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(PopCulture)   Hollywood is out of ideas, part eleventy zillion: 1980s sitcom "Head of the Class" returning in reboot form for some reason   (popculture.com) divider line
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2021-10-16 8:55:49 PM  
I'm so excited! I'm so scared!
 
2021-10-16 9:58:44 PM  
Billy Connollly or that unfunny guy?
 
2021-10-16 10:10:40 PM  

ecmoRandomNumbers: Billy Connollly or that unfunny guy?


I thought I read that Billy Connolly was ill. Johnny Fever was the other guy. He's still around. Seems like when they do these reboots, they often wait until at least one major actor from the original is good and dead.
 
2021-10-16 11:23:29 PM  
Why not mix things up a little?

"Herman's Head of the Class"
 
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2021-10-17 12:34:43 AM  
I refuse to have an opinion on this until they confirm or deny Khrystyne Haje is involved.
 
2021-10-17 12:39:02 AM  
What, no Dennis Blunden?
 
2021-10-17 12:41:25 AM  
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2021-10-17 12:41:53 AM  

ecmoRandomNumbers: Billy Connollly or that unfunny guy?


Howard Hesseman was Johnny Fever on WKRP.  Your point is invalid.

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2021-10-17 12:42:20 AM  
Give me a full movie remake of "Go to the head of class" from Amazing Stories instead.  Haven't seen it in forever but I loved that when it came out.  Best episode of that series.
 
2021-10-17 12:42:58 AM  

HighOnCraic: Why not mix things up a little?

"Herman's Head of the Class"


Why stop there:

"Herman's Head of the Class of '96"
 
2021-10-17 12:45:59 AM  

Sawdust and Mildew: ecmoRandomNumbers: Billy Connollly or that unfunny guy?

I thought I read that Billy Connolly was ill. Johnny Fever was the other guy. He's still around. Seems like when they do these reboots, they often wait until at least one major actor from the original is good and dead.


Johnny Fever will never die.
 
2021-10-17 12:53:55 AM  
I like the dark haired basket case girl.
 
2021-10-17 12:54:47 AM  

bluorangefyre: Sawdust and Mildew: ecmoRandomNumbers: Billy Connollly or that unfunny guy?

I thought I read that Billy Connolly was ill. Johnny Fever was the other guy. He's still around. Seems like when they do these reboots, they often wait until at least one major actor from the original is good and dead.

Johnny Fever will never die.


He died in a shoot out with the phone cops.

In that clip, why did it seem like Robin Givens's character was trying to seduce her own son?
 
2021-10-17 12:58:20 AM  
I'm sick of geniuses on TV. The Big Bang Theory, Scorpion, the new MacGyver, Bones, every cop procedural has a quirky IT person who graduated top of their class at MIT at 16. I like shows about morons. I can relate more to them.
 
2021-10-17 1:00:29 AM  

Mugato: I'm sick of geniuses on TV. The Big Bang Theory, Scorpion, the new MacGyver, Bones, every cop procedural has a quirky IT person who graduated top of their class at MIT at 16. I like shows about morons. I can relate more to them.


Then TLC is the channel for you.
 
2021-10-17 1:05:10 AM  

shpritz: Mugato: I'm sick of geniuses on TV. The Big Bang Theory, Scorpion, the new MacGyver, Bones, every cop procedural has a quirky IT person who graduated top of their class at MIT at 16. I like shows about morons. I can relate more to them.

Then TLC is the channel for you.


Ironic.
 
2021-10-17 1:09:00 AM  
So no reboot of Herman's Head yet?
 
2021-10-17 1:13:13 AM  

shpritz: Mugato: I'm sick of geniuses on TV. The Big Bang Theory, Scorpion, the new MacGyver, Bones, every cop procedural has a quirky IT person who graduated top of their class at MIT at 16. I like shows about morons. I can relate more to them.

Then TLC is the channel for you.


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Now my computer can't do math.
 
2021-10-17 1:18:35 AM  
The original isn't even popular enough to show up on torrent sites.

Also,

WilderKWight: [Fark user image 400x1470]


The fark?
 
