Beloved 1990s teen sitcom Sister, Sister debuted on Netflix on Tuesday, but longtime fans may have noticed subtle changes.
Usher and Monica’s song Slow Jam, which featured prominently in the Cinderella-themed episode titled Shoeless in 1998, has been removed from the series, according to a report from PopSugar.
This report also reveals that the change was made long before her Netflix streaming debut, while one of the main stars, Tamera Mowry-Housley celebrated the show’s debut on Netflix with a return Instagram post.
Changes: Beloved 1990s teen sitcom Sister, Sister debuted on Netflix on Tuesday, but longtime fans may have noticed subtle changes
The song Slow Jam appears during a scene in Shoeless when Tamera (Tamera Mowry) is dancing slowly with Jordan (Deon Richmond).
If you watch this scene on Netflix, or even the full series DVD box set, that song was replaced by Bellringer’s song Runnin, which was only released in 2009, long after the show ended.
The song was altered when the series went into syndication, possibly because the song’s license rights expired or became too expensive to use in perpetuity.
Slow dance: The song Slow Jam appears during a scene in Shoeless when Tamera (Tamera Mowry) dances slow with Jordan (Deon Richmond)
Fans also noticed a similar issue when songs featured in the UPN Moesha series were replaced when they hit Netflix exactly one month earlier.
Sister, Sister followed twin sisters who were separated at birth and reunited as a teenager, with the show originally debuting on ABC as a midseason replacement in 1994, though it was canceled. after only its second season in 1995.
The show was quickly picked up by the fledgling network The WB, where it aired for four more seasons before being discontinued in 1999 after six seasons and 119 episodes.
Debut: Sister, Sister made his ABC debut as a mid-season substitute in 1994, although he was canceled after only his second season in 1995
Tamera Mowry-Housley also took to her Instagram on Tuesday, sharing a photo of herself and her sister, while recalling the show.
“It all started here with my sissy! What a blessing to have inspired so much at such a young age. Performance matters, Tamera began.
“I am so grateful and I am so excited that our generation is reliving one of my favorite jobs in history! And I’m so excited that the new generation is discovering this show, now on @netflix, ”she added.
Memories: Tamera Mowry-Housley also took to her Instagram on Tuesday, sharing a return photo of her and her sister, while recalling the show
“I never thought that in a million years, #SisterSister would become an American classic. Thank you for supporting us over the years. I am eternally grateful,” she concluded.
Tamera made headlines in July when she revealed she was quitting her talk show The Real after seven years on the show.
Tia recently starred in the Netflix Family Reunion series, with a crossover event featuring three other shows – Ashley Garcia: Genius in Love, The Big Show Show, and Mr. Iglesia – announced in July.
Classic: “I never thought that in a million years, #SisterSister would become an American classic. Thank you for supporting us over the years. I am eternally grateful ”, she concluded.