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(Deadline)   Have you ever thought to yourself that the forgotten 80s comedy The Money Pit starring Shelley Long and Tom Hanks left too many unanswered questions? Well, fret not; NBC is developing a sitcom based on it   (deadline.com ) divider line
    More: Stupid, Shelley Long, Tom Hanks, NBC, Lee Eisenberg, sitcoms, Mindy Kaling, Michael Schur, USA Network  
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2013-10-04 10:23:32 PM  
The best part of that movie is Tom Hanks' laugh after the bathtub falls through the floor.
 
2013-10-04 10:31:32 PM  
This would have been a great idea 25 years ago.
 
2013-10-04 10:37:34 PM  
Hollywood has had that idea back in the forties.
 
2013-10-04 10:41:54 PM  
It's funny, at one point in his career, Tom Hanks was considered "box office poison."
 
2013-10-04 11:01:46 PM  
I thought they had and it was called "Flip This House".
 
2013-10-04 11:36:27 PM  
Shelly and Tom should star in the new show. The "money pit" could be a "retirement" home.
 
2013-10-04 11:39:24 PM  
I remember that Shelley Long wore way short clothing in several scenes.

/My parents were obsessed with that movie back in the day.
/I was obsessed with Shelley Long's legs.
 
2013-10-04 11:42:37 PM  

usernameguy: I remember that Shelley Long wore way short clothing in several scenes.

/My parents were obsessed with that movie back in the day.
/I was obsessed with Shelley Long's legs.


pluckyoutoo.files.wordpress.com
 
2013-10-05 12:02:15 AM  
Doubt it is anything answering "unanswered questions"... more like a "remake"/"reboot" as a series.  Depending on how well it is written, this isn't the worst remake/redo idea there is.  They are basically more just doing a sitcom about a couple trying to redo a house with lots of problems... the fact that there was an 80's movie about it and that they'll use the same name is just a side note.
 
2013-10-05 12:03:27 AM  
"Uhhh... how long is this show going to last?"

"Two weeks!"
 
2013-10-05 12:09:40 AM  

BKITU: "Uhhh... how long is this show going to last?"

"Two weeks!"


You get some 22 y.o. actress to wear that outfit above, I'll give it 4 weeks.
 
2013-10-05 12:26:06 AM  
"The turkey's done."
"So's the kitchen.  Actually a little too done for my taste; let's not go in there again."

/how can that be a forgotten movie?
//it was funny as hell, and still is
 
2013-10-05 12:28:07 AM  

bluorangefyre: "The turkey's done."
"So's the kitchen.  Actually a little too done for my taste; let's not go in there again."

/how can that be a forgotten movie?
//it was funny as hell, and still is


It was ok... "The Burbs" was Hanks better mid-to-late-80s light comedy though.
 
2013-10-05 12:43:24 AM  

dletter: It was ok... "The Burbs" was Hanks better mid-to-late-80s light comedy though.


Mother of god!
 
2013-10-05 12:46:56 AM  

Lorelle: The best part of that movie is Tom Hanks' laugh after the bathtub falls through the floor.



Second best:

When he is stuck in the floor/ceiling.
 
2013-10-05 12:55:00 AM  
You forgot the "h" between the "s" and "i" in the word s_itcom.
 
2013-10-05 12:56:41 AM  
It doesn't insist upon itself as a movie, which is good.
 
2013-10-05 01:20:49 AM  
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2013-10-05 01:22:47 AM  

dletter: bluorangefyre: "The turkey's done."
"So's the kitchen.  Actually a little too done for my taste; let's not go in there again."

/how can that be a forgotten movie?
//it was funny as hell, and still is

It was ok... "The Burbs" was Hanks better mid-to-late-80s light comedy though.


Ray... this is Walter!
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2013-10-05 01:54:14 AM  
A hilarious classic that doesn't deserve to be sullied like this. With any luck, it'll share the same fate as....

the just-cancelled Lucky 7

....and will forever be consigned to the dustbin of TV oblivion.
 
2013-10-05 01:59:10 AM  
"I love 'The Money Pit.' That is my answer to that statement."
 
2013-10-05 01:59:42 AM  
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2013-10-05 02:06:23 AM  

Apos: A hilarious classic that doesn't deserve to be sullied like this. With any luck, it'll share the same fate as....

the just-cancelled Lucky 7

....and will forever be consigned to the dustbin of TV oblivion.


