FOX 5’s ‘Growing Pains’ Spoof

Thanks a lot, "Too Many Cooks"...

Screen Shot 2015-04-17 at 3.38.32 PMLooks like FOX 5 has caught the 80’s and 90’s sitcom bug that the “Too Many Cooks” video so graciously vomited upon us last month.

This morning, several FOX-owned stations debuted a new hashtag – #foxflashbackfriday – which would eventually trend nationally on Twitter. Among them was WTTG FOX 5 (DC).

#foxflashbackfriday trended in Twitter’s top 5 topics nationally.

“It’s like TBT– on a Friday!” wrote FOX 5 on their website. “We’re going all #foxflashbackfriday with pics from the past to wrap up your week, and of course– they’re of your favorite FOX 5 faces!”

Playing off of this, the station decided to spice things up with a “Growing Pains” spoof that included Good Day DC’s anchors and reporters: Steve Chenevey, Holly Morris, Wisdom MartinMelanie Alnwick, Kevin McCarthy and Tucker Barnes.

Unfortunately, the reference may have been lost on a few (myself included), as many of us were not born before 1989. Maybe a “Boy Meets World” or “The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air” parody would’ve been more inclusive to younger viewers? We’ll give them an ‘A’ for effort though.

Watch Good Day DC’s “Growing Pains” impression below, courtesy of FOX 5 DC.