Skip to content
 
If you can read this, either the style sheet didn't load or you have an older browser that doesn't support style sheets. Try clearing your browser cache and refreshing the page.

(Twitter)   That moment when political celebrity reunion fundraisers jumped the shark   (twitter.com) divider line
    More: Interesting  
•       •       •

5691 clicks; posted to Politics » and Entertainment » on 20 Oct 2020 at 2:54 AM (13 weeks ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook



123 Comments     (+0 »)
 
View Voting Results: Smartest and Funniest


Oldest | « | 1 | 2 | 3 | » | Newest | Show all

 
2020-10-20 10:34:28 AM  
Have the guy who played chuck play chachi.
 
2020-10-20 10:41:42 AM  
A bunch of late boomers and early Xers in this joint. I love it. We lived in a really comfortable spot by coming of age just post Nam and with the computer age starting up.

Also, don't ridicule anyone for their age, young or old. No one chooses to be born and we're all on a path coinciding with others at various points. Let's celebrate the stupid chit that we remember from seemingly easier times. It's 2020 after all and I'm tired of thinking that the Cascadia fault slipping would just put the cherry on this year.
 
2020-10-20 10:45:09 AM  

jake3988: Princess Bride did a big reunion for Wisconsin


How did I not hear of this?!  I would have thrown a few bucks their way.
 
2020-10-20 10:50:35 AM  
It jumped the shark when the Marvel actors decided to get together for a fundraiser as well
 
2020-10-20 11:00:32 AM  

detonator: jst3p: Happy Days created the spinoffs Laverne And Shirley (a hit), Mork and Mindy (a hit), and Joanie Loves Chachi (a hit for a time, right?). Has any other sitcom had as many successful spinoffs?

All in the family
Maude
The Jeffersons
Good times
Archie Bunker's place


Ahem...

CSI: Crime Scene Investigation
CSI: Miami
CSI: NY
CSI: Effect
CSI: Cyber
CSI: Pittsburgh
CSI: Omaha
CSI: Wichita
CSI: Miami Beach
CSI: North Miami
CSI: West Miami
CSI: Atlantic (East Miami)
CSI: NCIS
CSI: Law & Order
CSI: Law & Order SVU
CSI: Upper Sandusky Ohio
CSI: Belgrade
CSI: Portland (not that one)
CSI: Portland (yeah, that one)
CSI: Springfield
CSI: Seinfeld
CSI: The Holiday Special
CSI: She Wrote
CSI: The Original Motion Picture
CSI: The Origin Show
 
2020-10-20 11:35:33 AM  

detonator: jst3p: detonator: jst3p: Happy Days created the spinoffs Laverne And Shirley (a hit), Mork and Mindy (a hit), and Joanie Loves Chachi (a hit for a time, right?). Has any other sitcom had as many successful spinoffs?

All in the family
Maude
The Jeffersons
Good times
Archie Bunker's place

Yeah, I was curious enough to google it after I asked. That is pretty damn impressive.

The shortest run of those shows was 97 episodes. Pretty good...


Happy Days itself was a spin off itself (in a way).  In the early 70's there was a series called Love American Style.   Each episode would feature a new cast and story line which had a light hearted, romantic theme.   The Cunningham family were featured on one episode called "Love and the Television Set".  It featured Ron Howard, Vivian Ross and Anson Williams.  This was spun off into Happy Days a few years later and is considered to be the pilot.   Happy Days also spun off a couple other shows that did not do so well, "Out of the Blue" and "Banksy's Beauties".
 
2020-10-20 11:42:30 AM  

jst3p: Happy Days created the spinoffs Laverne And Shirley (a hit), Mork and Mindy (a hit), and Joanie Loves Chachi (a hit for a time, right?). Has any other sitcom had as many successful spinoffs?


Counterpoint: Blansky's Beauties
 
2020-10-20 11:55:09 AM  

Alphax: I have vague memories of this show in 1980.

[Fark user image 318x236]

The Fonz, Richie and Ralph meet a cute girl from the 25th century with a time machine and have adventures with her, hoping to get back to 1957 Milwaukie again someday.


You lost me at the premise.  Why, God why, would they want to get back to 1957 Milwaukie?
 
2020-10-20 12:20:50 PM  

Farkenhostile: Have the guy who played chuck play chachi.


According to Google, both Randolph Roberts AND Gavin O'Herlihy played Chuck. He was only in 11 episodes but it took two actors?
 
2020-10-20 12:22:12 PM  

GomerIsDead: detonator: jst3p: detonator: jst3p: Happy Days created the spinoffs Laverne And Shirley (a hit), Mork and Mindy (a hit), and Joanie Loves Chachi (a hit for a time, right?). Has any other sitcom had as many successful spinoffs?

All in the family
Maude
The Jeffersons
Good times
Archie Bunker's place

Yeah, I was curious enough to google it after I asked. That is pretty damn impressive.

The shortest run of those shows was 97 episodes. Pretty good...

Happy Days itself was a spin off itself (in a way).  In the early 70's there was a series called Love American Style.   Each episode would feature a new cast and story line which had a light hearted, romantic theme.   The Cunningham family were featured on one episode called "Love and the Television Set".  It featured Ron Howard, Vivian Ross and Anson Williams.  This was spun off into Happy Days a few years later and is considered to be the pilot.   Happy Days also spun off a couple other shows that did not do so well, "Out of the Blue" and "Banksy's Beauties".


