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Old 08-09-2006, 04:30 PM   #16
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all the showgirls were NOT so pretty!

i mean, come on
LAVERNE as a vegas showgirl???

YUCK!!!!!!!

Some of the Girls still had some Nice Legs-lol
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I am totally confused by this. Nancy Walker played this character on Happy Days - a den mother to Las Vegas showgirls? Happy Days was set in Milwauke, WS. There were no Vegas show girls there. And Chachi was on the show? Did he ever say "Wah wah wah?" Was he Chachi on the show or did Scott Baio play another character?
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the show was set in Las Vegas, in "present day" - NOT the fifties like HD was, and Scott Baio was on the show, but he played a completely different character.
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Okay. I got that, but what I don't get is how a spin-off of Happy Days is set in the 70s. I did some research. Pinky Tuscadaro from Happy Days appeared on the first episode of this show. How is it that she didn't age about 20 years? It's hard to imagine a woman that old still looking that good and still jumping motorcycles. Also, Pat Morita played Arnold on both shows. I'd like a little more info, too, on the episode in which Nancy remembers Laverene. Did Penny Marshall play Laverene in that episode? Was it set in the 50s? Did Mork appear and help them do a time warp thingy? That's really the only possible explaination.
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I am totally confused by this. Nancy Walker played this character on Happy Days - a den mother to Las Vegas showgirls? Happy Days was set in Milwauke, WS. There were no Vegas show girls there. And Chachi was on the show? Did he ever say "Wah wah wah?" Was he Chachi on the show or did Scott Baio play another character?

The Chachi character did not exist yet on Happy Days when Scott Baio appeared on Blansky Beauties.
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Okay. I got that, but what I don't get is how a spin-off of Happy Days is set in the 70s. I did some research. Pinky Tuscadaro from Happy Days appeared on the first episode of this show. How is it that she didn't age about 20 years? It's hard to imagine a woman that old still looking that good and still jumping motorcycles. Also, Pat Morita played Arnold on both shows. I'd like a little more info, too, on the episode in which Nancy remembers Laverene. Did Penny Marshall play Laverene in that episode? Was it set in the 50s? Did Mork appear and help them do a time warp thingy? That's really the only possible explaination.

Blansky Beauties is not a spinoff of Happy Days
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That's a debatable point that depends on your definition of the word "spin-off". Considering that BB was produced by the same people who produced HD and that some HD characters - Pinky and Arnold- appeared, and that Laverne was mentioned in an episode, it could be argued that it was a spin-off. Also, Blansky was referred to by Mr. C as his "favorite cousin" who introduced him to Marion. It's not very surprising, though, that Howie forgot all about her soon after. He forgot all about his oldest son Chuck, too.
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That's a debatable point that depends on your definition of the word "spin-off". Considering that BB was produced by the same people who produced HD and that some HD characters - Pinky and Arnold- appeared, and that Laverne was mentioned in an episode, it could be argued that it was a spin-off. Also, Blansky was referred to by Mr. C as his "favorite cousin" who introduced him to Marion. It's not very surprising, though, that Howie forgot all about her soon after. He forgot all about his oldest son Chuck, too.

I don't think her name was Nancy Blansky on Happy Days
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I don't think her name was Nancy Blansky on Happy Days
So is this information inaccurate? Check out the first Trivia item.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blansky's_Beauties
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So is this information inaccurate? Check out the first Trivia item.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blansky's_Beauties

Yes, please don't go to wikipedia.org for any information because they have no listed sources to back up where the informaton came from. That website is a JOKE
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this was a spinoff

FACT nancy walker appeared as Howards relative on HAPPY DAYS to set up the show

FACT many of the characters from happy days crossed over, Laverne was NOT ONLY MENTIONED--- she appeared on the show as LAVERNE, Eddie Mekkas character on the show was CARMINES cousin, Pat Morita as Arnold, and even FRANK DEFAZIO was on an ep!!!! Plus PINKY showed up

FACT---- YES it was set 20 years apart, which made no sense at all, since the others from happy days and laverne had not aged at all in 20 years, and still seemed to act like it was the 50s---- this is what is called SUSPENSION OF DISBELIEF---
u r supposed to ignore your common sense and just go with it--- like when u watch Pro Wrestling--- u know it cant be real, BUT u put that aside and go with the show!!!

LOOK AT Joanie loves Chachi, another bad spinoff
the music they made--- was very 80s bubblegum pop--- BUUUUUUT it was set in the 50s!
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this was a spinoff

FACT nancy walker appeared as Howards relative on HAPPY DAYS to set up the show

FACT many of the characters from happy days crossed over, Laverne was NOT ONLY MENTIONED--- she appeared on the show as LAVERNE, Eddie Mekkas character on the show was CARMINES cousin, Pat Morita as Arnold, and even FRANK DEFAZIO was on an ep!!!! Plus PINKY showed up

FACT---- YES it was set 20 years apart, which made no sense at all, since the others from happy days and laverne had not aged at all in 20 years, and still seemed to act like it was the 50s---- this is what is called SUSPENSION OF DISBELIEF---
u r supposed to ignore your common sense and just go with it--- like when u watch Pro Wrestling--- u know it cant be real, BUT u put that aside and go with the show!!!

LOOK AT Joanie loves Chachi, another bad spinoff
the music they made--- was very 80s bubblegum pop--- BUUUUUUT it was set in the 50s!

Her last name was not BLANSKY on HD
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It sure sounds like a spin-off to me. You keep saying her name wasn't Blansky, TVR. By her, you mean who? That cousin of Howard's who got her own show? Face it, the producers did everything they could to use their hit shows to make this a hit, even if it meant defying logic. Maybe they thought the slightest refrence to those other shows would help it become a hit. They were wrong.
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It sure sounds like a spin-off to me. You keep saying her name wasn't Blansky. By her, you mean who? That cousin of Howard's who got her own show? Face it, the producers did everything they could to use their hit shows to make this a hit, even if it meant defying logic.

Both shows were produced by the same company but it was not a spinoff. Just like Good Times was produced by the same company as Maude but it was not a spinoff
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Both shows were produced by the same company but it was not a spinoff. Just like Good Times was produced by the same company as Maude but it was not a spinoff
No, Good Times was a spin-off of Maude. The producers there also thought they could defy logic by moving the Florida Evans character from upstate New York to the Chicago ghetto without any explaination. Only in their case, it somehow worked. A spin-off is any show that uses the same characters from another show in order to capitalize on the success of the first show.
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