” Now those are the kind of irritating phrases that bury deep throughout the cultural bedrock. Still, inventiveness and quality aren’t always elements in nostalgia; as seen in Fuller House , usually the alternative is true. And they clearly didn’t factor into the success of Home Improvement’s original, 1991-99 run either, when the show spent the last decade in the Nielsen Top 10 , even taking the honor of most-watched sitcom—over Seinfeld and Roseanne—in its second and third seasons. While by no means a critical darling, it nevertheless nabbed quite a few Emmy nominations, including two for Outstanding Comedy Series and four for Richardson. Its popularity was such that then-First Lady Hillary Clinton even critically considered a visitor-starring function , believing it might assist her higher assimilate among humans.
Such play happened particularly all through the primary three seasons, and was revisited only occasionally until Jonathan Taylor Thomas left at … Read More