shows i watched as a kid

by trippinmarlin | created - 30 May 2012 | updated - 07 Jun 2013 | Public

list always in progress as i remember

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1. Mr. Belvedere (1985–1990)

30 min | Comedy, Family

6.7
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The humourous adventures of an English housekeeper working for an American family.

Stars: Christopher Hewett, Bob Uecker, Ilene Graff, Rob Stone

Votes: 3,011

2. Just the Ten of Us (1988–1990)

30 min | Comedy, Family

7.2
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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, that his 4 highly attractive teenage daughters would have to ... See full summary »

Stars: Bill Kirchenbauer, Deborah Harmon, Heather Langenkamp, Jamie Luner

Votes: 942

3. ALF (1986–1990)

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy, Family, Sci-Fi

7.4
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A furry alien wiseguy comes to live with the Tanner family after crashing into their garage.

Stars: Mihaly 'Michu' Meszaros, Paul Fusco, Max Wright, Anne Schedeen

Votes: 26,356

4. Dinosaurs (1991–1994)

TV-PG | 30 min | Comedy, Family, Fantasy

7.5
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Dinosaurs follows the life of a family of dinosaurs, living in a modern world. They have TVs, fridges, etc. The only humans around are cavemen, who are viewed as pets and wild animals.

Stars: Stuart Pankin, Jessica Walter, Jason Willinger, Leif Tilden

Votes: 13,718

5. Out of This World (1987–1991)

30 min | Comedy, Family

7.5
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At the same time as Evie is about to ask her Dad if she can see him, her mother is getting engaged to the mayors brother. Shes worried that her father won't get a chance to be with her mother again.

Stars: Donna Pescow, Maureen Flannigan, Burt Reynolds, Doug McClure

Votes: 1,342

6. Step by Step (1991–1998)

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy, Family, Romance

6.5
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Frank Lambert is a construction worker and a single father of 3 kids: J.T., Alicia "Al", and Brendan. Carol Foster, a beautician, also has 3 children: Dana, Karen, and Mark. After Frank and... See full summary »

Stars: Patrick Duffy, Suzanne Somers, Brandon Call, Staci Keanan

Votes: 10,058

7. My Two Dads (1987–1990)

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy, Family

6.1
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When Marcy Bradford dies, she leaves her teen-age daughter Nicole in the custody of a father she has never met; or rather, two fathers - Michael, a straight-laced and formal man; and Joey, ... See full summary »

Stars: Paul Reiser, Greg Evigan, Staci Keanan, Florence Stanley

Votes: 2,380

8. Salute Your Shorts (1991–1993)

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

8.4
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A group of kids at a summer camp, run by the heard-but-never-seen Dr. Kahn, form friendships as they spend time harassing buffoonish camp counselor Kevin "Ug" Lee.

Stars: Trevor Eyster, Danny Cooksey, Michael Bower, Kirk Baily

Votes: 4,449

9. You Can't Do That on Television (1979–1990)

TV-PG | 30 min | Family, Comedy

8.2
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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.

Stars: Les Lye, Abby Hagyard, Christine McGlade, Lisa Ruddy

Votes: 1,464

10. Double Dare (1986–1988)

TV-Y | 30 min | Comedy, Family, Game-Show

7.5
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One in a long-running series of game shows, where two-member teams of children compete to answer questions and complete stunts.

Stars: Marc Summers, David Faustino, Staci Keanan, John Harvey

Votes: 1,001

11. Small Wonder (1985–1989)

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy, Family, Sci-Fi

7.1
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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, and pretend that she is their daughter. Harriet, their ... See full summary »

Stars: Richard Christie, Marla Pennington, Jerry Supiran, Tiffany Brissette

Votes: 3,757

12. Picket Fences (1992–1996)

120 min | Crime, Drama, Family

7.8
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An aging Sheriff tries to keep the peace in a small town plagued by bizarre and violent crimes.

Stars: Kathy Baker, Tom Skerritt, Lauren Holly, Costas Mandylor

Votes: 3,318

13. Acapulco H.E.A.T. (1993–1994)

60 min | Action, Adventure

6.0
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Ashley, formerly of MI6, and Mike Savage, formerly of the CIA, are co-leaders of the H.E.A.T. team, a group of specialists recruited to fight a secret war against international terrorism. ... See full summary »

Stars: Catherine Oxenberg, Brendan Kelly, Alison Armitage, Spencer Rochfort

Votes: 557

14. Boy Meets World (1993–2000)

TV-G | 23 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

8.1
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Adolescent Cory Matthews grows up, and faces problems with friends, family, and school.

Stars: Ben Savage, Rider Strong, William Daniels, Betsy Randle

Votes: 34,385

15. Punky Brewster (1984–1988)

TV-G | 30 min | Family, Comedy

6.5
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Punky Brewster is a show about a girl named Penelope "Punky" Brewster. She is abandoned with her dog, Brandon, in a supermarket by her mother. She doesn't want to stay in an orphanage, and ... See full summary »

Stars: Soleil Moon Frye, George Gaynes, Cherie Johnson, Sandy

Votes: 3,707

16. Alien Nation (1989–1990)

60 min | Drama, Sci-Fi

6.8
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A flying saucer crashed in the Mojave Desert and its inhabitants turned out to be alien slaves, bred to be super intelligent and strong, and controllable by their Overseers. These ... See full summary »

Stars: Gary Graham, Eric Pierpoint, Michele Scarabelli, Lauren Woodland

Votes: 4,174

17. California Dreams (1992–1997)

30 min | Comedy, Family, Music

7.1
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Living in California, a bunch of cool teenagers decide to form a rock band, the Dreams. Between gigs, they have to deal with real-life issues.

