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Friday, August 05, 2011

Um, okay....

I was just doing an image search for WKRP In Cincinnati, and only now found out that they did a remake of the show back in the '90s. I had no clue, I'd never heard of it before. It didn't last long and I'm not surprised. The original show worked well because it conformed to the times. It was relevant for its' day. Just like you could never re-create Maude, or The Mary Tyler Moore Show, or All In The Family, or The Odd Couple, or The Electric Company. You can't take a show that was popular in one decade and make it fit into another. It's just not natural. It's disturbing. They should've checked with me first......

5 comments:

Retro Hound said...

Yikes! I never heard of it either. Looks like some of the original cast was there trying to get some paychecks. Can't really blame them.

Marco said...

I watched it when it aired and really had hoped that it lived up to the original. Sadly it didn't. Still love the original though. Booooogar!!!

joe said...

Retro, Marco: I think the guy who played Mr. Carlson died several years ago. I'm not sure how the other original cast members are doing.

Jaggerfan1 said...

I have seen the original and I must say that if they made a new one, it sucks!! I love love love the old 1970s one!

joe said...

I could only watch the show back then when my folks weren't around. They couldn't stand the show. Sometimes they were just no fun..

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