Sunday, April 02, 2017
In terms of "popular shows" we had stuff like The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, Wings, Blossom, and The Tonight Show With Jay Leno. And as far as "returning favorites," viewers in 1993 could look forward to John Larroquette (debuting his eponymous sitcom), Bill Cosby (starring in The Cosby Mysteries), and Kelsey Grammer (in the process of transitioning from Cheers to Frasier -- whatever happened to that show?).
In order to get the word out about what viewers could expect in the '93/'94 season, NBC cut together this Video Toaster-heavy promo reel putting stars, shows, and damned catchy jingle all on front street. Now, I was in eighth grade when this was in heavy rotation, so naturally the nostalgia is strong in this one. As you watch the vid below, see how many of the shows and stars you can even remember:
One Year Ago in Nostalgia Theater: The Brady Kids Come to Animation
Two Years Ago in Nostalgia Theater: John Candy's Camp Candy!
Three Years Ago in Nostalgia Theater: Chip 'n' Dale to the Rescue!
Four Years Ago in Nostalgia Theater: The Lost Land of the Lost
Five Years Ago in Nostalgia Theater: Police Academy Gets Animated