10  Popular TV Tropes That Aged Badly

1. Airport Professions of Love: In the 90s, people would run through airports and stop the love of their life just seconds.

2. Simple Miscommunications: Many older shows relied on simple miscommunications between characters to drive the plot and create storyline.

3. Clip Shows: Clip shows were exciting when we all lived and died by what was on cable.

4. Slapping People Sober: When someone is freaking out, whether it’s a panic attack or drunken monologue.

5. Very Special Episodes: Looking back, very special episodes were extremely jarring. 

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6. Amnesia Storylines: First of all, amnesia is not nearly as common as 90s TV writers would have you believe.

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7. Innocent Peeping Toms: In older TV shows, boys often watched women or girls undress from the supposed safety of their bedroom. 

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8. Game Show Hosts Kissing Women: Can game shows use tropes? Well, one of the most annoying and grossest occurrences on old game shows.

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9. Spousal Abuse Jokes: Many old sitcoms relied on domestic violence jokes. 

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10. Self-Harm Jokes: Along with spousal abuse jokes, self-harm also used to be a humorous topic in sitcoms.

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