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Old 12-15-2010, 07:34 PM   #46
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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

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10) Mama's Family - Proof that if you take ten minutes sketches and stretch them into a series, they'll fail every time.
Many of those shows I would love to see get a dvd release.
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i liked on the rocks and its a living
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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.
Never said it was a failure. I myself didn't care for it, but obviously enough people did in order for it to have such a long run. I guess coming at it from watching the original "Family" sketches on Carol Burnett, I felt something was missing without Eunice and Ed.
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Veronica's closet was a great show. It's too bad NBC had to tamper with it, because the first season was excellent. They just kept making too many changes.

And, Small Wonder was wonderfully cheesy.
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Fox had some HORRIBLE sitcoms in the late '90s. Complete, utter garbage. So bad, that most are unmentionable.

One sticks out, though. Costello. So bad, I wanted to stick my hand into the screen and light it on fire.
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Fox had some HORRIBLE sitcoms in the late '90s. Complete, utter garbage. So bad, that most are unmentionable.

One sticks out, though. Costello. So bad, I wanted to stick my hand into the screen and light it on fire.
Yeah, that does sound pretty bad.
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....was, according to NBC programming executive Brandon Tartikoff before its premiere in the spring of 1984, "A lighthearted throwback to 'THE PATTY DUKE SHOW'". In those days, Tartikoff thrived on scheduling sitcoms prominently featuring teen and kid stars {"FAMILY TIES", 'THE FACTS OF LIFE", "SILVER SPOONS", "IT'S YOUR MOVE", "PUNKY BREWSTER", et.al.**, the same as the Disney Channel does today. The only thing going for the show were the Sagal twins, Jean and Liz. After the first six episodes, Tartikoff decided the series needed an "overhaul" before it reappeared as a mid-season replacement in 1985. So "Kate and "Allison" moved from the Midwest to "Aunt Margo's" apartment in New York. And, in order to fulfill a commitment for two actors under contract to NBC and Columbia Pictures Television, James Vallelly and Jonathan Schmock {"The Funny Boys", who initially appeared in an unsold 1984 pilot for the network, "T.L.C."** were added to the cast. Yet, after thirteen epiosdes, it wasn't working out, and Tartikoff cancelled the show.

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....was, according to NBC programming executive Brandon Tartikoff before its premiere in the spring of 1984, "A lighthearted throwback to 'THE PATTY DUKE SHOW'". In those days, Tartikoff thrived on scheduling sitcoms prominently featuring teen and kid stars {"FAMILY TIES", 'THE FACTS OF LIFE", "SILVER SPOONS", "IT'S YOUR MOVE", "PUNKY BREWSTER", et.al.**, the same as the Disney Channel does today. The only thing going for the show were the Sagal twins, Jean and Liz. After the first six episodes, Tartikoff decided the series needed an "overhaul" before it reappeared as a mid-season replacement in 1985. So "Kate and "Allison" moved from the Midwest to "Aunt Margo's" apartment in New York. And, in order to fulfill a commitment for two actors under contract to NBC and Columbia Pictures Television, James Vallelly and Jonathan Schmock {"The Funny Boys", who initially appeared in an unsold 1984 pilot for the network, "T.L.C."** were added to the cast. Yet, after thirteen epiosdes, it wasn't working out, and Tartikoff cancelled the show.

This show was one of my favorites. Yes, the show just was not the same after the first eight episodes were aired. When it returned with a retooling, the supporting cast was just not as good as from before. "The funny boys" were just ok. They just did not seem to add much and really did not fit in well with the story lines. It's too bad that they retooled the series so early on. The ratings were not half bad during the spring tryout, but I imagine they thought that with the girls in New York away from their father it would open up new story ideas. I really liked the Sagal twins and I watched this regularly till the end, but I still liked the Des Moines episodes much, much better.
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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
I did and thought it was pretty funny...but I was 13 haha so that might have had something to do with it. Id love to see it again and see what it was like.
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haha so did I!!! I was a teenager when On the Rocks was on so maybe now i'd think it lame but back then I made sure to tune in. As for Its A Living, I thought it was pretty good. I liked the piano player ( sorry name escapes me right now) thought he was pretty funny. It also didnt hurt that pretty much all the ladies were not bad to look at.
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i'm a sitcom fan and i thought veronica's closet wasn't too bad. wasn't great but it did have its moments.
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haha so did I!!! I was a teenager when On the Rocks was on so maybe now i'd think it lame but back then I made sure to tune in. As for Its A Living, I thought it was pretty good. I liked the piano player ( sorry name escapes me right now) thought he was pretty funny. It also didnt hurt that pretty much all the ladies were not bad to look at.
The pianist's name was Sonny Mann, and he was played by Paul Kreppel. I remember the 2nd season replaced Susan Sullivan with Louise Lasser, who was a few years removed from Mary Hartman (x2). She no longer had Mary's pigtails by then.
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The Pruitts of Southampton had a great theme song, though, written by the great Vic Mizzy! My Mother the Car had a good theme song too, and you could sing along by following the bouncing ball.
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Old 02-21-2012, 02:45 AM   #59
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Since nobody else spoke up in its defense, I'll say it: Open All Night was a great show, very funny. I have to wonder if it was nominated sight unseen.

I nominate anything and everything with the Sprouse twins in it.
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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 once saw it first run. I didn't remember it being painfully bad, just boring.

Painfully bad? A series about that same era on NBC called "Rollergirls." I wanted to stick myself with a barbecue fork to punish myself for watching that one. Not even the sight of all those girls in tight T-shirts to a boy going through puberty was enough to make up for such an inane plot and terrible acting.
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