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Old 05-01-2009, 01:33 AM   #31
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I agree with all your examples Brie except the Three's Company. Not to get into a worthless debate like Solomon, but if Three's a Crowd would have starred Richard Kline, then it would have been a spinoff.
I believe that if Joey can be a spinoff of Friends, then Three's A Crowd can be a Spinoff of Three's Company. Same thing just different story lines. It's just my opinion
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I believe that if Joey can be a spinoff of Friends, then Three's A Crowd can be a Spinoff of Three's Company. Same thing just different story lines. It's just my opinion

keep in mind that Friends didn't have any main characters so anyone of them would have made it a spinoff
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keep in mind that Friends didn't have any main characters so anyone of them would have made it a spinoff

They were all main characters just like on Three's Company.
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They were all main characters just like on Three's Company.

you know that jack was the main character
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you know that jack was the main character
I think that Jack, Chrissy, Janet and Terri were the main characters, and that Larry, the Ropers and Mr.Furley (sp) were the secondary characters.
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...just as the original British version- "MAN ABOUT THE HOUSE"- was "succeeded" by "ROBIN'S NEST". A "spin-off" is where the original landlord & his wife from "MAN ABOUT THE HOUSE" were given their own series, "GEORGE & MILDRED" (as "THE ROPERS" were "spun off" from "THREE'S COMPANY" in 1979). Another example: "ARCHIE BUNKER'S PLACE" was a "revamped" version of "ALL IN THE FAMILY". See?

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"All in the Family" and "Archie Bunker's Place" are the same show. ABP is just the later years, where they focus less on the family on more on the bar.

"The Golden Girls" and "The Golden Palace" are the same show. It's like the final season without Bea, where the girls work at a hotel.

"Three's Company" and "Three's a Crowd" are the same show. The producers dumped the cast, save Jack, replaced them, thus changing the story a bit and changed the title.

"The Andy Griffith Show" and "Mayberry R.F.D." are the same show. I know this one goes against Solomon says about the main character staying on the show. For this show (as I've mentioned in a previous post in this thread), it was simply the star left and they continued on without him. But because his name is the title of the show, they had to retitle it. It's like "Spin City." If it was called "The Michael J. Fox Show", when he left after the fourth season, they would have changed the title, and continued with Charlie Sheen. But since it was never called "TMJFS", they didn't have to do that. They just made the cast change.

"AfterMash", I'm willing to call a Spin-Off. "M*A*S*H" ended and they took a few of the characters (not Hawkeye) sent them home and went on from there.

"Corey in the House" is a Spin-Off of "That's So Raven" because it took a side character (Cory) sent him to the White House, with his dad, and took off from there. If it had been Raven who went to the White House and it was called "Raven in the House", I would consider it the White House season of "That's So Raven."

While I'm at it, "The Suit Life on Deck" is also a continuation of "Zack and Cody" in my book and not a spin-off.

One way I look at it is if I'm satisfied with not having those on DVD. I feel my Golden Girls collection is incomplete because I don't have Golden Palace. I feel my Three's Company collection is incomplete because I don't have Three's a Crowd and so on. Yet, I don't feel my Cheers collection is incomplete because I don't have Frasier (actually, I do have Frasier, but I'm making a point, lol).
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I say revamp because, like Archie Bunker's Place, the show served as a continuation or replacement of the original series using the main character.

Mayberry R.F.D. is a good example of a spin-off that could have been a revamp instead. Had Andy Griffith continued to appear in virtually every episode, which he did not, the series then I would have considered a revamp of TAGS.

I realize that it's a sticky question when it comes to a series like Friends and what follows, but, like Frasier, I consider Joey to be a spin-off. Friends is a rare case because we had so many strong lead actors all together.
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'Three's A Crowd' is a revamp/continuation of 'Three's Company'. 'The Ropers' was a spin-off-

Just like 'Joanie Loves Chachi' was a spin-off from Happy Days, but 'Still The Beaver' was a continuation of 'Leave It To Beaver'.
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i'm with you man; its a completely separate show - its just a coincidence that they both had a character named Jack.

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i remember when the show was first announced it was touted as a revamp so i will agree and say revamp
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i remember when the show was first announced it was touted as a revamp so i will agree and say revamp

Yeah you can see that by just looking at the last ep wth Janet and Terri leaving and Jack in his new apt. After Vicky's Father come in Three's Company was changed to Three's a Crowd.

And Three's Company never had a finale, it was a TRANSITION episode
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Can we close this thread now?

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Can we close this thread now?


Yeah I think since 90% of the people agree Three's Company is a revamp it probably can be closed
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I would use the term comanion series. A revamp is the same series that undergoes some significant change, but maintains the same basic operating platform. Laverne and Shirley (move to California), Gimme A Break (death of Dolph Sweet), Valerie (title change to The Hogan Family as star walks off series) are examples of a revamped series. Fair Exchange, Hazel and It's About Time are three more examples of this.

A companion series features the main character (and that's the key, main character) of a series moving to a newly titled series with a different supporting cast at the conclusion of the original series.
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Wheather its a revamp or a spin-off, I don't understand why it did not come out on dvd following the 8th season of Three's Company. To me the series is not complete with out 3's A Crowd. Com' on Anchor Bay! Release the final season!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Now, Argue about that instead!
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