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That '80s Show (2002)

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That '80s Show is a half-hour ensemble comedy focusing on a group of twenty-somethings finding their way through the '80s in San Diego.

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Series cast summary:
 Corey Howard (13 episodes, 2002)
Tinsley Grimes ...
 Katie Howard (13 episodes, 2002)
 June Tuesday (13 episodes, 2002)
 Roger (13 episodes, 2002)
 Sophia (13 episodes, 2002)
Margaret Smith ...
 Margaret (13 episodes, 2002)
 R.T. Howard (13 episodes, 2002)
 Owen (7 episodes, 2002)


The date is 1984. The location is San Diego, just one hour outside of the big dream we call Los Angeles. Corey and Katie live with their Dad RT and Corey's friend Roger. Corey is a creative soul who is trying to make it in the music world in a decade that only appreciates financial success. Although his father, RT, is a successful professional who is about to strike gold with his Gut Whacker and ride the '80s fitness marketing craze wave, Corey finds it difficult to get in the game. On the other hand, Corey's friend Roger idolizes Ronald Reagan and listens to motivation tapes while trying to find his way into corporate America. The household is rounded out by Corey's younger sister Katie, a chip off the old block whose sweetness and naiveté make her the perfect go between for her father and brother. At Club Piranha, a local gathering place, Sophia is in control. Sophia, Corey's ex, is a beautiful, "grab all that I can" kind of girl who doesn't like to limit her choices. Sophia breaks ... Written by Ben Thede

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Hair was never bigger. Shoulders were never wider. And life was never more fun.







Release Date:

23 January 2002 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Eighties  »

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| (13 episodes)

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Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


Glenn Howerton and Tinsley Grimes lived in Montgomery, Alabama at the same time for three years but never met. See more »


One of the customers at Permanent Record asks for Starship. The show is set in 1984 when the band was still known as Jefferson Starship. See more »


Katie Howard: Hello! Do you think I could put one of these up?
[Katie holds up a poster]
June Tuesday: Let me guess... A Cindy Lauper look-a-like contest? I think you've got a lock on it!
Katie Howard: Uh, that's so mean! You must be Tuesday! I'm Katie, Corey's sister.
[Corey walks up]
Corey Howard: Oh, Earthday '84... Wow! It's early this year. - Still signing my checks Earthday '83.
[Corey laughs at his own joke]
Corey Howard: [Tuesday sarcastically laughs]
June Tuesday: That was funny... To no one!
Corey Howard: Wait a minute, you thought I was funny this morning when we were making fun of ...
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Referenced in Family Guy: North by North Quahog (2005) See more »

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That 80s Show tried too hard
21 December 2005 | by (Somewhere Over the Rainbow) – See all my reviews

I love The 70s Show, but That 80s Show tried too hard. That 70s Show is about a group of kids who happened to be coming of age in the 70s. The clothing, music, slang, vehicles, and everything else were a natural part of the script and set. That 80s Show tried to cram everything 80s into 30 minutes of television, with little or no thought to plot or character development. Every character was a simple dated stereotype. The writing was shallow and I didn't really care about anyone on the show. A shame, really, because the show centered around a record store

  • having grown up in the 80s, I think that the decade's music was the

only decent thing to come out of that period. That would have been a great backdrop if the show had actually been about the characters, not the decade itself. Maybe enough time hasn't passed. Maybe they should try again in ten years.

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