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* ''ComicStrip/BettyBoopAndFelix'': First appeared around 1984.
* ''ComicStrip/BloomCounty'': First appeared in December, 1980.
* ''ComicStrip/{{Bizarro}}'': Series started in January, 1985.
* ''ComicStrip/CalvinAndHobbes'': First appeared in November, 1985.
* ''ComicStrip/FoxTrot'': Series started in April, 1988.
* ''ComicStrip/{{Dilbert}}'': First appeared in April, 1989. (see ''WesternAnimation/Dilbert'')
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* ''WesternAnimation/SongOfTheSea'' (made in 2014, set in 1987)
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* ''WesternAnimation/SongOfTheSea'' (made in 2014, set in 1987)



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!!!For series released in this time period, see SeriesOfThe1980s
* ''Series/{{The Americans}}'' (made in 2013, the story begins in 1981)
* ''Series/TheCarrieDiaries'' (made in 2013, set in 1984)
* ''Series/DeadOfSummer'' (made in 2016, set in 1989)
* ''Series/Deutschland83''
* ''Series/EverybodyHatesChris'' (made in 2005, the show is set between 1982 to 1987)
* ''Series/FreaksAndGeeks'' (made in 2000, set in 1980)
* ''Series/{{GLOW|2017}}'' (made in 2017, set in the mid-'80s)
* ''Series/TheGoldbergs''
* ''Series/HapAndLeonard''
* ''Series/HowIMetYourMother'' (made in 2005, the show frequently flashes back to the main characters' childhood set in various points in this decade)
* ''Series/LandOfTheGiants''
* ''Series/{{Narcos}}''
* ''Series/StrangerThings''
* ''Series/That80sShow''
* ''Series/{{UFO}}''
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!!!For series released in this time period, see SeriesOfThe1980s
* ''Series/TheAmericans'' (made in 2013, the story begins in 1981)
* ''Series/TheCarrieDiaries'' (made in 2013, set in 1984)
* ''Series/DeadOfSummer'' (made in 2016, set in 1989)
* ''Series/Deutschland83''
* ''Series/EverybodyHatesChris'' (made in 2005, the show is set between 1982 to 1987)
* ''Series/FreaksAndGeeks'' (made in 2000, set in 1980)
* ''Series/{{GLOW|2017}}'' (made in 2017, set in the mid-'80s)
* ''Series/TheGoldbergs''
* ''Series/HapAndLeonard''
* ''Series/HowIMetYourMother'' (made in 2005, the show frequently flashes back to the main characters' childhood set in various points in this decade)
* ''Series/LandOfTheGiants''
* ''Series/{{Narcos}}''
* ''Series/StrangerThings''
* ''Series/That80sShow''
* ''Series/{{UFO}}''
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* ''ComicStrip/BettyBoopAndFelix'': First appeared around 1984.
* ''ComicStrip/BloomCounty'': First appeared in December, 1980.
* ''ComicStrip/{{Bizarro}}'': Series started in January, 1985.
* ''ComicStrip/CalvinAndHobbes'': First appeared in November, 1985.
* ''ComicStrip/FoxTrot'': Series started in April, 1988.
* ''ComicStrip/{{Dilbert}}'': First appeared in April, 1989. (see ''WesternAnimation/Dilbert'')
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* ''ComicStrip/BettyBoopAndFelix'': First appeared around 1984.
