Today is MTV's birthday. Music Television signed on August 1, 1981. MTV was not only a game changer for music, but for pop culture as well. If any of these things apply to you, you may be a child of the 80s.


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  • You watched Fraggle Rock and loved it!
  • Stirrup pants and leggings were a wardrobe staple (girls only).
  • You wished you had a butler like Mr. Belvedere.
  • You wore a ponytail on the side of your head, tied back with a scrunchie.
  • You remember watching the Cosby Show.
  • You have played with a Skip-It.
  • You used to watch Transformers and Rainbow Bright.
  • You wanted to be on Star Search.
  • You thought that you had the power “By the power of Greyskull!”
  • You remember Alf, the lil furry brown alien from Melmac.
  • You’ve prank called 867-5309 just to let Jenny know that you’ve got her number.
  • You’ve ever ended a sentence with “Sike!”
  • You played with Pound Puppies (and watched the TV show too), Teddy Ruxpin, Cabbage Patch Kids, Strawberry Shortcake dolls, My Little Ponies, Lite Brite, Transformers, and Glowworms.
  • Princess Bride, The Brat Pack movies, The Goonies, BeetleJuice, Back to the Future 1, 2, & 3, or Weekend at Bernie’s are some of your favorite movies.
  • You played MASH and made origami fortunetellers during Recess.
  • You had big hair and you knew how to use it.
  • You’ve ever wanted to take a bite out of crime.
  • You remember “Where’s the Beef?”
  • You had a Trapper Keeper.
  • You can remember what Michael Jackson looked like before his nose fell off and his cheeks shifted.
  • You ever wore fluorescent clothing. (some of us… head-to-toe)
  • You still get the urge to say “NOT ” after every sentence.
  • You ever got seriously injured on a Slip and Slide.
  • You had or attended a birthday party at McDonalds.
  • You had a mullet!

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Here's the launch of MTV on August 1, 1981:

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