Good gravy. It was a bunch of stupid goofy until Will Smith brought the thunder. I'm surprised the Dreams episode of M*A*S*H didn't make the cut, though.
I never did understand why old sitcoms would suddenly get the itch to go all serious on us with the latest controversial topic of the day. If I was watching a sitcom, I wanted to laugh. If I had wanted something serious, I would have watched the old guys on "60 minutes."Ted Knight has too much history as the goofy one for me to ever take him seriously. Also, I want to mention that I love the faces on portrait of the day. Hahaha! :-D
I think most of those were already done in an ABC "Afterschool Special." I agree with Daisy. Sitcoms were for bringing the funny. If I wanted to cry I knew where to find "Little House on the Prairie" or "The Waltons."
I remember being completely creeped out by the molester episode of Different Strokes.
Actually, I think the one on interracial couples in the restaurant was from "Blossom!"
Mr. Hooper's death still makes me cry... Stupid Sesame Street.
The M*A*S*H* one was terrific; where Hawkeye suppressed the memory of the woman suffocating her own child to keep the rest of the people from being discovered/killed. Granted, the show became unfunny and preachy for the last two seasons, but I still remember being shaken by that. Also, on Pee-Wee's Playhouse, when the door to door salesman is finally accepted by the Playhouse Gang. LOL!!