39 Signs You Grew Up In Australia In The ’80s


When Scott and Charlene got married. And other defining moments.

1. You wanted to be a breakdancer.

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2. Or a body popper.

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3. Or a BMX Bandit.

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Judy was basically Jesus on a bike.

Judy was basically Jesus on a bike.

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4. Spokey Dokeys made your wheels come alive!

Spokey Dokeys made your wheels come alive!

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5. The ghetto blaster ruled your world.

The ghetto blaster ruled your world.

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6. Your Mum walking in mid-taping was disastrous.

Your Mum walking in mid-taping was disastrous.

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7. New Kids On The Block had the right stuff.

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8. You cried when Scott and Charlene got married.

You cried when Scott and Charlene got married.

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9. The kiss is still your favourite TV moment ever.

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Kylie and Jason were just legendary.

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10. Saturday mornings were all about RAGE.

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11. You lusted after Collette’s fluorescent lycra shorts.

You lusted after Collette's fluorescent lycra shorts.

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C’mon! Collette ROCKED!

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12. Molly Meldrum was King.

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13. Your weekend wasn’t complete without Hey Hey It’s Saturday.

Your weekend wasn't complete without Hey Hey It's Saturday .

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14. Funny Photos was the best bit.

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15. You loved watching Young Talent Time.

You loved watching Young Talent Time .

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16. So you remember when Dannii was more famous than Kylie.

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17. You watched the first episode of Home and Away.

You watched the first episode of Home and Away .

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18. You even remember the original credits.

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19. You used to race home from school to watch Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.

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20. You loved The Wonder Years.

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21. But A Country Practise was the best.

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Particularly the wombat called Fatso.

Particularly the wombat called Fatso.

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22. You wore leg warmers every day, even in summer.

You wore leg warmers every day, even in summer.

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23. There was nothing cooler than denim on denim.

There was nothing cooler than denim on denim.

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24. Until you discovered Lacoste polos in every conceivable colour.

Until you discovered Lacoste polos in every conceivable colour.

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25. You died inside if someone else wore the same scrunchy.

You died inside if someone else wore the same scrunchy.

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26. You spent hours crimping your hair.

You spent hours crimping your hair.

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27. Or perfecting your fringe.

Or perfecting your fringe.

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28. Or working on your spiral perm.

Or working on your spiral perm.

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Everyone wanted to look like Nicole.

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29. You loved Wizz Fizz.

You loved Wizz Fizz.

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30. Before there were Slurpees there were Icees.

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31. Chiko Rolls were the best treat ever.

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32. Your greatest gymnastic feats were onboard the Hills Hoist.

Your greatest gymnastic feats were onboard the Hills Hoist.

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Hours and hours, round and round.

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33. You played Elastics until the sun went down.

You played Elastics until the sun went down.

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34. Nothing made you happier than marbles.

Nothing made you happier than marbles.

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35. Except maybe roller disco.

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36. And synchronised skipping.

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37. The Bicentenary basically felt like coming of age.

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38. Expo 88 was the greatest event of the decade.

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Particularly riding the monorail.

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39. And even if you knew nothing about sport you knew Alan Border was The Greatest.

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