Funny 80s Jokes to Make You Laugh

Looking for a laugh? Check out our collection of funny 80s jokes. From classic one-liners to silly jokes about pop culture, we’ve got something for everyone. So grab a friend and get ready to chuckle.

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Jokes about Pop Culture

The 80s were a time of crazy fashion, big hair, and iconic pop culture moments. If you’re looking for a laugh, here are some funny 80s jokes about everything from bullies to mullets.

Jokes about Madonna

Q: What do you call someone who only wants to have sex with Madonna?
A: A Madonna wannabe.

Q: How does Madonna keep her figure so slim?
A: By smelling food and not eating it.

Jokes about Michael Jackson

What was Michael Jackson’s favorite fruit?

A banana.

Jokes about Prince

Why did Prince change his name to an unpronounceable symbol?
So he could be ahead of his time!

Why did Prince change his name back to Prince?
Because he was running out of ink!

Jokes about Movies

Jokes about Ghostbusters

Do you know why ghosts like to haunt cemeteries?

Because that’s where the dead people are!

Why did the ghosts go to the drive-in movie?

Because it was double-feature night!

What do you call a ghost with a broken leg?
A hobbling haunt!

Jokes about The Breakfast Club

How does Claire feel about Bender?

She’s not too fond of him, but she puts up with him because he’s in her group.

Jokes about Back to the Future

What did Doc Brown say when he stepped on a LEGO?
Ow, this is heavy!

Why didn’t the DeLorean start when Doc Brown put the keys in the ignition?
Because it was out of gas!

What did Marty McFly say when he saw a UFO?
Great Scott!

Jokes about Television

Jokes about Family Ties

TV families are just like ours, only with more laughing, hugging, and learning life lessons. Here are some jokes about our favorite TV families from the 80s.

-Why did the chicken cross the road?
To get to the other side … of the television screen!

-Why did Alex P. Keaton leave Family Ties?
To start his own family!

-How many children did Mike and Carol Brady have?
Eight … but they were all adopted!

-Why did Opie Taylor stop liking his father, Andy Griffith?
Because he was a bit too perfect!

Jokes about Cheers

Why did the chicken cross the road?

To get to Cheers!

Why did the duck go to Cheers?

To get drunk!

What do you call a bar where everyone knows your name?


Jokes about The Cosby Show

The Cosby Show was one of the most popular sitcoms of the 1980s, and Bill Cosby became a household name. Here are some jokes about the show:

-Why did Dr. Huxtable give his son a golf club?
Because he wanted him to get a hole in one!

-What did Dr. Huxtable say to his wife when she asked him why he was watching The Cosby Show instead of working on his new book?
Clifford, I’m trying to write!

-Why didn’t Dr. Huxtable want to be on The Cosby Show?
Because he was scared of heights!

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