* ''ComicStrip/BloomCounty'': First appeared in December, 1980.
* ''ComicStrip/{{Bizarro}}'': Series started in January, 1985.
* ''ComicStrip/CalvinAndHobbes'': First appeared in November, 1985.
* ''ComicStrip/FoxTrot'': Series started in April, 1988.
* ''ComicStrip/{{Dilbert}}'': First appeared in April, 1989. (see ''WesternAnimation/Dilbert'')
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* ''Film/CaptainEO'': Opened in 1986.
* ''Ride/CraniumCommand'': Opened in 1989.
* ''Ride/TheGreatMovieRide'': Opened in 1989.
* ''Ride/{{Horizons}}'': Opened in 1983.
* ''Ride/JourneyIntoImagination'': Opened in 1983.
* ''Ride/StarTours'': Opened in 1987.
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* TabletopGame/BattleTech (see ''VideoGame/BattleTech'')
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* Literature/{{Dragonlance}}
* TabletopGame/ForgottenRealms (see ''VideoGame/ForgottenRealms'')
* TabletopGame/{{Shadowrun}} (see ''VideoGame/Shadowrun'')
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* TabletopGame/{{Warhammer}}
* TabletopGame/Warhammer40000 (see ''VideoGame/Warhammer40000'')
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* [[Ride/DisneyThemeParks Disneyland]]'s [[/index]] Tomorrowland, specifically an [[{{Zeerust}} ideal futuristic 1986]], until the revamp in 1996.
* Disney-MGM Studios (later renamed Disney's Hollywood Studios) opened on May 1st, 1989.
* EPCOT Center (later renamed Epcot) opened on October 1st, 1982.
* Tokyo Disneyland opened on April 15th, 1983.
* Typhoon Lagoon opened on June 1st, 1989.
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* [[Ride/DisneyThemeParks Disneyland]]'s [[/index]] ''Film/CaptainEO'': Opened in 1986.
* ''Ride/CraniumCommand'': Opened in 1989.
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Tomorrowland, specifically an [[{{Zeerust}} ideal futuristic 1986]], until the revamp in 1996.
* ** Disney-MGM Studios (later renamed Disney's Hollywood Studios) opened on May 1st, 1989.
* ** EPCOT Center (later renamed Epcot) opened on October 1st, 1982.
* ** Tokyo Disneyland opened on April 15th, 1983.
* ** Typhoon Lagoon opened on June 1st, 1989.
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* ''Ride/TheGreatMovieRide'': Opened in 1989.
* ''Ride/{{Horizons}}'': Opened in 1983.
* ''Ride/JourneyIntoImagination'': Opened in 1983.
* ''Ride/StarTours'': Opened in 1987.
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9th Oct '17 2:59:53 PM StFan
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** The sexually-transmitted disease AIDS became an epidemic. The first two cases of patients dying from AIDS had taken place in 1959, but there are only a handful of known cases dating to the 1960s and 1970s. At least 121 AIDS-related deaths took place between 1980 and 1981. By the end of the 1980s, the disease had spread worldwide and there were over a million known patients. And in the U.S., the initial stigma of AIDS as a "gay disease" contributed to unfair ostracization of its victims and LGBT people in general.

