Oddly progressive with its depiction of gays, people with disabilities, poverty and people of color considering how old it is an how under-the-radar it is.
Sure, Stevie’s disabilities sometimes create humorous situations (it IS a comedy), but mostly we know him as a smart, nerdy kid with a sarcastic streak, with overbearing parents.
In one episode Hal visits his friend’s house for poker night but he feels like he is the odd man out. As an audience, we think it’s because he is the one white guy in a room full of black friends—in fact, Hal feels like he is worth less because he is not a professional.
Hal berates his friends for thinking that sex is an exchange for chores and favors for their wives.
Lois is tough and straightforward and loud and outspoken and also romantic and feminine and always stands by what is right and fair.
Anytime a gay character is present, it is not the most important aspect of that character, but merely a trait that exists and shows up in delightfully unexpected places.
And seriously thank god for a show about a family living with a tight budgets. I mean THAT’s more like what my growing up years looked like.
oh my god
As a person from California, this is 100% accurate
As a person from Michigan, this is 100% accurate
As a person from England I was so confused because I forgot you use the Fahrenheit system
50 degrees in England
100 degrees in England
IT GOT BETTER