It’s difficult to produce a good TV show, but the following series make the feat seem nearly impossible. You’ve probably rightfully forgotten about the following awful TV shows that were on the air during the 1980s, but here’s a list of some of the worst shows that aired during the decade that make us wonder, “What were they thinking?” Below, check out 10 of the worst TV shows of the 1980s:
1. Small Wonder
This series has probably the creepiest premise of all the shows on the list. An engineer named Ted Lawson has the opportunity to create the perfect human robot and decides the best thing to do is make his creation in the form of a small female child. V.I.C.I. (Voice Input Child Indenticant) or, as the girl is typically called, Vicki, was made to help handicapped people but ends up being adopted as part of the family in order to hide the fact that she’s an android from the rest of the world.
Ted basically starts thinking she’s his daughter and forces the rest of his family to play along. Vicki has robotic emotions, superhuman strength, and intelligence. Somehow this creepy show continued for four seasons between 1985 and 1989, with Vicki undergoing “upgrades” to explain her growth. The show was voted the worst sitcom of all time by PopCrunch and pops up on lots of other lists calling out the worst shows ever.