you know you're a child of the 80's when...


Do you remember the 80's?

You may think you've forgotten it all but I bet you haven't... see how many of these gems spark off a memory lurking deep in your head...

Anyhow... You Know You're a Child of the 80's when...

You remember when the biggest mystery in the world was who shot J.R.

Alvin Stardust taught you how to cross the road, using the classic phrase “you must be out of your tiny minds”... a bit rich coming from a man wearing a glove and a ring on the outside!

You remember a 'Man's got to chew, what a Man's got to chew'.

You remember when there was no breakfast TV and when TV shut down at midnight, and when there was nothing on TV in the middle of the day except for that test card girl with the stupid clown and a blackboard.

You know that another name for a keyboard is a Synthesizer

You can name at least half of the members of the elite Brat Pack.

You wanted to be a Goonie.

You remember when ATARI was a state of the art video game system.

DonkeyAnd Pong was tops until Donkey-Kong came along,which you thought would never be surpassed.

You own any cassettes.

You own any Spandau Ballet cassettes.

You remember dancing to popsters like Debbie Gibson and Tiffany.

You were led to believe that in the year 2000 we'd all be living on the moon, wearing silver suits and driving cars that flew... because that's what Raymond Baxter and Judith Hann said would happen!

MaxYou know who Max Headroom is. But did you ever find out if he was r-r-r-r-r-real?

You wore fluorescent, neon clothing.

You could breakdance, or wished you could.

You wanted to be The Hulk for Halloween.

You Believed that By the power of Greyskull, you HAD the power.

Partying like its 1999 seemed SO far away.

You remember when Mark from Eastenders was Tucker Jenkins.

And Frank was saying 'GGGGGGGO!!!!' on Runaround.

You watched Carry On films and thought they were really rude.

You remember what skin jeans were (and why everyone shouldn't have worn a pair!)

You owned a pair of Nomads

You thought that Transformers were more than meets the eye.

KnightYou wore a banana clip at some point during your youth, or knew someone who did.

You hold a special place in your heart for Back to the Future.

You remember David Hasselhoff when he wore clothes and talked to his car.

You know where to go if you wanna go where everybody knows your name.

You thought Molly Ringwald was REALLY cool.

You actually thought Dirty Dancing was a REALLY good movie.

CabbageYou have heard of Cabbage Patch Dolls.


You remember and/or own any Care Bear's or Chiccaboo's.

Poltergeist freaked you out.

You carried your lunch to school in a Gremlins or an ET lunchbox.

You have ever pondered why Smurfette was the ONLY female smurf.

You wore bike shorts underneath a short skirt and felt stylish, or knew someone who did.

You ever had a Swatch Watch.

You wanted a Morph.

You know the profound meaning of Wax on, Wax off.

You had WonderWoman or Superman underwear.

You remember that spiky flat-tops were the rave after Top Gun.

Wham Bam Thankyou MamYou rolled your jacket sleeves up to the elbow.

You know what Wham Bars, Spangles, Pacers and Banjos are.

You used to boast about how they would achieve those motorcycle formation shots in CHiPs.

You used to get into the family car by sliding through the open window Dukes of Hazzard style.

You saw Ghostbusters 7 times.

You ran around the playground saying: "We came, we saw, we kicked ass!"

You knew all the opening monologues to: The A-team, StreetHawk and Airwolf.

Kajagoogoo? Thompson Twins? FGTH? Twisted Sister?

You remember Nena's hairy armpits

Saturday was Multi Coloured Swap Shop day.

You remember the theme to the Banana Splits.

Donkey KongThe words 'I'm gonna live forever, i'm gonna learn how to fly' are special to you.

You or someone you know had an Evil Knievel toy.

All girls wanted to be a Charlie's Angel.

All boys wanted all girls to be Charlie's Angels too!

You wore leg-warmers (or knew someone who did)

You know what "Dealy Boppers" are.

You used to stick both thumbs up and say 'Aaaaaaayyyyyyy'

There was nothing strange about Bert 'n' Ernie living together... or Morecambe and Wise sharing a bed!

You learned to swim after seeing the advert with Rolf Harris ... or the bloke (with the fairy godmother) who couldn't keep his girlfriend.

You've ever said "bright light, bright light" in a strange high-pitched voice

You know the theme tune and the names of all the actors and characters in Dallas & Dynasty.

You ever wished your hair/clothes/lifestyle resembled the above (or they actually did!).

The kids on “Why Don't You” looked old... and cool... and you know the full name of the programme.

You wanted to be either Nancy Drew or the Hardy Boys.

You wanted to go to a Swaparama... but they were never near to you.

You remember watching a house inhabited by a jester, a pantomime horse, and a woman who sneezed, and thinking that this was perfectly normal.

You know who Joey Deacon was.

Ca-vey Wa-vey!" means anything to you.

Remmington makes you think of something other than shaving equipment.

K-Tel was a major force in music.

You owned a Ronco Buttoneer.

You wouldn't say no to a milkshake

You remember when PC had one meaning, rather than three.

(Girls) You owned a pair of Pixie Boots, generally worn with leg warmers!

(Boys) You owned a pair of pale grey slip-ons, generally worn with white toweling socks!

Ooh, you could crush a Grape!

You've ever held a chicken in the air, or stuck a deckchair up your nose.

You went to school with Pogo Patterson, Gripper Stebson, and Roland.

Giant Haystacks and Big Daddy have ever featured on your Saturday afternoon

Sigh... we can't bring the 80s back... but at least we can still enjoy the best 80s sweets!