Wow, I haven't thought about Blansky's Beauties in about 40 years.
 
2020-10-20 12:38:15 PM  

Farker Soze: Alphax: I have vague memories of this show in 1980.

[Fark user image 318x236]

The Fonz, Richie and Ralph meet a cute girl from the 25th century with a time machine and have adventures with her, hoping to get back to 1957 Milwaukie again someday.

You lost me at the premise.  Why, God why, would they want to get back to 1957 Milwaukie?


Same reason Dorothy wanted to go back to Kansas?  There's no place like home..
 
2020-10-20 12:48:20 PM  

Sam Malone: jst3p: Has any other sitcom had as many successful spinoffs?

There's been others. However, rarely are the leads in a spin-off as charming as the originals.

Family Matters

was a spinoff of Perfect Strangers. Urkel was obviously more charming than Balki. Theory holds true.
 
2020-10-20 12:48:51 PM  
What the f*ck happened with the formatting there?
 
2020-10-20 1:18:11 PM  

Alphax: Farker Soze: Alphax: I have vague memories of this show in 1980.

[Fark user image 318x236]

The Fonz, Richie and Ralph meet a cute girl from the 25th century with a time machine and have adventures with her, hoping to get back to 1957 Milwaukie again someday.

You lost me at the premise.  Why, God why, would they want to get back to 1957 Milwaukie?

Same reason Dorothy wanted to go back to Kansas?  There's no place like home..


Hmmm, be a princess in a magical kingdom, or live in dustbowl Kansas.  HMMM.

Dorothy, Fonz, Richie and Ralph are morons.  Change my mind.
 
2020-10-20 1:46:17 PM  
Al Molinaro died only a few short years ago.
 
2020-10-20 2:01:39 PM  

germ78: Al Molinaro died only a few short years ago.


(Heavy sigh) Yep, yep, yep....
 
2020-10-20 2:06:44 PM  
I mean, it doesn't interest  me, but whatever Opie and the rest want to do to help, I'm cool with.

It's 2020. I'm about whatever someone wants to do that will actually help vs. shiatting all over everyone else.
 
2020-10-20 2:12:49 PM  

misanthropicsob: This is sure to appeal to the youth of America.


The youth of America don't have any money and they don't vote.

This is to raise money to purchase media.
 
2020-10-20 2:59:51 PM  

Heamer: What the f*ck happened with the formatting there?


Fark user imageView Full Size
 
2020-10-20 3:47:05 PM  

detonator: It was intended as such as far as I can recall, maybe not as a direct tribute to that film, but to replicate the feel of it.


Replicating the feel of a movie that hadn't come out yet?

The only thing Happy Days had in common with American Graffiti is that Ron Howard was in both of them. People want to retroactively give credit to George Lucas for too much. Fact is, in the early 70s, a whole crop of film and TV writers were coming up that went to high school and college in the late 50s-early 60s. If anything, Happy Days was obvious counter-programming to TV shows at the time that, no matter the genre, had at least the shadow of Vietnam looming over them.
 
2020-10-20 4:05:51 PM  

stoli n coke: detonator: It was intended as such as far as I can recall, maybe not as a direct tribute to that film, but to replicate the feel of it.

Replicating the feel of a movie that hadn't come out yet?

The only thing Happy Days had in common with American Graffiti is that Ron Howard was in both of them. People want to retroactively give credit to George Lucas for too much. Fact is, in the early 70s, a whole crop of film and TV writers were coming up that went to high school and college in the late 50s-early 60s. If anything, Happy Days was obvious counter-programming to TV shows at the time that, no matter the genre, had at least the shadow of Vietnam looming over them.


I threw it out there, yeah...
I'm 60 years old. Of course I remember all those shows and the love boat and the scenarios around the spin offs, etc... I also drink a lot.
Not gonna debate this, or my boomerness anymore.
 
2020-10-20 4:11:57 PM  

Smelly Pirate Hooker: I mean, it doesn't interest  me, but whatever Opie and the rest want to do to help, I'm cool with.

It's 2020. I'm about whatever someone wants to do that will actually help vs. shiatting all over everyone else.


Fark user imageView Full Size
 
2020-10-20 6:29:15 PM  

jst3p: WhiskeySticks: The comments...Jesus tap dancing christ.


This is Bill. Bill is telling an entertainer to stay out of politics despite supporting a reality TV star for political office. Bill is an idiot. Don't be a Bill

Bill
@BillMtz
·
5h
Replying to
@RealRonHoward
and
@WisDems
I had respect for you but not anymore.. make movies and stay out of politics



Donald Trump, Ronald Reagan, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Fred Thompson.  Republicans pick their elected officials like it's a video dating service.
 
Displayed 23 of 123 comments


Oldest | « | 1 | 2 | 3 | » | Newest | Show all


View Voting Results: Smartest and Funniest

This thread is closed to new comments.

Continue Farking





On Twitter



  1. Links are submitted by members of the Fark community.

  2. When community members submit a link, they also write a custom headline for the story.

  3. Other Farkers comment on the links. This is the number of comments. Click here to read them.

  4. Click here to submit a link.