I really liked Married with Children as a kid, or rather I both loved and hated how pessimistic it was and how awful everyone was in it As a kid I wasn't sure if we were supposed to root for Al or think he was an ass, now I know it's kind of both -like a lot of british comedy (I think Blackadder pulls it off the most successfully)
I really like comedy shows and films and always would try to work out how the comedy worked and what made it funny or unfunny because I wanted to write my own shows one day (still do).
Unhappily Ever After didn't seem to air over here, we only got certain US sitcoms (we never got anything like Full House or that thing with Urkel in it but we got Saved by the Bell for some reason)
It's okay, I was just thinking about it when I drew it - even as a kid I would alternate between wanting to strangle Dexter or Dee Dee. There weren't many episodes where they both were likeable and I think that was a problem with the show!
I actually really hated Dexter as a kid now that I remember back Like, just the character, not the show. He was really smug and arrogant in my nine-year-old opinion Hahaha - Valhallen though, he was my favourite as a kid. I thought he was dreamy! I was a strange child...
I never liked the show, or EITHER of the characters, to be honest! I sometimes watched it to try to be cool, but I never thoroughly enjoyed it (except when the monkey and the duck fought, that was kinda fun)!
Also, the Swedish dub is REALLLY bad! Like, both Dexter's and Deedee's voices are so shrill, they're painful to listen to!
I always remember one episode where she was meditating in the garden in a hippie-chick outfit, being all Zen, and Dexter was learning about outdoors, and that stuck with me for some reason. I just started thinking Dee Dee would be into that style when she got older.
I think the problem with the first one is that she's so tall the dress looked ridiculously short, so I changed it to fit a little better in the second one - because Dee Dee is kind of a soft, innocent character I wanted the dress to be quite demure and pretty, the other one was just too ridiculously short, it made her legs look crazy