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** The sexually-transmitted sexually transmitted disease AIDS became an epidemic. The first two cases of patients dying from AIDS had taken place in 1959, but there are only a handful of known cases dating to the 1960s and 1970s. At least 121 AIDS-related deaths took place between 1980 and 1981. By the end of the 1980s, the disease had spread worldwide and there were over a million known patients. And in the U.S., the initial stigma of AIDS as a "gay disease" contributed to unfair ostracization of its victims and LGBT people in general.
1st Oct '17 4:47:43 PM JamesAustin
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* Wrestling/TheBushwhackers



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* MerchandiseDriven: Virtually [[WesternAnimation/ThunderCats every]] [[WesternAnimation/{{MASK}} original]] WesternAnimation/{{c|enturions}}artoon [[WesternAnimation/StrawberryShortcake made]] [[WesternAnimation/RainbowBrite in]] WesternAnimation/{{the|RealGhostbusters}} [[WesternAnimation/GIJoeARealAmericanHero eighties]] [[WesternAnimation/TheTransformers seems]] [[Franchise/CareBears to]] [[WesternAnimation/HeManAndTheMastersOfTheUniverse1983 be]] [[WesternAnimation/JemAndTheHolograms this]] [[Franchise/MyLittlePony way]].

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* MerchandiseDriven: Virtually [[WesternAnimation/ThunderCats every]] [[WesternAnimation/{{MASK}} original]] WesternAnimation/{{c|enturions}}artoon [[WesternAnimation/StrawberryShortcake made]] [[WesternAnimation/RainbowBrite in]] WesternAnimation/{{the|RealGhostbusters}} [[WesternAnimation/GIJoeARealAmericanHero eighties]] [[WesternAnimation/TheTransformers seems]] [[Franchise/CareBears to]] [[WesternAnimation/HeManAndTheMastersOfTheUniverse1983 be]] [[WesternAnimation/JemAndTheHolograms this]] [[Franchise/MyLittlePony way]].every original cartoon made in the eighties seems to be this way -- ''WesternAnimation/ThunderCats, WesternAnimation/{{MASK}}, WesternAnimation/{{Centurions}}, WesternAnimation/StrawberryShortcake, WesternAnimation/RainbowBrite, WesternAnimation/TheRealGhostbusters, WesternAnimation/GIJoeARealAmericanHero, WesternAnimation/TheTransformers, Franchise/CareBears, WesternAnimation/HeManAndTheMastersOfTheUniverse1983, WesternAnimation/JemAndTheHolograms, Franchise/MyLittlePony''...
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* ''Anime/{{Ulysses 31}}''

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* ''ComicBook/{{Camelot 3000}}''. First appeared in December, 1982.

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* ''ComicBook/{{Camelot 3000}}''.''ComicBook/Camelot3000''. First appeared in December, 1982.



* ''ComicBook/{{DP7}}''. First appeared in November, 1986.

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* ''ComicBook/{{DP7}}''.''ComicBook/DP7''. First appeared in November, 1986.



* ''Series/{{Deutschland 83}}''

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* ''Pinball/{{Flight 2000}}'' (1980)

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* ''Pinball/{{Orbitor 1}}'' (1982)

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* TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}} (see ''VideoGame/Warhammer 40000'')

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* ''VideoGame/{{Yakuza 0}}'' (set in December 1988, at the height of Japan's "Bubble Economy")

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* ''VideoGame/{{Yakuza 0}}'' ''VideoGame/Yakuza0'' (set in December 1988, at the height of Japan's "Bubble Economy")



* UsefulNotes/{{Commodore 64}}: The most widely sold inexpensive multipurpose home computer of this decade.

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* UsefulNotes/{{Commodore 64}}: UsefulNotes/Commodore64: The most widely sold inexpensive multipurpose home computer of this decade.
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* AmazonianBeauty: The beauty standard of the decade, owing to the consciousness of health and fitness during that era, with actors like BrookeShields and models like CindyCrawford showing their athletic, healthy tone.

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* AmazonianBeauty: The beauty standard of the decade, owing to the consciousness of health and fitness during that era, with actors like BrookeShields Brooke Shields and models like CindyCrawford Cindy Crawford showing their athletic, healthy tone.



* {{Anime}}, called Japanimation at the time, started becoming somewhat popular in the US in the '80s (although it would take until the second half of the '90s until it truly exploded in mainstream popularity).

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* {{Anime}}, called Japanimation {{Anime}}: Called "Japanimation" at the time, the medium started becoming somewhat popular in the US in the '80s (although it would take until the second half of the '90s until it truly exploded in mainstream popularity).



* BigOlEyebrows: Thanks to Brooke Shields, bushy, natural eyebrows were stylish for women. This would be followed by extreme plucking and tweezing and penciling to the skinniest brows in TheNineties. Then in TheNewTens, glamorous thick eyebrows came back with a vengeance, though the ideal is smoothed and angular.
* UsefulNotes/TheBlockbusterAgeOfHollywood: Heralded by the success of ''Film/{{Jaws}}'' (1975) and ''[[Film/ANewHope Star Wars]]'' (1977) and the boxoffice disaster of ''Film/HeavensGate'' (1980) the UsefulNotes/NewHollywood was put aside in 1980 and the rest of the decade were dominated by family friendly or juvenile pop corn blockbuster movies, with ''Film/ETTheExtraTerrestrial'' as the biggest box office success of all time, until ''Film/JurassicPark'' (1993) dethroned it.

