You love high ponytails, The Goonies, legwarmers, and still think crimping is a good idea. Sound familiar? Then there’s a chance you might just be a child of the eighties. Just to be sure, why not prove your credentials by seeing how well you do in this quiz all about classic eighties kids’ TV. Answers below!

1) What was the name of Inspector Gadget’s disguise-savvy dog?

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a. Penny

b. Brain

c. Quimby

2) Who looked after the Muppet Babies?

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a. Mom

b. Camilla

c. Nanny

3) What was the name of the planet He-Man was always trying to defend?

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a. Eternia

b. Perpetua

c. Infinitia

4) Which of these is not an original Care Bear?

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a. Funshine Bear

b. Bedtime Bear

c. Heartsong Bear

5) What was written above the iconic Sesame Street sign?

sesame street

a. 123

b. welcome to…

c. abc

6) Where do the Little Ponies live?

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a. Sunshine Estate, Ponyland

b. Paradise Estate, Ponyland

c. Paradise Estate, Ponymeadows

7) What was the name of the Real Ghostbuster’s secretary?

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a. Janine

b. Jenny

c. Janice

8) From what planet did ALF originate?

ALF

a. Mellark

b. Shumway

c. Melmac

9) What was the name of the uncle Huey, Dewey, and Louie lived with before Scrooge McDuck?

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a. Frederick

b. Donald

c. Alfred

10) How many Autobots were there in the original Transformers TV show?

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a. 20

b. 17

c.19 

… 10 bonus points if you can name them all!

 

Answers:

1 = b – Penny was the Inspector’s clever niece and Chief Quimby was his boss.

2 = c – Fun fact: Nanny’s face was never shown, only her stripy socks.

3 = a – Eternia lies at a crossroads between alternative universes, which is why you can find magic there. Obviously.

4 = c – Heartsong Bear was added to the franchise in the 2000s.

5 = a – Can you tell us how to get there?

6 = b – Turns out, not that safe a place to live.

7 = a – Janine’s entire personality changed in Season 5 due to a pesky demon.

8 = c – The currency of Melmac is ‘Wernick’, just in case you’re doing any other eighties quizzes soon.

9 = b – Donald Duck, of course!

10 = c – They were: Optimus Prime, Brawn, Bluestreak, Bumblebee, Cliffjumper, Gears, Hound, Huffer, Ironhide, Jazz, Mirage, Prowl, Ratchet, Sideswipe, Sunstreaker, Trailbreaker, Wheeljack, Windcharger, and Hauler. Phew.

 

 

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