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Old 02-14-2015, 04:13 PM   #31
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I wold consider a spinoff a show made from a character or characters that were a regular part of another show and because of the popularity of the first show got their own show, like The Jeffersons. Maude, who only appeared on All in the Family once, wouldn't qualify.
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"Mayberry R.F.D."
This one's a toss-up, some consider it to be a continuation rather than a spinoff while Wiki claims it's both. I say continuation because the last episode of TAGS is entitled "Mayberry RFD" and in the debut episode Andy & Helen get married and move leaving Sam Jones as the lead character.

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What does R.F.D. stand for?
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Ugh, that show was god-awful. Glad it got cancelled.
you gotta be kidding me, Sam and Cat was great
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I wold consider a spinoff a show made from a character or characters that were a regular part of another show and because of the popularity of the first show got their own show, like The Jeffersons. Maude, who only appeared on All in the Family once, wouldn't qualify.
There's different types of spinoffs. More to the point, though, Maude was on AITF twice. The second time the Bunkers went to Carol's (not played by Adrienne Barbeau) wedding. It was pretty clearly intended as a pilot based around Maude.
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I wold consider a spinoff a show made from a character or characters that were a regular part of another show and because of the popularity of the first show got their own show, like The Jeffersons. Maude, who only appeared on All in the Family once, wouldn't qualify.
Maude was on AITF twice not once.
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There's different types of spinoffs. More to the point, though, Maude was on AITF twice. The second time the Bunkers went to Carol's (not played by Adrienne Barbeau) wedding. It was pretty clearly intended as a pilot based around Maude.
when a show does that the episode's called a "back-door pilot"
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I'd say JOEY also AFTER MASH
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Joey the spinoff of Friends. Why they gave the dumbest and most boring character his own show I'll never understand. But I'm not really a Friends fan either.

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For me it's Mayberry R.F.D A better name for it would be Mayberry D.O.A.
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I could never get into Frasier. I loved Kelsey Grammer on Cheers, but I don't see why they had to give the character his own show.
I can see why this guy got banned. Anybody that says "Frasier" is the most boring spin-off ever is clearly trolling.
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The other Cheers spinoff was awful, (but mercifully short lived), The Tortellis. It was about one of Carla's ex-husbands Nick Tortelli and his new, much younger but dumber than a box of rocks airhead wife and I don't remember her name but she was played by Jeanne Kasem, the recent widow of American Top 40 host Kasey Kasem, and I did think she was funny as the character sometimes. But the show was bad. What made it even dumber is that these characters weren't even Cheers regulars and were on maybe 2 or 3 episodes that I can remember. So why somebody thought they should get a series of their own beats me.

I like the Mary Tyler Moore spinoffs Rhoda and Lou Grant, but I didn't like Phyllis. Boring, I'd have more fun watching paint dry. But I'm not a big Cloris Leachman fan.

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I didn't really like Mayberry R.F.D. I love The Andy Griffith Show and Gomer Pyle U.S.M.C., but I just hated Mayberry R.F.D.
Agreed, RFD was not the greatest, what a disappointment!
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