The 1970s and 1980s have been the stars of numerous throwback films and television shows with good reason. The two decades have a lot to celebrate — Saturday morning cartoons, "Schoolhouse Rock," roller skating and Michael Jackson's "Billie Jean" — to name a few highlights.
But nostalgia be damned, there was plenty to dislike about the '70s and '80s too. The pair of decades kicked off at the height of the Vietnam War and included the Watergate scandal, a gas shortage, a hostage crisis, the emergence of the AIDS epidemic (and the injurious response from the government) and then capped off with the Exxon Valdez oil spill.
While GenX will proudly keep listening to our Duran Duran records and can still enjoy solving a Rubik's Cube, here are 10 features of the '70s and '80s we're rejoicing got left in the past (in no specific order).