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* BigOlEyebrows: Thanks to Brooke Shields, bushy, natural eyebrows were stylish for women. This would be followed by extreme plucking and tweezing and penciling to the skinniest brows in TheNineties. Then in TheNewTens, glamorous thick eyebrows [[PopularityPolynomial came back with a vengeance, vengeance]], though the ideal is smoothed and angular.
* UsefulNotes/TheBlockbusterAgeOfHollywood: Heralded by the success of ''Film/{{Jaws}}'' (1975) and ''[[Film/ANewHope Star Wars]]'' (1977) and the boxoffice box office disaster of ''Film/HeavensGate'' (1980) (1980), the UsefulNotes/NewHollywood was put aside in 1980 and the rest of the decade were dominated by family friendly or juvenile pop corn popcorn blockbuster movies, with ''Film/ETTheExtraTerrestrial'' as the biggest box office success of all time, until ''Film/JurassicPark'' (1993) dethroned it.



* UsefulNotes/ColdWar and RedScare: A big feature of this period, particularly in the early 1980s with the European Missiles Crisis, the Nicaraguan civil war and Libya. ''Especially'' Libya. The Cold War plots here can be divided squarely between before and after 8 December 1987, the signing of the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty between the U.S. and USSR. It's generally straight RedScare before that. After, it's RenegadeRussian or MakeTheBearAngryAgain.

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* UsefulNotes/ColdWar and RedScare: A UsefulNotes/ColdWar: Along with the RedScare, this was a big feature of this period, particularly in the early 1980s with the European Missiles Crisis, the Nicaraguan civil war and Libya. ''Especially'' Libya. The Cold War plots here can be divided squarely between before and after 8 December 1987, the signing of the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty between the U.S. and USSR. It's generally straight RedScare before that. After, it's RenegadeRussian or MakeTheBearAngryAgain.



* {{Cyberpunk}}: kicked off by ''Film/BladeRunner'' and ''Literature/{{Neuromancer}}''.

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* {{Cyberpunk}}: kicked Kicked off by ''Film/BladeRunner'' and ''Literature/{{Neuromancer}}''.



* DarkerAndEdgier: Even though this was a fun decade for many people this decade had many negative sides to it:

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* DarkerAndEdgier: Even though this was a fun decade for many people this decade people, it also had many negative sides to it:sides:



** More generally, the 1980s were the time when the American middle class began losing ground in terms of GDP share as more people became part of the upper class.. Socio-economic inequalities more or less kept in check for a half-century started growing again, creating an increasing polarization between economic classes.
** The arrival of Creator/{{MTV}} had a downside as well. Music videos became so dominant that authentic artists who played instruments were now expected to create a music video for every hit single they released, because otherwise it would not receive airplay. For some serious artists this was a huge setback, because they were now expected to "act" and "look good" on camera to appeal to the record buying public. By the end of the 1980s many music fans couldn't imagine a music record existing without some kind of video attached to it. Thus several pop stars who looked attractive but couldn't sing or play a note on their instrument were launched to make quick bucks.
** In the first half of the 1980s many people across the world felt frightened because President Reagan ordered more nuclear missiles to be placed in Europe to [[RedScare defend the US against the Soviet Union]]. He also endorsed a daft plan, "Star Wars", to protect the USA in space against a possible Soviet attack. Fear for a Third World War and nuclear testing lead to numerous protests and protest singles. Only when UsefulNotes/MikhailGorbachev became Soviet leader in 1985 tensions between the USA and USSR started to diminish.

