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?

Your Result...

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tbrian 6 months ago
Picking the stuff I remember watching = 71% similar
Antenna2 6 months ago
So long ago - I was a young adult about to learn a lot about life. We liked the Dukes and a few others, my parents having use of the remote - until October....
FrancieCarlson 21 months ago
76% similar to the most popular responses!
DerekBird 37 months ago
83% similar
83% similar to the most popular responses
JimRowley 37 months ago
I watched Freebie and the Bean, and liked it.
Amalthea JimRowley 9 months ago
Me, too; it's actually written in my diary!
richardhoover7 37 months ago
i would like one day at a time with valerie bertinelli
Ajay 41 months ago
86% similar. I, like others, miss some of these shows.
Crobison32 41 months ago
Would love to see a season of the dukes of Hazzard.
Amalthea Crobison32 37 months ago
Not me; I hated that show. My little brother loved it.
Chad123 42 months ago
55% similar.
My answers were:
Mork & Mindy
NBC Thursday Movie
Archie Bunker's Place
Happy Days
CBS Wednesday Movie
The Dukes of Hazzard
Saturday Night Live
The Bugs Bunny/Road Runner Show
Tom & Jerry
Amalthea Chad123 37 months ago
I got 65% similar:
Mork & Mindy
Barney Miller
Charlie's Angels
Happy Days
Rockford Files
Freebie & the Bean
Bugs Bunny
Sesame Street
nerakr 54 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 54 months ago
90% similar
90% similar to the most popular responses
RickeyMulkey 54 months ago
73% similar
73% similar to the most popular responses
KeithARies 54 months ago
80% similar! ... l am Not surprised
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