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You’re a Planet 80s Child If…

  • You had a crush on one of the New Kids on the Block members.
  • You wanted to be on Star Search. (Come on, we all did)
  • You can remember what Michael Jackson looked like before his nose fell off.
  • You wore a banana clip or one of those slap on wrist bands at some point during your youth.
  • You wore French rolls on the bottom of your splatter painted jeans.
  • You had slouch socks, and puff painted your own shirt at least once.
  • You owned a doll with ‘Xavier Roberts’ signed on its butt.
  • You know the profound meaning of “Wax on, Wax off.”
  • You can name at least 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 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. (Was there an 80’s movie she WASN’T in?)
  • You know what “Sike” means.
  • You fell victim to 80’s fashion: big hair, crimped, combed over to the side, and you wore spandex pants
  • You wanted to be a Goonie – (hey u guyz!!)
  • You owned an extensive collection of Cabbage Patch Kids and trolls.
  • You actually saw Ted Danson as the MacDaddy he played “Sam” to be.
  • You ever wore fluorescent-neon if you will clothing…(or nail polish)
  • You could break dance, or wished you could. (I said hip hop….)
  • You remember when ATARI was a state of the art video game system. (Remember Pong)
  • You know all the words to “Ice Ice Baby”.
  • You remember MC hammer well.
  • You can still sing the rap to “Fresh Prince of Bel Air”
  • 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.
  • 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 wanted to communicate with some being named Cinergy.
  • 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 ever had a Swatch Watch.
  • You actually spent countless hours trying to perfect the care-bear stare.
  • You remember when Saturday Night Live was funny.
  • You had Wonder Woman 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.
  • You remember the first time “Space: Above and Beyond” aired.
  • Partying “like it’s 1999” seemed SO far away!!!!!!!!!!!!

If you can identify with at least half of this list then you, my friend, are a “Child of Planet 80’s.”

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