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thirtysomething (TV Series 1987–1991) Poster

(1987–1991)

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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.
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.

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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