Analysis / Quirky Household

  • Arguably started with the Oscar-winning play/film, You Can't Take it With You, and The Addams Family on television. Later supplanted by the trend of "realistic" but dysfunctional families (except in anime), probably as a deconstruction of the traditional family system.
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