You Can’t Do That On Television, Young Guns, You Got Lucky – the 1980s from A to Z

Blogging from A to Z April Challenge

Like, OH MY GOD! It’s totally awesome you came back to find out what my favorite Y’s are from the 1980s. Like the most rad tv show, movie and music from the 80s.

You Can’t Do That On Television
This Canadian teen variety show was a hit in the US as well. You Can’t Do That On Television starred a then unknown Alanis Morissette. I just remember the slime and the lockers and really liking this show made for kids starring kids.


Young Guns
I never actually saw Young Guns, but it starred Emilio Estevez, Charlie Sheen, Keifer Sutherland and Lou Diamond Phillips sot it had to be good plus I didn’t know of any other movies in the 1980s starting with Y.


You Got Lucky by Tom Petty
I could have discussed Yes or Paul Young, but I love Tom Petty so I had to include him in my 1980s from A to Z – and I already wrote about Tears for Fears for T and Phil Collins for P (it’s really hard to pick just one favorite for each letter). “You Got Lucky” is my favorite Tom Petty song. Another great Petty songs from the 80s include “Free Fallin,” “I Won’t Back Down,” “Running Down a Dream,” “The Waiting,” “American Girl,” “Breakdown,” “Refugee” and “Don’t Come Around Here No More.” I saw Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers in concert in the early 1990s.


Thank you for joining me on my trip back to the totally tubular 1980s as I complete my Blogging from A to Z Challenge. What was your favorite tv show, movie and band or song from the 80s starting with the letter Y? Please come back tomorrow to read about my faves from the 80s that start with the letter Z. And be sure to check out the 1970s from A to Z here.


11 Comments on You Can’t Do That On Television, Young Guns, You Got Lucky – the 1980s from A to Z

  1. A Tom Petty concert would be pretty cool to see! Loved your list of songs, and I might add “Last Dance With Mary Jane” 🙂

    #AtoZChallenge Y is for Yelich-O’Connor


  2. Good memories there. I saw Tom Petty in concert, I watched You Can’t Do That On Television, but I have never seen Young Guns. But it’s one of those films I always wanted to see but have not yet. One day I shall. Thanks for the memories all month. Even if I discovered the site late. 🙂


  3. greyzoned/angelsbark // April 29, 2016 at 5:06 pm // Reply

    I’d love to see Tom Petty in concert. Love him!
    Good choices for Y. It was a tough letter… (for TV shows anyway)…

    Michele at Angels Bark


  4. I enjoyed Young Guns. You are right about there not being much to choose for Y in the 1980s. I looked on Wikipedia movies starting with Y and only found one other that I heard of. The Year of Living Dangerously with Mel Gibson and Sigourney Weaver. Great post.


  5. Young Guns was a good movie. I enjoyed it as well back then. Unfortunately I don’t have any favorites to share, but I did enjoy reading about yours!! Thanks again for a great blog.


  6. I was a big YCDTOT fan back in the day. I watched long before Alanis was in the cast.


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