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Old 07-27-2003, 09:36 AM   #31
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I think maybe 'Blansky Beauties' could be considered a spin-off, but because they cast Scott Baoi in it as a whole new character, I think it defeats the purpose- unless you consider it to be like those 1950's sci-fi sequels where the plot has nothing to do with the original, the only thing the same is the cast.
Who's The Boss had two spin-offs, one I can remember was 'Living Dolls' and the characters from it appeared only briefly- the girl in Living dolls played like 4 different guest roles in who's the boss- so obviously her characters weren't memorable. I think the other spin-off had a bit more to do withthe show cos it was about Samanthas best friend.
Cheers had 'The Tortellis' and 'Married with children' was a big violator with 'Top of the heap'. You can kinda spot when a sitcom episode has been made to help launch a new show, for 'Top of the heap' episode in married with children the bundys where in the ep for like 2 minutes.


Scott Baio did not play the role of Chachi until the Fall of 1977. When Baio was on Blansky Beauties, it was the Spring of 1977 which was before the Chachi character existed.
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Fact is:the character of Mork from Ork is a time traveller. In Mork's second appearance on Happy Days he told Richie that he (Mork) travelled back in time from the 1970's to see Richie.
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My guess it was probably an ad-lib by Robin Williams. Ron Howard remarked in the A&E Biography special on "Happy Days" that Robin threw the script out the window and ad-libbed most of his stuff. It was probably Robin trying to be cute.

As for Blansky's Beauties , it was NOT a Happy Days spin-off. They put Nancy on HD to try and promote her show once it was on. And it was set in the 1950s, with the Arnold character being the same as the one in HD. As for the fact that it may have looked like it was set in the 70s, take a look at HD after the first two seasons. Gradually, they abandoned period detail and let Ralph have an afro and Chachi got to wear a shag haircut and a jeans jacket.

I don't remember if Blansky's Beauties was any good, but I do remember having the hots for Caren Kaye and Lynda Goodfriend. When Lynda ended up on HD, they made her look a plain good girl. Though she violated the 50s fashion later on with her 80s perm and skintight clothes in the later years when Richie was in the army.

I always wondered if Fonzie was really the father of Lori Beth's child....
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My guess it was probably an ad-lib by Robin Williams. Ron Howard remarked in the A&E Biography special on "Happy Days" that Robin threw the script out the window and ad-libbed most of his stuff. It was probably Robin trying to be cute.

As for Blansky's Beauties , it was NOT a Happy Days spin-off. They put Nancy on HD to try and promote her show once it was on. And it was set in the 1950s, with the Arnold character being the same as the one in HD. As for the fact that it may have looked like it was set in the 70s, take a look at HD after the first two seasons. Gradually, they abandoned period detail and let Ralph have an afro and Chachi got to wear a shag haircut and a jeans jacket.

I don't remember if Blansky's Beauties was any good, but I do remember having the hots for Caren Kaye and Lynda Goodfriend. When Lynda ended up on HD, they made her look a plain good girl. Though she violated the 50s fashion later on with her 80s perm and skintight clothes in the later years when Richie was in the army.

I always wondered if Fonzie was really the father of Lori Beth's child....


Blansky Beauties was a spinoff because the character Nancy Blansky was Howard Cunningham's cousin who got her own show 8 days after she appeared on Happy Days.
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It was a crossover to introduce the character. Nice Try Solomon.
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It was a crossover to introduce the character. Nice Try Solomon.

How was it a crossover and her show did not start until the following week? She appeared on Happy Days on Feb 5, 1977 and her show premeried on Feb 12, 1977. And Let me remind you that she was Howard's Cunningham cousin. Yes it was a spinoff
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Blansky's Beauties was created waaaay before she appeared on Happy Days so how can it be a spinoff?

704 Hauser street was a spinoff. The house was spun off.
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Blansky's Beauties was created waaaay before she appeared on Happy Days so how can it be a spinoff?

704 Hauser street was a spinoff. The house was spun off.

What do you have to support that Blansky Beauties was created waaaaay before Happy Days?
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The cousin's best friend who was an assistant to the assistant to an intern who walked past the set one day.
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How was it a crossover and her show did not start until the following week? She appeared on Happy Days on Feb 5, 1977 and her show premeried on Feb 12, 1977. And Let me remind you that she was Howard's Cunningham cousin. Yes it was a spinoff
They already had the show in the can - putting Blansky on HD was merely a crossover to promote her show. Now, take the characters of Laverne & Shirley. They appeared on HD and the response to their characters was so strong, they put together a show for them. That was a legitimate spinoff. Same with Mork. Those two were conceived as guest appearances.

Anyone can say what they want, but Blansky's Beauties was not a Happy Days spinoff and that's my final word on the matter.
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They already had the show in the can - putting Blansky on HD was merely a crossover to promote her show. Now, take the characters of Laverne & Shirley. They appeared on HD and the response to their characters was so strong, they put together a show for them. That was a legitimate spinoff. Same with Mork. Those two were conceived as guest appearances.

Anyone can say what they want, but Blansky's Beauties was not a Happy Days spinoff and that's my final word on the matter.
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Now Good Times and 704 hauser street....Those are REAL spinoffs.
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[B]704 Hauser Street was a spinoff!

First of all, it's a spin off in which, none of the main characters ever appeared in any way shape or form on the original show. Instead it's the location that ties the new show to the old - the house where the Bunker family lived. The only character tie to the old show was in the first episode when Joey Stivic, Archie Bunker's grandson, came by to visit his grandparents' former home.

704 Hauser Street was a sitcom about a black family that was living in Archie Bunker's former home. The idea was to make a show very much like All In The Family but updating it for a new generation.[B]
I never got to see the show, because it wasn't on very long as I remember. However, I did love the irony of a black man living in Archie Bunker's house.
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