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21 Startling But Real TV Facts That'll Totally Mess With Any Millennial's Head

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1. Today, Will Smith is not only older than James Avery (Uncle Phil) was when The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air first aired, he is also as old as James was when the series ended.

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James was 44 years old when the show first aired in 1990 and 50 years old when the show aired its final episode in 1996, while Will is now 50 years old.

2. While Tatyana Ali is now older than the original Aunt Viv (Janet Hubert) was when she first played Tatyana's mother on The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air.

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Janet was 34 when the show first aired in 1990; Ali is 40 years old today.

3. In less than a year it'll be the 20th anniversary of both Even Stevens...

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4. ...and Malcolm in the Middle — which officially makes them old-school TV shows.

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To put it into perspective, next year we'll be as removed from both of these shows as we were in 2000 to the "Who shot J.R.?" episode of Dallas (which had aired 20 years earlier in 1980).

5. If The Golden Girls was made today, Molly Ringwald would be old enough to play Blanche.

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Rue McClanahan was 51 years old in 1985 when the show debut, which is the same age Molly is today

6. While Jenifer Lewis would be old enough to play Sophia.

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Estelle Getty was 62 years old when the show debut, which is the same age Jenifer Lewis is now. (And yes, Estelle was playing a character almost 20 years her senior.)

7. Reminiscing about your favorite episode of Full House today would be like someone reminiscing about their favorite episode of The Dick Van Dyke Show in the early '90s.

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Full House will celebrate its 32nd anniversary this fall, while The Dick Van Dyke Show celebrated its 30th anniversary in 1991.

8. If Fuller House were to pay homage to the Full House episode were The Beach Boys guest-starred, then they could have No Doubt or Blink-182 on and it would make sense timeframe-wise.

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The Beach Boys guest-starred on Full House in 1988 (which was 20 years removed from 1968, when they were still a big rock band), while 20 years ago, in 1999, both Blink-182 and No Doubt were big alt-rock bands.

9. If Freaks and Geeks was created today and set the same number of years back, it’d take place in 2000–01 (which is also weird 'cause the show was cancelled in 2000).

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The show premiered in 1999, and was set 19 years before during the 1980–81 school season.

10. And if Happy Days were created today and set the same number of years back, it’d take place in 2000.

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The show premiered in 1974 and was set in the mid '50s, which was 19 years earlier.

11. This year marks the 30th anniversary of Saved by the Bell 😱!!!

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12. And if the show turning 30 didn't fuck with your head enough, then learning that Mark-Paul Gosselaar (Zack) is older today than Dennis Haskins was when he first started playing Mr. Belding, probably will.

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Dennis was 38 when the show premiered in 1989, while Mark-Paul is 45 years old today.

13. Jaleel White is now older than Reginald VelJohnson was when Family Matters first premiered.

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Jaleel is 42, while Reginald was 37 when the show first premiered in 1989.

14. This year Jonathan Taylor Thomas will be as old as Tim Allen was when he first starred on Home Improvement.

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Tim was 38 when the show premiered in 1991, while JTT will be 38 in September.

15. JTT is also older now than Richard Karn (who played Al) was when Home Improvement premiered.

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Richard was 35 when the show premiered in 1991.

16. Aimee Carrero who voices She-Ra on Netflix's She-Ra and the Princesses of Power, wasn't even born when the original version of the cartoon was on.

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Aimee was born in 1988, while She-Ra: Princess of Power ran from 1985–86.

17. Freshmen entering college this fall have always lived in a world where SpongeBob SquarePants and Dora the Explorer have always existed.

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SpongeBob turned 20 this year, while Dora first premiered in 2000.

18. Most freshmen entering high school this year have always lived in a world where Grey's Anatomy has always existed.

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19. And there has never been a new episode of Friends in their lifetime.

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20. Speaking of Friends, Cole Sprouse is now older than Jennifer Aniston was when she first appeared on the show.

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Jennifer was 25 when the show premiered in 1994, while Cole will be 27 on August 4th.

21. And finally, this year marks the 20th anniversary of Cory and Topanga!!!!

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The two were officially married on Nov. 5, 1999 (well, that's when their wedding episode aired). 😭

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