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** More generally, the 1980s were the time when the American middle class began losing ground in terms of GDP share as more people became part of the upper class..class. Socio-economic inequalities more or less kept in check for a half-century started growing again, creating an increasing polarization between economic classes.
** The arrival of Creator/{{MTV}} had a downside as well. Music videos became so dominant that authentic any artists who played instruments were now expected to create a music video for every hit single they released, because otherwise it would not receive airplay. For some serious artists this was a huge setback, because they were now expected to "act" and "look good" on camera to appeal to the record buying public. By the end of the 1980s many music fans couldn't imagine a music record existing without some kind of video attached to it. Thus several pop stars who looked attractive but couldn't sing or play a note on their instrument were launched to make quick bucks.
** In the first half of the 1980s 1980s, many people across the world felt frightened because President Reagan ordered more nuclear missiles to be placed in Europe to [[RedScare defend the US against the Soviet Union]]. He also endorsed a daft plan, "Star Wars", to protect the USA in space against a possible Soviet attack. Fear for a Third World War and nuclear testing lead to numerous protests and protest singles. Only when UsefulNotes/MikhailGorbachev became Soviet leader in 1985 tensions between the USA and USSR started to diminish.



* EarWorm: Music from this decade (SynthPop in particular) were very catchy in general.

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* EarWorm: Music The pop songs from this decade (SynthPop in particular) were very catchy in general.



* EroticFilm: As porn theaters started to close and moral guardians fought pornography erotic movies went underground again. They did manage to make back their profit thanks to the success of video rents and sales.

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* EroticFilm: As porn theaters started to close and moral guardians fought pornography pornography, erotic movies went underground again. They did manage to make back their profit thanks to the success of video rents rentals and sales.



** Also in the decade, [[LandDownunder Australophilia]] came into the scene and spread like bushfire. Musicians like ''Olivia Newton-John'', and Music/KylieMinogue; bands like Music/{{ACDC}}, Music/{{INXS}}, Music/MenAtWork, Music/AirSupply, and other stuff like Film/MadMax, Film/CrocodileDundee, Uluru, boomerangs and didgeridoos, and kangaroos and koalas.
** In America, all eyes turn to UsefulNotes/LosAngeles and UsefulNotes/{{Miami}} for their sunny beaches, neon lights, good vibes, and the thrill for action and adventure like the guys of ''BeverlyHillsCop'' and ''MiamiVice''.

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** Also in the decade, [[LandDownunder Australophilia]] came into the scene and spread like bushfire. Musicians like ''Olivia Newton-John'', Creator/OliviaNewtonJohn and Music/KylieMinogue; Music/KylieMinogue, bands like Music/{{ACDC}}, Music/{{INXS}}, Music/MenAtWork, and Music/AirSupply, and other stuff like Film/MadMax, Film/CrocodileDundee, ''Film/MadMax'', ''Film/CrocodileDundee'', Uluru, boomerangs and didgeridoos, and kangaroos and koalas.
** In America, all eyes turn turned to UsefulNotes/LosAngeles and UsefulNotes/{{Miami}} for their sunny beaches, neon lights, good vibes, and the thrill for action and adventure like the guys of ''BeverlyHillsCop'' ''Series/BeverlyHillsCop'' and ''MiamiVice''.''Series/MiamiVice''.



* HotterAndSexier: Music/{{Madonna}}'s outrageous more sexualized imagery set a trend for many female pop singers in her wake.

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* HotterAndSexier: Music/{{Madonna}}'s outrageous more very sexualized imagery set a trend for many female pop singers in her wake.



* LighterAndSofter: Compared to the more revolutionary and sociologically progressive 1960s and 1970s the eighties were pretty tame. Virtually all products (film, music, toys, TV shows,...) were heavily MerchandiseDriven and not subtle about it. As a result most of it is very clean, safe, family friendly and didn't take any artistic risks.

