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DotheBartman

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« Reply #40 on: 03-29-2005 08:05 »

 
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Originally posted by David A:
 Why do you keep calling it a spinoff of That 70s Show? It wasn't. The two shows weren't even all that similar, other than the titles and being set in particular decades.


It didn't have the same characters and whatnot, but it was still technically a spinoff.  From what I recall it shared the same creators, the whole idea of it was to replicate what they'd already done with "That 70's Show" (one of Fox's more popular shows) but in the 80's.  The title says it all....even if it wasn't a show about one of the 70's Show characters going to hollywood or whatever, they were trying to directly replicate the success of That 70's Show.

Spacedal11

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« Reply #41 on: 03-29-2005 23:46 »

 
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Originally posted by David A:
 No, dude.  She said that she was younger than 10 back when That 80s Show was cancelled.  She's like 12, or something.


Everything this peeler just said was true!  cool Is it a sport to spell my name wrong now? Davemason?
David A

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« Reply #42 on: 03-30-2005 01:51 »

 
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Originally posted by DotheBartman:
 It didn't have the same characters and whatnot, but it was still technically a spinoff.  From what I recall it shared the same creators, the whole idea of it was to replicate what they'd already done with "That 70's Show" (one of Fox's more popular shows) but in the 80's.  The title says it all....even if it wasn't a show about one of the 70's Show characters going to hollywood or whatever, they were trying to directly replicate the success of That 70's Show.

By that logic, Futurama is a spinoff of The Simpsons.
DotheBartman

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« Reply #43 on: 03-30-2005 16:01 »
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No, it isn't.  Fox wanted to replicate The Simpsons (and they've tried numerous times; see "Family Guy" ), but the show itself was a different beast, with a different style and concept from The Simpsons.  If Groening and Cohen had spun off one of the Simpsons characters into their own show, or created another family show with the same basic dynamics and concepts of The Simpsons, then it would be a cheap spinoff.  But they didn't (like the creators of "That 80's Show" ) simply take a concept they'd already done and place it in a slightly different context; they created a whole new concept.
David A

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« Reply #44 on: 03-30-2005 16:23 »

 
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Originally posted by DotheBartman:
No, it isn't.

Of course it isn't.  Neither is That 80s Show a spinoff of That 70s Show.

Fox wanted to replicate That 70s Show, but That 80s Show itself was a different beast, with a different style and concept from That 70s Show.  If the creators had spun off one of the 70s Show characters into their own show, or created another show about teenagers with the same basic dynamics and concepts of That 70s Show, then it would be a cheap spinoff.  But they didn't simply take a concept they'd already done and place it in a slightly different context; they created a whole new concept.
Eyedol7513

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« Reply #45 on: 03-30-2005 19:58 »

What ever happened to discussion of "Life On A Stick"?
evan

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« Reply #46 on: 03-30-2005 20:01 »

The show still hasn't aired, so there's nothing to discuss. Once it does air, I can't imagine it being worthwhile enough to discuss, anyway.
Joysauce

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« Reply #47 on: 03-30-2005 21:33 »

Oh, there's plenty too discuss. Especially on how funny it is. Right, everyone thinks it's funny? roll eyes
Eyedol7513

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« Reply #48 on: 03-30-2005 23:58 »

What are you taking about evan, the pilot aired last week, and there's a new episode that's supposed to air this week.
bender+fry

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« Reply #49 on: 04-03-2005 07:26 »

Alright, new episode review:

The action is picking up again. Although the start was kind of boring, like the pilot, it got better quicker than the first episode, and there was some great lines during the course of the episode. I didn't know what the story was going to be, but it seems like the friends will stick to their fast-food job for the time being. I thought this was a great episode for such a young show!

Rating: A-
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