Thursday, May 25, 2017

My Favorite Top 10 1980's TV Comedies

Last week, I read on social media that the TV sitcom, Roseanne, was making a comeback and I got to thinking.  First of all, Roseanne was never a favorite TV show of mine. Secondly, a blog post was born when I got to thinking about all the "good, ole" 80's comedies that I loved to watch while growing up in the 1980's. I've been telling y'all that I'm an 80's girl and so here's proof! Today I'm sharing my top 10 favorite 80's TV comedies - along with some memories! - in no particular order. Here we go!

One. Tuesday nights. 7:30.  If you missed cute Kirk Cameron in Growing Pains, you were stupid. That's all there was to it! EVERY girl in my school was in love with Kirk Cameron. True story: I had a poster on my bedroom door {because my mama wouldn't let me hang posters on my walls!} of Kirk rockin' a black leather jacket and pants. He was the second movie star that I ever wrote a fan letter to.  Ricky Schroder was the first (remember the show, Silver Spoons?). 

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Two. Facts of Life. Blair and Jo. Tootie and Natalie. And later on, George Clooney in the flesh! Loved the theme song..."Ya take the good, ya take the bad, and there ya have the facts of life!  The facts of life!"

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Three. Do y'all remember the brick that Zack carried around on Saved By The Bell? Remember it had an antenna? We've come a long way in cell phones since those days, haven't we peeps?

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Four. The Cosby Show actually reminds me more of my best high school friend than anything.  I liked the show, but Carrie was a DIE-HARD Cosby fan.  You couldn't even call her (on a land line!) from 7 to 7:30 on Thursday nights, because she wouldn't even answer the phone. Everyone knew not to bother her during Cosby. 

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Five. I, on the other hand, was more of a Family Ties fan on Thursday nights and everyone knew not to bother me from 7:30 to 8:00 on that night! Alex P. Keaton. He was a mess!  Such a prep, but we loved him!

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Six. In case y'all ever wondered, I'm more like Suzanne Sugarbaker.  This was probably my first "grown up" TV show to watch and I didn't really get interested in it until all the controversy about Delta Burke's weight hit the tabloids. I always thought she was so beautiful. 

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Seven.  Which leads me to this show.  I got hooked on the Golden Girls because of my grandparents.  They only had four channels where they lived and when we would go visit, there would be nothing else to watch on Saturday nights. True story: My grandmother loved what is now called WCW Wrestling.  It would come on after the news on Saturday nights and I would stay up and watch it with her.  Crazy! I miss her.

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Eight.  Who's The Boss was my mom's favorite show and we never missed it on Tuesday nights. I can still remember Michael and I curled up on the couch with her. The supper dishes waited until the show was over. She loved the dynamic between Angela and Tony and I loved to hear her laugh. 

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Nine. Seinfeld. Enough said.

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Ten. The Wonder Years. Kevin and Winnie. This show made me want to kiss a boy!

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So let's take a ride down memory lane, Peeps!  What shows am I missing? What are some of YOUR favorite comedies from the 1980's? I would love to hear about them in the comments! 


  1. So I cannot change thing because this would be my list to a tee!!!! Of course we would love the same shows and oh how I wish they made them like this today! Can we just go back and sit on the couch and watch re-runs together? Only this time , there will be wine!!!! LOVE YOU!!! Hope this week shapes up and treats my sista right!!!!

  2. I love this post! What a trip down memory lane. What blows my mind if how we had to sit down at a specific time each week to watch our shows. Some of my faves to add would be: Different Strokes, Happy Days, Laverne and Shirley, Love Boat and Fantasy Island. Thanks for the trip down memory lane!

    1. I almost included Different Strokes and Laverne and Shirley! I've been telling myself ever since I watched that I was going to try a milk and Pepsi! Remember how Laverne drank those? Ha! Oh, well. Maybe soon!

  3. Yes to all of this! I lived Wonder Years, Facts of Life, and Growing Pains, but Designing Women is probably my favorite! I love Jean Smart- she's a fabulous actress!

  4. We could have watched tv together in the 80s! I also loved Perfect Strangers, Alf, Mork & Mindy, and A Different World *but I think that came about in 1990. Love ya babe, fun post!!! xo

    1. LOL! We watched Alf as a family, too!

  5. Seinfeld STILL makes me laugh.
    I can remember loving Night Court ... remember that one? Always came on after Cheers. #showingmyage
    I so loved Kirk Cameron... & it still breaks my heart over Alan Thicke!

  6. Oh my many memories!!! You nailed it! The only one I was never in to was the Wonder Years. I think Designing Women was one of the best shows! I used to watch reruns when the kids were young. Good idea or a post...and yes, you would totally be Suzanne SugarbakeršŸ˜˜

  7. Oh, my goodness, Crosby was a regular for our entire family. What memories! And, both of my kids should have every episode of Saved by the Bell memorized!

  8. Such a great list and brought back so many memories. My family loved the Cosby Show, and I always watched Designing Women. I remember writing down when all the new shows would be on so I wouldn't miss anything. Now we can just DVR and watch whenever! Hope you had a great weekend!