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Don't know how many of you will have had this already, through email, but I kinda like it - happy reading.

Hello children of the 80's.

Read this, it will take you back but be careful because it will also make you realise that you are now actually OLD!...

Um Bongo, Um Bongo, They drink it in the Congo

You played with My Little Ponies.

Friendship bracelets were ties that couldn't be broken.

You ever read Nancy Drew, The Hardy Boys, The Babysitters Club, Forever or Sweet Valley High.

You know all the words to Ice Ice Baby.

You wanted to be on Jim'll Fix It.

You can remember what Michael Jackson looked like before he had plastic surgery.

You wore one of those slap-on wristbands at some point...or heaven forbid one of those T-shirts that changed colour with heat (Global Hypercolour).

You had slouch socks and puff painted your own shirt at least once.

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

You were upset when She-ra, Princess of Power and He-Man got cancelled.

You can remember watching Saved by the Bell

You remember Madonna in her cone stage.

You knew The Artist when he was humbly called Prince.

You even wore fluorescent-neon clothing... (if you can call it clothing!)

Not only did you wear fluorescent-neon clothing, but they were mismatched with fingerless gloves and toweling socks.

You could break dance (ok, you wished you could)

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

You remember M.C. Hammer.

You can still sing the rap to Fresh Prince of Bel Air....

You can remember when it was Jazzy Jeff and The fresh Prince and NOT just plain Will Smith!

You own any cassettes.

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

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

My Little Pony, Gummy Bears and Tran! sformers are familiar to you.

You ever had a Swatch Watch.

You actually spent countless hours trying to perfect the Care Bear stare.

You believed that _By the power of Greyskull, you HAD the power!

You spent hours in the basement building and re-building Lego cities.

Big wheels and BMX's were the way to go.

With your pink (or blue) portable tape player, you sang to Kylie and Jason!

If you ever owned Polly Pocket or Micro Machines.

If you ever made Ken fall in love with Barbie.

You know what Psyche means.

Partying like it's 1999 seemed SO far away.

You knew that Transformers were more than meets the eye.

You wore a banana clip at some point during your youth.

You actually thought Dirty Dancing was a REALLY good film.

You were led to believe that in the year 2000 we'd all be living in space.

You know what leg warmers are and probably had a pair.

You wore biker shorts underneath a short skirt and felt stylish.

You had to change into play clothes after school.

You recorded songs off the radio with your boom box.

Somehow you still know all! the words to songs played on VH1's Big 80's.

Your arm was full of rubber bracelets.

You can still sing 1 to 12 from the Pinball machine song on Sesame Street.

You wore those wide, colourful shoelaces.

You still don't like going in the sea because of Jaws.

You remember Now compilations that had the pig on the front cover.

You never questioned why the A-Team were always imprisoned in places that had sufficient tools to build an armoured tank.

Dungeons & Dragons was your favourite programme.

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

You fell out with friends during heated arguments about the relative merits of Matt & Luke.

Cerise pink, electric blue and banana yellow have ever featured in your wardrobe or make-up collection.

You ever did the top toggle of your coat up around your neck without having your arms in the sleeves, and you knew you looked ! like a superhero.

Your new winter coat was best used to demonstrate that your wings were like a shield of steel.

You still remember when the A-ha video was the pinnacle of modern technology and you can still sing all the words.

Your best party dress was either a ra-ra or puff-ball skirt.

You wondered why a popular kids TV programme told you to Turn off your TV set and go and do something less boring instead.

You were shocked by the controversial plot lines in Degrassi Junior High.

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 tried to convince your Dad to fit a strip of red lights on the front of Capri so it looked like KITT.

You've ever seen a girl, a clown and noughts and crosses on your TV.

You've ever had more than 10 sweets in a 10p mix-up.

You hid behind the sofa whenever you heard the word Exterminate!!

You could have got away with it if it wasn't for those meddling kids.

(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 towelling socks.

Ooh, you could crush a grape!

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

You wore legwarmers & tried to do the splits while jumping in the air while singing you were going to live forever.

You remember Fingermouse and Dangermouse (not forgetting his trusty sidekick Penfold!)

Trains in Wales went Pshh-t-cuf, pshh-t-cuf, pshh-t-cuf, pshh-t-cuf, pshh-t-cuf.

You know all the words to _Hey Mickey_ (well, nobody knows past the first verse anyway).

You remember Look In magazine, and when it was only 20p and Monster Munch when they were 10p.

Your best mate had a Soda Stream at home and you were jealous.

Any elderly Scottish lady sounds ! like Supergran

You remember crying on the beach building sandcastles in the rain.

Hide and seek in the park, the corner shop, Hopscotch, butterscotch, skipping, handstands, football in the park/street, British Bulldog, Beano, Twinkle, Hula Hoops, jumping in enormous puddles and building dams

When 'Computer' Tennis, Pac-Man and Donkey-Kong ruled

You remember hearing the tune then running out to buy an ice cream cone on a warm summer night - 99's, screwballs or a cider lolly.

You got up extra early, especially to watch Saturday Morning cartoons

You were occasionally allowed to stay up late for Howard's Way, Dallas, Dynasty or Minder.

Running till you were out of breath. Laughing so hard that your stomach hurt. Using the bed as a trampoline. Pillow fights.

Spinning around, getting dizzy and falling down made you have a fit of the giggles, being tired from playing.

Water balloons were the ultimate weapon.

It w! asn't odd to have two or three best friends.

You didn't sleep a wink on Christmas Eve.