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* LighterAndSofter: Compared to the more revolutionary and sociologically progressive 1960s and 1970s 1970s, the eighties were pretty tame. Virtually all products (film, music, toys, TV shows,...) shows, etc) were heavily MerchandiseDriven and not subtle about it. As a result result, most of it is very clean, safe, family friendly and didn't take any many artistic risks.



* MoralGuardians: The Moral Majority was very strong in the USA and backed by the Reagan government. They attacked HeavyMetal, GothRock, pornography, video games and gay culture as threats to the youth. In the UK the Thatcher government also forbade a series of gory horror movies called the VideoNasties for the same reasons. By the end of the decades many moral guardians started to lose their power, as many televangelists in the US got caught up in sex and tax fraud scandals.

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* MoralGuardians: The Moral Majority was very strong in the USA and backed by the Reagan government. They attacked HeavyMetal, GothRock, pornography, video games and gay culture as threats to the youth. In the UK UK, the Thatcher government also forbade a series of gory horror movies called the VideoNasties for the same reasons. By the end of the decades decade, many moral guardians started to lose their power, as many televangelists in the US got caught up in sex and tax fraud scandals.



** BlackMetal: Became popular during this era.

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** BlackMetal: Became popular Got its start during this era.



** DeathMetal: Became popular during this era.

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** DeathMetal: Became popular Got its start during this era.decade.



** GothRock: Music/JoyDivision, Music/{{Bauhaus}}, Music/TheCure,... popularized gloomy music.

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** GothRock: Music/JoyDivision, Music/{{Bauhaus}}, Music/TheCure,... and Music/TheCure popularized gloomy music.



** HeavyMetal: Became targeted as the new ''dangerous'' threat to the youth of America, with supposed satanic messages hidden in the lyrics.

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** HeavyMetal: Became targeted as the new ''dangerous'' [[YouCanPanicNow dangerous threat to the youth of America, America]], with supposed satanic messages hidden in the lyrics.



** HouseMusic: Near the late 1980s club house music became more prominent, resulting in styles like {{Techno}} in the 1990s.

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** HouseMusic: Near the late 1980s 1980s, club house music became more prominent, resulting in styles like {{Techno}} in the 1990s.



** MusicVideo: For better or for worse, we have to credit Creator/{{MTV}} for bringing this. Creator/{{MuchMusic}} introduced them to Canadian audiences

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** MusicVideo: For better or for worse, we have to credit Creator/{{MTV}} for bringing this. Creator/{{MuchMusic}} introduced them to Canadian audiencesaudiences.



** ProtestSong: Made a return with charity singles like "Do They Know It's Christmas?" and "We Are The World" trying to bring in money to help poor people in Africa. The Artists Against Apartheid and the Free Nelson Mandela movement fought against South Africa's apartheid's system. Farm Aid helped farmers in the USA to overcome financial troubles. And many protest songs were written against the UsefulNotes/RonaldReagan and UsefulNotes/MargaretThatcher administrations.
** SynthPop: The dominant music genre throughout the decade, making every track instantly recognizable as having an ''80s sound''.

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** ProtestSong: Made a return with charity singles like "Do They Know It's Christmas?" and "We Are The World" trying to bring in money to help poor people in Africa. The Artists Against Apartheid and the Free Nelson Mandela movement fought against South Africa's apartheid's apartheid system. Farm Aid helped farmers in the USA to overcome financial troubles. And many protest songs were written against the UsefulNotes/RonaldReagan and UsefulNotes/MargaretThatcher administrations.
** SynthPop: The dominant music genre throughout the decade, making every track instantly recognizable as having an ''80s sound''."80s sound".



