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
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
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'.
Frasier: Fortysomething (1994) (TV Episode)
title reference
Step by Step: Thirtysomething (1995) (TV Episode)
episode title
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.
Dynasty: The Making of a Guilty Pleasure (2005) (TV Movie)
Was among the few ABC shows talked about in the film
The Dialogue: An Interview with Screenwriter Marshall Herskovitz (2007) (Video)
Discusses creation of 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.

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)
Footage from this TV series was edited into this mini-series.
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".

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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