PICK: What was the best decade for being a kid?

Does your childhood belong in the '50s, '60s, '70s, '80s or '90s?

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We are all nostalgic for different eras — and not necessarily the ones in which we grew up. Movies, television and memories have a funny way of doing that to us. 

Whether you are a Boomer, a Gen-Xer or a Millennial, you had some wonderful elements to your youth. But which decade would have been best suited for you?

Answer these deeply scientific (disclaimer: that is a joke) questions about candy, toys, bikes and shoes and find out! Let's settle this: Which was the coolest decade for being a kid?

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  1. Every kid needs some wheels. Which bike would be the coolest for riding around the neighborhood?
  2. So pull off a nifty trick with your bike. Which slang word is the most enjoyable way to declare that it is "awesome"?
  3. Choose a teen idol to idolize.
  4. Speaking of idols, every generation needs a boy band. Which group is the ultimate boy band?
  5. Which TV best captured teenage life?
  6. Every kid needs a cool pair of kicks. Pick some sneaks.
  7. All that jumping has made us hungry. What is the best thing to get as a kid at McDonald's?
  8. Time for some sci-fi bragging rights. What would have been the coolest movie to see the day it came out on the big screen?
  9. You can handle a little danger. Pick a banned toy to play with.
  10. Which class should they still make high school students take?
  11. Finally, it's Halloween. Which candy is the most exciting to find in your plastic pumpkin or pillowcase?

PICK: What was the best decade for being a kid?

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wess 17 days ago
70's I was a kid, but the 80's was good too 👍
AMgirl 18 days ago
I'm definitely a 70s kids (well, more of a teen in that decade), I remember kids bringing Klackers to school in the 7th grade, they were made of glass, then were taken off the market due to shattering. I had some Jackson 5 albums, considered McDonald's a treat (when mom was not feeling well or didn't feel like fixing dinner), loved watching The Brady Bunch on Friday night, and in the Teen Idol category, you missed Donny O. and David C. (and a little bit of Bobby S.!)
Irish 20 days ago
Got the 60's. Was a kid of the 50's.
JewelsChuck 22 days ago
70’s - I actually grew up then. Lawn JARTS were awesome and they brought them back without the pointy end and made them rounded 😡
max 22 days ago
60's, we threw lawn darts at each other while eating pop-rocks and drinking soda-pop.
ERROL 24 days ago
You should be a kid in the 1950s!
EllisClevenger 25 days ago
You should be a kid in the 1950s!
Put on a poodle skirt, slick back your head and head the sock hop!
Yes. I was there.
milky 26 days ago
I got the 70's, funny because I was a kid in the 70's.
Burny813 27 days ago
80s....... alots changed since then..
Plmacarthur 1 month ago
They said 80s… I’m a little bit of both I was born on the cusp
Suzyt40 1 month ago
I WAS a 70s kid. The quiz has me pegged lol. I loved the songs and and some of the best tv shows
BillyVanek2 1 month ago
That’s right I am a 80s kid!!
Wenatchee7 1 month ago
no time to comment, got to jump on my Stingray and head out for a Slurpee.
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