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Subject: Favorite TV Spinoffs of the 80's

Written By: eightiesfan on 10/07/04 at 8:32 am

I liked most of the shows on this list, but for me, it would have to "Facts of Life", hands down!

Here's a bit of usesless trivia: Long before Frasier, there was another Cheers spinoff that lasted only a handful of episodes in 1987 - it was called The Tortellis and centered around Carla's ex and his young wife (played by Mrs Casey Kasem) living in Vegas; I actually remember watching the show and thought it was pretty good.

Subject: Re: Favorite TV Spinoffs of the 80's

Written By: rubixgirl on 10/07/04 at 8:38 am

I went with Facts of Life. But what was Empty Nest a spin off of? ???

Subject: Re: Favorite TV Spinoffs of the 80's

Written By: eightiesfan on 10/07/04 at 8:40 am


I went with Facts of Life. But what was Empty Nest a spin off of? ???


The Golden Girls - Dr Harry Weston and his daughters on Empty Nest were their neighbors

Subject: Re: Favorite TV Spinoffs of the 80's

Written By: rubixgirl on 10/07/04 at 8:41 am




The Golden Girls - Dr Harry Weston and his daughters on Empty Nest were their neighbors
Oh, ok. Thanks. I never knew that.  :)

Subject: Re: Favorite TV Spinoffs of the 80's

Written By: sputnikcorp on 10/07/04 at 9:28 am

facts of life was a spin off of what show?

Subject: Re: Favorite TV Spinoffs of the 80's

Written By: eightiesfan on 10/07/04 at 9:32 am


facts of life was a spin off of what show?


Different Strokes - Mrs Garrett started out as the housekeeper on that show before she worked at Eastland first as the housemother and then the school dietician.

Subject: Re: Favorite TV Spinoffs of the 80's

Written By: joedeertae on 10/07/04 at 9:45 am

Laverne & Shirley  :)

Subject: Re: Favorite TV Spinoffs of the 80's

Written By: Indy Gent on 10/07/04 at 11:00 am

I picked The Jeffersons. I also pick "Maude" and "Good Times", which weren't on your list.

Subject: Re: Favorite TV Spinoffs of the 80's

Written By: CatwomanofV on 10/07/04 at 11:15 am

The Jeffersons.




Cat

Subject: Re: Favorite TV Spinoffs of the 80's

Written By: wagonman76 on 10/07/04 at 11:16 am

What was Jeffersons a spinoff from?  And how about Knots Landing?

Subject: Re: Favorite TV Spinoffs of the 80's

Written By: eightiesfan on 10/07/04 at 11:16 am


What was Jeffersons a spinoff from?


All in the Family - they used to live next door to the Bunkers before they were movin on up!

Subject: Re: Favorite TV Spinoffs of the 80's

Written By: wagonman76 on 10/07/04 at 11:27 am

Heres an interesting link I found.

http://www.wordiq.com/definition/Spinoff_(television)

Subject: Re: Favorite TV Spinoffs of the 80's

Written By: eightiesfan on 10/07/04 at 11:29 am

Another good show that I just thought of is Benson, which was a spin-off of Soap.

Subject: Re: Favorite TV Spinoffs of the 80's

Written By: Tanya1976 on 10/07/04 at 1:12 pm

The Facts of Life. But, the Jeffersons was a spinoff of the late seventies.

Tanya

Subject: Re: Favorite TV Spinoffs of the 80's

Written By: Dagwood on 10/08/04 at 8:38 pm

Laverne and Shirley with Facts Of Life running a close second.

Subject: Re: Favorite TV Spinoffs of the 80's

Written By: Doc Brown on 10/20/04 at 11:38 am

I'm surprised you don't have "Family Matters" on here. It started in '88 or '89 as a spinoff of "Perfect Strangers" Harriet Winslow was the Chronicle building's elevator operator and Carl occasionally gave Larry exclusive crime stories, but then they got thier own series away from downtown Chicago. Maybe Steve Urkel has a time machine we could use to go back and explain why the third Winslow child disappeared(Little Richie was cooler, anyway)! Any thoughts?

Your Pal,
Doc

Subject: Re: Favorite TV Spinoffs of the 80's

Written By: patti on 10/20/04 at 5:08 pm

I loved all of those shows. Knots Landing was actually created before Dallas, however, Dallas was aired first. So is Knots landing really a spinoff? :-\\

Subject: Re: Favorite TV Spinoffs of the 80's

Written By: whistledog on 11/22/05 at 10:01 pm

I voted for Empty Nest.  To this day, I still love that show :)


other notable shows that were excluded from the poll:

Family Matters (More of a 90's show, but it did premier in 1989)
Family Feud
What's Happening Now
Degrassi Junior High / Degrassi High

Subject: Re: Favorite TV Spinoffs of the 80's

Written By: vinyl lover on 11/23/05 at 1:35 am

the jeffersons because i loved the way george and florence went at each other....was that the maids name??

Subject: Re: Favorite TV Spinoffs of the 80's

Written By: whistledog on 11/23/05 at 2:42 am


the jeffersons because i loved the way george and florence went at each other....was that the maids name??


The maid was Florence, yes :)

Subject: Re: Favorite TV Spinoffs of the 80's

Written By: robby76 on 11/23/05 at 3:07 am

"You take the good, you take the bad, you take them all and there you have the FACTS OF LIFE"!!!

Jeffersons is a little too 70's to have gotten my vote.

Subject: Re: Favorite TV Spinoffs of the 80's

Written By: JohnTaylorsHeart on 11/23/05 at 11:26 am

Just the Ten of Us
Facts of Life 
Joanie Loves Chachi


Subject: Re: Favorite TV Spinoffs of the 80's

Written By: Southern Image on 11/23/05 at 12:12 pm

The Jeffersons

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