The Best Kids’ Shows from the 80’s

A Jem and the Holograms movie is in the works, so let's talk 80's television.

If this happens, all my 7 to 10 year old dreams will come true. A Jem and the Holograms live action movie is in the works! Justin Beiber’s manager Scooter Braun, director Jon M. Chu (G.I. Joe: Retaliation), and producer Jason Blum (Paranormal Activity) are behind it and they need our help. They’re looking for fans to upload videos, photos, etc with the hashtag #JemTheMovie to tell them what we love about the original Jem PLUS there’s an open casting call… a two minute video to show your singing, dancing and acting abilities. YOU COULD BE JEM! Or a Misfit… depending if you like the good guys or the bad.

This inspired me to think of the best cartoons from the 80s and Jem and the Holograms (1985-1988) is #1.


Fraggle Rock (1983-1987)
There was learning involved with these adorable muppets! Prejudice, spirituality, personal identity, the environment, and social conflict mixed with a ton of silliness, singing and dancing. And don’t forget those hard working Doozers! Oh and I was always so scared of Marjory the Trash Heap.


Muppet Babies (1984-1991)
The tiny version of the muppets were so cute! Watching them play in their nursery with each other and their toys, letting their imaginations run wild, it was always amusing. It was the best when they snuck out of the room to go on adventures and I think my obsession with striped socks must of come from Nanny!


Alvin and the Chipmunks (1983-1990)
Who doesn’t love a troublemaker chipmunk, a nerdy one, and one that is so darn cute you just want to hug him tight enough he’ll pop. And when the Chipettes were introduced (Brittany, Jeanette and Eleanor) well, let the games begin! It was fun to see how quick tempered their adoptive father Dave Seville would get.


Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (1987-1996)
Heroes in a half shell! Pizza lovers! Awesome weapons and the best catchphrases! Everyone had their favourite for their own reason, mine was Raphael because he wore the red mask and he was the jokester turtle.