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Old 06-29-2017, 11:19 AM   #1
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Default Did the show go backwards during the colored years?

One thing that always struck me about the colored episodes was how they seemed to, for lack of a better term, contradict the B&W episodes. An example of this is Opie's girlfriend where the moral of the episode is that girls should pretend to be weak to make men feel better about themselves. This flies right in the face of the Season 1 episode Ellie for Town Council where it's shown that such an idea is stupid and that men and women are on the same platform. There's numerous other episodes like this in the colored seasons where a moral is given that greatly contradicts a better moral in the black and white episodes. It's almost as if the producers were scrambling for ways to make the show appear timeless and the best way to go about it was to be as ridiculously old fashioned as possible.
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Old 06-29-2017, 03:16 PM   #2
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The show had an entirely different writing and production staff in that period.
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Old 07-01-2017, 09:37 PM   #3
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I agree that the color episodes were not as funny as the bw episodes. However, I just finished watching season 5 and thought many of those episodes were not funny either. Barney was still there also. Seems like it really started in season 5 as not being as funny.
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Old 07-05-2017, 12:47 AM   #4
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I agree, I boycotted the color episodes for years but when ME TV started showing them recently I decided to give them a look. All I can say is-I'm glad I boycotted them for all those years!
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the Clampetts are in a fancy Beverly Hills jewelry store.

Granny: "How much fer one o' them red diamonds?"
clerk: "Madam, those are rubies."
Granny: "OK ask her kin we buy one offa her."
clerk: " The ruby I am talking about is not a lady."
Granny: "Lissen, how she got them diamonds is her business. I'm just sayin' ask her kin we buy one from her."
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Old 07-15-2017, 11:21 PM   #5
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Yeah, the colors aren't really that good.
Very dry, dull & uninspiring, for the most part.

TAGS became a typical, ordinary, everyday average sitcom.
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Old 08-21-2017, 01:24 PM   #6
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I think maybe the color years would have seemed better, were TAGS just another sitcom, and had the B/W years not been so incredibly awesome! The show had far to fall, and I think Don's departure hurt too.
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