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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DerekBird 1 month ago
83% similar
83% similar to the most popular responses
JimRowley 1 month ago
I watched Freebie and the Bean, and liked it.
richardhoover7 1 month ago
i would like one day at a time with valerie bertinelli
Ajay 4 months ago
86% similar. I, like others, miss some of these shows.
Crobison32 4 months ago
Would love to see a season of the dukes of Hazzard.
Amalthea Crobison32 1 month ago
Not me; I hated that show. My little brother loved it.
Chad123 6 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
Amalthea Chad123 1 month ago
I got 65% similar:
Mork & Mindy
Barney Miller
Charlie's Angels
Happy Days
MASH
Taxi
Rockford Files
Freebie & the Bean
Bugs Bunny
Sesame Street
nerakr 18 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 18 months ago
90% similar
90% similar to the most popular responses
RickeyMulkey 18 months ago
73% similar
73% similar to the most popular responses
KeithARies 18 months ago
80% similar! ... l am Not surprised
Utzaake 18 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 18 months ago
83% similar
83% similar to the most popular responses
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