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Teens reacting to classic ’90s sitcoms will make you feel ancient

You're old. Your TV shows are old. Go to bed!


Feliks Garcia


Published May 28, 2015   Updated Mar 1, 2020, 2:47 am CST

The Fine Bros. are at it again. When we last saw them, they were quizzing teens about your favorite tunes from the ‘90s in the first episode of their hit webseries, “Do They Know It?” This time, instead of making you feel like your parents felt when you laughed at them for listening to Chicago, they’re making you feel like your parents felt when you made fun of them for watching Welcome Back Kotter.

In episode two, they find out whether or not the same panel of teens can guess the ‘90s sitcom by simply hearing the theme song.

The first theme in the lineup is “As Days Go By,” from Family Matters. Many of the teens are certain it’s Full House. Little did they know Jesse Frederick was the theme song baron of the ‘90s, as he performed both theme songs, in addition to “Step by Step” from Step by Step (also included in the quiz as a Full House decoy). Only one teen could identify Family Matters correctly based on the song. When shown a picture of Steve Urkel, they all guessed the series correctly. Perhaps “Do the Urkel” should have been the theme.

The teens are less familiar with some of the more adult-oriented sitcom themes, unable to pick out Home Improvement, Roseanne, and even Martin. A photo of Jonathan Taylor Thomas wasn’t enough to steer the teens to identify Home Improvement correctly. “Is it Corey something?” one of the teens guessed.

In an unsurprising turn of events, every teen guessed The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air before Will Smith’s life got flip turned upside down. Of course, whether he’s in the movies, TV, or in music, Will Smith knows how to churn out the timeless hits.

If these teens are the future, I have a feeling everything is going to be OK. 

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*First Published: May 28, 2015, 10:12 pm CDT