There are some TV series that hold a special place in our hearts. Especially if they were produced in the 1990s and early 2000s. Back then, we’d all gather in front of the TV to watch our favorite characters go on adventures. Some of us have seen the episodes hundreds of times, and the theme music becomes stuck in our heads regularly. You undoubtedly still repeat their catchphrases in everyday conversation.
And since they left such a huge impression on us, we remember them fondly. Perhaps this is why we are always interested in knowing more about the actors and the stories behind the scenes. So today, we’re going back in time to share some interesting information about the most successful series of the 1990s with you. Continue reading and tell us about your favorite series from your childhood. Which of these secrets surprised you the most?
#1 Blossom’s main character was initially going to be her brother
Blossom’s life revolved around her siblings and father, which attracted viewers in the 1990s. However, the show’s creators stated that her elder brother was supposed to be the main character, with the girl playing the younger sister. Blossom was suggested as the main character by one of the NBC network’s executive producers. Without a doubt, this was a fantastic chance for Mayim Bialik.
#2 Boy Meets World kids were also schoolmates in real life.
The series that attracted thousands of teenagers around the world was not far from the truth. Because the actors in the cast were teenagers, they had to complete their schoolwork. As a result, in between takes, students spent time in a real classroom erected on set with real teachers.
#3 Courteney Cox inspired Carlton for his dance in The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air.
The famous dance they performed in many episodes was inspired by none other than one of the major characters from Friends, according to actor Alfonso Ribeiro, who played Carlton. Courteney Cox’s actions in Bruce Springsteen’s “Dancing in the Dark” music video were nearly imitated by Alfonso.
The actor also put his spin by replicating Eddie Murphy’s motions in his monologue “White People Can’t Dance,” resulting in a memorable combination.
#4 David Hasselhoff rejected Leonardo DiCaprio to be part of Baywatch.
Many celebrities, like Jason Momoa, Carmen Electra, and Sofia Vergara, got their start on Baywatch. Leonardo DiCaprio also tried out for the role of Hobie, Lieutenant Mitch Buchannon’s son. However, David Hasselhoff himself turned him down because he thought Leo looked too old for the part. Finally, they settled on Jeremy Jackson.
#5 Frasier’s set was one of the most expensive at the time.
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Designers spent over $500,000 to decorate the apartment of successful therapist Frasier Cane. The popular character’s sofa alone was a $20,000 Coco Chanel replica, accompanied by other vintage furniture. Indeed, the cost must have been justified given the series’ success throughout its 11 seasons.
#6 Miss Fine’s spectacular wedding dress in The Nanny cost more than $10,000.
Miss Fine, as played by Fran Drescher, undoubtedly became a fashion star of the 1990s because of her eye-catching costumes. There was one, though, for which designers went the extra mile. The nanny wore the magnificent bridal gown to her long-awaited wedding to Mr. Sheffield.
The gown cost roughly $12,000 to make. The actress added that they found the gown in a very elite bridal store, and the ceremony was so important that she felt as if she were planning her own wedding.
#7 Rachel’s first boyfriend was originally going to play Ross.
It’s hard to imagine any other performers playing the most renowned group of friends on TV. Mitchell Whitfield, who played Barry, Rachel’s jilted boyfriend at the altar, was really supposed to play Ross’ character. The part was almost his until David Schwimmer came to audition at the last minute and was chosen. Mitchell obviously missed his opportunity, but we couldn’t think of a finer Ross Geller.
#8 Ryan Reynolds was close to joining the cast of Buffy the Vampire Slayer.
It may have been a real treat to watch Deadpool as Xander, the best friend of TV’s most renowned vampire slayer. Reynolds, on the other hand, said that he declined the job because he didn’t want to play a high school kid right out of high school.
#9 Seinfeld’s idea came about after a chat in the supermarket.
The iconic ’90s program was inspired by a chat between friends at the grocery store. Comedians Jerry Seinfeld and Larry David were waiting in line when they realized they hadn’t seen a similar concept on TV and that it could work. And they were right!
#10 Shannen Doherty had to leave Beverly Hills, 90210 over a haircut.
The actress who played Brenda Walsh in the popular teen show was sacked during the fourth season, raising speculation. According to producer Larry Mollin, the straw that broke the camel’s back was Shannen’s decision to cut her hair without telling anyone, which disrupted the continuity of an episode they were filming.
Even though her run on Beverly Hills, 90210 ended prematurely, she eventually returned to work with creator Aaron Spelling on Charmed.
#11 The Silence of the Lambs inspired Agent Scully from The X-Files.
The X-Files was undoubtedly one of the most original series of the 1990s, both in terms of plot and the chemistry between Agent Mulder and Agent Scully. Few people are aware that the character of Dana Scully, played by Gillian Anderson, was inspired by Clarice Starling, Jodie Foster’s role in The Silence of the Lambs, which launched her career.