Superpowers were not only shared with Marvel heroes. In 1988, Andrew Clements (played by Jerry O’Connell) got his share of them too. “My Secret Identity,” tells the story of Clements, a young teen who discovers his superpowers after being knocked over. Clements uses his powers to save the world from evil and crime as expected. His abilities are kept secret from his family and friends and he lives a Peter-Parker-styled life.
The writers of the show were for sure creative. As Andrew’s flying abilities were limited, he had to carry around aerosol spray containers to help him fly easily through the air. As the series progressed, so did Andrew’s powers and by the end of the third and final season, there was almost nothing he couldn’t do.
The Golden Girls Were Fans of Recycling
"The Golden Girls" was, and is, a hugely popular show that debuted on NBC in the ’80s. The series followed a group of four women that shared a retirement home in Florida. These snarky yet adorable senior ladies shared much more than just a home, they had a bond that was truly unique. It was as endearing as it was hilarious, and it is still shown today via reruns on television and social media all over the world.
Whoever tuned in on an episode of the show is familiar with the kitchen set. What many people don’t know is that the set was actually used for another hit show in the ‘80s — "It Takes Two". When that came to an end, The Golden Girls inherited the kitchen. After a total ‘make-over’ it became the kitchen that we know and love.
Charles in Charge Still Has an Unsolved Mystery
During the 1980s, it was impossible to turn on the TV and not see Scott Baio grinning at the camera. After earning the fame on "Happy Days", it was his time to shine again this time on "Charles in Charge". CBS changed the rules of the game and the audience was presented with a male babysitter, something unheard of back then. The show also featured Nicole Eggert who later exposed her talent on "Baywatch".
There is one piece of information about the show that until this day hasn't been revealed and remains a mystery. Charles becomes the babysitter and housekeeper of the Powell family. But what is Charles's surname? We have a feeling it's not Incharge.
Married With Children Was Too Expensive for Its Own Good
Here's a fact we bet you didn't know: As simple as the show might have seemed, "Married With Children" was anything but simple to produce. It was actually one of the most costly TV series in history. It was around a hefty $1 million for each episode that the creators and producers had to shell out at the time. Who would have thought that a simple show like that could cost so much?
This really does get you thinking, as the show didn’t have any special effects so where did all the money go? Now we understand why the popular show had to be canceled. It was because of the expense! Much of these costs actually went to Kelly’s wardrobe. Even just one outfit alone could carry a hefty price tag. On top of operating expenses came the fees for people who were offended by the show and sued.
Gilmore Girls Had the Need for Speed
"Gilmore Girls" was a heartwarming series that instantly became the flagship show of the producing network. The show revolves around the relationship of a single mother and her teen daughter with a cross-generational appeal that made the show incredibly successful. Alexis Bledel who played the teenager Rory Gilmore had her debut appearance on this show as she had no acting experience before joining the cast.
One of the hallmarks of the show was its speed. Not of the plot but of the communication. The pace of the dialogs was almost four times faster than the speed of any other show which led to fewer closeups on-screen than usual.