Pick: What would you watch on TV in 1990?

Would you watch the debut of Kramer or Agent Cooper?

Pretend you have a time machine. Hooray! There's just one glitch — it only goes back to the year 1990. And it's on the fritz, jumping all around the calendar. Fortunately, you have a television on hand to for entertainment.

Pick what you would watch on TV that year. See how your selections stack up against the rest. Have fun and bon voyage!

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  1. We begin our journey on Saturday morning. The date is November 3. It's 11AM. What are you watching?
  2. Now it is that evening on the same day. What will you watch at 9PM?
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  3. We're moving back in time now. It is Tuesday, October 30. What will you watch on Halloween Eve at 9PM?
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  4. Leaping backwards again…. It is Monday, October 8. Settle in for the evening and watch one of these long programs.
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  5. A bigger leap back…. Now it's May 31, a Thursday. What would you watch at 9:30PM?
  6. All this leaping through time, it begs the question: What would you watch on Friday at 8PM?
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  7. Jump back a month! It's now Saturday, April 8. Tune in to something at 9PM.
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  8. Let's leap again. It's Thursday, October 25, 8:30PM. What'll it be on TV?
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  9. That's over now. Pick a show for 9PM.
  10. We've landed on a Sunday. It's 8PM. Cozy up on a couch with a show.
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  11. It's now Monday, 8PM. What'll you watch?
  12. Same time, next day. What's on your screen?
  13. Finally, we end on a Wednesday, again at 8PM. Make your final selection.
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Pick: What would you watch on TV in 1990?

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RobChapman 1 month ago
Too bad you only count the "big 4" networks. Because, every Monday night in 1990 I was watching new episodes of Star Trek: The Next Generation.
Snickers RobChapman 27 days ago
I liked Babylon Five myself.
RobChapman Snickers 20 days ago
Babylon 5 didn't premier until 1994 (1993 if you count the pilot "The Gathering")
Snickers RobChapman 17 days ago
I know that, just saying I liked Babylon 5
Randall 5 months ago
My favorite show of that year wasn't mentioned LIFE GOES ON we got to see Broadway Diva Patti Lupone as well as the talented Kellie Martin,Tracy Needham and who can forget Chris Burk that show was great with Kellie Martin and Chad lowe who in the fourth season played a character with AIDS a big deal in those days!
Mukusthebadd1 8 months ago
Stupid phone screen!
It wouldn't let me change after a wrong selection!
CouchPotato19 12 months ago
73% similar...…......I actually had an evening job back then, so had to vote by what my P's would watch. Twin Peaks was a strange & intriguing priorityshow for me, though! Taped it if I had to work. So far off the beaten path of typical TV crap of that time.
bmoore4026 13 months ago
68% similar. Apparently, my family were one of the few that preferred Rescue 911 over Who's the Boss.
Tony 14 months ago
"Golden Girls" wins out because who would want to watch an edited-for-TV "Beverly Hills Cop 2?" Unedited, yes.
RobChapman 14 months ago
There needs to be a "none of the above" option
ValT 17 months ago
There are too many where I would just turn off the TV & read a book.
ll675i ValT 14 months ago
or fire up the VCR
Runeshaper 18 months ago
45% similar
45% similar to the most popular responses
CaptainDunsel 19 months ago
5 out of 13
(That's how many of these had selections I actually would have chosen.)
Ariesmale44 19 months ago
i loved The Fresh Prince Of Bel Air
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