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Old 09-20-2003, 12:23 AM   #1
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Question "Happy Days Again"...why the title change?

When Happy Days debuted in syndication in the fall of 1979, it was retitled Happy Days Again. I'm curious as to why this was done.

It ran that way for a couple of years or so. Laverne & Shirley was similarly retitled Laverne & Shirley & Company when it made its syndication debut in 1981.

If anyone knows why the shows were retitled, please come forward and let your voice be heard!

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I Believe it was so their would be No Confusion of people thinking they were New episodes.
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Good point, but it's kind of ridiculous when other first-run shows were airing reruns in syndication and didn't bother to make a distinction.

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Good point, but it's kind of ridiculous when other first-run shows were airing reruns in syndication and didn't bother to make a distinction.

it wasnt really when it went into syndication - it was when they were showing the reruns in the regular (or a primetime) timeslot - most of the syndicated eps they show now DONT say "Happy Days again" - it is only the few eps that they reran during the regular season...

I wonder if anyone knows how many of these there are exactly? - I know that I wrote it doown when I taped an episode that started with that, but I think there was only 4 that I noticed - there may be more, or I may be remembering it wrong....
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When they originally went into syndication all the syndicated episodes were called Happy Days Again. They were advertised on the local affiliates as Happy Days Again which I thought was strange and even in old issues of tv guides. Luckily they don't do this anymore.
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When they originally went into syndication all the syndicated episodes were called Happy Days Again. They are even listed in old tv guides as Happy Days Again. They don't do this anymore.
ok, strange, but I know that there are only a handful of the episodes that have that in the intro - and its always the same ones from the same season... dont MAKE me go lookin through my tapes....
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ok, strange, but I know that there are only a handful of the episodes that have that in the intro - and its always the same ones from the same season... dont MAKE me go lookin through my tapes....
No I believe you. They are probably old copies of these syndicated versions. I heard there were still some versions of them out there. I also have the issues of these tv guides. In addition to Happy Days Again when Laverne And Shirley first went into syndication it was called Laverne And Shirley and Company and when Chips first went into syndication it was called Chips Patrol. When Real People went into syndication it was called More Real People. I always thought these were strange.
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No I believe you. They are probably old copies of these syndicated versions. I heard there were still some versions of them out there. I also have the issues of these tv guides. In addition to Happy Days Again when Laverne And Shirley first went into syndication it was called Laverne And Shirley and Company and when Chips first went into syndication it was called Chips Patrol. When Real People went into syndication it was called More Real People. I always thought these were strange.
were all of these ABC shows? maybe they were trying to pimp up there programming lists to make it look like they had more shows than they actually did....
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were all of these ABC shows? maybe they were trying to pimp up there programming lists to make it look like they had more shows than they actually did....
Chips and Real People came from Nbc. It was just something they did in the early 1980's. There might have been more but I don't remember. I do remember B.J. and The Bear being syndicated with Lobo as the B.J./Lobo Show. I know that after Happy Days stopped airing in primetime these versions stopped airing.
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Chips and Real People came from Nbc. It was just something they did in the early 1980's. There might have been more but I don't remember. I do remember B.J. and The Bear being syndicated with Lobo as the B.J./Lobo Show. I know that after Happy Days stopped airing in primetime these versions stopped airing.
Now hang on a minute there, Sherrif Lobo had his own spinoff there - I was a fanatic for that show, I was BJandthebear KA-RAZY!!!
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Now hang on a minute there, Sherrif Lobo had his own spinoff there - I was a fanatic for that show, I was BJandthebear KA-RAZY!!!
I dont know if they changed the titles for it, or even if they syndicated it at all, but I know that Lobo had his own show....
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I loved Sheriff Lobo too. I wished they would put B.J. and Lobo back on.
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I dont know if they changed the titles for it, or even if they syndicated it at all, but I know that Lobo had his own show....
Lobo did have its own show but when it was syndicated it was put in with B.J. And The Bear and syndicated as the B.J./Lobo Show. Then they had BJ and The Bear and Lobo air on alternate days. I use to love those shows but I haven't seen them in years.
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Lobo did have its own show but when it was syndicated it was put in with B.J. And The Bear and syndicated as the B.J./Lobo Show. Then they had BJ and The Bear and Lobo air on alternate days. I use to love those shows but I haven't seen them in years.
yep, not the sorta thing they feel has much demand for it - although with stuff like TVLand, Deja-vue, and the Drive-Inn Classics channels doing so well, maybe there's hope...
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yep, not the sorta thing they feel has much demand for it - although with stuff like TVLand, Deja-vue, and the Drive-Inn Classics channels doing so well, maybe there's hope...
TV Land will probably say nobody remembers it. Thats what they say when they don't air lost classics. If they would air these shows then maybe a new generation can enjoy them. Deputy Perkins use to crack me up.
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