Pick: What would you watch on TV in 1980?

You have control of the knob. Yes, you had to get up to change the channel.

Look at what Hollywood is producing these days. New Star Trek shows, reboots of Fantasy Island and Charlie's Angels. Was television in 1980 so different?

Well, take a look at the options and decide for yourself.

Speaking of decisions, let's pretend we have traveled back in time to 1980. You can only watch one show at a time. Which will it be?

See how your choices compare to others!

  1. It's a Thursday at 8PM. Here's what's on!
  2. Leap forward 9PM on December 11, 1980, also a Thursday.
  3. Jump to a Sunday night at 8PM, December 7. What will you watch?
  4. It's a cold Tuesday, December 16. Stay in and watch some TV.
  5. How about these options from a Monday night in November?
  6. Check out these options on at 9PM on a Wednesday.
  7. It's a summer Friday. But it's raining hard, so you're staying in. Watch a rerun.
  8. Now it's a Saturday evening in December. Pick one of these options.
  9. Speaking of Saturdays, how about these cartoon options in the morning at 9AM?
  10. Finally, you come home at 4PM on May 20, 1980. It's a Tuesday. Turn on one of these options.

Pick: What would you watch on TV in 1980?

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nerakr 14 days ago
In 1980, we could only get one channel. Otherwise, I would have watched The Waltons, MASH, Magnum, Charlie's Angels, Happy Days, and the Dukes of Hazzard.
DerekBird 14 days ago
90% similar
90% similar to the most popular responses
RickeyMulkey 14 days ago
73% similar
73% similar to the most popular responses
KeithARies 21 days ago
80% similar! ... l am Not surprised
Utzaake 26 days ago
63% similar. Selections based on whatever was on the living room television back then. My family's biggest TV watcher was my younger sister, but my oldest brother dictated the MNF viewing in #5.
8. Or you could've invested in New York Islanders season tickets just to see the defending Stanley Cup Champions inflict on opposing teams miserable Saturday Nights on The Island.
DerekBird 28 days ago
83% similar
83% similar to the most popular responses
GloryGrace 28 days ago
Hate to say it but......Homeward bound did not come out until 1993. So not the '80s.
A T.V. movie called Homeward Bound, starring David Soul and Moosie Drier.
mchalesnavy 28 days ago
There are 4 seasons of McHale's Navy with two great actors now passed would be great to see them together again
Runeshaper 28 days ago
86% similar
86% similar to the most popular responses

I love so many of these shows! Watching Taxi right now and it's totally AWESOME!
ERROL 29 days ago
65% similar
did do some reading in youth
MaryHelen 29 days ago
like? these were the only 3 choices?? 55% similar because there was no choice for "none of the above"
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