'WandaVision' Episode 3 Spoilers: What beloved '70s sitcom show will the series be homaging next?

After a visit to the '50s and '60s, it's time for 'WandaVision' to go full color and possibly bring some Marvel family values to the small screen

                            'WandaVision' Episode 3 Spoilers: What beloved '70s sitcom show will the series be homaging next?
Elizabeth Olsen as Wanda Maximoff/Scarlet Witch and Paul Bettany as Vision in 'WandaVision' (Marvel Studios)

Reality has shifted once again, bringing color into a world that Wanda Maximoff (Elizabeth Olsen) seemingly created. Despite the trailer, the first two episodes of 'WandaVision' have taken fans by surprise as the show committed fully to the sitcom eras they were a part of.

Episode 1 saw a return to the '50s, in what was very much a celebration of sitcoms like 'I Love Lucy' and 'The Dick Van Dyke Show'. Episode 2 leaned heavily into the '60s 'Bewitched' vibe, with the story of a magical woman and her husband trying to live normal suburban lives. However, at the end of that episode, reality shifted into color and fashion styles appeared to have shifted to the '70s, begging the question: What major '70s sitcom will 'WandaVision' be exploring next?

Paul Bettany and Elizabeth Olsen as Vision and Wanda. (Marvel Studios)

One of the clues might be the fact that Wanda magically discovered she was quite visibly pregnant, just as the world filled in with color. It appeared that it wasn't just the era that went ahead in time — Wanda's magical pregnancy did too. This means that it's entirely possible that by the time Episode 3 airs, Wanda and Vison's (Paul Bettany) children will have been born, opening the door to more family-style sitcoms instead of just the husband-wife starring shows of earlier decades.

Shows like 'The Brady Bunch' and 'All In The Family' are likely candidates for the storytelling style that 'WandaVision' may be leaning into — with a little bit of 'I Dream of Jeannie' and 'Mork & Mindy' possibly thrown in to keep the magic and science-fiction angles alive. 

Of course, sitcom stylings aren't the only thing going on in 'WandaVision'. There's a deeper mystery involved that the show is very slowly teasing open. How did Wanda get trapped in this reality? What's really going on? What is the aim of the shadowy SWORD organization, and how are they connected to what's happening?

One of the biggest questions is, of course, who the strange beekeeper we saw at the end of Episode 2? But all of that pales in comparison to the biggest question of all: how long can Wanda hold on to this reality before everything starts falling apart?

This episode of 'WandaVision' airs on January 22 on Disney+.

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