Thirtysomething (TV Series 1987–1991) Poster



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Followed by 

Once and Again (1999) (TV Series)

Referenced in 

The Golden Girls: And Ma Makes Three (1988) (TV Episode)
briefly mentioned
The Golden Girls: Mister Terrific (1988) (TV Episode)
mentioned by name
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson: Christopher Reeve/Melanie Mayron/Jonathan Zachary (1988) (TV Episode)
Melanie Mayron talks briefly about her series
Murphy Brown: Set Me Free (1988) (TV Episode)
Miles says "speed it up, Henry, America's switching to "thirtysomething"
The Golden Girls: The Auction (1989) (TV Episode)
The show is mentioned by name.
Mystery Science Theater 3000: Hangar 18 (1989) (TV Episode)
Crow: "'Thirtysomething'" is coming on; I gotta have some chocolate!"
Saturday Night Live: Bruce Willis/Neil Young (1989) (TV Episode)
Mentioned in Thirty Something serial ad
The Nutt House: 21 Men and a Baby (1989) (TV Episode)
Coach Wilson says the hotel is duller than watching Thirty Something
Bill O'Neil: Yuppie Rap (1989) (Video)
Title reference.
Anything But Love: Thirty... Something (1990) (TV Episode)
title reference
Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Sidehackers (1990) (TV Episode)
Joel: "This is kind of looking like 'thirtysomething.'"
Mystery Science Theater 3000: It Conquered the World (1991) (TV Episode)
Crow: "I'd rather watch 'thirtysomething.'"
Parker Lewis Can't Lose: The Undergraduate (1991) (TV Episode)
Parker says, "I have to get in the way when my sister does a full-frontal 'thirtysomething.'"
Parker Lewis Can't Lose: The Parker Chronicles (1991) (TV Episode)
Parker lists "the cancellation of 'thirtysomething'" as one of "mankind's greatest catastrophes."
Doogie Howser, M.D.: Doogiesomething (1991) (TV Episode)
title reference
Married with Children: The Goodbye Girl (1992) (TV Episode)
Kelly tells the D'Arcys to go to 'thirtysomething land'.
Siskel & Ebert: Sneakers/Where the Day Takes You/Husbands and Wives/Wind/Swoon (1992) (TV Episode)
Referenced during the "Sneakers" review.
Roundhouse: TV on Trial (1992) (TV Episode)
Mentioned in "Don't Make Me Give It Up" rap.
Frasier: Fortysomething (1994) (TV Episode)
title reference
Screen Two: Dirtysomething (1994) (TV Episode)
Title reference.
Step by Step: Thirtysomething (1995) (TV Episode)
episode title
Late Night with Conan O'Brien: Episode #3.69 (1995) (TV Episode)
Referred to by name as a show Olin starred in.
Late Show with David Letterman: Episode dated 23 October 1996 (1996) (TV Episode)
Mentions that Ken Olin was a cast member on this show. He talks about it.
This Morning: Episode dated 23 October 1996 (1996) (TV Episode)
Referred to by name as a show Olin starred in.
The Daily Show: Ken Olin (1998) (TV Episode)
Referred to by name as a show Olin starred in.
The Rosie O'Donnell Show: Episode dated 1 February 1999 (1999) (TV Episode)
Listed as a show that Olin and Wetting starred in.
Dynasty: The Making of a Guilty Pleasure (2005) (TV Movie)
Was among the few ABC shows talked about in the film
American Dad!: Roger 'n' Me (2006) (TV Episode)
One of Roger's incorrect answers on "Best Buddiez".
The Dialogue: An Interview with Screenwriter Marshall Herskovitz (2007) (Video)
Discusses creation of show.
Make or Break TV: EZ Streets (2008) (TV Episode)
Listed as one of Ken Olin's credits, listed as one of Paul Haggis's credits, mentioned that Haggis wrote for the show, talk of Paul Haggis being reluctant to cast Olin on EZ Streets after working with him on this show.
Who Wants to Be a Millionaire: Episode #7.157 (2009) (TV Episode)
Included in a $1,000 question
Rules of Engagement: Timmy Quits (2013) (TV Episode)
Referenced in the dialog.
Black-ish: 30 Something (2015) (TV Episode)
Title reference.
The Unauthorized Beverly Hills, 90210 Story (2015) (TV Movie)
Beverly Hills 90210 is pitched as a "teen thirtysomething."
The Unauthorized Melrose Place Story (2015) (TV Movie)
Cited as another show that had a gay character.
Movie Nights: Strays (2016) (TV Episode)
Brad mentions this series.
Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life: Summer (2016) (TV Episode)
Rory is introduced to a Stars Hollow social club called the "Thirtysomethings."

Featured in 

TV Guide's 50 Best Shows of All Time: A 50th Anniversary Celebration (2002) (TV Special)
"thirtysomething" is #19.
TV's Most Censored Moments (2002) (TV Special)
ABC's 50th Anniversary Celebration (2003) (TV Special)
Showing Drama Shows
I Love the '80s Strikes Back: 1989 (2003) (TV Episode)
Clips from the television series are shown while the cast comment on it.
Retrosexual: The 80's (2004) (TV Mini-Series)
The 100 Most Memorable TV Moments (2004) (TV Mini-Series)
America in Primetime: Man of the House (2011) (TV Episode)
Michael Steadman is an example of the "Man of the House".
The Eighties: Raised on Television (2016) (TV Episode)
clips shown

Spoofed in 

Stay Tuned (1992)
Tiny Toon Adventures: Thirteensomething (1992) (TV Episode)
Title is a spoof on this, and the title card spoofs the opening credits.

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