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Old 01-14-2016, 08:38 PM   #2
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Originally Posted by Dr. Thong
I just read that when Happy Days went into syndication in 1979 as Happy Days Again, that they used Bill Haley and The Comets' original recording of "Rock Around The Clock" from the '50s instead of the 1974 re-recording that had been used on the intro for seasons one and two.

How come I never noticed that back in '79?
I don't remember the music change, but it was common back then to put reruns of a currently-running show under a slightly different name. The Andy Griffith Show ran as Andy of Mayberry in CBS Daytime, and The Dick Van Dyke Show became The Dick Van Dyke Daytime Show there as well. Also Laverne & Shirley was syndicated as Laverne & Shirley & Company while it was still in prime-time.

I think that this practice came to an end around the late 1970s, as M*A*S*H was syndicated under its own name after 7 seasons in prime-time (It ran 11 seasons overall.), and then shows like The Cosby Show went into syndication after only 4 seasons under its original name, leading other sitcoms to do that going forward.
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