One of the oldest “leaks” about WandaVision was that the show would explore and pay tribute to some iconic eras of American sitcoms throughout at least the first half of the series. As Wanda’s vision progresses, we’ll see nods to some pretty familiar sitcoms across history. The trailer for the show, as well as the big game spot earlier this year, has confirmed how each era is used.
When Wanda and Vision are newlyweds, the show is inspired by 50’s sitcoms such as The Dick Van Dyke Show, Bewitched, and I Love Lucy.
The Late 60s/Early 70s
Wanda and Vision want a family, and when she’s pregnant in the series; it takes on the look and tone of a late 60s sitcom such as The Brady Bunch.
We’re going to see the Vision family grow up before our eyes in the series, and when the twins are babies; we’re taken to the 1980s and shows like Family Ties and The Cosby Show.
When the twins are old enough to go trick or treating on Halloween, the series jumps to the 90s and takes inspiration from the “TGIF” sitcoms that dominated ABC on Friday nights during that era.
We’ve seen forty years of sitcoms referenced up to the point where the twins (Wiccan and Speed) are around eight years old or so (based on the age in the auditions). What happens when they’re older and closer to the Young Avengers age? Do we see 2000s era sitcoms? Or is that when the series goes full epic Marvel movie and leaves the TV stuff behind?