Follow the Leader: Many reviewers felt that the creators were trying to create a 1990s Eight Is Enough. Others thought it was trying to capitalize on the success of Thirtysomething, leading it to be nicknamed Bradysomething by the press.
The Other Darrin: Fake Marcia. Even in the opening credits, which pays homage to the classic square intro from the parent series; the young Maureen McCormick is replaced by a very obvious stand-in.
Screwed by the Network: The first episode was a two-hour, and gained a significantly larger audience in the second hour, winning the time slot. CBS decided to go keep the earlier start time.