Which ’80s TV Show Are You?

By: Ian Fortey

Which ’80s TV Show Are You?
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About This Quiz

TV history was forever changed in the 1980s thanks to the advent of cable. No longer did the big three networks control everything, and people finally started getting an abundance of choices. This was the groundwork that led to what we have today, with 500 channels and nothing to watch sometimes. It also meant that everyone had to try harder. It wasn't a given that people would just tune in to your show because they only had three choices every single night. If a show wanted an audience, more effort had to go into making it work. That didn't mean every show worked, it just exposed those that didn't work well so much more easily. 

Some of the best shows in TV history came out of the '80s. This was the age when sitcoms ruled in a way they never had before. TV families were bigger, bolder and more memorable. Dramatic shows amped up the action to the next level and the VCR meant people could record and watch shows rather than being glued to the TV 24/7. It was quite the time to be on the couch. 

If you're a fan of '80s TV, then you owe it to yourself to find out which '80s show you truly are deep down inside. Take the quiz and see!

Which ’80s TV Show Are You? In your group of friends, which one are you?
The serious one
The mature one
The creative one
The funny one

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golden girls 2 The TV theme song is not as popular as it used to be. Which '80s theme would you be most likely to sing along with?
"Family Ties"
"Golden Girls"
"Perfect Strangers"
"Cheers"

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Which ’80s TV Show Are You? How do you handle stressful situations?
I just deal with it.
I ignore it.
I try to fix the problem.
I joke.

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alf1 There wasn't a ton of sci-fi on TV in the '80s, but there was some. Which one was best?
"Quantum Leap"
"Alien Nation"
"Star Trek: The Next Generation"
"Alf"

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Which ’80s TV Show Are You? HBO showed up in 1980. What's the best show HBO ever produced?
"The Wire"
"Sex and the City"
"Game of Thrones"
"Curb Your Enthusiasm"

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Which ’80s TV Show Are You? Are you really close with your family?
Honestly? Not really.
My friends are like family.
With my immediate family
Yes, we get together all the time.

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cheers If you could only watch one '80s sitcom ever again, what would it be?
"Cheers"
"The Facts of Life"
"Magnum, P.I."
"Growing Pains"

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Which ’80s TV Show Are You? The '80s didn't just give us great TV, it gave us some pretty epic fashion. What was the most memorable trend?
Jordache jeans
That big hair
Fanny packs
Spandex

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Which ’80s TV Show Are You? Do you feel like you could be a successful actor?
Anything's possible
I feel like I'm too old.
Definitely
Not at all

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hill street 1 TV cops were huge in the '80s. Did you have a favorite show?
"Hill Street Blues"
"Cagney and Lacey"
"Miami Vice"
"21 Jump Street"

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Which ’80s TV Show Are You? How often do you binge-watch a whole series on Netflix?
Never
All the time
Only if it's a really good show
Just once or twice

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Which ’80s TV Show Are You? Do you make decisions with your heart or your head?
I go with my gut.
My heart
Definitely my head
Both, I guess.

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Which ’80s TV Show Are You? Do people ever accuse you of being too intense?
Yes
Intensely awesome, maybe
Not really
Never once in my life

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thundercats TV isn't all live action! Pick the best '80s cartoon.
I'm not a cartoon fan.
"She-Ra: Princess of Power"
"Thundercats"
"Transformers"

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Which ’80s TV Show Are You? Which decade do you feel is most like you?
The '90s
The '50s
Right now
The '80s

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Which ’80s TV Show Are You? Do you ever feel the need to take care of other people?
All the time
My friends and family
Sometimes, I guess.
Not a lot

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golden girls 1 Who is the best Golden Girl?
Dorothy
Sophia
Blanche
Rose

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Which ’80s TV Show Are You? What inspires you to greatness?
My desires for the future
My loved ones
The whole world
Nothing

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Which ’80s TV Show Are You? Are you super organized or all over the map?
I'm pretty organized.
A little of both
Super organized
I'm all over the place.

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Which ’80s TV Show Are You? TV reboots are all the rage. Which one did the best job?
"Hawaii Five-0"
"Fuller House"
"MacGyver"
"The Conners"

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Which ’80s TV Show Are You? Did you ever use a VCR to record your favorite show?
No
Sometimes
Of course
I tried but it messed up.

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Which ’80s TV Show Are You? Would you ever blow off a friend to watch a show?
No
Nah, I can DVR anything I want to watch.
Well, what show are you talking about?
I would and I have.

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Which ’80s TV Show Are You? Which sitcom family from the '80s do you remember most?
The Keatons from "Family Ties"
The Seavers on "Growing Pains"
Family sitcoms weren't my thing.
The Bundys on "Married with Children"

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Which ’80s TV Show Are You? Do you ever lose your cool?
Not at all
I can lose my temper, sure.
Not that I know of
Maybe a little

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Which ’80s TV Show Are You? Sometimes there's a once-in-a-lifetime event captured on TV. Which '80s event do you remember?
The Challenger disaster
The "M*A*S*H" finale
The Berlin Wall came down
I wasn't alive yet.

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Which ’80s TV Show Are You? How many streaming services do you subscribe to right now?
One
None
A few
Two

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hate watch Do you ever hate-watch TV?
I don't even know what that means.
Maybe
Nope
Oh, yeah!

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Which ’80s TV Show Are You? Do you prefer waiting week to week to watch new shows or would you rather binge?
I like having time in between.
I prefer binge-watching.
Depends on the show
Either one is cool.

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Which ’80s TV Show Are You? Have you ever talked to the TV while you watched to criticize a character's choices?
No
I do that all the time.
Only when they're being dumb
Maybe?

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Which ’80s TV Show Are You? The power's out and TV is not an option. What are you going to do?
Read
Nap
Get some work done around the house
Go out and do something

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