'80s Kids: Can You Name All of These Nostalgic Items From Your Generation?

Jody Mabry

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The '80s were a crazy decade for big hair and childhood fads. How many of these nostalgic '80s items can you name from an image? Take this quiz to test your past!

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Stand By Me is a classic coming-of-age movie that we really hope you've seen already and if you haven't ever seen it, we are judging you. The movie, released in 1986, takes plan in 1959 and is based on the novella by Stephen King called "The Body."

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Leg warmers were an outgrowth of the aerobics craze. As with all fitness-related crazes, MANY people who'd never seen the inside of a workout studio wore them.

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Mork and Mindy hit American television screens in 1978 but ran for four seasons and 94 episodes before it came to an end in 1982. It starred Robin Williams as the alien Mork and Pam Dawber as Mindy. Many people remember Mork's Nanu Nanu greeting from the show. It is said that Williams was inspired by the Dr. Spock Live Long and Prosper greeting from Star Trek.

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In order to save their home from foreclosure, a group of misfits set out to find a pirate's ancient valuable treasure in The Goonies!

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The Princess Bride is one the most beloved romantic comedies of the 80s. It has the perfect amount of humor and romance. If you haven't watched this movie 100 times already you are missing out!

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Head of the Class tells the story of a group of gifted students and their teacher in an 'enrichment' class given at the high school that they attend. It starred Howard Hesseman as teacher Charlie Moore. He left the show after the fourth season and was replaced by Scottish comedian, Billy Connolly. Head of the Class ran from 1986 to 1990.

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Who didn't at least try to complete a Rubik's Cube? This puzzle has enjoyed a resurgence recently.

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The Breakfast Club has to be the most well known 80s movie of all time. The Brat Pack star in this famous film about 5 teens who learn about their peers lives in one afternoon stuck in detention.

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Simon was a maddeningly simple game. Four lights go in sequence, and you try to follow ... then it gets faster.

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If there's something strange in you neighborhood. Who you gonna call? Ghostbusters!!!

Do you remember the name of the '80s sitcom in this image?

Running for 118 episodes from 1985 to 1990, Mr. Belvedere tells the story of the Owens family and their British butler, Mr. Belvedere. It starred Christopher Hewett as the butler as well as Bob Uecker and Ilene Graf amongst others. Interestingly, it became the first sitcom in which one of the characters (albeit a minor one) had Aids.

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Pudding Pops were a billion-selling alternative to Popsicles. Then, one day, they weren't in stores anymore! It was a dark time.

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Woe be to the toy store employee who ran out of Cabbage Patch Kids. Mothers, grandmothers and other relatives got into fistfights over the homely little dolls at Christmastime in the mid-'80s.

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In Batman, the Dark Knight of Gotham City begins his war on crime with his first major enemy being the clownishly homicidal Joker.

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Small Wonder follows the lives of the Lawson family and their inventor father, Ted. Things change in their household when Ted creates a girl robot, Vicki who the family passes off as one of their own children. Small Wonder ran for 96 episodes and four seasons.

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Back to the Future was turned down by over 40 major movie networks. When it finally got picked up many edits were made and one suggestion was changing the title to 'Spaceman from Pluto" thankfully that one didn't go through.

Do you remember the name of the '80s sitcom in this image?

Hal Linden stars as Captain Barney Miller in this police sitcom that aired for eight seasons and 171 episodes. Interestingly, pretty much every bit of action in this series takes place in the police station itself with Miller having to deal with a whole lot of problems, not only from the streets outside but from his own men.

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First there was heavy metal, then there came hair metal. The rock was a little less hard, but the costuming was more outlandish.

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In The Shining a family heads to an isolated hotel for the winter where an evil and spiritual presence influences the father into violence, while his psychic son sees horrific forebodings from the past and of the future.

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Another classic 80s comedy starring Elizabeth Shue with the timeless line, "Don't &%^# with the babysitter."

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A winner of three Golden Globes, One Day At A Time First aired in 1975 and ran for an incredible nine seasons and 209 episodes. It tells the story of a recently divorced mother and her two children as they rebuild their lives in a new city. It starred Bonnie Franklin, Valerie Bertinelli and Pat Harrington Jr. amongst others.

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Everybody wanted to be cool on a skateboard in the '80s. Few of us could be, which led to the proliferation of drop-in medical clinics.

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A girl's "sweet" sixteenth birthday becomes anything but special as she suffers from every embarrassment possible in Sixteen Candles.

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Jake Blues, just out from prison, puts together his old band to save the Catholic home where he and brother Elwood were raised in The Blues Brothers.

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Silver Spoons, starring Ricky Schroder tells the story of an extremely wealthy father (played by Joel Higgins) who must bring up his young son (Schroder) who he has never met. Unfortunately, he has never really grown up himself! The show also starred Erin Gray and Alfonso Ribeiro (later of Fresh Prince of Bel Air) in later seasons. It was extremely popular, running for 116 episodes and five seasons.

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The Walkman was simultaneously one of the greatest and most annoying inventions. Imagine a device that obsessed its users so much that they lost touch with the world around them! Oh, wait ... we have smartphones.

