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Subject: Favorite Short Lived TV Show

Written By: woops on 04/25/04 at 2:58 am

Since this covers most decades during the history of television, I posted this poll on the Playful Penguins Forum.  8)


My choice: "Gidget"


BTW, "Family Guy" doesn't count since it's coming back later this year/or early 2005.  8)



Some of my faves for "Other": "Parker Louis Can't Lose" & "Sifl & Olly".


Oh, shows that only lasted 4 seasons also count.  :)


Subject: Re: Favorite Short Lived TV Show

Written By: Dagwood on 04/25/04 at 1:03 pm

Freaks and Geeks

Subject: Re: Favorite Short Lived TV Show

Written By: Marian on 04/25/04 at 3:40 pm

;DI voted for "Freaks and Geeks"but i also liked "Elvis","Hull High","Heart of the City","Brimstone",and "Gidget".Cheers!

Subject: Re: Favorite Short Lived TV Show

Written By: QueenAmenRa on 04/25/04 at 5:16 pm

I voted for other:  "Teen Angel".....anyone remember when it was on ABC's TGIF line-up?  Oh, I was so sad when they cancelled it.  :'(

Subject: Re: Favorite Short Lived TV Show

Written By: CatwomanofV on 04/25/04 at 5:22 pm

I voted for When Things were Rotten. How can you go wrong with Mel Brooks.  ;D



Cat

Subject: Re: Favorite Short Lived TV Show

Written By: Bobby on 04/25/04 at 5:37 pm

What the heck. I went for 'other' in the form of Mr Smith which only lasted one or two seasons. It was about an orangutan who acquired an high I.Q level and worked for the government. Not many people liked it but I remember loving it when I was around 5 years old or so - Ha ha! It's a monkey in a suit . . . So funny.  :D

Subject: Re: Favorite Short Lived TV Show

Written By: AL-B on 04/25/04 at 8:28 pm

I remember George Carlin had a show on Fox for a season or two in the early 90's that was really funny.  He was a New York cabbie, and I remember this one episode where he wanted to take a woman out on a date but he was strapped for cash, so one of his buddies suggested he go to the sperm bank and make a donation. "Great," he replied, "I can get paid for one of my hobbies."

Subject: Re: Favorite Short Lived TV Show

Written By: Joelle on 04/25/04 at 8:41 pm

Gidget

Subject: Re: Favorite Short Lived TV Show

Written By: NbC on 04/26/04 at 1:47 am

Other - John Doe

I wasn't able to see most of the episodes because we were hit with a huge storm and our cable service (and just about every other service) was out for quite a while.  When the cable was finally restored I found out the show was cancelled.  What I was able to watch I really liked.  I was devastated!!! 

Subject: Re: Favorite Short Lived TV Show

Written By: Neo Matrix on 04/26/04 at 11:37 am

I liked "Greg The Bunny". That show was hilarious.

Subject: Re: Favorite Short Lived TV Show

Written By: SmithsGirl on 04/26/04 at 6:22 pm

Kindred: The Embraced


I still can't believe the show was cancelled.  >:(  I was stunned. Still am. This was an amazing show.




SmithsGirl

Subject: Re: Favorite Short Lived TV Show

Written By: Junior on 04/26/04 at 7:15 pm

Cracking Up

Subject: Re: Favorite Short Lived TV Show

Written By: Indy Gent on 04/26/04 at 7:21 pm

I concur. :D

I voted for When Things were Rotten. How can you go wrong with Mel Brooks.  ;D



Cat

Subject: Re: Favorite Short Lived TV Show

Written By: Billy Florio on 04/26/04 at 11:29 pm


I remember George Carlin had a show on Fox for a season or two in the early 90's that was really funny.  He was a New York cabbie, and I remember this one episode where he wanted to take a woman out on a date but he was strapped for cash, so one of his buddies suggested he go to the sperm bank and make a donation. "Great," he replied, "I can get paid for one of my hobbies."


I think that was Top of the Heap...with a young Matt Le Blank



Im gonna vote for THe incrdably funny and underrated Ben Stiller Show, but there are a bunch that can fit this catorgory:


Faulty Towers
Square Pegs
Son of the Beach
Police Squad
Upright Citizens Brigade
Fernwood 2-night (it was only 3 seasons, right?)
Cover wars
Idiot Savants
Fridays
The State
Clerks
Undergrads
Clone High
Futurama
Freaks and Geeks
and it looks like unfortunatly Arrested Development...such a great show


Ive actully never seen an episode of When things wre rotten...I should...I love Mel Brooks

Subject: Re: Favorite Short Lived TV Show

Written By: woops on 04/27/04 at 6:10 pm



I remember George Carlin had a show on Fox for a season or two in the early 90's that was really funny.  He was a New York cabbie, and I remember this one episode where he wanted to take a woman out on a date but he was strapped for cash, so one of his buddies suggested he go to the sperm bank and make a donation. "Great," he replied, "I can get paid for one of my hobbies."


I think that was Top of the Heap...with a young Matt Le Blank




Actually it was simply "The George Carlin Show". I don't think he was on "Top of the Heap".

Subject: Re: Favorite Short Lived TV Show

Written By: Hairspray on 04/28/04 at 11:36 pm

Other -

1) Battlestar Galactica

2) John Doe

Subject: Re: Favorite Short Lived TV Show

Written By: Absolutely Vile on 04/29/04 at 9:12 am

THAT 80'S SHOW!!! ;D ;D ;D

Hehehe...I don't know why that show didn't last, yet "That 70's Show" did. They're both just as cheesy in their writing. But how can you go wrong with a show that not only name-dropped, but played The Smiths?? :D I also thought that punk girl character was cool.

