Did You Actually Grow Up In The ’80s?

Can you prove you were raised in the greatest decade to be a kid: the ’80s?!

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    1. The greatest cartoon of all time.
    2. The best treat you could have on a hot day.
    1. A more horrifying image than this.
    2. Walt Disney Pictures
      Or a more traumatizing movie moment.
    1. NBC
      This was must-see TV.
    2. Image Entertainment
      The best reason to get up early on Saturday mornings.
    1. Your first iPad.
    2. Warner Bros.
      Wanting a Mogwai as a pet, because you knew you could totally take care of one.
    1. A more refreshing soda.
    2. Viacom
      The deep-down feeling you had that you could totally beat the obstacle course on “Double Dare.”
    1. The joy of biting into the greatest cookie ever made.
    2. Feeling fancy while drinking Clearly Canadian.
    1. Universal Pictures
      Believing the urban rumor that hoverboards were real and that parents were keeping them out of the market for fear kids would get hurt.
    2. The deliciousness of Ecto Cooler.
    1. The fear that one day you might get a substitute teacher like Miss Viola Swamp.
    2. Somehow finding ALF both funny and terrifying.
    1. Seeing how much gum you could stuff in your mouth at once.
    2. ABC
      Quoting Cousin Balki in his accent, of course.
    1. Being able to sing along to the My Buddy and Kid Sister commercial.
    2. The greatest toy store ever.
    1. Never having enough Swatch Watches. NEVER. ENOUGH.
    2. The importance of getting the perfect peg on your jeans.
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      All the amazing art you created with this.
    2. Having to convince adults to buy these little guys.
    1. NBC
      How you got goosebumps every time you heard this theme song.
    2. Having to blow into your NES cartridges in order to get them to work.
    1. The demonic voice Teddy Ruxpin made when his batteries were low.
    2. The hard work that went into getting your Popple into his ball shape.
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      Wanting to be as cool as Punky!
    2. NBC
      And to have an awesome treehouse like her.
    1. Skipping to the end of a “Choose Your Own Adventure” book to make sure you made the right decision.
    2. Walt Disney Television
      A reason why you looked forward to Sundays.
    1. You made this part of your nutritious breakfast.
    2. Showing off your sticker collection book.
    1. The excitement you got whenever you saw this sight…the HOLY GRAIL of shopping destinations.
    2. Your first big kid toy!
    1. Crashing into everything while riding this.
    2. Almost breaking your ankles while jumping on this.
    1. Nickelodeon
      A more awesome way to learn about science.
    2. Children's Television Workshop
      Or a more awesome way to learn math.
    1. Having to decided whether to be a banker or a farmer.
    2. The endless amount of fun you had with your farm.
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      This was the best thing to listen to your book and tapes on.
    2. The toy that also doubled as a sponge.
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      Boots not only fit for snow, but also the moon.
    2. The coolest gloves you ever owned. THEY CHANGED IN THE COLD!
    1. The most badass castle ever created.
    2. Gum that made you instantly thirsty.
    1. The perfect magazine to pass the time with.
    2. The magazine that made you feel like a cool kid.
    1. A more enjoyable group of friends.
    2. Playing on one these bad boys.
    1. Sony Pictures
      A villain you couldn’t help but love.
    2. Columbia Pictures
      And villain you wanted to punch in the face.
    1. The ugliest doll you learned to love.
    2. Marvel Productions
      Jem, the ultimate rockstar.
    1. Wanting to have powers like Evie.
    2. Eating ice cream at school with a wooden spoon thing.
    1. The perfect sleeping companion.
    2. The only reason you ate raisins.
    1. The most epic board game ever.
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      Pocket Rockers: The original iPod.
    1. Remembering to “just say no.”
    2. 20th Century Fox Television
      Imitating Vicki’s robot voice.
    1. Your most prized collection.
    2. The perfect marriage between books and pizza.
    1. The perfect marriage between books and TV.
    2. The worst roller skates to learn to skate on.
    1. The rubbery smell of your eraser collection!
    2. The plasticky feel of puffy stickers.
    1. Getting lost in the world of “Sweet Pickles.”
    2. Your first spell check.
    1. Troll and Scholastic book order forms: The original Amazon.
    2. 20th Century Fox Television
      The power of the Care Bear stare.
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      Even though they were brother and sister, you thought He-Man and She-Ra made a hot couple.
    2. Warner Bros.
      The greatest adventure any group of kids could have.
    1. That Shrinky Dinks were a quintessential rainy day kids craft project.
    2. Two words: Trapper Keeper.
    1. Using your slap bracelet as both a fashion accessory and a weapon.
    2. The heavenly smell of a freshly scratched Scratch ‘n Sniff sticker.

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