Ah, the 1980s – a decade synonymous with neon colors, big hair, and of course, iconic sitcoms that warmed our hearts and made us laugh until our sides hurt. As we journey back to that magical era, let's bask in the nostalgia of five timeless classics that defined our youth and continue to hold a special place in our hearts.

The Cosby Show

Close your eyes, and you can almost hear the infectious laughter emanating from the Huxtable household. Bill Cosby's sweaters and lovable antics as Dr. Cliff Huxtable, coupled with Phylicia Rashad's graceful portrayal of Clair, made us feel like part of the family. Whether it was Theo's shenanigans or Rudy's adorable charm, watching "The Cosby Show" was like coming home to a warm hug after a long day.


Picture yourself sitting on a barstool at Cheers, where everybody knows your name. Ted Danson's Sam Malone and Shelley Long's Diane Chambers kept us entertained with their witty banter and undeniable chemistry. Every episode felt like a gathering with old friends, where laughter flowed as freely as the drinks.

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Family Ties

Remember the Keaton family's living room, where we laughed, cried, and learned valuable life lessons alongside them? Michael J. Fox's endearing portrayal of Alex P. Keaton made us believe that anything was possible, while Meredith Baxter-Birney and Michael Gross embodied the essence of parental wisdom and unconditional love.

The Golden Girls

Oh, to spend an afternoon indulging in cheesecake with Dorothy, Blanche, Rose, and Sophia. Bea Arthur's dry wit, Rue McClanahan's Southern charm, Betty White's sweet innocence, and Estelle Getty's feisty spirit created a bond that transcended age and time. Watching "The Golden Girls" was like spending time with wise, hilarious grandmothers who always had a story to share.

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Who's the Boss?

Tony Danza as Tony Micelli and Judith Light as Angela Bower taught us that families come in all shapes and sizes. From Tony's charming Italian flair to Angela's no-nonsense professionalism, "Who's the Boss?" reminded us that love and laughter can bridge any divide, no matter how unconventional.

So let's keep the spirit of the 80s alive, revisiting these cherished shows whenever we need comfort and connection. After all, in the world of 80s television, every laugh was a treasure, and every character felt like a friend.

10 Forgotten New York Concerts from the Early 80's

Take a moment to think back on the concerts you attended in the early 80's. As the shows start to populate your mind you will smile and think, 'I can't believe they played that venue'. Here are some of those shows and moments in time.

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The Best Sitcoms of All Time with a Western New York Connection

Rolling Stone magazine just released their list of the top 100 sitcoms of all time.

We went through the list to find as many with a Western New York connection as we could find, and you’ll be surprised how many of these famous shows have ties to the region.

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