Pick: What would you watch on TV in 1986?

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It was good to be young in 1986. The Nintendo Entertainment System hit stores. Movies like Ferris Bueller, Aliens, Top Gun and Labyrinth pretty much had us living at the multiplex. "Take My Breath Away" was blasting out of every stereo.

Oh, and there were a ton of great shows on television. This was the final year before the Fox network hit the airwaves. Sure, cable was growing, but most of us just had the options on the three majors — NBC, CBS and ABC.

You have the remote. Let's go through the schedule from the fall of '86 and see what you would watch. Compare your answers with others!
  1. Sunday night is family night. What can everyone agree on at 7PM?
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  2. Who could hate Mondays with options like these?
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  3. What are you clicking on at 8PM?
  4. It's Hump Day! What are you watching at 9PM on Wednesday?
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  5. Thursday was "Must See TV." But what are you viewing at 10PM?
  6. Moving on to Friday. It's the weekend! How are you kicking it off at 8PM?
    Image: Warner Bros. Television
  7. It's a little bit later and there's no better place to be than the couch. What's on your TV at 9:30PM?
  8. Hooray! It's Saturday morning! We've got a big bowl of OJ's Cereal and want some cartoons. What do you pick?
    Image: Warner Bros. Television / Wikipedia
  9. Now it is Saturday night. What excites you the most at 10PM?
  10. Finally, it's a new week. Good news: It's a holiday! Which of these weekday staples are you watching at 11AM?
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Pick: What would you watch on TV in 1986?

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LaryLemin 4 months ago
I read these ? and I always say to myself that you weren't living in the east coast cause all these shows were on different times for me
VaughnBaskin 4 months ago
What?! No love for The Funtastic World Of Hanna-Barbera MeTV?!
idkwut2use 4 months ago
51%. Great choices. Felt strongly about all my picks until the end when I had to choose between Wheel & Price (went with WoF.)
Bob 4 months ago
I forgot how bad TV was in the 80's
Amalthea 4 months ago
24% Probably because I didn't choose "Cheers". TBH, I didn't like ANY of the choices for #5, but liked ALL of #9.
Runeshaper 23 months ago
73% similar
73% similar to the most popular responses
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