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Since: 3.1.02
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Has there been a TV show in the last five years with WORSE promos than "That 80's Show?"

I mean, never mind the hideously lame concept. Are these commercials (and now they're on radio, too) actually supposed to get someone to think "Ah! I want to see this!" and tune in?





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They're trying to run on the success of "That 70's Show" the thing is the 70's was actually funny the 80's most people want to forget....BTW I thought I remember hearing that the 70's Show is now IN the 80's but I could be wrong.

Din't know if it was a new episode last night but it was pretty funny again. (Eric's 'hot' cousin comes to visit and gets revenge on all the stuff he used to do to her.)



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BTW I thought I remember hearing that the 70's Show is now IN the 80's but I could be wrong.

Already? How long has that show been on again?

And how much longer until the show catches up to us?



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#4 Posted on
Originally posted by vsp
Has there been a TV show in the last five years with WORSE promos than "That 80's Show?"



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#5 Posted on
Originally posted by vsp
Has there been a TV show in the last five years with WORSE promos than "That 80's Show?"





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Ya know, I imagine they want to suck people in with the gimmick, and THEN build the characters, but the reason That 70s Show has been successful is that it's not about the 70s, it's about the characters, which are funny. It being set in the 70s serves as more of the backdrop, instead of That 80s Show, where it seems like the show is way more about the 80s and less about the cast of characters.

Yeah.



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Uber, your right on.

This wont work for the exact reason you just laid down.

Now go change your avatar back you PM non-replier.



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#8 Posted on
Originally posted by Loosie
BTW I thought I remember hearing that the 70's Show is now IN the 80's but I could be wrong.



Judging by the license plate sticker shown during the opening credits, it's 1978.

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Hey 210, I'm looking for a new avatar, just want to keep a fresh rotation going.

And about the PM, I never got it. I sent one today to Shane Spear and he didn't reply, even though he's been on, so I'm guessing it might not be working right now...? I'll throw an email address up in my personal prof.



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#10 Posted on
The PM thing is pretty specific about spaces and capitilazation.

I find the easiest way to use it is to click on the persons name to pull up their profile, and send it from there.

If you type it out, you MUST match Capitalization and include spaces. For instance, DrOp is not the same as drop as far as it is concerned.



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#11 Posted on
Yeah, I did that... I didn't even know there was another way to send someone a PM. ::shrugs::

Guru, I'll send you one as a test, lemme know if you get it.



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#12 Posted on
Yes, I received it, and replied. They are working.



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i was so intriguied by the promos that I set my VCR to tape That 80s show.

Plus, the blonde on the show is Darla from Buffy/Angel, and I'm a mark for that show so I'm interested in seeing her.




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#14 Posted on
Yes but I believe that Star Wars came out what two seasons? SO you may be right...they might be in '79 though not sure.

ANyways I agree That 70's Show is more about the characters then the 70's...it is just a back drop they use. (And of course the staple of the show is the pot-smoking circle )



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I hate That 70's Show, and I can't stand the promos for That 80's show. How long before we have That 90's Show? Fox really has some ridiculous ideas for shows. Have you seen "The Chamber"?



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The Chamber is absolute crap, but I'd be lying if I didn't admit to being at least slightly entertained by hearing someone answer "In which 70s television hit did Gabe Kaplan star?" with "MY LEGS ARE ON FIRE!"
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#17 Posted on
Originally posted by Loosie
BTW I thought I remember hearing that the 70's Show is now IN the 80's but I could be wrong.



They did one episode at the beginning of the season that was one of those "What would the future be like?" episodes but that was it. They are still in the 70s.

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#18 Posted on
I can't say I've ever checked it. *Tear* I never thought I would recieve one.



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There's a show on RIGHT NOW that has worse promos than that 80's show (well, not really, but humor me). . .

The show First Monday, which debuted on TUESDAY and it's regular night is FRIDAY. Watch 1st Monday, this Tuesday, then a new episode in its regular slot this Friday.

To quote Corey Macklin "That's ridiculous"

drew2

BTW, my wife and I actually watched the first 10 mins of that 80's show last night since it came on right after the Louisville game (they lost-hee hee), and wow, could that have been any worse? The make fun of stuff that was hip in the 80's stuff would have to get old for people who never lived thru it, much less wore/used it real quick. But hey, that 70's show caught on, and I don't get that one either.
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Since: 2.1.02
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#20 Posted on
Originally posted by Ubermonkeys
Ya know, I imagine they want to suck people in with the gimmick, and THEN build the characters, but the reason That 70s Show has been successful is that it's not about the 70s, it's about the characters, which are funny. It being set in the 70s serves as more of the backdrop, instead of That 80s Show, where it seems like the show is way more about the 80s and less about the cast of characters.

Yeah.



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How do you know until the show is actually on?

Certainly the promos are more about the 80's, but I seem to remember the 70's show doing the same thing. You don't build characters in a promo...



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