The Sad Truth: Classic Television Shows Aren't as Good as You Remember Them
There have been so many shows that are awesome when you first watch them, and then when you revisit them years later it has become painfully obvious how terrible they really are. One of the best examples of this is ‘The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air’.
First and foremost the fashion in this show is a rich tapestry of heinous patterns and an offensive visual assault of colors. Why people rich enough to live in Bel-Air would ever wear any of the clothing the wardrobe consultants picked is beyond us -especially oldest daughter Hilary whose entire raison d’etre was to shop.
The show ran for six years based almost entirely on Uncle Phil fat jokes and Carlton’s dumb dance. Not to mention the most memorable thing about the show is it’s theme song. We dare you to find someone who can’t recite the entire thing off the top of their head, even now, 15 years after it was originally on the air.
Another show we watch in syndication and wonder how it could have run for so long is ‘Cheers’. We realize it is a beloved classic, but it’s die hard fans have to admit that it really is just a bunch of ugly people who have turned to the company of the bottle and others like them in a dark, dank bar.
It’s most popular characters are a blow-hard, one-upping, know-it-all mailman and a washed-up-baseball-star bartender. Sam Malone is essentially Uncle Rico from ‘Napoleon Dynamite’ and we’re supposed to believe his endless rants about his glory days get him laid more often than Captain Kirk.
Speaking of getting laid, whoever thought a show about a group of geriatric dames sitting around their retirement community talking about sex should be shot. Now we love Betty White, she’s like the original SurlyGurl, but ‘The Golden Girls’ is like walking in on your grandparents having sex: awkward and you wish you’d never seen it.Continued on the next page