Stars: Kelly Packard, Michael Cade, Jay Anthony Franke, William James Jones

Votes: 1,230

18. Baywatch (1989–2001)

TV-PG | 60 min | Action, Drama

5.2
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A cadre of attractive lifeguards patrol a crowded recreational beach.

Stars: David Hasselhoff, Pamela Anderson, Yasmine Bleeth, Jeremy Jackson

Votes: 21,122

19. La Femme Nikita (1997–2001)

60 min | Action, Drama, Romance

7.6
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Section One, a clandestine anti-terrorist organization, fakes the death of a jailed, convicted murderer and, believing her twin assets of beauty and ability to kill will make her a valuable... See full summary »

Stars: Peta Wilson, Don Francks, Eugene Robert Glazer, Roy Dupuis

Votes: 7,937

20. Benson (1979–1986)

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy, Family

7.1
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Jessica Tate's sharp-tongued former butler, Benson DuBois, moves up in the world, becoming first the governor's "director of household affairs," then the state's budget director, then lieutenant governor and candidate for the executive mansion.

Stars: Robert Guillaume, James Noble, Inga Swenson, Missy Gold

Votes: 2,280

21. The Dukes of Hazzard (1979–1985)

PG | 60 min | Action, Comedy

7.1
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The adventures of the fast-drivin', rubber-burnin' Duke boys of Hazzard County.

Stars: Tom Wopat, John Schneider, Catherine Bach, Denver Pyle

Votes: 8,021

22. Bosom Buddies (1980–1982)

30 min | Comedy

6.8
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Two young single ad men must disguise themselves as women to live in the one apartment they can afford.

Stars: Tom Hanks, Peter Scolari, Donna Dixon, Holland Taylor

Votes: 2,518

23. B.J. and the Bear (1978–1981)

60 min | Adventure, Comedy

6.5
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A trucker and his pet monkey travel the highways of America, getting into various adventures and misadventures along the way.

Stars: Greg Evigan, Eric Server, Linda McCullough, Candi Brough

Votes: 977

24. Barney Miller (1974–1982)

TV-PG | 30 min | Comedy, Drama

8.1
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The Captain of the 12th Precinct and his staff handle the various local troubles and characters that come into the building.

Stars: Hal Linden, Abe Vigoda, Max Gail, Steve Landesberg

Votes: 3,747

25. My Secret Identity (1988–1991)

25 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

7.4
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The adventures of a superpowered teen and his scientist friend.

Stars: Derek McGrath, Jerry O'Connell, Wanda Cannon, Marsha Moreau

Votes: 849

26. G.I. Joe (1985–1986)

TV-Y7 | 30 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

7.8
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An elite special missions force fights against the terrorist forces of Cobra.

Stars: Jackson Beck, Christopher Collins, Michael Bell, Neil Ross

Votes: 3,840

27. Captain Kangaroo (1955–1992)

TV-G | 60 min | Family

8.1
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Daily children's program hosted by Captain Kangaroo (Robert Keeshan).

Stars: Robert Keeshan, Hugh Brannum, James E. Wall, Deborah Weems

Votes: 864

28. Alice (1976–1985)

TV-PG | 30 min | Comedy

6.9
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A greasy-spoon diner in Phoenix, Arizona is the setting for this long-running series. The title character, Alice Hyatt, is an aspiring singer who arrives in Phoenix with her teenaged son, ... See full summary »

Stars: Linda Lavin, Beth Howland, Vic Tayback, Philip McKeon

Votes: 2,841

29. Fraggle Rock (1983–1987)

TV-Y | 30 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

8.0
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The adventures of the various inhabitants of an underground civilization.

Stars: Karen Prell, Gerard Parkes, Kathryn Mullen, Steve Whitmire

Votes: 5,313

30. Diff'rent Strokes (1978–1986)

TV-PG | 30 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

6.7
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The misadventures of a wealthy Manhattan family who adopted the children of their late African American housekeeper from Harlem.

Stars: Gary Coleman, Todd Bridges, Conrad Bain, Dana Plato

Votes: 7,550

31. Quantum Leap (1989–1993)

TV-PG | 60 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

8.1
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Scientist Sam Beckett finds himself trapped in time, "leaping" into the body of a different person, in a different time period each week.

Stars: Scott Bakula, Dean Stockwell, Deborah Pratt, Dennis Wolfberg

Votes: 22,154

32. The Electric Company (1971–1977)

TV-G | 28 min | Family, Comedy

8.2
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A comedy variety show that teaches basic phonetic and grammar concepts using live-action sketches, cartoons, songs, and Spider-Man episodes.

Stars: Jim Boyd, Morgan Freeman, Judy Graubart, Skip Hinnant

Votes: 1,396