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In the TV neighborhood of YesterYear, there are shows a certain generation will never forget. It might sound crazy, but reruns of many 1990s classics still score big TV ratings. A recent The Simpsons marathon on FXX, for example, averaged more than 1 million viewers. According to examiner.com, that was better than the competition at TBS, Comedy Central, and even the NFL Network.

A Saved by the Bell reunion is scheduled soon. A Full House re-up is rumored. And even the women on Friends recently met up for a skit on Jimmy Kimmel Live.

So why do people still tune in to those old shows? Alan Sepinwall, a TV critic for Hitfix.com, says in a modern day mash-up of reality based and competition the throwback style still works.

There's nothing like that nostalgia. After all, nothing beats a good episode about nothing on Seinfeld.

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