You've already said
that the most 80s thing EVER was The Morton Downey Jr. Show. I watched a clip of TMDJS where Lloyd "Troma" Kaufmann gets drug off the show by goons; I watched it because Kaufmann claimed on the Class Of Nuke 'Em High DVD that "I was violently assaulted." Huh?!?
My favorite early 80s TV clip is this...between the goofy ash blond combover and bowtie/suspenders get up worn by the host, to the kids DANCING TO ROCK MUSIC (especially the preppy looking girl in the pink skirt outfit!)...it's awesome.