AI-Generated 80s Family Sitcom example depicting family guy.

AI-Generated '80s Family Sitcoms

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Updated Jan 27, 2023 at 06:12PM EST by Zach.

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AI-Generated '80s Family Sitcoms refers to a series of images created with the artificial intelligence model Midjourney that imagine various films and franchises in the style of the live-action sitcoms from the 1980s. The trend achieved virality online in mid-January 2023 with the video compilations often set to "As Days Go By" (the theme song from Family Matters) and edited in a similar style to intros from '80s-era sitcoms.

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On January 16th, 2023, the YouTube[1] channel Lyrical Realms uploaded a video titled, "Family Guy as an '80s live action family sitcom," which imagined the animated sitcom Family Guy as a live-action comedy series filmed in the 1980s. The video is a slideshow of images generated by the AI model Midjourney, set to the theme song from Family Matters. The upload garnered over 4.6 million views in 10 days (shown below).



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The upload by Lyrical Realms inspired more similar AI-generated video slideshows to be created in the following days. For example, on January 18th, 2023, YouTuber[2] yo chill bruh posted a video titled, "Breaking Bad as an '80s family sitcom" that received over 290,000 views in nine days (shown below, left). On January 19th, the YouTube[3] channel Suburban Garden then posted a Futurama edit that accumulated over 690,000 views in eight days (shown below, right).



On January 20th, 2023, Twitter[4] user @doegens reuploaded the Family Guy version to Twitter, where it received over 5.7 million views, 10,400 retweets and 86,900 likes in one week.

In the following days, more notable AI-generated sitcoms were posted online, including South Park, The Simpsons and Dragon Ball versions, among others.

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