In the final episode the bank will foreclose and they'll be homeless. It'll be hysterical!
 
2013-10-05 02:07:19 AM  
That was a really fun movie and hardly forgotten.
 
2013-10-05 02:14:48 AM  

dletter: It was ok... "The Burbs" was Hanks better mid-to-late-80s light comedy though.


Yep.
 
2013-10-05 02:16:17 AM  
So the TV show will answer why the music conductor guy turned into a terrorist?

www.avforums.com

/didn't know the guy died in real life almost 20 years ago
 
2013-10-05 02:16:31 AM  

fusillade762: Apos: A hilarious classic that doesn't deserve to be sullied like this. With any luck, it'll share the same fate as....

the just-cancelled Lucky 7

....and will forever be consigned to the dustbin of TV oblivion.

In the final episode the bank will foreclose and they'll be homeless. It'll be hysterical!


Yep...An absolute riot.
 
2013-10-05 02:21:19 AM  
Meh,an OK film, but no War of the Roses.
 
2013-10-05 02:23:53 AM  
The 'Burbs and The Money Pit were 2 movies that me and my girlfriend walked out on halfway through.

neither of those movies did anything for us and we were scratching our heads wondering what the appeal was.

and then with a different girlfriend, we rented Joe vs. the Volcano and I almost gave up on movies all together.

3 of the stupidest movies ever made.

/no, I'm not trolling, just my opinion and I realize that it's probably not popular here.
//hated Lebowski and it took me about 3 rentals to fully make it through Fargo
///sometimes some movies don't grab you.
 
2013-10-05 02:31:58 AM  
fat stupid husband with hot wife coming up.
 
2013-10-05 02:40:51 AM  
Cast somebody like Tim Allen and call it "Home Improvement". oh, wait... never mind.
 
2013-10-05 02:44:45 AM  

calbert: The 'Burbs and The Money Pit were 2 movies that me and my girlfriend walked out on halfway through.

neither of those movies did anything for us and we were scratching our heads wondering what the appeal was.

and then with a different girlfriend, we rented Joe vs. the Volcano and I almost gave up on movies all together.

3 of the stupidest movies ever made.

/no, I'm not trolling, just my opinion and I realize that it's probably not popular here.
//hated Lebowski and it took me about 3 rentals to fully make it through Fargo
///sometimes some movies don't grab you.


And on the 8th day, God made Calbert and well.....something went.....wrong.
 
2013-10-05 02:47:04 AM  

calbert: The 'Burbs and The Money Pit were 2 movies that me and my girlfriend walked out on halfway through.

neither of those movies did anything for us and we were scratching our heads wondering what the appeal was.

and then with a different girlfriend, we rented Joe vs. the Volcano and I almost gave up on movies all together.

3 of the stupidest movies ever made.

/no, I'm not trolling, just my opinion and I realize that it's probably not popular here.
//hated Lebowski and it took me about 3 rentals to fully make it through Fargo
///sometimes some movies don't grab you.


Have a couple of friends who walked out of Ferris Bueller's Day Off in the theater. No accounting for taste, I guess.
 
2013-10-05 02:56:04 AM  

calbert: The 'Burbs and The Money Pit were 2 movies that me and my girlfriend walked out on halfway through.

neither of those movies did anything for us and we were scratching our heads wondering what the appeal was.

and then with a different girlfriend, we rented Joe vs. the Volcano and I almost gave up on movies all together.

3 of the stupidest movies ever made.

/no, I'm not trolling, just my opinion and I realize that it's probably not popular here.
//hated Lebowski and it took me about 3 rentals to fully make it through Fargo
///sometimes some movies don't grab you.


WTF is wrong with you?

Not being your cup of tea? Fair enough.
Claiming they are so bad you walked out of the theater? Nonsense.


/Catch me if you can (if thats the right name, hanks chasing around leonardo) was one I would have walked out on but I couldn't tell if my GF was enjoying it or not.  I later found out she was not and I could have suggested a walk out.  It would have been my only walk out; too bad our relationship was too early for me to recommend a walkout on her choice of movie, hehe.
 