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The Facts of Life tells the story of a group of young girls who attend a boarding school together. It follows their day to day lives as they deal with the problems all teenage girls experience. Luckily, there is always Mrs. Garrett (played by Charlotte Rae) to provide guidance. In later seasons, the girls leave school and help Mrs. Garrett open her own business. This popular sitcom ran for 203 episodes over 9 seasons.

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Oliver Stone wrote Scarface while battling an addiction to cocaine.

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Pac-Man was an unlikely arcade hit. There were no explosions, no punches thrown and no blood flying across the screen. And yet, it made billions.

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A war movie directed by the great Stanley Kubrick, Matthew Modine stars at Private Joker and Vincent D'Onofrio as Private Leonard 'Gomer Pyle' Lawrence.

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ALF is an alien visiting Earth from the planet Melmec. Except he announces himself to the Tanner family by crashing his spaceship into their garage. ALF and his new family live in harmony (sort of) as long as he doesn't eat their cat! This sitcom had a great run of 104 episodes and 4 seasons.

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If you do Zumba, CrossFit or any of the other gym-based fitness classes, you owe a debt to aerobics. It was the original activity which gathered groups of sweaty people together to sprain things in groups.

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Director Ridley Scott achieved the famous 'shining eyes' effect by using a technique known as the 'Schüfftan Process' where light is bounced into the actors' eyes off a piece of half mirrored glass mounted at a forty five degree angle to the camera.

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Created by Dick Clair and Jenna McMahon, Mama's Family ran from 1984 till 1990 (130 episodes). It starred Vicky Lawrence and Ken Barry and tells the story of Thelma Crowley Harper, who together with her sister, moves in and lives with her divorced son and his young family. This concept/idea first aired on the Carol Burnett Show.

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It's no Citizen Kane, but nothing will beat Top Gun for great visuals, a terrific soundtrack, and snappy quotable lines.

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There's not a man alive who was a teenage boy in the '80s who doesn't remember Suzanne Somers's commercials for the Thigh Master. They were as close to R-rated movies as many of us got.

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Starring Helen Martin, Marla Gibbs and Hal Williams, 227 is set in an apartment building in Chicago. This sitcom follows the daily coming and going of the residents of this apartment, their stories and the highs and lows in their lives. It was based on a play by playwright, Christine Houston and ran for 116 episodes over 5 seasons.

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Ferris knows how to have fun whether it be cutting class or hanging out with his friends he always knows how to make the most of every situation.

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For years, the Atari 2600 was the top of the video game heap. Then the NES came along, and the bar got raised incredibly. If only we hadn't had to constantly blow out the cartridges!

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Another extremely long-running sitcom that first aired in 1976 and ran into the mid-1980s, Alice starred Linda Lavin in the lead role as Alice, a recently widowed mother of a teenage boy who moves to Phoenix. Here she gets a job as a waitress at Mel's Diner. It also starred Beth Howland and Victayback. Alice ran for 202 episodes.

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Michael Jackson's signature dance was the Moonwalk. It was NOT the signature dance for the millions of uncoordinated suburban kids who broke their ankles trying to do it.

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1986's Aliens is the sequel to the 1979 blockbuster Alien, both starring Sigourney Weaver as Officer Ripley.

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Comedian Roseanne Bar stars in star in this sitcom from the late '80s that prove so popular that it ran for an incredible 221 episodes and 9 full seasons. Roseanne's husband was played by John Goodman and the series told the story of a regular families trials and tribulations in the '80s and '90s America. Interestingly, the show was originally going to be called Life and Stuff.

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Don Johnson and Philip-Michael Thomas made pastel shirts a must-have accessory on "Miami Vice." Soon, dry cleaners everywhere were rejoicing at the increased number of stain removal jobs.

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In Die Hard, John McClane, officer of the NYPD, tries to save his wife Holly Gennaro and several others that were taken hostage by German terrorist Hans Gruber during a Christmas party at the Nakatomi Plaza in Los Angeles.

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The Griswold family's cross-country drive to the Walley World theme park proves to be much more arduous than they ever anticipated in National Lampoon's Vacation.

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Taxi had a spectacular cast for a sitcom with Judd Hirsch, Tony Danza, Andy Kaufman and even Danny DeVito starring. As the name implies, Taxi followed the daily lives of the crew working for a taxi company in New York. Interestingly Kaufman's contract specified he only needed to be on set for two days a week as he wanted to focus on his stand-up career.

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This charming story about a boy who escapes to a magic world within an old book. A must see for people of all ages.

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Starring Robert Guillaume, this sitcom follows the lives of Governor Eugene Xavier Gatling , his family, staff and of course Benson, a former butler who quickly becomes indispensable to him in his daily tasks. Interestingly, the show was a spin-off of another sitcom, Soap, where Guillaume also played Benson.

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Like deely bobbers, slap bracelets really had no reason to exist. They were tons of fun to put on and take off, though, until your mom lost her mind over the repeated "slap" sound and took them away.

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