U R Child of 80's If

You've ever ended a sentence with the word SIKE.


You can sing the rap to the Fresh Prince of Bel-Air and can do the Carlton

You know that 'WOAH' comes from Joey on Blossom

If you ever watched 'Fraggle Rock'

It was actually worth getting up early on a Saturday to watch cartoons.

You wore a ponytail on the side of your head.

You got super-excited when it was Oregon Trail day in computer class at school.

You made your mom buy one of those clips that would hold your shirt in a knot on the side.

You played the game 'MASH'(Mansion, Apartment, Shelter, House)

You wore stonewashed Jordache jean jackets and were proud of it.

You know the profound meaning of ' WAX ON , WAX OFF'

You wanted to be a Goonie.

You ever wore fluorescent clothing(some of us...head-to-toe)

You can remember what Michael Jackson looked like before his nose fell off and his cheeks shifted.

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

You took lunch boxes to school...and traded Garbage Pailkids in the schoolyard.

You remember the CRAZE, then the BANNING of slap bracelets.

You still get the urge to say 'NOT' after every sentence.

You thought your childhood friends would never leave because you exchanged handmade friendship bracelets.

You ever owned a pair of Jelly-Shoes.

After you saw Pee-Wee's Big Adventure you kept saying 'I know you are, but what am I?'

You remember 'I've fallen and I can't get up'

You remember going to the skating rink before there were inline skates.

You have ever played with a Skip-It.

You remember boom boxes and walking around with one on your shoulder like you were all that.

You remember watching both Gremlins movies.

You thought Doogie Howser/Samantha Micelli was hot.

You remember Alf, the lil furry brown alien from Melmac.

You remember New Kids on the Block when they were cool...and don't even flinch when people refer to them as 'NKOTB'

You knew all the characters names and their life stories on 'Saved By The Bell,' The ORIGINAL class.

You know all the words to Bon Jovi - SHOT THROUGH THE HEART.

You just sang those words to yourself.

You still sing 'We are the World'

You tight rolled your jeans.

You owned a bannana clip.

You're still singing shot through the heart in your head, aren't you!

...You had a crush on one of the New Kids on the Block members.

...You wanted to be on StarSearch.

...You ever uttered the word "Radical!"

...You wore jelly shoes and jelly bracelets

...You thought "Ghostbusters" was by far the coolest movie

...You remember watching shows like "Punky Brewster" , "Webster", "You Can't Do That On Television" , "Wild&Crazy Kids" and "Double Dare"

...You can remember what Michael Jackson looked like before his nose fell off. Or even when he had those freaky eyes in "Thriller" at the end of the video.

...You wore a banana clip in your hair or one of those slap on wrist bands at some point during your youth.

...You rolled up the bottoms of your splatter painted jeans.

...You wore loafers with everything, and you put the laces in those little rolls.

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

...You owned a doll with 'Xavier Roberts' signed on it's butt.

...You knew what Willis was "talkin' 'bout."

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

...You can name half of the members of the elite "Brat Pack."

...You can remember watching Full House and Saved by the Bell for endless hours!

...You have seen at least 10 episodes of Fraggle Rock.

...You yearned to be a member of The Babysitters Club, and tried to start a club of your own.

...You sat on your back porch, playing with your "My Little Pony" , "Rainbow Brite" , and "Strawberry Shortcake" dolls

...You know that another name for a keyboard is a "Synthesizer."

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

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

...You thought Molly Ringwald was REALLY cool.

...You know what "sike" and "not!" mean

...You fell victim to 80's fashion : big hair, crimped, combed over to the side, big hoop earrings, and possibly the worst:you wore spandex pants.

...You wanted to be a Goonie, or Elliot from E.T.

...You owned an extensive collection of Cabbage Patch Kids and trolls.

...You knew "The Artist" when he was humbly called "Prince."

...You actually saw Ted Danson as the MacDaddy he played "Sam" to be.

...You ever wore flourescent -neon if you will clothing....

...You could breakdance, or wished you could.

...You know who He-Man and She-Ra are.

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

...You know all the words to "Ice Ice Baby".

...You remember MC hammer well.

...You can still sing the rap to "Fresh Prince of Belair".

...You own any cassettes.

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

...You remember and/or own any of the CareBear Glass collection from PizzaHut.

...Pizza Hut was the coolest place to hang.

...Poltergeist freaked you out.

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

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

...You wanted to communicate with some being named Cinergy, or you wanted green hair like that lead singer of the Misfits.

...You totally LOVED Barbie's cooler, punkier counterpart, "Jem" and her "Rockers"

...You wanted to have an alien like Alf living in your house.

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

...You wore tights under shorts and felt stylish.

...You layered your multi-colored slouch socks, and added suspenders to make your outfit complete.

...You ever had a Swatch Watch.

...You actually spent countless hours trying to perfect the care-bear stare.

...You had a crush on one of the Coreys

...You remember when Saturday Night Live was funny.

...You had WonderWoman or Superman underwear.

...You wanted to be The Hulk for Halloween.

...You believed that "By the power of Greyskull, you HAD the power"

...You thought that Transformers were more than meets the eye.

...Partying "like it's 1999" seemed SO far away!!!!!!!!!!!!!

...You ever owned or wanted any of the NKOTB action figures or dolls.

...You remember when Deborah Gibson was "Debbie" Gibson.

...you know, by heart, the words to any "Weird" Al Yankovic song

...the Brady Bunch movie brought back cool memories

...you remember the first time "Space: Above and Beyond" aired - it was called "Battlestar Galactica"

...three words: "Atari" "IntelliVision" and "Coleco". Sound familiar?

