97% of people can't name these pieces of righteously radical '80s nostalgia! Can you?

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The 1980s were all about having fun, from big hair bands to family TV and timeless movies that ooze sentimental nostalgia. Take this quiz to see how well you know your '80s nostalgia. It'll be righteous, dude!

MASH was originally a novel written by W.C Heinz which was then used as the premise for a movie. Two years later, it was produced into an 11-season television series, culminating in the most watched series finale of all television shows to date.

In order to save their home from foreclosure, a group of misfits set out to find a pirate's ancient valuable treasure in "The Goonies."

Erik Estrada and Larry Wilcox portrayed Officers Francis "Ponch” Poncherello and Jonathan "Jon" Baker, respectively. Throughout the show’s six-season run of 139 episodes, neither Estrada nor Wilcox ever drew their weapons.

Marc Price, who played the lovably annoying Irwin “Skippy” Handelman in "Family Ties" has kept his comedic tendencies going since the show ended. Price tours the country with his stand-up routines.

"Magnum P.I." was based in Oahu, Hawaii. In the eight years the show aired on CBS, there were fifty special guest stars. Throughout the eight years the show spanned, there were only two crossovers with other CBS crime dramas.

Jake Blues, just out from prison, puts together his old band to save the Catholic home where he and brother, Elwood, were raised in "The Blues Brothers."

It's no "Citizen Kane," but nothing will beat 'Top Gun" for great visuals, a terrific soundtrack, and snappy quotable lines.

"Dancing with Myself" is commonly thought to be about masturbation, but it's really more about dancing alone. Billy Idol got the idea after watching Japanese kids at a Tokyo disco "dancing with themselves" in a nightclub. The kids would dance in a pogo style, up and down, and there were mirrors in the club so they could watch themselves doing it.

Ferris knows how to have fun. Whether it be cutting class or hanging out with his friends, he always knows how to make the most of every situation.

Growing Pains was the first American sitcom to air in China. The show brought up questions surrounding intercultural parenting philosophies, like how to discipline your children.

After the video for "Billie Jean" aired, Michael Jackson's famous "Thriller" went on to sell an additional 10 million copies. Michael Jackson’s head was set on fire by a special effects explosions while filming a Pepsi-Cola commercial sound-tracked by "Billie Jean."

"Miami Vice" did great things for Miami's economy. In 1984 when the show premiered, there was a huge influx of tourists in Miami, which bettered the city's infrastructure. Many improvements of visitor attractions, including hotels and restaurants, were made. People referred to this as "The Vice Effect."

In "Die Hard," John McClane, officer of the NYPD, tries to save his wife, Holly Gennaro, and several others that were taken hostage by German terrorist Hans Gruber during a Christmas party at the Nakatomi Plaza in Los Angeles.

"Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi," won numerous awards and was nominated for four Oscars, including best effects and art direction.

The "keyboardist" in the "Addicted to Love" video was Susie Verrico, who later appeared in the 2006 series of the UK reality TV show "Big Brother." None of the models posing as a band knew how to play the instruments. As a result, each girl was keeping her own time and moving to a different beat.

The famous kitchen where much of the action takes place in the "Golden Girls" was actually a hand-me-down set from the show, "It Takes Two." This set is missing one thing, however: a fourth kitchen chair. There were four women living in the house and this discrepancy has been recognized by the very observant viewers. This was simply due to the limitations of filming so no one would have their back to the camera.

"The Love Boat" lasted for nine seasons and a total of 250 episodes. One of its stars, Ted Lange, who portrayed Isaac, went on to become a prolific playwright and director. Among his credits is the role of director for several episodes of "Dharma and Greg," and "Moesha and Eve."

Only 26 of the 98 episodes of "The A-Team" were run in Germany, due to the excessive violence. German broadcasters made the decision not to air all 98 episodes because many were simply too violent and controversial.

Lions and tigers and bears...oh my what is that over there?! Can it be? Aliens!

After only six episodes, "The Wonder Years" received its first Emmy in 1988 for "Outstanding Comedy Series." The following year, Fred Savage became the youngest actor to be nominated for "Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series" Emmy category. He was only 13.

"The Breakfast Club" has to be the most well-known 80s movie of all time. The Brat Pack star in this famous film about five teens who learn about their peers' lives in one afternoon stuck in detention.

Could you imagine living in a world without computers and civilized society? I can't. Glad we are not living in a post-apocalyptic world.

