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The True Story of Seven Strangers—and You

When The Real World made its debut 16 years ago, nobody knew that it would lead to today's glut of reality programming. But as the series enters its 20th season, it's begun to look like something we never expected it to be: an American classic.

June 30, 1994 America is revolted when Puck of The Real World: San Francisco digs his fingers into the peanut butter.
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