Sitcoms Online - Main Page / Message Boards - Main Page / News Blog / Photo Galleries / DVD Reviews / Buy TV Shows on DVD and Blu-ray

View Today's Active Threads / View New Posts / Mark All Boards Read / Chit Chat Board

Silver Spoons Online / Silver Spoons links and theme songs at Sitcoms Online / Silver Spoons Photo Gallery


Silver Spoons - The Complete First Season

Buy Silver Spoons - The Complete First Season on DVD

Sitcoms Online Message Boards - Forums  

Go Back   Sitcoms Online Message Boards - Forums > 1980s Sitcoms > Silver Spoons

Notices

SitcomsOnline.com News Blog Headlines Twitter Facebook Instagram RSS

New Multicast Network Start TV Launches Sept. 3 with Female Dramas; Insatiable Premieres Aug. 10 with Debby Ryan and Alyssa Milano
Showtime Gets Jillian Bell for Comedy; Rev Run Sitcom Preview
Rugrats Revived on Nickelodeon; Vanilla Ice Project Returns Aug. 11
Guests Line Up for Caroline Rhea Series; UnREAL Season 4 Premieres on Hulu
Celebrities Get Animated on Animal Planet; Freeform Drama Pilot Underway
Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows; This Week in Sitcoms (Week of July 16, 2018)
SitcomsOnline Digest: Game of Thrones Leads Emmy Nominations; New Beverly Hillbillies DVDs Coming in October


New on DVD/Blu-ray (June/July)

New Girl - The Complete Seventh Season Alice - The Complete Seventh Season Green Acres - The Final (Sixth) Season The Last Man on Earth - The Complete Fourth Season The Good Place - The Complete Second Season

06/05 - Living Single - The Complete Fifth Season
06/05 - New Girl - The Complete Sixth Season
06/05 - South Park - The Complete Twenty-First Season (Blu-ray)
06/12 - Fresh Off the Boat - The Complete Fourth Season
06/12 - Life in Pieces - The Complete Third Season
06/12 - The Office - The Complete Series
06/12 - Speechless - The Complete First Season
06/12 - Speechless - The Complete Second Season
06/12 - Step by Step - The Complete First Season
06/12 - Will & Grace (The Revival) - Season One (Blu-ray)
06/19 - Perfect Strangers - The Complete Fourth Season
06/26 - Last Man Standing - The Complete Fifth Season
06/26 - Last Man Standing - The Complete Sixth Season
06/26 - The Mick - The Complete First Season
06/26 - The Mick - The Complete Second Season
07/03 - New Girl - The Final (Seventh) Season
07/10 - Alice - The Complete Seventh Season (WBShop.com)
07/10 - The Bill Engvall Show - The Complete First Season (WBShop.com)
07/10 - Green Acres - The Final (Sixth) Season
07/10 - The Last Man on Earth - The Complete Fourth Season
07/17 - Cooper Barrett's Guide to Surviving Life - The Complete Series
07/17 - The Good Place - The Complete Second Season
07/17 - Son of Zorn - The Complete Series
More TV DVD Releases / DVD Reviews Archive / SitcomsOnline Digest


Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 09-29-2005, 08:07 PM   #1
Judith A. Moose
Member
Frequent Poster
 
Join Date: Nov 10, 2000
Location: Las Vegas, NV, USA
Posts: 153
Unhappy Sony Pulled The Plug

It is with great sadness that I have to report that Sony has pulled the plug on the upcoming release of Silver Spoons. I have been told that the show is being put on hold because of the poor sales numbers of the Punky Brewster and Diff'rent Strokes sets. Sony has opted that The Facts of Life will come out before Silver Spoons does and for the moment there are no immediate plans to release either series. The news came from the head of the legal department for copyrights at Sony. I'll keep trying folks but at the moment it appears to be a losing battle.

Judith Moose
Judith A. Moose is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-29-2005, 09:05 PM   #2
Pavan
SO News/Reviews Director
Administrator
Forum Celebrity
 
Pavan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 17, 2000
Location: Linden, NJ (Where Hal Linden got his last name from!)
Posts: 26,289
Send a message via ICQ to Pavan
Default

Terrible news. It looked so good a few months ago.
__________________
SitcomsOnline.com News Blog -- The best news out there!
SitcomsOnline.com DVD Reviews -- We are #1 in reviews!
Pavan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-29-2005, 09:12 PM   #3
vashti1999
NY METS - #1
Forum Veteran
 
vashti1999's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 14, 2003
Location: The world's greatest city - New York City
Posts: 11,356
Default

Pavan, I was hoping you would have some info to contradict this. Didn't I read somewhere a few months ago that there was a change in the department at Sony that handles dvd releases and that they'd possibly be more aggresive in releasing stuff? I can't see them having doubts about releasing Silver Spoons or Facts of Life and putting out That's My Mama and Tabitha. Doesn't make sense.
__________________
.
vashti1999 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-29-2005, 09:53 PM   #4
robby76
Member
Forum Regular
 
robby76's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 18, 2004
Posts: 928
Default

Poor sales of "Punky Brewster"? Are we sure of this? Punky was released by Shout! Factory and it had 2 dvd releases.

Anyway I too am a Silver Spoons fan, and more so Facts Of Life... Sony are such losers! So no plans for releasing either!?!? Criminal!
__________________
Edison Twins * Automan * Whiz Kids
Vote @ tvshowsondvd.com
robby76 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-29-2005, 10:00 PM   #5
vashti1999
NY METS - #1
Forum Veteran
 
vashti1999's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 14, 2003
Location: The world's greatest city - New York City
Posts: 11,356
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by robby76
Poor sales of "Punky Brewster"? Are we sure of this? Punky was released by Shout! Factory and it had 2 dvd releases.

