Remembering the 70s, 80s & 90s, what is your favorite song or sitcom from one of the periods mentioned?

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Lamar Burgess, Class of 1977

In the 1970s there was a great sitcom called “Sanford and Son.” The son’s name was Lamont. It was kind of similar to my first name so of course everybody called me “Lamont” back then. In 1980s, I really enjoyed the song “Endless Love” by Lionel Richie and Diana Ross.


Santa Williams Carpenter, Class of 1977

My favorite sitcoms were “The Jefferson's” and “Good Times.” The “Midnight Train To Georgia” by Gladys Knight and the Pips is a classic.

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Jolanda Thomas, Class of 1988

Some of the best days of my life were spent at Alcorn. The most watched and talked about sitcom during my college days – 1984 to 1988 – was hands down “The Cosby Show.” Watching “The Cosby Show” was the highlight of the week.

Many of the girls from Burrus Hall, 3rd floor, would crowd in one or two rooms with the doors wide-open and watch the night's episode screaming and laughing. During commercial breaks we rehashed the scenes while catching up on the latest happenings on “The Yard”. My all-time favorite is the “Happy Anniversary” episode where the Huxtables did their rendition of Ray Charles' “Night Time is the Right Time.” Those were the best of time – I refuse to say the good old days! Thanks for the walk down memory lane!

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Mary Ann Peoples, Class of 2005

My favorite television shows from the 70's, 80's, and reruns during the 90's were “Charlie's Angels”, “Dallas”, “Different Strokes”, “Dukes of Hazzard”, “Good Times”, “Happy Days”, “I Love Lucy”, “The Jefferson’s”, “Lavern and Shirley”, “Sanford and Son”, “The Smurfs”, and “Wonder Woman.”

Out of all of these shows, my top favorite was “Lavern and Shirley” because I am a fraternal twin. I would always imagine my sister and me getting into mischief just like Lavern and Shirley. I also love the monogrammed sweaters the ladies wore during that show. To this day, I often find myself going out to get at least one sweater, scarf and hat monogrammed each winter. My preferred monogram now is generally "ASU".


Dmitry Mylnikov, Class of 2012

Because I was born in 1987, I just recently discovered music of the 70s and 80s, listening to it on YouTube. My favorites are any songs by Tina Turner, and Whitney Houston’s “I Will Always Love You.”