* NarmCharm: The decade pretty much ran on this. From excessive fashions, ridiculously catchy songs (SynthPop in particular) and much more.
* NostalgiaFilter / TwoDecadesBehind
** This decade had a lot of nostalgic getups during TheThirties, TheForties (pulpy adventures, {{dieselpunk}}y aesthetics, economic ups-and-downs, and exaggerated shoulder pads), TheFifties and TheSixties (emergence of early teen culture)
*** And the decade itself is now the nostalgic decade of the TurnOfTheMillennium and TheNewTens.

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* NarmCharm: The decade pretty much ran on this. From excessive fashions, ridiculously catchy songs (SynthPop in particular) and much more.
* NostalgiaFilter / TwoDecadesBehind
NostalgiaFilter:
** This decade had a lot of nostalgic getups during TheThirties, TheForties (pulpy adventures, {{dieselpunk}}y aesthetics, economic ups-and-downs, and exaggerated shoulder pads), TheFifties and TheSixties (emergence of early teen culture)
culture).
*** And the decade 80s itself is now the nostalgic decade of the TurnOfTheMillennium and TheNewTens.



* PimpedOutDress: As suits and powerdressing were standard by day, glamour and expression was reserved for evening wear. It was the decade where high-contrast satin, lycra, and a generous helping of sequins and glitter came to prominence with world-renowned {{Fashion Designer}}s like KarlLagerfeld, YvesSaintLaurent, VivienneWestwood, ChristianLacroix, OscarDeLaRenta, GianniVersace, Prada, and IsseyMiyake playing their part in the catwalk
* RichBitch: Featured in ''Series/{{Dynasty}}'', ''Series/FalconCrest'', et. al.
* ShouldersOfDoom: The huge shoulder pads, bigger than the ones [[TheForties forty years earlier]]. For women wearing them, it was a status that they had [[DefiedTrope broke down]] the metaphorical [[NeverASelfMadeWoman glass ceiling]], as more women entered to more corporate jobs, not as secretaries or clerks, but as businesspeople.

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* PimpedOutDress: As suits and powerdressing were standard by day, glamour and expression was reserved for evening wear. It was the decade where high-contrast satin, lycra, and a generous helping of sequins and glitter came to prominence with world-renowned {{Fashion Designer}}s like KarlLagerfeld, YvesSaintLaurent, VivienneWestwood, ChristianLacroix, OscarDeLaRenta, GianniVersace, Karl Lagerfeld, Yves Saint Laurent, Vivienne Westwood, Christian Lacroix, Oscar De La Renta, Gianni Versace, Prada, and IsseyMiyake Issey Miyake playing their part in the catwalk
catwalk.
* RichBitch: Featured in all sorts of {{soap opera}}s like ''Series/{{Dynasty}}'', ''Series/FalconCrest'', et. al.
* ShouldersOfDoom: The huge shoulder pads, bigger than the ones [[TheForties forty years earlier]]. For women wearing them, it was a status that they had [[DefiedTrope broke down]] the metaphorical [[NeverASelfMadeWoman glass ceiling]], as more women entered to more the corporate jobs, ladder, and not as secretaries or clerks, but as full-fledged businesspeople.



* TropeMakers and [[TropeCodifier Codifiers]]: With [[TheBlockbusterAgeOfHollywood blockbuster films coming on full force]], the wide introduction of computers and VideoGames, and with the rise of cable television with channels like Creator/{{MTV}}, Creator/{{HBO}}, Creator/{{CNN}}, {{Creator/Nickelodeon}}, et al., giving time and interest to watching more of it in a single channel than in a programming block, the tropes that came to the scene in this decade are:
** TheAhnold: After Creator/ArnoldSchwarzenegger became an icon with his roles in ''Film/{{Conan the Barbarian|1982}}'' and ''Film/TheTerminator'' imitating Arnie became a StockParody.

