Yeah, it was ludicrously forced in its attempt at political correctness. I'm struggling to think of same-race couples at all. Even Donna's fiance in The Runaway Bride was black.
Hey now. As a guy in an interracial relationship both back then and now, I think it's good to see it on TV. Given that there are still people in the world that see it as "unnatural", the more the visibility in pop culture, the more widespread acceptance.
Sometimes PC is a good thing.