17 Iconic TV Shows Turning 25 This Year

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Gullah Gullah Island

There was only one of two ways ’90s kids felt about this show: they either loved it or it terrified them. The giant frog was a little scary for a kid, we’re not gonna lie! But looking back at the show through an adult lens, it’s easy to see how influential and important it actually was. The series was inspired by Gullah culture, which is prevalent among African Americans in the lower U.S. like Georgia and South Carolina. The show, in particular, was inspired by series star Ron Daise‘s home of St. Helena Island, a part of the Sea Islands. It was one of the first series on television to focus on an African American family in an indigenous community. It may have been a children’s show, but it was still incredibly groundbreaking when it came to inclusion in television.

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