Insane. Time flies, no? TWENTY-ONE seasons.
The show started in 1992. Tell me that you remember that first season? We didn’t have cable so I crept over to my friend’s house to watch it. My friend had 2 older sisters, lived 2 houses away and had cable. If I recall correctly, I think I went over there to watch it even when she wasn’t home.
It was a GROUND-BREAKING show in the beginning. I had never seen young adults enter into such philosophical discussions about politics, God and racism. I was amazed to see and hear the different accents, the various life goals that were put on display and just the different people. (I suppose today this is called, “diversity.”)
Anywho – do you remember the first cast?
Andre the rock star.
Eric the always topless model.
Heather the rapper.
Julie the Southern ballet dancer.
Kevin the articulate realist.
Norm the token gay guy.
And Becky – the one everyone always forgot about.
(I seriously just listed them all from memory.)
This show was amazing. It wasn’t tasteless and all about sex and despicable like it is today. Instead, it truly attempted to give us an accurate window into the world/culture/thoughts of these young adults. It was never duplicated, if you ask me.
Cheers to the 1992 season of the Real World. (Photos here.)