I always adore when people post lists of classic stuff from the 80’s. Let’s take a trip back in time and check out some of the more obscure and underappreciated toys and shows from my childhood.
I adored mine. It was stolen by a fundamentalist Christian kid I used to hang out with. I remember her name. I will protect the identity of the thief. But, if she were ever to read this, I want it back!
The ears never got dry. It didn’t matter. I loved this moldy pup.
Clearly I have older brothers.
The only word to describe this is RAD.
My mom told us to throw them all out. I hid them in my closet for years before becoming so wracked with guilt I gave them away.
Another “no-no” in our crazy Christian family.
I had an obsession with Dotty because she wore roller skates.
I was obsessed with Wordsworth because he wore roller skates. There is a theme.
When I was born, my oldest brother looked through the hospital nursery window and sang, “See in the window, it’s Hannah Banana,” to the Magilla Gorilla tune.
I wanted to be the Little Prince. Yes, Prince.
I dare you to sing the song and see if anyone is cool enough to shout “bears” at the end. I have a friend like that. (although I refer to him as a fiend not a friend)
I love Tom Hanks, but this is still the best role he ever played. Take that Forrest Gump!
I watched the CRAP out of this show.
I admit it, I had a crush on Ponch. But, then he visited my news station in Miami and was groping all of the female “talent.” Grooosss.
I don’t care if Alanis Morissette was on this show. It was awesome anyway.
That’s it. I am quitting my job and dedicating the rest of my life to creating a time machine just so I can enjoy the 80’s again.
March 13, 2014 at 8:17 pm
Oh wow, I had forgotten about so many of those things! Thanks for the flashback. My 80’s crush? MacGyver. Just as well I never got to meet him.
March 31, 2014 at 11:41 pm
Mcgyver was a hottie but I was partial to time travelers. Sam Beckett on Quantum Leap or Bill of Bill and Ted’s Excellent Adventure. Kind of embarrassed to admit that.
April 1, 2014 at 7:48 pm
lol! I could definitely agree with you about Sam Beckett.
Deborah the Closet Monster
March 13, 2014 at 9:49 pm
I only experienced a few of these, but flashing back to them via this post was a treat! It was actually the MLP seahorse that lured me in. I still have a handful of mine from childhood, with another bunch I might or might not have bought during college.
I’d totally forgotten about Highway To Heaven until now! I loved that.
March 31, 2014 at 11:42 pm
That Seahorse was totally THE toy that inspired me to find all these.
March 15, 2014 at 4:42 pm
OMG! I totally forgot about Keypers and Sweet Secrets! Thanks for the memories 🙂