2021-10-17 1:25:08 AM  

shpritz: HighOnCraic: Why not mix things up a little?

"Herman's Head of the Class"

Why stop there:

"Herman's Head of the Class of '96"


We could keep doing mash-ups...

"The Mod Couple" -- a dramedy about three retired narcs in a polyamorous relationship

"Happily Ever AfterMASH"  -- characters from classic fairy tales get recast as people of color, and they all end up visiting General Pershing Veterans' Hospital in River Bend, Missouri

"The Ghost and Mrs. Colombo" -- Captain Daniel Gregg spends his afterlife helping news reporter Kate Colombo solve crimes
 
2021-10-17 1:29:32 AM  
"beloved"
 
2021-10-17 1:53:00 AM  
And there are still those who think HBO Max did not water down the HBO name.
 
2021-10-17 1:54:24 AM  
Here's another good idea, HBO: why not reboot "First and 10" while you're at it.
 
2021-10-17 1:59:17 AM  

DesertCoyote: Here's another good idea, HBO: why not reboot "First and 10" while you're at it.


They were planning too, but the budget got slashed.
 
2021-10-17 2:02:26 AM  

HighOnCraic: DesertCoyote: Here's another good idea, HBO: why not reboot "First and 10" while you're at it.

They were planning too, but the budget got slashed.


The original show didn't have much of a budget.
 
2021-10-17 2:07:00 AM  

johnny queso: "beloved"


Oh, clickbait journalism, how we like thee.
 
2021-10-17 2:30:19 AM  
That clip did not have a single thing resembling a joke. Canned laughter.
 
2021-10-17 3:06:31 AM  

DesertCoyote: HighOnCraic: DesertCoyote: Here's another good idea, HBO: why not reboot "First and 10" while you're at it.

They were planning too, but the budget got slashed.

The original show didn't have much of a budget.


WHOOSH!
 
2021-10-17 6:33:31 AM  
Is that the show with Mike Tysons first wife?
 
2021-10-17 7:26:24 AM  

bluorangefyre: Johnny Fever will never die.


BOOGER!
 
2021-10-17 8:01:13 AM  
Pornhub did it.
 
2021-10-17 8:20:48 AM  

Mugato: I'm sick of geniuses on TV. The Big Bang Theory, Scorpion, the new MacGyver, Bones, every cop procedural has a quirky IT person who graduated top of their class at MIT at 16. I like shows about morons. I can relate more to them.


So Kevin James & Jim Belushi shows for you.
 
2021-10-17 8:29:37 AM  

dionysusaur: Mugato: I'm sick of geniuses on TV. The Big Bang Theory, Scorpion, the new MacGyver, Bones, every cop procedural has a quirky IT person who graduated top of their class at MIT at 16. I like shows about morons. I can relate more to them.

So Kevin James & Jim Belushi shows for you.


Well it's not like these shows about geniuses are high brow or anything.  The writers have no idea how to write smart people. They're usually just socially awkward geeks with no common sense whose only defining quality that indicates that they're geniuses is repeating their IQ scores.

And no, I've never seen the shows you mentioned. I don't really watch anything regularly anymore.
 
2021-10-17 9:18:19 AM  
Don't we have AP Bio on Peacock as our classroom sitcom?
 
2021-10-17 9:57:51 AM  

ongbok: bluorangefyre: Sawdust and Mildew: ecmoRandomNumbers: Billy Connollly or that unfunny guy?

I thought I read that Billy Connolly was ill. Johnny Fever was the other guy. He's still around. Seems like when they do these reboots, they often wait until at least one major actor from the original is good and dead.

Johnny Fever will never die.

He died in a shoot out with the phone cops.

In that clip, why did it seem like Robin Givens's character was trying to seduce her own son?


The son is probably a millionaire.
 
2021-10-17 10:03:25 AM  
Shows with laugh tracks are odd enough nowadays, but the laugh track from that clip isn't even lined up to the punchlines.  That was brutal.
 
2021-10-17 10:50:29 AM  

Mugato: I like the dark haired basket case girl.


I like at least one of her movies that she was in after the show ended... If you are talking about the one that played Maria.
 
