See if you can name these popular children's TV shows from the 1980s

Just remember: "I don't know" will get you slimed.

Odds are, you grew up watching Sesame Street, Captain Kangaroo or Mister Rogers' Neighborhood. Those children's programs aired for decades.

But there are some kids' shows more specific to Generation X. Nickelodeon launched in the late 1970s, and throughout the Eighties became the after-school (and before school) TV destination for American youth. Of course, PBS was still churning out educational gems. 

We've picked through our memories for some favorite shows of the 1980s. See if you can come up with the correct titles! Good luck!
  1. Don Herbert helped kids learn science for four decades. In the '80s, he had this show on Nickelodeon.
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  2. Before he boarded the USS Enterprise, LeVar Burton hosted this educational show for PBS.
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  3. Some version of this Toronto teen drama has run from 1979 to today. The version seen here started in 1987.
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  4. Every kid wanted to take the physical challenge — and pick the giant nose — on this Nickelodeon game show.
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  5. This sketch comedy show introduced "sliming" to Nickelodeon — and featured Alanis Morissette.
    Image: The Everett Collection
  6. Kid contestants got to rummage through this massive doll house on this Nickelodeon game show.
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  7. This "see-through" character showed off human anatomy on Captain Kangaroo.
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  8. This 1979–91 Nickelodeon series featured puppets named Aurelia, Plus and Minus.
  9. Complete the title of this educational kids show: '3-2-1 C…'
  10. This musical kids show featured Martika, who would release the No. 1 pop hit "Toy Soldiers" in 1989.
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  11. You might find questions like this quiz on this 1987-90 MTV game show.
  12. This kids show featured a popular puppet segment hosted by "Gary Gnu."

See if you can name these popular children's TV shows from the 1980s

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23 Comments

Debbie 7 months ago
9/12. I only got the ones correct that my two oldest boys watched in the 80’s plus 2 guesses
JamesBrashear 10 months ago
12 of 12. Bullseye. El Perfecto.
Nightshade1972 10 months ago
9/12. I'm 50 now, so when I was young enough for "kid's shows," neither cable TV itself nor the Nickelodeon channel were a big thing. I mostly watched either stuff like Bugs Bunny on normal, non-cable TV, or I watched the kids' programming on PBS.
JamesBrashear 33 months ago
12 out of 12 Bullseye. Perfection.
VaughnBaskin 47 months ago
Y'all should add Square One Television, The All New Mickey Mouse Club, Square Pegs, and The Funtastic World Of Hanna-Barbera.
DrKnife 47 months ago
12/12! Some of these hit right in the feels. The hadn't even crossed my mind in 30 years.
MrHaney 47 months ago
Bombed this one. I'm too old.
Barry22 47 months ago
10/12, and guessed on a few.
UTZAAKE 47 months ago
10/12. Foiled by the last two, but still better than anticipated.
EllisClevenger 47 months ago
You got 12 out of 12
Bullseye! You really hit the targets. No need to take the physical challenge… unless you really want to.
MrsPhilHarris 47 months ago
7/12 The only one I knew was Degrassi.
Lucyneenah19701 47 months ago
9 out of 12. I was a kid in the 70's and early 80's. Most were just guesses.
cperrynaples 47 months ago
10/12! Remote Control wasn't a kids show, it was made for fans like us...LOL!!!
anthony 47 months ago
6/12.Was not a kid in the 80's.I did have a kid in the 80's,but it was late 80's so I would probably do better On a 90's kid tv quiz.
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