Sony and Shout! are sort of sister companies. Shout! is affiliated with Sony Music.
vashti1999 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-29-2005, 11:09 PM   #6
Judith A. Moose
Member
Frequent Poster
 
Join Date: Nov 10, 2000
Location: Las Vegas, NV, USA
Posts: 153
Default

When the head of one of the legal departments says it's not happening at the moment, it's not happening. The Punky Brewster and Diff'rent Strokes reason was what they gave and there's not a whole lot one can do to argue the point with them. Anyway, this group is the first place that got told. I still have to tell Erin Gray and Joel Higgins. Doesn't that sound like fun...
Judith A. Moose is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-29-2005, 11:40 PM   #7
Scoobiedoo30
Member
Forum Celebrity
 
Scoobiedoo30's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 27, 2002
Location: KENNER, LOUISIANA
Posts: 27,412
Default Sony Pulled The Plug

I was hoping to get The Silver Spoons on DVD
__________________
Who Dat
Scoobiedoo30 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-30-2005, 11:42 PM   #8
spunkygirl
Member
Moderator
Forum Veteran
 
spunkygirl's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 26, 2003
Posts: 21,485
Default

Sony sucks is all I'm gonna say
spunkygirl is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-01-2005, 11:31 AM   #9
TV_Fan
Member
Forum Regular
 
TV_Fan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 15, 2005
Location: USA
Posts: 876
Angry

This is major bad news. I thought Different Strokes sold well. Is there anyone at Sony that fans can write to to voice their opinion and let them know how much interest there really is in Silver Spoons?
TV_Fan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-01-2005, 10:36 PM   #10
Dean Winchester
Member
Forum Veteran
 
Dean Winchester's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 28, 2003
Location: Louisville KY
Posts: 14,748
Default

I think someone should start an online petition to bring SS and FOL to DVD (and further DS releases... season 1 isn't one of the better years) and then Judith or Pav could show it to people at Sony
Dean Winchester is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-01-2005, 10:38 PM   #11
spunkygirl
Member
Moderator
Forum Veteran
 
spunkygirl's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 26, 2003
Posts: 21,485
Default

I like that idea, but would a petition do any good? I know some companies are hesitant about them because people can sign their names over and over on them to make it look like alot of people signed it.

Maybe a letter writing campaign or something?
spunkygirl is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-01-2005, 10:53 PM   #12
Judith A. Moose
Member
Frequent Poster
 
Join Date: Nov 10, 2000
Location: Las Vegas, NV, USA
Posts: 153
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Sasette
I like that idea, but would a petition do any good? I know some companies are hesitant about them because people can sign their names over and over on them to make it look like alot of people signed it.

Maybe a letter writing campaign or something?
There already is a petition for the show to be released. I started it over a year ago when I started the negotiations with Sony to counter their argument that no one would want the series. Todd has a link to the petition on the front page of the Silver Spoons site. Just sign it and I'll keep trying to get them to change their minds.
Judith A. Moose is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-01-2005, 10:57 PM   #13
TVFactFan
Member
Forum Legend
 
Join Date: Aug 17, 2002
Posts: 89,488
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Judith A. Moose
When the head of one of the legal departments says it's not happening at the moment, it's not happening. The Punky Brewster and Diff'rent Strokes reason was what they gave and there's not a whole lot one can do to argue the point with them. Anyway, this group is the first place that got told. I still have to tell Erin Gray and Joel Higgins. Doesn't that sound like fun...

LOL-but they are all completly different tv shows. What does Silver Spoons have to do with Punky and Diffrent Strokes? What a stupid reason.
TVFactFan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-02-2005, 02:54 AM   #14
Dean Winchester
Member
Forum Veteran
 
Dean Winchester's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 28, 2003
Location: Louisville KY
Posts: 14,748
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Judith A. Moose
There already is a petition for the show to be released. I started it over a year ago when I started the negotiations with Sony to counter their argument that no one would want the series. Todd has a link to the petition on the front page of the Silver Spoons site. Just sign it and I'll keep trying to get them to change their minds.
what about FOL? I'll sign a SS petition if a petition is started for Facts too. I also want more DS, season 1 is the worst season besides the last 2 years and I've been waiting over a year for season 2 to be announced.
Dean Winchester is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-02-2005, 02:57 AM   #15
Dean Winchester
Member
Forum Veteran
 
Dean Winchester's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 28, 2003
Location: Louisville KY
Posts: 14,748
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by RetroTVCollector
LOL-but they are all completly different tv shows. What does Silver Spoons have to do with Punky and Diffrent Strokes? What a stupid reason.
well, they probably count that Gary appeared on Silver Spoons once as Arnold.

Seriously tho, why aren't these being treated better on DVD?

I mean, I really have a hard time believing that more people bought Tour Of Duty than Diff'rent Strokes on DVD. IMO, Sony spends too much time on their 70's shows (yet oddly enough, not ODAAT, my fave 70's Sony title) and not enough on the 80's. A lot of people want FOL, SS and more DS on DVD. I understand why those shows aren't given the same care as Seinfeld, but they deserve better treatment than what they get. FOL is in TVShowsOnDVD's top 10 and Silver Spoons is pretty high as well.
Dean Winchester is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 12:30 AM.


Although the administrators and moderators of the Sitcoms Online Message Boards will attempt to keep all objectionable messages off this forum, it is impossible for us to review all messages. All messages express the views of the author, and neither the owners of the Sitcoms Online Message Boards, nor vBulletin Solutions Inc. (developers of vBulletin) will be held responsible for the content of any message. The owners of the Sitcoms Online Message Boards reserve the right to remove, edit, move or close any thread for any reason.

VigLink badge

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.11
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, vBulletin Solutions Inc.