Sitcoms Online - Main Page / Message Boards - Main Page / News Blog / Photo Galleries / DVD Reviews / Buy TV Shows on DVD and Blu-ray

View Today's Active Threads / View New Posts / Mark All Boards Read / Chit Chat Board


Sitcoms Online Message Boards - Forums  

Go Back   Sitcoms Online Message Boards - Forums > Spin-offs and One-Year Wonders

Notices

SitcomsOnline.com News Blog Headlines Twitter Facebook Instagram RSS

CBS Fall Pilot Review: Bob Hearts Abishola - Premieres Monday (Sept. 23); ABC Fall Pilot Review: mixed-ish - Premieres Tuesday (Sept. 24)
Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows; This Week in Sitcoms (Week of September 23, 2019)
SitcomsOnline Digest: Reboots for The Office and Even Hogan's Heroes?; The Boondocks Returning for Two New Seasons on HBO Max
Fri-Yay: Primetime Emmy Predictions for Comedy; Paramount Heads to Paris for New Comedy
Pop TV Renews Schitt's Creek for Sixth and Final Season, Fifth Season Marathon to Air on Sept. 21; HBO Max Revives The Boondocks
NBC Streaming Service Peacock Sets Reboots of Saved by the Bell & Punky Brewster; The Big Bang Theory Coming to HBO Max, While TBS Renews Through 2028
ABC Sets Reunions of Cheers, The Drew Carey Show, Girlfriends, Charmed, Castle and More; NBC Renews Titan Games for Season 2


New on DVD/Blu-ray (July/August/September)

Life in Pieces - The Complete Fourth Season The Good Place - The Complete Third Season Brooklyn Nine-Nine - Season Six Young Sheldon - The Complete Second Season Modern Family - The Complete Tenth Season

07/08 - Man with a Plan - Season Two
07/09 - Broad City - Season 5
07/09 - Broad City - The Complete Series
07/09 - Life in Pieces - The Complete Fourth Season
07/09 - Speechless - The Complete Third Season
07/16 - Eight Is Enough - The Complete First Season
07/17 - The Practice (1976) - The Complete Series (WBShop.com)
07/23 - Brockmire - The Complete First Season
07/23 - What I Like About You - The Complete First Season
07/30 - The Good Place - The Complete Third Season
08/06 - Caroline in the City - The Third Season
08/06 - Caroline in the City - The Fourth Season
08/13 - I Love Lucy - Colorized Collection
08/13 - Leave it to Beaver - Seasons One and Two
08/20 - Brooklyn Nine-Nine - Season Six
08/27 - Baskets - The Complete Season Four
08/27 - It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia - The Complete Thirteenth Season
09/03 - Bob's Burgers - The Complete 9th Season
09/03 - Fresh Off the Boat - The Complete Fifth Season
09/03 - The Goldbergs - The Complete Sixth Season
09/03 - Single Parents - The Complete Season One
09/03 - Young Sheldon - The Complete Second Season
09/04 - What We Do in the Shadows - The Complete First Season
09/10 - American Dad! - Volume 14
09/10 - The Jetsons - The Complete Original Series (Blu-ray) (WBShop.com)
09/11 - My Three Sons - The Fourth Season - Volume One
09/11 - My Three Sons - The Fourth Season - Volume Two
09/17 - Friends - The Complete Series (25th Anniversary)
09/17 - Modern Family - The Complete Tenth Season
More TV DVD Releases / DVD Reviews Archive / SitcomsOnline Digest


Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 10-28-2010, 03:26 PM   #31
pscisme
Member
Frequent Poster
 
Join Date: Jan 08, 2005
Posts: 223
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by JamesG
Just wondering, has anyone here seen "Mr. T and Tina"?

I'm asking cause I'm a Pat Morita fan and this show is the one that I'm the least familiar with from the list. Is it deserving of its bad rep?
I wanted to...I almost did....then I blinked and it was gone! 4 weeks in and out, one of the first of the 1976-77 casualties, along with "Gemini Man" on NBC, and "Doc" on CBS.
pscisme is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-28-2010, 03:28 PM   #32
pscisme
Member
Frequent Poster
 
Join Date: Jan 08, 2005
Posts: 223
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by FoxFan1971
I still watch "The Ropers" on a regular basis!!!

