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Network of The 80s
April 9, 2011 9:38 by kippreport
One of the biggest turning points in TV and music history was the birth of MTV in 1981. Here’s a Trivia for ya: the first video ever played on MTV is The Buggles’ Video Killed the Radio Star. Prince, Jacko, Madonna all mastered the format, turning the channel into a profitable business.
As for the rest of the cable TV, some of the most enduring TV series eternal in rerun heaven come from the 80s. Kipp still sees episodes of Cheers (where everybody knows your name), MacGyver (who could escape bad guys with the help of a pin, duct tape and gum) and Full House (the beginning of twin tycoons Ashley and Mary-Kate Olsen).
Of course there are the shows your mom didn’t miss like Dallas and Dynasty and, gasp, The Bold and The Beautiful. And then there are the cartoons that you watched secretly with your little sibling: Transformers, GI Joe and the Thundercats.
Kipp, of course, saves the best for last with the legendary ‘show about nothing’ Seinfeld and the still running show that paved the way for American Dad, South Park and Family Guy: The Simpsons.