Feeling nostalgic about the shows you dug growing up? Well, buckle up, dear reader, as the good people of Reddit and Tumblr have delved into the weeds on a variety of family and cartoon shows from the '80s, '90s and '00s to uncover just what they were all about. This list comprises little elements (like characters who arbitrarily go missing in the middle of the show's run due to other actors getting raises) and bigger thematic thoughts (what if Home Improvement is more self-aware than we give it credit for in recalling it?).
Which TV show details most surprised you? Which do you think are most worthy of retrospective reappraisals? Vote now and let the world know.
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From Redditor u/KingWhoBoreTheSword:
I probably relate better to Homer than I did when I was a kid. I now understand the pain of having a job because people depend on me but if I was only supporting myself I could probably find a job I liked doing (like Homer working in that bowling alley).552182Never noticed as a kid?
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From Redditor u/EmuLover:
So I see that Danny had his 30th birthday in season 1. And DJ was 11 when the show started. So Danny was a teenager when she was born?921372Never noticed as a kid?
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From Redditor u/UnBoxingJon:
TIL The Winslows from Family Matters had a second daughter named Judy that went upstairs in Season Four and was never heard from or acknowledged again.624250Never noticed as a kid?
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From Redditor u/digital-media-boss:
Danny often took the “overprotective dad” bit wayyyyy too far. Like completely overreacting every time DJ interacted with a guy she liked. I understand being protective, but pulling your 16 year-old-daughter off her boyfriend over an innocent hug is too much. DJ had her moments where she got into trouble, but overall she was a pretty well behaved kid and Danny treated her like a delinquent sometimes.578238Never noticed as a kid?