2021-10-17 10:52:42 AM  

Mugato: I'm sick of geniuses on TV. The Big Bang Theory, Scorpion, the new MacGyver, Bones, every cop procedural has a quirky IT person who graduated top of their class at MIT at 16. I like shows about morons. I can relate more to them.


So you think a show about a special Ed class would get ratings?  Guess they could do a reboot called Welcome Back, Vinnie Barbarino.
 
2021-10-17 10:56:23 AM  

HighOnCraic: shpritz: HighOnCraic: Why not mix things up a little?

"Herman's Head of the Class"

Why stop there:

"Herman's Head of the Class of '96"

We could keep doing mash-ups...

"The Mod Couple" -- a dramedy about three retired narcs in a polyamorous relationship

"Happily Ever AfterMASH"  -- characters from classic fairy tales get recast as people of color, and they all end up visiting General Pershing Veterans' Hospital in River Bend, Missouri

"The Ghost and Mrs. Colombo" -- Captain Daniel Gregg spends his afterlife helping news reporter Kate Colombo solve crimes


Forever Knight Rider?  KITT joins forces with a Canadian vampire detective to fight crime riding with their high beams on.
 
2021-10-17 11:30:32 AM  

LazyPredator: Mugato: I'm sick of geniuses on TV. The Big Bang Theory, Scorpion, the new MacGyver, Bones, every cop procedural has a quirky IT person who graduated top of their class at MIT at 16. I like shows about morons. I can relate more to them.

So you think a show about a special Ed class would get ratings?  Guess they could do a reboot called Welcome Back, Vinnie Barbarino.


I'm just saying that they don't know how to write for geniuses and when they do, they go overboard and it's always the same character.
 
2021-10-17 11:40:11 AM  

Mugato: LazyPredator: Mugato: I'm sick of geniuses on TV. The Big Bang Theory, Scorpion, the new MacGyver, Bones, every cop procedural has a quirky IT person who graduated top of their class at MIT at 16. I like shows about morons. I can relate more to them.

So you think a show about a special Ed class would get ratings?  Guess they could do a reboot called Welcome Back, Vinnie Barbarino.

I'm just saying that they don't know how to write for geniuses and when they do, they go overboard and it's always the same character.


It is one of the reasons I could not watch Bones, the underlings under her kept opening their mouths.  All these shows with these geniuses in FBI and such and none of them seem able to function in normal society.
 
2021-10-17 12:38:47 PM  
But will it sell in the Chinese market?
 
2021-10-17 12:46:22 PM  
Cross it with David Schwimmer's teacher-student arc from "Friends" and re-bootleg "To Sir With Love"
 
2021-10-17 1:32:39 PM  
Ah, I need to remember to find the Thanksgiving episode of WKRP so I can put it on one TV continuously all Thanksgiving day.
 
2021-10-17 1:39:56 PM  

Imaginativescreenname: Give me a full movie remake of "Go to the head of class" from Amazing Stories instead.  Haven't seen it in forever but I loved that when it came out.  Best episode of that series.


Is that the one where the teenage boy figures out how to make an atomic bomb from a test question?
 
2021-10-17 1:41:07 PM  
WHERE'S MY GODDAMNED FALL GUY WITH THE ROCK AND KATE UPTON or failing that ZOE BELL AND CHRIS HEMSWORTH?
 
2021-10-17 5:48:00 PM  

Mugato: I'm sick of geniuses on TV. The Big Bang Theory, Scorpion, the new MacGyver, Bones, every cop procedural has a quirky IT person who graduated top of their class at MIT at 16. I like shows about morons. I can relate more to them.


The worst part is that the geniuses are deliberately written by average people, so the characters will allow the audience to be "smarter" than the genius at least once an episode.
 
2021-10-17 5:59:48 PM  

OhioUGrad: The original isn't even popular enough to show up on torrent sites.


It's streaming on HBO Max.
 
2021-10-17 6:28:22 PM  
I misread this as "Head IN the Class"
 
2021-10-17 7:21:00 PM  

WhippingBoi: I misread this as "Head IN the Class"


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