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1981 TV Shows

Perhaps because I was a full-time student at the time, I didn’t spend a lot of time watching TV in 1981. Probative evidence of this fact is that I didn’t watch a single episode of the top 5 shows for the 1981-82 season. What were they? Take a gander:


1. Dallas

2. 60 Minutes (Sunday nights were bad for me)

3. The Jeffersons

4. Three’s Company

5. Alice

What was I watching in 1981 (when I did watch TV)? Here you go:


1. Hill Street Blues (never missed a show for years)

2. Monday Night Football (Howard, Frank, and Dandy Don)

3. Lou Grant (with Ed Asner's recent passing, I gotta go back and rewatch some episodes)


4. Magnum, P.I. (Hawaii, fast cars, Higgins, and lots of action – what more do you want?)

5. Simon & Simon (very funny detective series, although somewhere around 1986 it got old and I stopped watching it . . . but I can still hum the theme song on a gazoo)

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