Advertisements My son is super-excited about the upcoming release of the WandaVision show on Disney+. He shared the trailer with the whole family and noted that it was "some kind of weird television history thing". When I watched it, I realized that it is paying homage to a bunch of classic television shows and suggested that, since he cares about tv production and filmmaking, that he would probably appreciate a great deal more if he watch some of the major influences for the show. Because my kids have grown up in an era of hundreds of cable channels, TiVo, and streaming, they haven't really been exposed to the shows that ran in endless syndication on the UHF channels and so there is a lot they don't "get". For example, I'm pretty sure they have never seen an original Brady Bunch episode, and they looked at me like *I* was an alien when I tried to describe the premise of Mr. Ed and My Favorite Martian (we had a loooooong discussion about I Dream of Genie and how ripe it is for a reboot, with an actual Middle Eastern jinn character and a strongly science-minded NASA-employed astronaut). So...uh...anybody got an idea of what specific shows that WandaVision is drawing on/influenced by? I saw a lot of The Dick Van Dyke Show, and Bewitched in the preview. We sat down and watched some episodes of Dick Van Dyke and the boy was genuinely surprised at how funny and smart and entertaining the show was ("Wow...that's SO much better than 'I Love Lucy!'" he said immediately after). He's game to watch a few episodes of anything that might be relevant.