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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Ajay 2 months ago
86% similar. I, like others, miss some of these shows.
Crobison32 2 months ago
Would love to see a season of the dukes of Hazzard.
Chad123 3 months ago
55% similar.
My answers were:
Mork & Mindy
NBC Thursday Movie
Archie Bunker's Place
Happy Days
MASH
CBS Wednesday Movie
The Dukes of Hazzard
Saturday Night Live
The Bugs Bunny/Road Runner Show
Tom & Jerry
nerakr 15 months 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 15 months ago
90% similar
90% similar to the most popular responses
RickeyMulkey 15 months ago
73% similar
73% similar to the most popular responses
KeithARies 15 months ago
80% similar! ... l am Not surprised
Utzaake 15 months 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 15 months ago
83% similar
83% similar to the most popular responses
GloryGrace 15 months 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 15 months ago
There are 4 seasons of McHale's Navy with two great actors now passed would be great to see them together again
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