Published on December 18th, 2010 | by Yellow Magpie0
80’s Children’s TV Nostalgia: Here Is Our Top Selection
The 80’s was a good period for children’s television. Some series were bold and adventurous while others were generic and fun.
Postman Pat (1981 to Present)
Postman Pat is one of the most famous children’s series of all time. It follows the adventures of Pat, the postman, and his black and white cat, Jess.
A clay animation, Postman Pat has endeared himself to children’s hearts for nearly three decades.
Duck Tales (1987-90)
Duck Tales was a popular cartoon from the Walt Disney company. It featured Scrooge McDuck, a very rich duck who placed a huge importance on acquiring wealth and his grand-nephews, Huey, Louie and Dewie.
Where ever the trio of young brothers travelled adventure and mischef was never too far behind.
Inspector Gadget (1983-86)
Inspector Gadget was a Spanish cartoon that starred a bionic man who was more machine than human. Inspector Gadget had virtually a gadget for every difficult situation he found himself in as he battled his nemesis, the evil Doctor Claw.
The series was hugely popular and many children would not be seen without having some Inspector Gadget toys on their person.
David The Gnome (1985)
David The Gnome was another Spanish cartoon of the 80’s and was set in the magical world of Gnomes. David, the main character of the series, was a wise old gnome who helped and healed others.
There was always tension from the malevolent trolls who liked to upset the gnomes at every given opportunity. The series is still being rerun on television networks.
Punky Brewster (1983-88)
Punky Brewster followed the turbulent life of an orphan, Penelope ‘Punky’ Brewster, abandoned by her parents. After living by herself in an abandoned apartment, Punky befriends the nice Henry.
The series was a huge success and children loved its emotional appeal and developed empathetic relationships with the characters.