2013-10-05 03:03:34 AM  
I am a pizza
 
2013-10-05 03:08:53 AM  

Smackledorfer:

WTF is wrong with you?

Not being your cup of tea? Fair enough.
Claiming they are so bad you walked out of the theater? Nonsense.


/Catch me if you can (if thats the right name, hanks chasing around leonardo) was one I would have walked out on but I couldn't tell if my GF was enjoying it or not.  I later found out she was not and I could have suggested a walk out.  It would have been my only walk out; too bad our relationship was too early for me to recommend a walkout on her choice of movie, hehe.



that was at a time when I was in high school (and shortly thereafter), where it was common for my friends and I to buy a ticket, give the movie about 30-40 minutes and if it didn't grab us, abort.

there was less hassle involved back then when it came to walking out of a movie. it was easy to get your cash back at the box office and then continue walking around the mall. it wasn't the big mega-plexes of today; maybe 4-6 screens.

and at that time, I worked at a movie theater on and off for about 3 years, so I saw a lot of shows, almost every movie that came through. so maybe part of it was over-exposure.

/also remember walking out on Hook and Harlem Nights
//I liked CMIYC
 
2013-10-05 03:18:55 AM  
"Two weeks" was covered.
 
2013-10-05 03:20:42 AM  
Parnethood was a forgotten 80s comedy and that seems to have worked out for NBC
 
2013-10-05 04:00:16 AM  
I loved the movie but I have no idea how they plan to stretch it into a series.
 
2013-10-05 04:01:36 AM  

The_Sponge: Lorelle: The best part of that movie is Tom Hanks' laugh after the bathtub falls through the floor.


Second best:

When he is stuck in the floor/ceiling.


You're both wrong.

The best scene in The Money Pit is the one where the raccoon in the dumbwaiter attacks Shelley Long.

usernameguy: I remember that Shelley Long wore way short clothing in several scenes.

/My parents were obsessed with that movie back in the day.
/I was obsessed with Shelley Long's legs.


I know I'm bringing to mind a rather unpleasant scene in  Deliverance but she had a real pretty mouth too - kind of like a catfish.
 
2013-10-05 04:19:59 AM  

Hand Banana: I loved the movie but I have no idea how they plan to stretch it into a series.


You've obviously never remodeled an old house.
 
2013-10-05 06:32:12 AM  
If you were honest in pitching this show you'd have to set out a three or four season story arc. Perhaps with the yuppie becoming more competent as a handyman than a stock picker and eventually taking the lower stress life while the missus works a steady, if annoying, job as a nurse.

And I probably just wrote a better storyline in one sentence than this show will ever muster.
 
2013-10-05 07:45:19 AM  
I liked the scene where Shelly Long is playing classical music juxtaposed with Tom crashing through the construction site, down into the bucket and ending int he fountain
 
2013-10-05 07:47:40 AM  
Also, it DID have unanswered questions.  What ever happened to Benny?  This show could be the story of grown up Benny, a rotten child star who grew up and is now a pariah.  He's friendless and penniless until his old accountant Walter FINALLY pays him back the money Benny once lent him to buy a house!

You're welcome, Hollywood!
 
2013-10-05 08:25:01 AM  
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A while ago I thought the Care Bears were here
 
2013-10-05 08:28:46 AM  

HighOnCraic: usernameguy: I remember that Shelley Long wore way short clothing in several scenes.

/My parents were obsessed with that movie back in the day.
/I was obsessed with Shelley Long's legs.

[pluckyoutoo.files.wordpress.com image 802x438]


Wrong movie but regardless

www.newsgab.com
 
2013-10-05 08:34:53 AM  
I just bought my first house when that movie came out. I laughed, I cried. It hit a little too close to home in some places.
 
2013-10-05 08:48:57 AM  
Best day ever:  walked into Walmart, picked up a two DVD set with Money Pit and The Burbs for $5.

Who says Walmart is evil?
 
2013-10-05 08:58:44 AM  

ReapTheChaos: Cast somebody like Tim Allen and call it "Home Improvement". oh, wait... never mind.


He's busy with Last Season Standing.
 
2013-10-05 09:23:14 AM  

Lorelle: The best part of that movie is Tom Hanks' laugh after the bathtub falls through the floor.


It still kills me.
 
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