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* TropeMakers and TropeMakers: And [[TropeCodifier Codifiers]]: Codifiers]]. With [[TheBlockbusterAgeOfHollywood blockbuster films coming on full force]], the wide introduction of computers and VideoGames, and with the rise of cable television with channels like Creator/{{MTV}}, Creator/{{HBO}}, Creator/{{CNN}}, {{Creator/Nickelodeon}}, et al., giving time and interest to watching more of it in a single channel than in a programming block, the tropes that came to the scene in this decade are:
** TheAhnold: After Creator/ArnoldSchwarzenegger became an icon with his roles in ''Film/{{Conan the Barbarian|1982}}'' and ''Film/TheTerminator'' ''Film/TheTerminator'', imitating Arnie became a StockParody.



** ComeWithMeIfYouWantToLive: StockParody popularized by ''Film/TheTerminator''.
** DieHardOnAnX: This badass StockParody got it's start by the eponymous ''Film/DieHard''.
** {{Hello}} MyNameIsInigoMontoya YouKilledMyFather PrepareToDie: Is just one out of the many StockParodies brought to us by ''Film/ThePrincessBride''.
** ImGoingToDisneyWorld: Advertisment that was very popular from the 1980s on and eventually became a StockParody.

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** ComeWithMeIfYouWantToLive: StockParody popularized Popularized by ''Film/TheTerminator''.
** DieHardOnAnX: This badass StockParody got it's its start by the eponymous ''Film/DieHard''.
** {{Hello}} MyNameIsInigoMontoya YouKilledMyFather MyNameIsInigoMontoya. YouKilledMyFather. PrepareToDie: Is just one out of the many StockParodies brought Thanks to us by ''Film/ThePrincessBride''.
** ImGoingToDisneyWorld: Advertisment An advertisment that was very popular from the 1980s on and eventually became a StockParody.on.



** RogerRabbitEffect: This groundbreaking technique where drawn characters interact with real people got popularized with Music/AHa's ''Take on Me'', and with ''Film/WhoFramedRogerRabbit''.

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** RogerRabbitEffect: This groundbreaking technique where drawn animated characters interact with real people got popularized with Music/AHa's ''Take "Take on Me'', Me" and with , of course, ''Film/WhoFramedRogerRabbit''.



** WeDidntStartTheBillyJoelParodies: A StockParody created by the success of Music/BillyJoel's "We Didn't Start The Fire".

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** WeDidntStartTheBillyJoelParodies: A StockParody created Created by the success of Music/BillyJoel's "We Didn't Start The Fire".



* VideoGamesOfThe1980s: Despite the the [[SerendipityWritesThePlot technological limitations]] and [[UsefulNotes/TheGreatVideoGameCrashOf1983 a great fiasco]], video games as a whole was a promising media platform. And it all started [[UsefulNotes/NintendoEntertainmentSystem in]] [[UsefulNotes/MicrosoftWindows 1985]]. In this decade it made, named and codified:

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* VideoGamesOfThe1980s: Despite the the [[SerendipityWritesThePlot technological limitations]] and [[UsefulNotes/TheGreatVideoGameCrashOf1983 a great fiasco]], fiasco early on in the decade]], video games as a whole was a promising media platform. And it all started [[UsefulNotes/NintendoEntertainmentSystem in]] [[UsefulNotes/MicrosoftWindows 1985]]. In this decade it made, named and codified:



* VideoNasties: In 1984 certain gory horror movies were blacklisted by the British government and forbidden to be imported. Many of them were very forgettable, some not even that bloody violent, but they remained in the public consciousness just by the fact that they were put on that list.

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* VideoNasties: In 1984 1984, certain gory horror movies were blacklisted by the British government and forbidden to be imported. Many of them were very forgettable, some not even that bloody violent, but they remained in the public consciousness just by the fact that they were put on that list.
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* The Franchise/AmericanGirlsCollection began in 1986. (see ''Film/KitKittredgeAnAmericanGirl'')

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* The Franchise/AmericanGirlsCollection Literature/AmericanGirlsCollection began in 1986. (see ''Film/KitKittredgeAnAmericanGirl'')
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