The 30 Most Beloved TV Characters of the '80s

Have you ever wondered why you become so emotionally attached to TV show characters? Well, you’re not alone. According to experts, it’s totally normal to feel connected to fictional characters because the human brain can’t make the distinction between real and fictional relationships. You may feel as close with Carrie Bradshaw as you do your BFF. Honestly though, there’s no need to worry; this just means that ugly crying on the couch during the final season of your favorite TV show is completely justified.

I’m not going to lie—it sucks when your favorite TV show comes to an end because it means that you have to say a dreaded farewell to your fictional friends. Although each decade introduces a plethora of new sitcoms and series, the ‘80s are particularly memorable for their beloved TV shows, TV families, and TV characters. You may even still argue that TV just isn’t what it used to be—so, we’re here to make you nostalgic.

Here are 30 of the best TV characters from the ‘80s!

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