Today, we’re bombarded with a lot of stuff on our television. Sometimes, there’s so much surprising stuff that it’s actually hard to watch. Viewers, if they stick through the series, may be forced to take a break between episodes. From time to time, the episode is so bad that some people can’t even finish watching!
In fact, we have whole shows based on questionable content. Some of these shows wouldn't even exist a few decades ago due to the content. It may handle each case and the situations in a proper manner, but audiences thought it was far too surprising.
Then there are the new horror shows. One, in particular, focuses on every dark part of humanity you can think about shoved into one season. It gets rough when you realize that there’s a total of eight seasons! That’s a lot of stuff that wouldn't even be on TV back in the ‘60s.
Well, classic TV isn’t so innocent either. Writers and creators of the show tackled tough issues in a few of their episodes. Some of the series handled these discussions in a proper way – sitcoms dropped the laugh track and funny jokes to approach it in a serious manner. Others left in the laugh tracks and tried to make light of the situation. Either way, we know that classic TV wasn’t as sweet and innocent as it portrayed itself. These are 30 of the most talked about moments that ever happened in classic television.
Did you know...
- Jackie Kennedy is famous for redecorating and renovating the interior of the White House. Actually, on just her first day, she ordered $50,000 in changes for new rooms for the children and upgrades to the kitchen. She later hosted a tour of the White House for CBS News which was viewed by 56 million people and won her an Emmy Award.
- After her role as First Lady came to an end, Jackie Kennedy went into the publishing business. She became an associate editor at Doubleday and worked mostly on autobiographies. In fact, she was one of two original editors for Michael Jackson's 2009 autobiography Moonwalk, a #1 New York Times bestseller.
- Jennifer Aniston's star-defining role on friends started a hair craze in the 90s that even lasted into the early 2000s. Called "The Rachel," Aniston's shoulder-length haircut had grown-out bangs and highlights styled to perfection. A hairdresser in Detroit noted that at the peak of its popularity, 40% of her business was devoted to recreating "The Rachel." Too bad that it was notoriously difficult to maintain on your own at home.
- In February 2020, Jeff Bezos bought the most expensive property in California: a $165 million mansion. It was designed for Jack Warner (the former president of Warner Bros. entertainment company). It took a decade to construct (spanning the 1930s and 40s). It comes complete with 9 acres of Beverly Hills land, a main house, a guest house, a tennis court, a golf course, and terraces.
- In the summer of 2007, Joh Hamm became a household name when Mad Men premiered to critical acclaim and strong ratings. Just over a year and a half later, Ellie Kemper stole America's hearts (and Dwight's and Andy's) when she became the new receptionist on The Office. Before they were famous, Hamm was Kemper's high school drama teacher!