Happy almost weekend! Before I start, let's celebrate the occasion with a dose of good old Cartoon Nostalgia | A Trip Back to the 1990's and Early 2000's!
It is Thursday, and Thursday calls for a throwback. Let's take it back to the nineties, the amazing, incredible nineties. I was born in 1992, and so I had 8 whole years to discover and embrace the epicness; the good, the bad and the Macarena, of this decade. These are my favourite sitcoms of the 1990s.
5. The Nanny
Original Run: November 3, 1993 to June 24, 1999
How can you not remember that voice, that laugh and that attitude. Now, I have to admit I didn't watch the adventures of Fran Fine, Mr. Sheffield, Niles and the rest of 'em religiously but it seemed inappropriate not to include The Nanny. It's kind of a classic. I loved Niles, the British (of course he was) butler. His sarcasm was always much appreciated. One thing I didn't know, or never cared to think about, was that the show was able maintain its original cast throughout its entire run. Fran Drescher must have been one hell of a boss!
4. That '70s Show
Original Run: August 23, 1998 to May 18, 2006
Looking back, it feels like everything was a sitcom in the 90s. Sitcoms were the bomb diggity! Now, let us talk about That '70s Show. Where to start, where to start. What's not to love about the show where Ashton met Mila, Laura Prepon was not wearing full-on orange yet and Wilmer Valderrama... well, Valderrama was Fez. "Good day, I said GOOD DAY!" That one gets me every time. That '70s Show was original, hilarious, and how awesome was The Circle? I was definitely Team Jackie and Hyde because I could not stand Kelso, sorry Ashton! Oh and Mr. and Mrs. Foreman were pretty cool. Very emancipated and what not! Not.
3. Full House
Original Run: September 22, 1987 to May 23, 1995
I know, I know... Full House premiered in the 80s but it did run all the way until 1995. I used to watch the re-runs on weekend mornings and it probably made a lifelong Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen fan out of me. Hearing its über catchy theme song instantly makes me nostalgic, and it still makes me want to visit San Francisco. Remember Uncle Jesse, and Bob Saget? True fans will have instantly recognised his voice when How I Met Your Mother first aired. Full House definitely wasn't the funniest show of the 90s but it is up there when it comes to awesome TV families! Yes, that includes Joey, even though he wasn't related.
2. The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air
Original Run: September 10, 1990 to May 20, 1996
Raise your hand if you know all the lyrics to The Fresh Prince theme song? If you're a 90s kid then the answer to that question better be "OF COURSE I DO"! There's a reason this hit show put Will Smith on the map as an actor and arguably became his real claim to fame. As we all know, The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air is about Will, who moves to his aunt and uncle in Bel-Air. Let's just say his West-Philadelphia lifestyle doesn't exactly match that of his relatives, but hey, that was the whole point of the show. Then there was Carlton, or as Will once put it: "Now, this is my brother Carlton. We can't afford new clothes, so he just doesn't grow!". Yup, that just about sums up their beautiful relationship.
Original Run: September 22, 1994 to May 6, 2004
This one is not even up for discussion. Friends is, without a doubt, one of the best sitcoms to have ever graced our screens. Most people can't even pick a favourite cast member, everyone was just that awesome! I have watched every single episode and I'd watch it all again, because Friends is like the Harry Potter of television shows. It's the mother of all sitcoms, it's timeless, hilarious and plain brilliance. Why, you ask? Rachel and Ross. Monica and Chandler. Central Perk. Joey's attempt at acting. Phoebe's childhood anecdotes. The apartment. Gunther. Honestly, I could go on and on. Friends was entertainment at its best! I'm pretty sure The Rembrandts have no regrets about signing on to this one.
Don't agree? Let's agree to disagree!