PICK: What was the best decade for being a kid?

Does your childhood belong in the '50s, '60s, '70s, '80s or '90s?

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We are all nostalgic for different eras — and not necessarily the ones in which we grew up. Movies, television and memories have a funny way of doing that to us. 

Whether you are a Boomer, a Gen-Xer or a Millennial, you had some wonderful elements to your youth. But which decade would have been best suited for you?

Answer these deeply scientific (disclaimer: that is a joke) questions about candy, toys, bikes and shoes and find out! Let's settle this: Which was the coolest decade for being a kid?

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  1. Every kid needs some wheels. Which bike would be the coolest for riding around the neighborhood?
  2. So pull off a nifty trick with your bike. Which slang word is the most enjoyable way to declare that it is "awesome"?
  3. Choose a teen idol to idolize.
  4. Speaking of idols, every generation needs a boy band. Which group is the ultimate boy band?
  5. Which TV best captured teenage life?
  6. Every kid needs a cool pair of kicks. Pick some sneaks.
  7. All that jumping has made us hungry. What is the best thing to get as a kid at McDonald's?
  8. Time for some sci-fi bragging rights. What would have been the coolest movie to see the day it came out on the big screen?
  9. You can handle a little danger. Pick a banned toy to play with.
  10. Which class should they still make high school students take?
  11. Finally, it's Halloween. Which candy is the most exciting to find in your plastic pumpkin or pillowcase?

PICK: What was the best decade for being a kid?

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JERRY6 25 days ago
got that right should be a kid in the 60's
Zip 1 month ago
"You should be a kid in the 1970s
Flared pants, feathered hair and funk! Far out!"

Well, I WAS a kid in the 70's. It wouldn't be the decade I would pick personally though. Hated the fashion and the music. To me the best decade to be a kid was the 80's, and I was still a kid for some of it. But really, any decade before this current one would be the best.
dafonz 1 month ago
I'm proud to say that I am a 50's kid through and through.
Peter_Falk_Fan 4 months ago
You should be a kid in the 1970s. I'll take it.
JC 5 months ago
You should be a kid in the 1970s
Flared pants, feathered hair and funk! Far out!
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MrBill 5 months ago
1970's; MeTV guessed correctly
Jewbelyne 7 months ago
Kid of the 70's, that's correct.
Lillyrose 7 months ago
I got 1960's. I was born in 1970.
Moverfan 8 months ago
I should have been a kid in the sixties? I WAS a kid in the sixties! And in the seventies. When you're born in 1962, that's how it works.
wess 12 months ago
70's I was a kid, but the 80's was good too 👍
AMgirl 12 months ago
I'm definitely a 70s kids (well, more of a teen in that decade), I remember kids bringing Klackers to school in the 7th grade, they were made of glass, then were taken off the market due to shattering. I had some Jackson 5 albums, considered McDonald's a treat (when mom was not feeling well or didn't feel like fixing dinner), loved watching The Brady Bunch on Friday night, and in the Teen Idol category, you missed Donny O. and David C. (and a little bit of Bobby S.!)
lyckligflicka AMgirl 5 months ago
A lot of Bobby S(herman) 😉🥰😂
Irish 12 months ago
Got the 60's. Was a kid of the 50's.
JewelsChuck 12 months ago
70’s - I actually grew up then. Lawn JARTS were awesome and they brought them back without the pointy end and made them rounded 😡
max 12 months ago
60's, we threw lawn darts at each other while eating pop-rocks and drinking soda-pop.
ERROL 12 months ago
You should be a kid in the 1950s!
EllisClevenger 12 months ago
You should be a kid in the 1950s!
Put on a poodle skirt, slick back your head and head the sock hop!
Yes. I was there.
milky 13 months ago
I got the 70's, funny because I was a kid in the 70's.
Burny813 13 months ago
80s....... alots changed since then..
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