You remember when 25p was decent pocket money and you'd reach into a muddy gutter for 10p.

Important decisions were made by going eeny-meeny-miney-mo.

Scrapes and bruises were kissed and made better and taking drugs meant orange-flavoured chewable aspirin.

Abilities were discovered because of a double-dare.

Older siblings were the worst tormentors, but also the fiercest protectors.

Pass this on to anyone who needs a break - I DOUBLE-DARE YA!!!

Hope you had fun remembering...those were the days eh?
Add your own. Bring the Memories Flooding Back.
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I used to watch power rangers a lot, in fact I was kinda obsessed with it. Used to get up every morning 2 watch it. I really don't understand how I could get up that early every single day just to watch kiddies programmes.
Do people remember Rainbow? And also, I'm not sure how many people have heard of this programme, but I used to love Where on Earth is CArmen Sandiago. Also, ghost writer was another one.
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The A-Team was a classic program, looking back on it now, they were all kinda identical though, some1 wold need help, go find the A-team, they wouldn't be able to pay, but the A-team would do it anyway. The A-team would get caught by the army/enemy, would fight their way out with soe form of moddified tractor, and then shoot at loads of people, whilst never actually getting shot themselves, or seeing the enemies killed. The enemies would just kinda surrender, and then the A-team would leave.
It was still a good program though, even if it was a bit predictable.

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Ah...memories *whistful sigh*

I always liked the little jingle to - "Transformers! Robots in diguise" -still randomly burst out with it sometimes...
My mum kept all our old toys and videos and stuff...still got most of my 'My Little Ponies' and 'Care Bear' videos....and then there's my older (still 80s) brother's 'he-man' and 'transformer' toys etc...and we still have draws and draws of lego...ahhh, I'm so gonna theif em back if/when I have kids...

And I will never loose my love for 80s music...all those great 1-hit wonders etc etc...am constantly playing 'greatest hits of the 80s' cds...so many classics- 'Stand and deliver', 'Sledgehammer'...I could go on but will not bore you all...
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i was way into thunderbirds! how cool was that!
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Ghostbusters!
I even had a ghostbusters bin.
Also, Captain Planet, with earth wind fire and water.
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Who ya gonna call?
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You gotta love Captain planet, and Ghostbusters, especially the ghostbusters movie.

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my little pony and polly pocket! they were so cool. i used to love the babysitters club + sweet valley...saturday morning tv *misses the cartoons and saved by the bell* what about going live tho? gordon the gofer rocked.
haha- i had a soda stream (it tasted foul thou- the stuff it made, not the actual machine...)
i felt this page was missing the memories from a female viewpoint- not everyone was into power rangers etc.
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Originally posted by Egan1
My mum kept all our old toys and videos and stuff...still got most of my 'My Little Ponies' and 'Care Bear' videos....and then there's my older (still 80s) brother's 'he-man' and 'transformer' toys etc...and we still have draws and draws of lego...ahhh, I'm so gonna theif em back if/when I have kids...
I bet you could make a fortune on ebay, you would be suprised what some people would pay for original transformers these days.
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yes...but it's not like they're in 'prime condition' etc...and we'd have trouble digging up all the pieces etc...you must understand, it is a very large draw of old toys...

besides...the older it gets...the more it could be worth (maybe)...so leaving it to muster for a few more years wouldn;t hurt
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Originally posted by Xenon
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Also, Captain Planet, with earth wind fire and water.
Hehe, captain planet ! Used to watch that.

Remember Rainbow also.

Super Ted wuz another...

I confess to being an avid Thomas the Tank Engine watcher, my parents recorded 9 hours worth on BETAMAX just to keep me quiet.
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Does anyone know 'Ivor the Engine' ...I don't know what era he came from but I had a tape of it and my mum used to read it to me and I think there was a programme too...ah...
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Oh yeh, and as a footnote, me and Charlotte (LittleMissSmile) went through the WHOLE Fresh Prince of Bel Air Theme Tune the other day.

We got it to a tee. True Children of the 80s.

Had to look up the additional verses though that were thrown in only for the first episode - can understand why they got rid of um, they simply didn't fit !
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I loved that show, and theme song, but must admit that the orignial version was way too long, and nowhere near as good as the newer version. the show wasn't bad either.

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Timmy Mallet rocked in my day; with that pink and yellow hammer thing that he used to talk to.
'Mr Mallet, Mr Mallet, can I go to the toilet?' is what it used to say if i remember correctly
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Wow....I feel so old. It's scary.

Looking back on it all, little did I know then how much it would mean to me now. It's nice to remember the good ol' days, but in a way it fills me with sadness to think it's an area of my life I'll never experience again

And, to add to the list - Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Mighty Max, something like 'Super Killer Tomatos', Knightmare (still on Challenge channel on sky digital!), the Crystal Maze, Swatcats and Thundercats (my favourite)!!!
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we're not old!! well im not im only 18, n lovin life!!! dont think bout it all bein gone, think about how gr8 it was to have happened man! dont start trippin bout the 'good ole days' just yet!!! x o x
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I agree, cause if you start acting like that now, imagine when your older.

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Timmy Mallet rocked in my day; with that pink and yellow hammer thing that he used to talk to.
'Mr Mallet, Mr Mallet, can I go to the toilet?' is what it used to say if i remember correctly
Wakaday ! Geez that take me back to my infant/junior school half terms !

And as for Knightmare, that was the first instance of me shouting at the TV in frustration. Then came the Crystal Maze, just a frustating at an older age - all this before we got WW2BAM, and Weakest Link !
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