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Old 11-14-2006, 05:54 PM   #1
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Default Who ruined this show?

This was one of my favorite shows growing up as a teenager.
When they "normalized" it they sucked all of the charm & coolness from it.

Why do executives take everything imaginative & water it down into a puddle of bland blatherskyte (Fenton Crackshell loaned me this word)?

I hope I can find reruns of this show one day so I can remember how it was in 1990.

Maybe the Vanilla Ice backlash was one of the reasons for the excising of the Gumby cut. Hmmm.....
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Yeah,i was a fan of this show when it first came on.I only remember parts of it though.

I'd like to have this on DVD(non bootleg)one day.
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I don't think it got ruined, one of the best episodes is in the third season (when it was "normalized") but the writing was inconsistent. The third season does suffer from lack of Frank Lemer though (Brad Penny is a poor substitute)
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weird show. I dont hate the normalization that much, but such fond memories
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Maybe the Vanilla Ice backlash was one of the reasons for the excising of the Gumby cut. Hmmm.....
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You'd think so but David Silver (90210) managed to keep his for two more years!
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Yeah, the last season was ruined.
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I can't find a definitive answer, but people online have speculated that Parker Lewis Can't Lose was pressured by the Fox network to be more or less, a Beverly Hills, 90210 clone, just a half-hour sitcom version. In other words, it wanted to be a show that could also function as a morality play/teenage soap opera instead of a surreal, absurd, innovative comedy.
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