I would like to see "The Ropers" again (though I don't remember it being very GOOD at the time!) and am wondering how and where you're able to see this show on a regular basis now?
pscisme is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-29-2010, 03:50 AM   #33
70s show watcher
Member
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 20, 2008
Location: between point place and studio 8 h
Posts: 4,253
Default

has anyone seen ball four from 1976 ? i never saw it at the age of 5 when it aired and ive always wanted to see it
70s show watcher is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-29-2010, 02:53 PM   #34
FoxFan1971
Member
Frequent Poster
 
Join Date: Nov 08, 2008
Posts: 32
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by pscisme
I would like to see "The Ropers" again (though I don't remember it being very GOOD at the time!) and am wondering how and where you're able to see this show on a regular basis now?
It's actually available in trading circles if you know where to look. It was shown on a Canadian (?) network I think, so someone has really pristine rips of the episodes.
FoxFan1971 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-04-2010, 04:51 PM   #35
LUNCH
Member
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 23, 2010
Location: New York State
Posts: 1,134
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Jude The Obscure
Give me The Ropers any day over what passes for sitcoms these days.
I agree 110%!
LUNCH is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-04-2010, 04:59 PM   #36
McGillicuddy
Member
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 28, 2002
Posts: 5,092
Default

How about Pink Lady and Super Train, I always have heard these are two of the worse tv series in history. I'd love to see them!
McGillicuddy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-08-2010, 11:42 PM   #37
70s show watcher
Member
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 20, 2008
Location: between point place and studio 8 h
Posts: 4,253
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by markway895
How about Pink Lady and Super Train, I always have heard these are two of the worse tv series in history. I'd love to see them!
pink lady is on dvd and there were some supertrain eps on youtube at one time but im not sure if they are still there
70s show watcher is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-13-2010, 05:08 PM   #38
retroTVfan4ever
Member
Senior Member
 
retroTVfan4ever's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 30, 2009
Posts: 3,939
Default

There are far more bad TV shows than good ones. The list of bad ones would be too long, far too many to list them all. My general rule of thumb is, most TV shows pre 1977 are pretty tolerable, even the bad ones. 1977 is when TV slowly started becoming the vast wasteland it is today.

Mr. T And Tina- I used to watch it because I liked Susan Blanchard. If I recall, 8 or 9 episodes were produced but only 5 aired. I wouldn't mind seeing the show again, bad as it was. I remember one episode where Mr. T invented an "anti gravity" belt, and someone in the cast either Mr. T or Tina was "floating" in the air inside the room, wire cables attached to the "floating" person being clearly visible. Really bad stuff.
retroTVfan4ever is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-14-2010, 09:33 AM   #39
Du Mont
Member
Forum Regular
 
Join Date: Apr 15, 2007
Posts: 321
Thumbs up Press a 'Mr. T & Tina' DVD for all the fans of Miss Susan Blanchard

Quote:
Originally Posted by retroTVfan4ever
There are far more bad TV shows than good ones. The list of bad ones would be too long, far too many to list them all. My general rule of thumb is, most TV shows pre 1977 are pretty tolerable, even the bad ones. 1977 is when TV slowly started becoming the vast wasteland it is today.

Mr. T And Tina- I used to watch it because I liked Susan Blanchard. If I recall, 8 or 9 episodes were produced but only 5 aired. I wouldn't mind seeing the show again, bad as it was. I remember one episode where Mr. T invented an "anti gravity" belt, and someone in the cast either Mr. T or Tina was "floating" in the air inside the room, wire cables attached to the "floating" person being clearly visible. Really bad stuff.
I remember that episode. Recently, I viewed the 'Welcome Back, Kotter' where Mr. T paid a visit to the Sweathogs. It was a crossover to help launch the new series, and Mr. Morita was very funny in it.

