Remember when a Guest Spot character on a popular teen television show could have AIDS and it was considered risque? Or someone contemplating losing their virginity at a prom with their long-time boyfriend could be targeted by religious zealots for being immoral?
God I miss the 90s sometimes...especially 90210 and the carnal desires of thirty-something actors portraying sixteen-year-old high school students.
That was the best.
I mean, what other show could kill off a marginally-liked character in their Sophomore season by having him "accidentally" shoot himself in the face (Mr. Scott "Check This Out" Scanlon) and then, (and here's the best part), in season three introduce a story line about him where he might have been molested by his uncle (who was apparently diddling his sister)?
And you know what? Old Navy understands that these kind of trips down nostalgic TV lane are virtually impossible for people my age (almost 40) to resist and will, through sheer might, force us to yearn for a time of big bangs and high-waisted jeans. And yes, we will open our wallets and buy clothing for no other reason than because Andrea, Brandon, Dylan and Kelly told us to.
Well played Old Navy, well played.