An all-star cast ,including Sean Penn, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Phoebe Cates, Judge Reinhold, and Ray Walston, "Fast Times at Ridgemont High" also debuts future stars, including Nicholas Cage, Eric Stoltz, and Anthony Edwards.

David Lee Roth released his version of "California Girls" in 1985 as his first solo single. The video featured a lineup of beautiful women and got loads of airplay on MTV. It set the tone for Roth's solo career as he perpetuated his image as a hedonistic party boy. Carl Wilson from The Beach Boys sang backup on Roth's version, which hit #3 in the US.

In "The Shining," a family heads to an isolated hotel for the winter where an evil and spiritual presence influences the father into violence, while his psychic son sees horrific forebodings from the past and of the future.

Angela and Tony were originally supposed to get married at the end of the series. ABC executives, along with Tony Danza, were against this proposed ending, so they broke up instead.

The music video for "Rapture" made its television debut in the U.S. on January 31, 1981, and became the first rap video ever broadcast on MTV. Much of the video is a one-take scene of Debbie Harry dancing along the street, passing by graffiti artists, Uncle Sam, an American Indian, and a goat.

In order to make the bar scenes in "Cheers" more believable, Ted Danson completed two weeks of bartending school to nail his role as Sam. The creators of the show would also frequent bars in Los Angeles to observe "real bar conversations" that they would then incorporate into the script.

The oldest child in the Cosby Show, Sondra, was not written into the original cast. Bill Cosby decided to add in Sondra's character to portray successful parenting while she was away at college. The role of Sondra was played by Whitney Houston when she was 21. Talk about a talented cast!

Paul Fusco was the voice of the puppet ALF. He also operated the puppet most of the time from underneath the sound stage built on a 4-foot high platform. When Fusco wasn't controlling the character, the 2'9" actor, Mihaly Meszaros, stepped up for the role.

Spending the summer at a Catskills resort with her family, Frances "Baby" Houseman falls in love with the camp's dance instructor, Johnny Castle in this hit 80's film, "Dirty Dancing."

Despite the exterior of the Tanner house on a famous San Francisco street, "Full House" was actually filmed in LA. Only one episode, "Comet's Excellent Adventure," was taped in San Francisco. All the exterior and scenery shots of San Francisco were shot in a single day.

"Wax on, right hand. Wax off, left hand. Wax on, wax off. Breathe in through nose, out the mouth. Wax on, wax off. Don't forget to breathe, very important."

"Married with Children" was Fox's first prime time show which debuted at 7 p.m. on Sunday, April 5, 1987. There were 259 episodes, the final one airing in 1997.

The video for "Faith" was directed by Andy Morahan, who also did the videos for "Father Figure" and "I Want Your Sex." George Michael was completely faking his guitar-playing in the video - he didn't know how to play.

If there's something strange in your neighborhood. Who you gonna call? Ghostbusters!!!

Four to nine cars were typically ruined each season due to the extreme stunt work performed in "Knight Rider." Most of the cars required custom parts in order to be lightweight and powerful enough for the stunts.

A war movie directed by the great Stanley Kubrick, Matthew Modine stars as Private Joker and Vincent D'Onofrio as Private Leonard 'Gomer Pyle' Lawrence.

Both of the lead actors in "Perfect Strangers" attended Yale University. They never crossed paths during their studies, however. Bronson Pinchot originally studied painting and literature, while Mark Linn-Baker was in Yale's Drama School.

James Best playing Sheriff Rosco P. Coltrane is one of the more memorable characters from "The Dukes of Hazzard" TV series. Best’s long career as a Western actor began in 1949.

In order to get out of the snobby clique that is destroying her good-girl reputation, an intelligent teen teams up with a dark sociopath in a plot to kill the cool kids in "Heathers."

The video "Legs" was parodied in a 1984 episode of "St. Elsewhere," in which ZZ Top themselves, as well as the Eliminator girls, appeared. In the scene where hospital orderly Luther (Eric Laneuville) falls asleep as the radio is playing "Legs," and he dreams the Eliminator girls come to his aid, helping him to seek revenge on senior hospital staff who have oppressed him.

"Take On Me" is a song written by the band members of Norwegian synthpop band, a-ha. The original version was produced by Tony Mansfield and remixed by John Ratcliff. The second version of the song was produced by Alan Tarney for the group's debut studio album, Hunting High and Low (1985). The song combines synth-pop with a varied instrumentation that includes acoustic guitars, keyboards, and drums.

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