Sitcoms of the 70s and 80s

Spending my elementary school years in the 1980s, I watched a lot of sitcoms in the evenings. Some were from the 70s, but most were from the 80s.

These were my favourites:

  • MASH – This was probably one of the best sitcoms in history.
  • Perfect Strangers – I always loved watching this. Balki was hilarious.
  • Three’s Company – I remember watching this on a tiny black and white TV in the kitchen during dinner. I thought it was extremely funny.
  • The Cosby Show – Despite the recent revelations about what kind of person Bill Cosby is, this was one of the best of the 80s.
  • The Golden Girls – Even though it’s supposed to be about four elderly women, this was really funny. Betty White is still amazing.
  • All in the Family – I didn’t watch this when I was a kid, but when I was in university. This show challenged a lot of social issues.

Did you watch these shows? What were your favourite 70s and 80s sitcoms?

Childhood Cartoons

Yesterday, we talked about comics. Now, let’s talk about cartoons, especially those we watched when we were kids.

I was born in the 1970s, so I was a child of the 80s. And that meant I got to experience the golden age of Saturday morning cartoons! The 80s were a great time to watch cartoons.

I was a big fan of The Transformers, and watched all the episodes, the movie, and had lots of toys. In 2004, I bought the complete DVD set, which I enjoyed just as much as when I was a kid. It had been so long since I’d seen it, it all felt fresh and new. I also watched MASK and had toys for that. I loved Garfield and Friends, Inspector Gadget, and the old Spider-man. And I also watched Astroboy, which is known as Tetsuwan Atom in Japan. I had no idea it was Japanese, and definitely didn’t know I would visit his neighbourhood in Tokyo, Takadanobaba. There’s even a big mural under the station dedicated to Osamu Tezuka, the creator of Tetsuwan Atom.

What did you enjoy watching when you were growing up? Share your answers in the comments!