Over the years, the family sitcom has proven to be a great equalizer that has consistently been able to bring parents and children together to share a brief half hour of laughter. Those fictional families have become part of our cultural heritage, and thanks to the reissuing of sitcoms of decades past on DVD, today’s parents can share their favorite childhood programs with their own children. But first, let’s see just how well you know your sitcom families.
The family dinner – bolstered by science and popular buzz – is back: From Hollywood to the White House and out there at the dinner tables of America, the family ritual is increasingly considered the right thing to do. The food may not be haute, but the gathering is believed to to be connected to lower rates of drug use, obesity, and pregancy among teens.