Life can be hard when you're stupid, but when something finally works out for you, it can feel like you're on top of the world. At least that's how George Costanza feels here. Good job, buddy.
It's a pretty incredible feeling the second your brain connects two errant thoughts together. An almost euphoric sense of understanding and clarity comes over you before the excitement of whatever you discovered kicks in. So revel in those moments, as fleeting as they might be, and appreciate that you can string two thoughts together. It's not as obvious as you'd think. Check out even more hysterical sitcom gifs here if this fit's your fancy.
The 1980s were a dangerous time for many of us, but it was especially dangerous if you were from a specific demographic: A sitcom mother.
Go ahead, think about it. Have you ever noticed that while you were watching reruns of Diff’rent Strokes or Full House that there was never a mom around? To paraphrase a 90s sitcom, what’s the deal with that?
This was no accident. There was a reason why so many sitcoms were about single fathers dealing with multiple children, and the After Hours team at Cracked took a quick look at why “audiences tuned in week after week to laugh at grieving families and abandoned children?”
In this video, Cracked uncovers the reason that the 80s were such a bad time to be a sitcom mom, or a sit-mom, as I’ll refer to them. Some reasons include: the success of the first example, Diff’rent Strokes led to copycats; the removal of a show’s moral center (the mother) would result in “dad’s burning dinners and uncomfortably buying bras,” as well as unaccompanied minors playing in a dump and getting stuck in a fridge. But ultimately, they discover that these shows were a response to rising divorce rates and the breakdown of the American nuclear family.
Check out the video and learn a little something about how the 80s were a golden age of abandoned kids and idiot fathers.
Continuing to nullify any goodwill it's gained thanks to its relationship with Pixar, Disney has announced that it has green-lit a new show, Dog with a Blog, which is, ostensibly, about a talking dog blogging about his human family. This sounds suspiciously like a G-rated version of Family Guy.