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Old 12-09-2013, 05:37 PM   #16
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Old 12-09-2013, 05:48 PM   #17
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They remade it for America under the title "Foot in the Door".
That's interesting zachattack12.Apparently it didn't do so well but was a hit in the Netherlands.http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tom,_Dick_and_Harriet
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Old 04-17-2014, 06:41 PM   #18
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Old 04-18-2014, 12:08 AM   #19
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Welcome, Brandon. I can actually say yes to two out of your three: I was a regular viewer of Loni Anderson's Easy Street. It tried--and failed--to provide NBC a competitive comedy alternative to Murder, She Wrote on CBS Sunday nights in 1986-87.

The Thorns was a Mike Nichols-Elaine May misfire that was part of a pre-TGIF comedy block on ABC in 1988. It was hard to take seriously as a spoof of the rich when it looked so cheap. It also wasn't very funny.
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Cafe Americana (?)
the 80's sitcom with Valerie Bertenelli.


"Café Americain" was in the 1990s. 1993, in fact. Maurice Godin was also in it.
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Old 04-21-2014, 09:01 AM   #21
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Old 04-21-2014, 03:30 PM   #22
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Does Just the 10 of Us really count as a short-lived show?

It had three seasons (a short four-episode first season, and two full seasons).
Compared to Gunsmoke, it is. lol
True though- you have a point. I guess it depends on what you consider short-lived or not.
Oh well- it's at least a perhaps lesser known (or remembered) 1980s sitcom that is quite good.

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I can actually say yes to two out of your three: I was a regular viewer of Loni Anderson's Easy Street. It tried--and failed--to provide NBC a competitive comedy alternative to Murder, She Wrote on CBS Sunday nights in 1986-87.
Cool! I remember watching Easy Street too as a kid. I honestly don't remember much of it now, but I remember enjoying it then. Yeah- Loni Anderson was on it- that's probably about all that I remember about it right now. (And she did great as Jennifer on WKRP in Cincinatti as well.)
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Compared to Gunsmoke, it is. lol
True though- you have a point. I guess it depends on what you consider short-lived or not.
Oh well- it's at least a perhaps lesser known (or remembered) 1980s sitcom that is quite good.


Unless I misread the OP's original post, I don't recall them asking for shortlived shows, just shows that would be considered obscure.

The 2 I listed: Brothers ran for 5 seasons, Hangin' In ran for 7, yet I rarely if ever see/hear them talked about.
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Old 07-22-2014, 05:44 PM   #24
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Geena Davis had a short lived 13 episode sitcom in 1985 co-starring Bronson Pinchot called "Sara" that I don't think anybody hardly remembers it that I actually had to look up IMDB and discovered that Bill Maher and Alfre Woodard also co-starred.

The premise was of Sara played by Geena is a law student recently graduated and without a job so she takes up a job at a legal aid clinic and like most insipid sitcoms that take place in settings (bar, coffee shop, hospital, police station, high school, auto garage) you get the mandatory wacky goofball characters.
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Fathers and Sons with Former NFL football player Merlin Olsen

Crazy Like a Fox with Jack Warden and John Rubinstein

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704 Hauser (All In The Family Spin-off) with John Amos

I don't wanna seem like I'm nitpicking, but that was a 1994 series. Good suggestions though.
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Even though "Small Wonder" lasted for 4 seasons, I still consider it obscure because no one seems to remember it and it's never seen in syndication.
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I totally remember Small Wonder- I loved watching that show as a kid! And thankfully, the first 2 seasons got released to DVD. (If only Shout! Factory would release the last seasons to DVD.)

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Unless I misread the OP's original post, I don't recall them asking for shortlived shows, just shows that would be considered obscure.

The 2 I listed: Brothers ran for 5 seasons, Hangin' In ran for 7, yet I rarely if ever see/hear them talked about.
True- good point. But many short-lived shows are also obscure just for that reason. That may be why I got confused on that. But yeah- some great choices for obscure '80s sitcoms here- but I think it all depends on the individual's viewpoint and experiences with '80s sitcoms as to what is and isn't obscure.
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