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Old 02-06-2009, 04:31 PM   #76
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Brenda ended up going into the witness protection program. She now lives in Springfield.
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Let's not forget that there was strong talk of Sheila James's character from 'Many Loves of Dobie Gillis' being spun off into 'Zelda' but it didn't happen and only in recent years did Sheila Keuhl reveal why. Someone at the network evidently got wind of rumors of the actress being a lesbian and killed the project! Thankfully, rather than spend the rest of her life in obscurity nursing her wounds , Ms. Keuhl went to law school became a lawyer, an advocate of women's rights and has since become a politician in California!
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^ I never knew that a Zelda spinoff was a possibility. Cool.
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Let's not forget that there was strong talk of Sheila James's character from 'Many Loves of Dobie Gillis' being spun off into 'Zelda' but it didn't happen and only in recent years did Sheila Keuhl reveal why. Someone at the network evidently got wind of rumors of the actress being a lesbian and killed the project!
These days, it would be the exact opposite.
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These days, it would be the exact opposite.
They'd jump at the chance to make Zelda a lesbian these days!
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As for Lenny & Squiggy, it would have been great to see that show come about. I guess Gary Marshall felt that they were too valuable to Laverne & Shirley to spinoff?? What a shame, that too could've possibly been a hit. I suppose that's a reason alot of spinoffs don't happen, because the producer's are afraid that losing these characters will jepardize their current hits. That's why I feel the best characters to do spinoffs with, are the ones that have smaller roles. Like the gym teacher on Growing Pains, Maude, Lionel Jefferson, Mork etc,etc...
Personally I don't think that would have worked, too much Lenny and Squiggy would have gotten old quick.
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I always wondered if the episode of Matlock that featured George Peppard was a planned spin-off, the whole episode was centered around him as a private investigator(and I think a girl he was helping that might have been his daughter??)...Sadly though if it was, it wouldn't have lasted since he passed that year
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I know it's not a spin-off, but there were two failed attempts at an American version of the British sitcom- Red Dwarf. Jane Leeves played Holly the ships computer. Terry Farrell played the Cat in one of the versions.
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Personally I don't think that would have worked, too much Lenny and Squiggy would have gotten old quick.
I agree.
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I agree.
And without Laverne or Shirley, whose door would they have barged through?
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Personally I don't think that would have worked, too much Lenny and Squiggy would have gotten old quick.
Supporting characters are there for a reason. They were there to provide a punchline and comic relief. Lenny and Squiggy are best in small doses.
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I know!!
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Another one I remembered that never materialized:

There was supposed to be a sitcom on FOX based off of The Devil Wears Prada novel and motion picture of the same name.

Word is, is that it was going to be pitched around the same time of Ugly Betty and they felt that this would not catch on over that show. As a result Prada never got green-lighted.
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