Absolutely Vile

Subject: Re: Favorite Short Lived TV Show

Written By: nally on 05/17/04 at 4:59 pm

Since "Dinosaurs" lasted only 3 seasons, I would vote for it, but since it's not listed in the poll choices, I'd have to select "other."

Subject: Re: Favorite Short Lived TV Show

Written By: mr.smith s on 05/17/04 at 5:17 pm

3 shows i miss 
- INVADER ZIM!
- Clone High
and Freaks and Geeks -- Bill simply is the man

Subject: Re: Favorite Short Lived TV Show

Written By: Koop on 05/17/04 at 6:47 pm


I voted for When Things were Rotten. How can you go wrong with Mel Brooks.  ;D



Cat


You can't!  ;) 


Another vote for When Things Were Rotten here!

Subject: Re: Favorite Short Lived TV Show

Written By: LyricBoy on 05/17/04 at 7:08 pm

Other...


1.  Big John, Little John

2.  Oh Mighty Isis


Both of these were 1970's saturday-morning shows.

Subject: Re: Favorite Short Lived TV Show

Written By: AssKicker on 05/18/04 at 12:34 am

I voted "Other" because I absolutely LOVE Bagpuss. Only thirteen episodes were made and I have them all on video.
I mean, the main character was a magical, fat, pink, stripy, feline pyjama case. I loved the way all the toys came to life- my favourites were Gabriel and Yaffle.
Plus, the little girl who looked after them all and the shop was called Emily, just like me! :D

Subject: Re: Favorite Short Lived TV Show

Written By: gumbypiz on 05/18/04 at 2:16 am

OK, I just know I'm the only one that watched this show...
How about "The Slap Maxwell Story", starred Dabney Coleman as a sports writer.
The writting was incredible, witty, bizarre with nonsensical puns, insults etc.

It was the kind of show that started you laughing five minutes after hearing the dialog or joke, it was so twisted. The fun part was watching the show and figuring out the puzzle of the pun or joke was, like a mad-lib TV show...way too cerebral for network TV.

Subject: Re: Favorite Short Lived TV Show

Written By: RockandRollFan on 05/18/04 at 8:39 am

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Subject: Re: Favorite Short Lived TV Show

Written By: CeramicsFanatic on 05/18/04 at 12:44 pm

I chose Square Pegs.  :D

Subject: Re: Favorite Short Lived TV Show

Written By: ChuckyG on 05/19/04 at 2:46 pm

I miss Titus and Herman's Head... actually a lot of Fox sitcoms that tried to tread new ground and were just too outside the mainstream for network television.

That's My Bush was fun when it was still on too... especially when they had an episode where Cheney took over as president and they renamed it as That's My Dick. Politicians have such crazy names.

Subject: Re: Favorite Short Lived TV Show

Written By: Billy Florio on 05/19/04 at 2:58 pm




That's My Bush was fun when it was still on too... especially when they had an episode where Cheney took over as president and they renamed it as That's My Dick. Politicians have such crazy names.


to quote George Carlin: Think of the names of the two people in charge during the first Gulf War: Dick and Colin!




but yeah, Thats my Bush was histerical

Subject: Re: Favorite Short Lived TV Show

Written By: Lanie on 05/27/04 at 1:55 am

"My So Called Life"

Subject: Re: Favorite Short Lived TV Show

Written By: Jennifer028 on 05/28/04 at 10:19 pm

My so called life

Subject: Re: Favorite Short Lived TV Show

Written By: Mangoo on 05/29/04 at 9:49 am

Good Topic!My choice was Mighty Orbots it was a cartoon on ABC on Saturday mornings it only lasted one season dont know why they cancelled it it was better than Voltron.

Subject: Re: Favorite Short Lived TV Show

Written By: dude on 05/29/04 at 1:25 pm


I miss Titus and Herman's Head... actually a lot of Fox sitcoms that tried to tread new ground and were just too outside the mainstream for network television.

That's My Bush was fun when it was still on too... especially when they had an episode where Cheney took over as president and they renamed it as That's My Dick. Politicians have such crazy names.
I swear Chucky, you read my mind. I thought for sure I would be the only one to mention Titus and had forgotten all about That's My Bush. Both great shows!

Subject: Re: Favorite Short Lived TV Show

Written By: Zella on 05/30/04 at 12:31 am

"When Things Were Rotten"

Can't believe how many people remember it! :)

Subject: Re: Favorite Short Lived TV Show

Written By: woops on 05/30/04 at 1:41 am

Another short lived classic that wasn't mentioned:


VH1 "What's My 20" 

It was a show where viewers voted for their favorite songs or videos. After the show, VH1 aired the videos in their "entirety". (well the first/last seconds cut out...or minute if it has a monologue)

Unfortunately, it only lasted a few episodes.  :-\\

Subject: Re: Favorite Short Lived TV Show

Written By: FussBudgetVanPelt on 05/30/04 at 1:47 am

Other : Sledge Hammer  :)

Subject: Re: Favorite Short Lived TV Show

Written By: Neo Matrix on 07/05/04 at 3:25 am


"My So Called Life"

Digital cable! On The N/Noggin they show "New" Episodes

Subject: Re: Favorite Short Lived TV Show

Written By: ProgShred on 07/05/04 at 4:17 am

Capitol Critters. Also, Herman's Head, Fridays, Police Squad, Sledge Hammer and Tour Of Duty.

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