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A Definitive Ranking of ’90s TV Siblings

Jodie Sweetin turns 32 today. And what better excuse do we need than that to discuss Full House?  As children of the ’90s we grew up watching Stephanie Tanner fighting and then always reconciling with her sisters, DJ and Michelle. Seriously, there was nothing so horrible in their household that it couldn’t be resolved in 30 minutes. And in honor of their great relationship with each other, we’re ranking all the ’90s TV siblings. So bust out your scrunchies, pull on your overalls and join us as we run through our fave families.

10. The Walsh siblings, Beverly Hills, 90210

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These two are on the bottom of the list for obvious reasons: Brenda was the classic drama queen, while Brandon was trying to be everyone’s hero. Neither of them were necessarily bad people, but no one watching was that excited about them — and they were supposed to be the main characters! Everyone remembers them more as the people Dylan and Kelly dated before they found each other. Isn’t that more depressing? Best of the worst: when Brenda and Kelly wore the same horrible black dresses with big white bows to prom.

9. The Camden siblings, 7th Heaven

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Simply said, there are too many of them and the show was on for way too long. While there were brief phases in which I liked a single Camden sibling (it is impossible to like more than one of them at any given moment), the sheer presence of the show for 11 years was exhausting and took up nearly half my life. It does get points though for staying relevant for over a decade, particularly with the introduction of much more mature teen content popping up in the 2000s. Something we couldn’t relate to: when Mary asks Matt to help her learn how to kiss…by him kissing her. EW.

8. The McPhee siblings, Dawson’s Creek

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Jack and Andie McPhee were two of the most clever and progressive siblings on television in the ’90s. The siblings would have scored higher on the list if they had been as prominent as the four main characters of the show. While on the show, they introduced us to issues about sexual orientation and mental health with a healthy, well-rounded perspective earlier than most other shows on at that time. And to add to their greatness, the McPhees also taught us the power of self-deprecating humor to get through tough times.

7. The Halliwell sisters (2.0), Charmed

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I chose to specify the Halliwell sisters post-Shannen Doherty’s Prue with replacement Paige, played by Rose McGowan, because they were much better after her addition. Once Prue “died” (I mean she did, but we know it’s because Doherty quit), the other sisters’ roles truly fell into place. Piper was much better as the motherly oldest sister, and Phoebe naturally likes to mediate problems, leading to her acquisition of the empathy power. And the introduction of Paige cheered up the show, whereas Prue was always a major downer and didn’t really seem to be that protective of her sisters except out of obligation. Also, does anyone remember how with every season promo the sisters’ outfits got skimpier and skimpier? Not desperate for ratings or anything.

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