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Fans Are Pointing Out Details That Completely Change How They See Their Favorite Childhood Shows

Updated May 11, 2021 9.1k votes 1.5k voters 122.6k views15 items

List RulesVote up the details you never noticed as a kid.

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.