Sometimes we just need to go back to our roots. Where’s the loveable goofiness of the Fresh Prince, our Friends in Manhattan always there for each other, or the circle of love and laughs from the ’70s? Okay, maybe The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, Friends and That ’70s Show aren’t as old as the Brady Bunch or The Wonder Years, but they are still considered “The Classics” to many of us.
Will Smith’s antics stretch from testing the limits of his rich and uppity uncle to trying to woo every good-looking girl he sees with his famous (and absolutely ridiculous, might we add) pick-up lines. “Girl, you look so good I wish I could plant you and grow a whole field of ya’ll!” Or how creative is this one: “I think I’ve seen your picture somewhere before. Oh yeah, that’s right. It was in the dictionary next to KABLAM!” You should stow those away for later. The thumping bass from the boom box can be heard long before he gets back into town, and no matter how much the Banks family from Bel-Air claims to be annoyed by him, they know deep down that Will is too lovable to dislike. And we agree.
Oh, Ross, Rachel, Monica, Chandler, Phoebe and Joey, what would we do without you? Where would we be today without smelly cat, the holiday armadillo, Central Perk hang out spot, or “How you doin’?” We saw relationships flourish, babies born, and families reunited, intertwined with hilarious mishaps and inside jokes that we can be a part of. This television show reminds us just how close true friends can be with fights, breakups and arguments in between. But at the end of the day, each one of them knows that, “I’ll be there for you.”
We are always a part of the circle in That ’70s Show. A group of friends sitting around in a basement sharing stories, theories and insights into each other’s lives – what could be better? Even though That ’70s Show isn’t as wholesome as it sounds, it wins in the funny department. The strained relationship between Eric and his parents, Kelso and Jackie’s never ending love-hate affair, and Fez’s commentary added in for good measure, create a show that never gets old no matter how many decades pass.
TiVo these shows so you can watch them when you need some time to get back to your roots, remember old friends, and spend some time with “The Classics.”