The '90s NBC sitcom Blossom may have seemed like a blip on the TV radar, but the show was responsible for launching a few major careers, is remembered for being way ahead of its time, coining a few catchphrases and singlehandedly putting the flower hat on the map.
Debuting July Fourth weekend of 1990, Blossom starred the 15-year-old Mayim Bialik as a precocious teen adjusting to life and coming of age with her mom out of the picture. Her dad Nick (Ted Wass) was a musician sometimes on the road, her oldest brother Anthony (Michael Stoyanov) was a recovering alcoholic and her brother Joey (Joey Lawrence) was the stereotypical dumb jock. Jenna Von Oy played Blossom's fast-talking best friend.
"They actually wanted to push the limits of what network sitcoms were doing at that time," Bialik tells us in the behind-the-scenes video of their recent cast reunion. "We used to have network execs come to our run-throughs and count how many times we said 'condom' or 'safe sex.' Now I like to say, 'You can have safe sex on television,' but back then you couldn't even say it without all these problems from the network."
Nearly 20 years after the show ended, the Hub Network is relaunching the series in reruns weekdays at 10/9c and 10:30/9:30c beginning on Monday. Catch up with the cast below!