9 Beloved ‘90s TV Shows That Desperately Need a Reboot
While some people remember the ‘90s as a decade defined by cheesy boy bands and embarrassing fashion mistakes, we believe that it was a golden age, particularity in the realm of television. With recent revivals of classic shows like Boy Meets World, The X-Files, and Full House, we find ourselves longing for updated versions of even more of our old favorites.
Here are some ‘90s shows that we think also deserve a reboot.
Close-talker, double dipping, yada yada… Despite being dismissed as “a show about nothing,” Seinfeld has had a lasting impact on television and our vocabularies and ever since it went off the air in 1996, there has been talk of bringing it back. Fans have been desperate for an update on the lives of Jerry and the gang — what would they think of smart phones, online dating, Uber and millennials?
Until that day comes, fans can get their fix from Modern Seinfeld , a Twitter account that dreams up loglines for possible reboot episodes (ie: Jerry gets paranoid about his girlfriend’s past when her iPhone automatically connects to the Wi-Fi at Newman’s apartment) or they can watch Topher Grace’s imaginary reunion episode cut together using clips from Curb Your Enthusiasm and the original Seinfeld.
Before she wooed the unwooable Sheldon Cooper on The Big Bang Theory, Mayim Bialik made America fall in love with a teenaged girl named Blossom. Blossom was a hit for NBC back in 1990 and its lead character’s floppy flowered hat became one of the fashion staples of the decade.
We say it’s time to bring back the hat, not because Blossom was particularly good, but rather because unlike most child actors, Bialik has achieved the near-impossible by a) remaining cute after puberty and b) retaining her acting abilities as an adult. So really, it would be a total waste if they didn’t revive Blossom. Also Joey Lawrence could really use the work.
Carly Rae Jepson’s new take on the Full House theme was great, but the song that we really want to hear again is “Days Go By” from Family Matters, aka the greatest sitcom theme song of all time. Just imagine how good that reboot would be: Steve Urkel is now the head of a billion dollar tech company and he returns to Detroit to woo the recently divorced Laura Winslow who has moved back in with her parents, Carl is retired from the police force but butts heads with his millennial nephew Ritchie over the Black Lives Matter movement, and Judy’s mysterious disappearance is never spoken of again.
However, the best part of our Family Matters fantasy would be Pharrell’s cover of the theme song, reminding us all that although “the moon may cry, we’re gonna smother the blues with tenderness.” We need to start a petition or something.