We didn't have much American television in Singapore in the 1980s. Everything shown on television was produced by either the BBC or Thames. So my favourite foreign English show from the 80s would be a Thames production, "Mind your language".
You know a lot of the shows that you guys mentioned are on as reruns now. Just tune in to UPN or TBS or something and you'll see back to back episodes of Three's Company and Chips. Wow, all this talk takes me back to when I was a kid. Remember the TV game called Card Sharks? I used to love that!
Its better to be on the ground wishing you were in the air than be in the air wishing you were on the ground. Fly safe!