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The Most Painfully '80s Cartoon Shows

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List RulesVote up the most dated cartoons of the 1980s.

The glitz. The glam. The hair. In a nutshell, the '80s were a confused time. A decade completely oblivious to how absurd its fashion trends were. And the cartoons were no different. Prepare to be amazed by some of the most dated '80s cartoons ever. 

From sitcom spinoffs to glorified toy commercials to out-of-this-world premises, the 1980s has you covered. So grab yourself a can of New Coke and envelop yourself in some of the most heinous '80s cartoon shows you totally forgot about. Vote up the most dated '80s animated series.
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    It's Punky Brewster

    It's Punky Brewster
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    Following the trend of giving popular sitcom stars/characters their own cartoon shows, It's Punky Brewster follows the adventures of the mischievous but well-meaning orphan Punky Brewster… and her magical leprechaun gopher best friend, Glomer.
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  • Jem
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    Years before Hannah Montana, Jerrica Benton struggled to keep her true identity separate from her rockstar alter ego in the animated series Jem. A collaboration between Hasbro and Marvel, Jem revolves around pop-rock group Jem and the Holograms. With their giant '80s hairdos, Jem and the Holograms would regularly butt heads with their evil tour manager Eric and their rival band The Misfits, all while trying to manage and protect a foster home for girls, Starlight House. Every episode featured three truly outrageous Jem music videos.
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    The Wuzzles

    The Wuzzles
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    Ninety-five percent of cartoons from the '80s were based on toy lines or made with the sole purpose of selling toys, and at least half of those were based on stuffed animals. Care Bears, Shirt Tales, The Get Along Gang, Popples, GloWorms. The list goes on. The Wuzzles truly epitomizes this trend as well as the absurdity of '80s cartoons in general, mashing together two random animals to make one abomination that Noah would've never allowed on his ark.
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  • Turbo-Teen
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    In the '80s, few shows were more popular than Knight Rider, the story of Michael Knight and his self-driving, talking Pontiac Trans-Am, K.I.T.T. Well, the people at ABC decided to take it one step further, with the batsh*t crazy story of Turbo-Teen, a teenage boy who, after swerving off the road during a thunderstorm and crashing into a secret government laboratory, is given the ability to transform into a car!
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