‘Sister, Sister’: Tia and Tamera Mowry Picked The Sister They’d Play

by Jeremy Spirogis
(L-R) Tia Mowry and Tamera Mowry smiling in front of a green background

Nostalgic Millennials can undoubtedly nonetheless sing the theme music, and now that it’s streaming on Netflix, a completely new technology has an opportunity to fall in love with Sister, Sister. It was a hilarious and endearing household sitcom starring celebrity similar twins of the ’90s, Tia and Tamera Mowry. The present additionally featured the established comedic actor, Jackée Harry, and Marques Houston as lovable however annoying neighborhood friend Roger. Houston was additionally within the R&B group Immature, giving him double 90s cred!

Tia and Tamera, now 42, nonetheless have loads of followers. For occasion, Tamera Mowry-Housley was on The Real up till fairly just lately. But Sister, Sister was undoubtedly the place it began.

(L-R) Tia Mowry and Tamera Mowry smiling in front of a green background
(L-R) Tia Mowry and Tamera Mowry | Walt Disney Television by way of Getty Images

‘Sister, Sister’ was a present with coronary heart

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The present ran from 1994 to 1999 and featured the twins as Tia Landry and Tamera Campbell, twin sisters separated at beginning and adopted into totally different households. Upon discovering one another’s existence as teenagers, their mutual single dad and mom resolve to maneuver into the identical home to lift the women collectively. The premise is pure ’90s sitcom goodness and the system labored nearly too properly. The present was an enormous success, operating for six seasons.

Tia and Tamera’s fame made an affect past themselves, too. Though youthful brother Tahj Mowry had beforehand been on Full House, he didn’t land his personal ’90s sitcom, Smart Guy, till he appeared on Sister, Sister together with his well-known siblings. For this and plenty of different causes, Sister, Sister was undoubtedly a staple of ’90s must-see TV.

On the present, Tia and Tamera had been full opposites

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One of the issues that made Sister, Sister work so properly was that each the sisters and their respective dad and mom had been full opposites from one another. It was truly an enormous asset to the present as a result of it allowed them to inform tales round the way you don’t all the time must agree or method issues the identical technique to contribute one thing invaluable.

Tia was the scholarly severe sort who beloved homework and hated stepping into hassle. Tamera was extra of a lovable troublemaker sort who struggled in class however was passionate in different areas of life. Sharing a room, the sisters usually needed to work out their variations, counting on the particular bond they shared as twins who had been making up for misplaced time. The present targeted on the highs and lows of them attempting to navigate highschool and later faculty collectively, too.

The twins obtained to resolve which sister they wished to play

Tia and Tamera had been well-known largely as a result of unbelievable chemistry that they had when performing collectively. They knew easy methods to play off one another properly and let their totally different personalities shine by way of whereas wanting precisely the identical. So a lot in order that Sister, Sister was truly created solely to showcase that chemistry.

In an interview with Life & Style, the present’s creator Kim Bass defined that the women had been thick as thieves in actual life. And because it seems, the real-life dynamic between them truly match their characters too. While they weren’t precisely like their present counterparts, the women discussed which half they’d wish to play and determined it will be extra enjoyable to discover their real-life odd couple dynamic because the goofball Tamera and Tia, the intense one. It was a wise alternative as a result of they each nailed their characters and made the present legendary.

Could there be a revival within the works?

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The odd couple dynamics labored so properly that as of 2018, there have been rumors flying round that the present may get some sort of revival. Unfortunately, the well-known sisters squashed that rumor, explaining that it wasn’t going to occur any time quickly, even when the celebs all do certainly have an curiosity in doing one thing. Tamara instructed Good Housekeeping in 2019, “The timing hasn’t actually offered itself and since Sister, Sister was so iconic, we need to make certain that after we do it, it’s finished proper.” Sounds good … however we nonetheless hope it occurs quickly!

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