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Old 04-24-2008, 09:28 PM   #181
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the one thing i remember about delta house was a scene where one guy hits another guy in the face with a pie as he walks through the door and the guy says im sorry i hit you now lets get you cleaned up and then lets go get a giant weiner .now when i was 7 i thought that bit was funny but now as a 36 year old man im not sure what i would think if i saw that bit again so i guess abc might have been trynig to pander to 7 year olds with delta house although my first grade teachers husband liked it
I dont remember much about the show. But I do remember it was quite tame compared to its inspiration, Animal House.

A cable version would not have the problem ABC had....network censors.
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Old 04-25-2008, 09:58 PM   #182
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I dont remember much about the show. But I do remember it was quite tame compared to its inspiration, Animal House.

A cable version would not have the problem ABC had....network censors.
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Yes, but in those days, cable wasn't doing original programming. HBO was pretty much movies and concerts. I don't think cable channels started doing original programmng until the '90s. I could be wrong, but in the late '70s, networks still ruled the ratings, as not everyone had cable TV yet. I didn't!
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Old 04-27-2008, 12:05 AM   #183
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Yes, but in those days, cable wasn't doing original programming. HBO was pretty much movies and concerts. I don't think cable channels started doing original programmng until the '90s. I could be wrong, but in the late '70s, networks still ruled the ratings, as not everyone had cable TV yet. I didn't!
Yeah, in the 70's cable did not offer original programs. But Im talking about the present which brings up another more general question I have about premium cable.

Does Showtime and HBO produce shows aimed at younger audiences? I dont have either of the channels and the only HBO/Showtime shows Ive seen were not necesarily for teens: The Sopranos, Larry Sanders and the L Word.

Does anyone, eg. cable TV experts , have an answer or possible answer? A show about drunk, horney, students pulling pranks and obsessed with sex seems like such an obvious choice to me.
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Old 04-27-2008, 11:08 AM   #184
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Yeah, in the 70's cable did not offer original programs. But Im talking about the present which brings up another more general question I have about premium cable.

Does Showtime and HBO produce shows aimed at younger audiences? I dont have either of the channels and the only HBO/Showtime shows Ive seen were not necesarily for teens: The Sopranos, Larry Sanders and the L Word.

Does anyone, eg. cable TV experts , have an answer or possible answer? A show about drunk, horney, students pulling pranks and obsessed with sex seems like such an obvious choice to me.
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I think they are targeting older audiences. There are plenty of channels that target the youth market. Older audiences have more disposable income and want something more sophisticated than what the networks have to offer. They also don't want their stuff censored.

BTW, Sex And The City has a fairly wide demographic, including young girls. I don't know if that's a good thing or not, but it is what is is.
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Old 04-28-2008, 02:17 PM   #185
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I cant really remember one year wonders, but that new one with flava flav might become one very very soon

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I know someone who says Cop Rock was the worst show ever. That only lasted one season, right??
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Dangit, as soon as I saw the title I wanted to jump on here with Cop Rock! Beat me to it.

Actually, I think it lasted about 15 minutes in American households and one episode on Fox.
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Yeah, in the 70's cable did not offer original programs.
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There was no cable in the 70's. TV was FREE! I miss them days.

In the 70's there were fewer than 13 channels. I think cable in our area became the norm around 1980.
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There was no cable in the 70's. TV was FREE! I miss them days.

In the 70's there were fewer than 13 channels. I think cable in our area became the norm around 1980.


HBO started in 76, it wasn't cable like it is now but defintely not the normal thing to have
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Dangit, as soon as I saw the title I wanted to jump on here with Cop Rock! Beat me to it.

Actually, I think it lasted about 15 minutes in American households and one episode on Fox.
It lasted a few more episodes than that, and it was on ABC.
That don't make it suck any less tho.
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HBO started in 76, it wasn't cable like it is now but defintely not the normal thing to have
Yeah there was cable in the 70s. Not much on it but it was there.
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There was no cable in the 70's. TV was FREE! I miss them days.

In the 70's there were fewer than 13 channels. I think cable in our area became the norm around 1980.

Cable was introduced in the early 70's HBO came to be in 1972 and CBN now ABC Family was 1977. I would love to go back in time and see what the buzz was about.
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The biggest buzz was it had no commercials. Even when we first got it in the early 80s. cable channels didnt have commercials, or very few.
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The irony is that if Delta House debuted five years ago or in the 90s since crude lowbrow humor is all the rage these days it would still be on the air and would be in the top ten.
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