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The Shows of the 80s That We Love from The Simpsons to Beverly Hills 90210

Written By David D'Angelo on Tuesday, February 12, 2008 | 2/12/2008

Way back in the 80s there are so many shows that I like and up to know still have a feeling of comfort whenever I hear their theme songs. Well in the Philippines quality shows like this are aired on ABS-CBN which is the number 1 channel and that time and others on the newly sprouting GMA 7.

Here are some of the shows:

BEVERLY HILLS 90210. The show followed the lives of a group of teenagers living in the posh, star-studded community of Beverly Hills, California and attending the fictitious West Beverly Hills High School and then-fictitious California University. The show was created by Darren Star and produced by Aaron Spelling. The "90210" in the title refers to one of the suburb's postal zip codes.



DOOGIE HOWSER, MD. A television comedy-drama starring Neil Patrick Harris as a brilliant teenage doctor who was also faced with the problems of being a normal teenager, despite having graduated from Princeton University at age 10. Created by Steven Bochco and David E. Kelley, the weekly, half-hour "dramedy" Doogie Howser, M.D. starred Neil Patrick Harris as Douglas "Doogie" Howser, a child prodigy who after completing high school in nine weeks, graduating from Princeton at age 10 and finishing medical school four years later, became at the tender age of 14 the youngest practicing physician in the country. The show was set in Los Angeles, California and ran for four years on ABC.

Cannot find the original video... this is an alternate intro from a YouTube fan.


THE WONDER YEARS. The Wonder Years was the story of Kevin Arnold and the trials and tribulations of adolescence while growing up in suburbia in the 1960's.



THE REAL GHOSTBUSTERS. Inspired by the 1984 feature film, The further adventures of the Ghostbusters: Peter, Ray, Egon, Winston and Slimer as they seek to catch ghosts, protect New York City... and make money! They're ready to believe you!



M.A.S.K. Mobile Armored Strike Kommand. Led by Matt Tracker, the men and women of M.A.S.K. were constantly battling the equally-equipped (i.e., tricked-out vehicles) organization V.E.N.O.M. - Viscious Evil Network Of Mayhem; led by non other than the dastardly General Mayhem.



SILVERHAWKS. Silverhawks, essentially, is a 1940's Chicago cop show set in outter space. The evil criminal Mon*star and his gang of thugs has escaped from prison, and must be stopped. Unfortunately, he's on the other side of the galaxy, and no human could survive the journey to get there. So, a team of heroes volunteer to be transformed into cyborgs, partly metal, partly real, that can withstand the rigors of the journey. Once there, they set up headquarters and police the sector. Voiced by many of the same voice actors of Thundercats, it featured some of the most interesting character designs of the decade.



KNIGHT RIDER. Its an action/adventure series about a former cop who, during a sting operation, was double-crossed and was left for dead. But luckily, was found by some people who rescued him and took him to The Foundation of Law and Government where doctors (through plastic surgery, since he was shot In The Face) altered his looks and gave him a new identity as Michael Knight and now dedicates his life to fighting injustice togther with his sidekick, a car named K.I.T.T. (Knight Indrustries Two Thousand). K.I.T.T. is a black transam which can talk because of a sophistcated AI computer and is virtually indestructable and has a wide range of capabilites from auto-drive to turbo boost.



ALF (or Alien Life Form). A creature from Planet Melmac that crash landed on earth, and is adopted/taken in by an otherwise normal Earth family. A comedic sitcom that featured episodes with everything from mundane things like getting people to like you, to close calls with the government, all with the added spice of Alf making life more difficult and interesting for all involved. The wise cracking alien, with a taste for cats (and we don't mean as pets) spent many years as a beloved TV icon for a good reason.



THE SMURFS. The Smurfs were a large group of smurfy blue creatures living in a smurfy mushroom villiage. Their smurfin enemies were Gargamel and his cat Azrael who seemed to have no goal in life but to capture the Smurfs. They said smurf so many times in each smurfin sentence that you have to wonder what the smurf the writers were thinking.



DRAGONBALL. The story is loosely based on the japanesse story of the mokey king. Goku a small boy with a monkey like tail,tremendous strength, and a magical bo staff called the "power pole" helps his freinds bulma,oolong,tienshinhan, chaotzu, yamcha, chi chi, ox king, krillin, and master roshi fight the evils of emporer pilaf,red ribbon army,and piccolo while searching for the dragon balls 7 mystic orbs that when gathered together will call forth shenron a ancient all powerful dragon that will grant the summoner one wish. The story continued in the later show dragon ball z.

This is the original 1980 intro from Harmony Gold


TRANSFORMERS. In a distant corner of the universe, on the planet Cybertron, a war was fought between the heroic Autobots and the evil Decepticons, robots with the ability to transform themselves into vehicles and weapons.

With supplies of energon running low, the Autobots launched a spacecraft to locate a new source of energy to continue the fight. They were attacked by the Decepticons, and ended up crashing on Earth. The ship was buried deep underground, and all aboard - Autobot and Decepticon - were deactivated in the crash.

Four million years later, an eruption brings the ship to the surface. Automatic systems repair the robots, altering their transformation ability to mimic Earth machines. Now the war begins anew, with the Autobots defending Earth from the Decepticons, who seek to enslave humanity and drain the world of its energy.



THE SIMPSONS. The Simpsons (currently in its 19th season) is the longest-running sitcom on television and the longest-running primetime animated series in television history. They have become icons in pop culture, along the many weird and wonderful inhabitants of Springfield.

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