...you remember the days that hooking your computer into your television wasn't an expensive option that required gadgets - it was the ONLY WAY to use your computer!

...you remember "Friday Night Videos" before the days of MTV

...you ever owned a pair of "Pop-Wheels" - that handy little combination of shoe and roller skate that lasted about a year on the open market

...a predominant color in your childhood photos is "plaid"

...you're pissed that you couldn't really participate in the 60's, pissed that you were a part of the 70's, think you wasted too much time doing stupid, meaningless things in the 80's, and still have no clue what the 90's are all about

...you see teenagers today wearing clothes that show up in those childhood photos, and they still look bad

...while in high school, you and all your friends discussed elaborate plans to get together again at the end of the century and play "1999" by Prince over and over again

...you remember when music that was labeled "alternative" really was

...one of the top five questions you've always wanted answered was to Robert Smith of the Cure - "What WAS that head on the door thing anyway?"

...you were shocked and horrified at the
Challenger explosion (which you were probably watching in school at the time), and yet, when someone mentions the name "JFK", the first thing you think of is "Oliver Stone"

...you, yes you, sat down and memorized the entire lyric sheet to "It's the end of the world as we know it"

...you can't remember when the word "networking" didn't have a computer connotation to it as well

...you took family trips BEFORE the invention of the mini-van. You rode in the back of the station wagon and you faced the cars behind you.

...you knew all the words to Billy Joel's "We Didn't Start the Fire", but it really didn't hold any meaning for you until about the third verse

...you've recently horrified yourself by using any one of the following phases:


"When I was younger"

"When I was your age"

"You know, back when..."

"Because I SAID so, that's why"

"Just can't (fill in the blank) like I used to"


...you can't remember a time when "going out for coffee" DIDN'T involve 49,000 selections to choose from

...Schoolhouse Rock played a HUGE part in how you actually learned the English language

...Kids that work in restaurants and supermarkets are starting to piss you off by calling you "sir" or "ma'am"

...you're starting to view getting carded to buy alcohol as a GOOD thing, and you're ready to marry the next person who cards you when you want to buy cigarettes.

...the first time you heard the candidates names, you were pumped because you thought MICHAEL Jackson was running for President, not this Jesse character.

...you ever dressed to emulate a person you saw in either a Duran Duran, Madonna, or Cyndi Lauper video

...at one point during your teenage years, you walked with a noticeable tilt to one side due to the number of plastic rings on that arm

..."Celebration" by Kool & the Gang was one of the hot new songs when you first heard it at a school dance

...the first time you ever kissed someone at a dance fell during "Crazy for You" by Madonna

...there were at least three people in your school that voluntarily went by the names of "Skip" "Buffy" "Muffy" or "Dexter"

...you ever owned one of those embarrassing crimping irons

...you used to hold in your head the thought that all those gold chains on Mr. T actually looked kinda cool and the thought that Mr. T made millions seemed rational to you at the time

...you remember with pain the sad day when the Green Machine hit the streets and made your old big wheel quite obsolete

...the phrase "Where's the beef?" still doubles you over with laughter

...you read the "Hot Video Games Player's Secrets" guide for Mortal Kombat just so you could find the hidden screen, and play Pong again for old time's sake

...honestly remember when film critics raved that no movie could ever possibly get better special effects than those in the movie TRON.

...(girls) you thought Sean Cassidy was "dreamy", and lusted after "Ted, your ship's photographer" on the Love Boat, and Ponch and John from CHiPs

...you've ever said "I'm a vegetarian" and immediately had someone call you a hypocrite by saying "Nice leather jacket you have there...and gee, is that a suede bag...those shoes leather, too?"

...you're starting to believe that maybe 30 isn't so old after all, and it's those people over 40 you have to look out for

...you freaked out when you found that you now fall into the "26 - 50" age category on most questionnaires

...you have begun to lust after women (or men) that it would be socially inappropriate for you to date due to their age

...your hair, at some point in time in the 80's, became something which can only be described by the phrase "I was experimenting"

...you've ever shopped at a Banana Republic or Benetton, but not in the last five years, okay?

...you can't remember a time when "hitting the outlet stores" meant going to an electrical warehouse

...you're starting to believe (now that it wouldn't affect YOU) that maybe having the kids go to school year-round wouldn't be such a bad idea after all

...you're doing absolutely nothing with anything pertaining to your major degree

...you won't walk into the place where you once knew every bartender on a first name basis because "there's too many kids there"

...going to keg parties no longer involves hiding out in the woods when the cops show up

...you want to go out dancing, you really, REALLY do, but your back hurts, sorry

...you're starting to get that "why aren't you married yet" shpiel, not just from parents, but now from friends that are married

...you've recently horrified yourself by groaning as you get out of bed, not because of a hangover, but because it genuinely just hurt to do so

...you're finding that you just don't understand more than half the lingo used on MTV any more

...you ever wanted to be gagged with a spoon

...U2 is too "popular" and "mainstream" for you now

...you ever used the phrase "kiss mah grits" in conversation

...When someone mentions two consecutive days of the week, the Happy Days theme is stuck in your head for hours on end

...you remember trying to guess the episode of the Brady Bunch from the first scene.

...you spent endless nights dreaming about being the Bionic Woman or Wonder Woman or the Six Million Dollar Man

...you had ringside seats for Luke and Laura's wedding (on General Hospital)

...you remember "Hey, let's be careful out there"

...your parents wanted you to attend medical school, but you decided it was pointless since Quincy got all the babes, anyway.

...you know who shot J.R.

...this rings a bell: "and my name, is Charlie. They work for me."