I also liked Miss Susan Blanchard who had previously thoroughly distinguished herself as Mary on 'All My Children'. After she left 'AMC', she also had a solid role in CBS's short-lived 'Beacon Hill' and was the lead in a thoroughly delightful musical-comedy pilot that ABC aired, but didn't pick up, that was based on the movie 'How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying'.
Du Mont is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-14-2010, 12:34 PM   #40
retroTVfan4ever
Member
Senior Member
 
retroTVfan4ever's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 30, 2009
Posts: 3,939
Default

I think ABC had high hopes for Mr. T And Tina, if I recall they promoted the show rather heavily. Pat Morita was an established actor at that time, and Susan Blanchard was known for her role on All My Children. ABC believed that the two of them would become a successful sitcom pair, but few watched the show and it was pulled after only a month on the air. It was Robin Williams and Pam Dawber who ended up striking ABC sitcom gold with Mork And Mindy.
retroTVfan4ever is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-14-2010, 12:49 PM   #41
Dr. Thong
a/k/a "ACK!"
Senior Member
 
Dr. Thong's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 10, 2001
Location: New Hampshire, USA
Posts: 4,906
Default

I can't blame Pat Morita for doing Mr. T and Tina: After all, he'd been an actor for years and was finally being offered a starring role in his own show.

Unfortunately, he gave up a recurring/supporting role on the most popular show, Happy Days, in order to do so and the show bombed.
__________________
"Sunday has been cancelled due to lack of interest. That is all."
Dr. Thong is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-15-2010, 05:11 AM   #42
comedyfreak
Cheers!
Forum Veteran
 
comedyfreak's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 14, 2005
Location: Sunny California
Posts: 10,881
Default

I didn't like Mr. T and Tina but gave it a chance his supporting cast was not very good. I remember one of the family members saying, "Not funny Turkey" to me that saying was worn out already. I agree with everyone that The Ropers and Small Wonder don't belong on that stupid list.
__________________
www.facebook.com/comedyfreak
comedyfreak is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-15-2010, 09:57 AM   #43
cocytus
Member
Forum Regular
 
cocytus's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 15, 2010
Location: NE Indiana
Posts: 779
Default

How could you leave out:

1) Open all Night
2) On the Rocks - Funny show about prison (?)
3) The San Pedro Beach Bums
4) The Tortellis
5) Joanie Loves Chachi
6) It's a Living (Unfunny comedy about waitresses)
7) George (About George Foreman)
8) Double Trouble (The terrible early version of Sister,Sister)
9) Cavemen

And the worst of all:

10) Mama's Family - Proof that if you take ten minutes sketches and stretch them into a series, they'll fail every time.
cocytus is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-15-2010, 10:50 AM   #44
Dr. Thong
a/k/a "ACK!"
Senior Member
 
Dr. Thong's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 10, 2001
Location: New Hampshire, USA
Posts: 4,906
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by cocytus
How could you leave out:

1) Open all Night
2) On the Rocks - Funny show about prison (?)
3) The San Pedro Beach Bums
4) The Tortellis
5) Joanie Loves Chachi
6) It's a Living (Unfunny comedy about waitresses)
7) George (About George Foreman)
8) Double Trouble (The terrible early version of Sister,Sister)
9) Cavemen

And the worst of all:

10) Mama's Family - Proof that if you take ten minutes sketches and stretch them into a series, they'll fail every time.
Mama's Family is similar to AfterMASH or The New WKRP in that they tried to build a show around a supporting character. The stars of "The Family" sketches on Carol Burnett were Eunice (Carol) and Ed (Harvey). Without those two, it was like the sound of one hand clapping. And the writing and acting was pure corny and overdone.
Dr. Thong is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-15-2010, 07:29 PM   #45
McGillicuddy
Member
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 28, 2002
Posts: 5,092
Default

Mama's Family had a six year run. Corny? Maybe...but it has a huge cult following. I certainly wouldn't consider it a failure.
McGillicuddy is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 01:56 PM.


Although the administrators and moderators of the Sitcoms Online Message Boards will attempt to keep all objectionable messages off this forum, it is impossible for us to review all messages. All messages express the views of the author, and neither the owners of the Sitcoms Online Message Boards, nor vBulletin Solutions Inc. (developers of vBulletin) will be held responsible for the content of any message. The owners of the Sitcoms Online Message Boards reserve the right to remove, edit, move or close any thread for any reason.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.11
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions Inc.