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The Dukes of Hazzard

The car, which is as much a main character as the actual people in the show, has a giant Confederate battle flag on the top of it. Oh, and it’s named General Lee, after the Confederate General of the same name.

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Married… With Children

These days, Al’s vulgar, crude, and sexist ways aren’t really as funny when you rewatch the series. Even Married… With Children star Katey Sagal has spoken out about the “misogynistic show,” which she originally viewed as satire.

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Dawson’s Creek

First of all, writers had no regard for how teens actually speak, and instead it just sounds like how teens want to sound. There’s that whole affair between Pacey and his English teacher, which probably should have been handled a lot differently.

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Gilmore Girls

Lack of diversity is another problem we see on the still-loved Gilmore Girls, but that isn’t the only way the show doesn’t hold up well. You’ll notice they have a penchant for weight shaming and casual homophobia.

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How I Met Your Mother

Barney's His behavior is less charming and more predatory throughout the course of the show. Even worse, the LGBTQ+ community seems to just be one giant punchline for How I Met Your Mother. “Gay” is an insult here, and transphobia and homophobia are all through the show.

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America’s Next Top Model

Rewatching it makes it clear that Tyra is quite the villain, telling gay contestants not to emphasize their sexual orientation, forcing photoshoots after friends died, weight shaming, and making fun of a girl for having a gap in her teeth.

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