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“Lotz speculates that the reason classic black shows don’t land on streaming services is simply because they’re not fondly remembered by enough people. They don’t exist in the “cultural imagination” to the extent of a show like Friends, which inspires an endless cycle of internet content.”

I don’t know about “Martin” or “Sister Sister,” but “Fresh Prince” is one of the cultural touchstones of my generation. Everybody knows and remembers it fondly — it’s very much a part of the cultural imagination.

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