a spoiled rich kid who lives the life that many kids dream of, but he still suffers from the problems that many teens do. (30 mins.)
 
26.
The Transformers (1984 TV Series)
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Two opposing factions of transforming alien robots engage in a battle that has the fate of Earth in the balance. (30 mins.)
Director: Peter Wallach
 
27.
G.I. Joe (1985 TV Series)
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An elite special missions force fights against the terrorist forces of Cobra. (30 mins.)
 
28.
He-Man and the Masters of the Universe (1983 TV Series)
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The most powerful man in the universe, He-Man, goes against the evil forces of Skeletor to save the planet Eternia and to protect the secrets of Castle Grayskull. (30 mins.)
 
29.
Thundercats (1985 TV Series)
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A team of humanoid cats fight evil in their adopted home world. (30 mins.)
 
30.
Snorks (1984 TV Series)
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The Snorks are playful, multicolored underwater creatures that use their built-in snorkels to dart about and make music. (22 mins.)
 
31.
Captain Caveman and the Teen Angels (1977 TV Series)
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The adventures of a superhero caveman and a trio of female amateur detectives.
 
32.
Mister Magoo (1960 TV Series)
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(5 mins.)
 
33.
Pee-wee's Playhouse (1986 TV Series)
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Pee-Wee Herman and his friends have wacky, imaginative fun in his unique playhouse. (30 mins.)
Director: Bill Freiberger
 
34.
Night Court (1984 TV Series)
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An eccentric fun-loving judge presides over an urban night court and all the silliness going on there. (30 mins.)
 
35.
Who's the Boss? (1984 TV Series)
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Tony Micelli, a retired baseball player, becomes the housekeeper of Angela Bower, an advertising executive in New York. Together they raise their kids, Samantha Micelli and Jonathon Bower, with help from Mona Robinson, Angela's man-crazy mother. (30 mins.)
 
36.
Out of This World (1987 TV Series)
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The series revolves around Evie Ethel Garland, who is the daughter of Troy and Donna Garland. However... (30 mins.)
 
37.
Punky Brewster (1984 TV Series)
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Punky Brewster is a show about a girl named Penelope "Punky" Brewster. She is abandoned with her dog... (30 mins.)
 
38.
21 Jump Street (1987 TV Series)
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The cases of an undercover police unit composed of young looking officers specializing in youth crime. (60 mins.)
Director: Jonathan Wacks
 
39.
My Secret Identity (1988 TV Series)
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The adventures of a superpowered teen and his scientist friend. (25 mins.)
 
40.
Bosom Buddies (1980 TV Series)
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Two young single ad men must disguise themselves as women to live in the one apartment they can afford. (30 mins.)
 
41.
Charles in Charge (1984 TV Series)
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Charles, a college student, is a live-in housekeeper in the Powell household. Charles, along with his friend Buddy, attempts to juggle his studies, friendships and duties to the family. (30 mins.)
Director: Bonnie Franklin
 
42.
Happy Days (1974 TV Series)
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The Cunningham family live through the 1950s with help and guidance from the lovable and almost superhuman greaser, Fonzie. (30 mins.)
 
43.
Kate & Allie (1984 TV Series)
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When Allie Lowell divorces her husband and gets custody of their two children, she moves to New York City and moves in with her best friend... (30 mins.)
 
44.
The A-Team (1983 TV Series)
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Four Vietnam vets, framed for a crime they didn't commit, help the innocent while on the run from the military. (60 mins.)
 
45.
Small Wonder (1985 TV Series)
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Father Ted Lawson creates a robot, VICI (played by Tiffany Brissette). The family--Ted, Joan and Jamie--keep VICI's identity secret... (30 mins.)
 
46.
You Can't Do That on Television (1979 TV Series)
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Sketch TV by young amateur actors in true classic Nick-style. But whatever you do, never admit that you don't know or ask for water. (30 mins.)
 
47.
Land of the Lost (1974 TV Series)
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A family is thrown back in time and must survive in a dinosaur dominated land. (30 mins.)
 
48.
The Jetsons (1962 TV Series)
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The misadventures of a futuristic family. (25 mins.)
 
49.
DuckTales (1987 TV Series)
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The globe-trotting treasure-hunting money-making adventures of billionaire Scrooge McDuck and his nephews. (23 mins.)
 
50.
Dear John (1988 TV Series)
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After his wife leaves him for his best friend, John Lacey joins the One Two One Club, a support group for divorced and widowed people... (30 mins.)
Director: Hal Cooper
 
51.
ALF (1986 TV Series)
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A furry alien wiseguy comes to live with a terran family after crashing into their garage. (30 mins.)
 
52.
Valerie (1986 TV Series)
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Originally the saga of a working mom raising her three sons alone while her pilot husband is away. After star Valerie Harper left the series, her role was filled by Sandy Duncan as the boys' aunt. (30 mins.)
 
53.
The Wonder Years (1988 TV Series)
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Kevin Arnold recalls growing up during the late 60s and early 70s; the turbulent social times make the transition from child to adult unusually interesting. (22 mins.)
 
54.
Perfect Strangers (1986 TV Series)
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A high strung and cynical man's life is never the same when his naive but good-natured cousin comes to America to live with him. (30 mins.)
 
55.
Just the Ten of Us (1988 TV Series)
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Coach Lubbock, his wife, and their 8 kids move to Eureka, CA for a job as a coach. Little did coach know when he got there... (30 mins.)
 
56.
It's Garry Shandling's Show. (1986 TV Series)
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Garry Shandling pokes fun at sitcom conventions. (30 mins.)
 
57.
Mr. Wizard's World (1983 TV Series)
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With the help of his young assistants, Mr. Wizard starts each episode with a demonstration that at first glance should be impossible...