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Old 06-03-06, 11:50 PM   #1
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Spin-offs That Lasted Longer Than The Original?

While watching some of this weekend's "Benson" marathon on TV Land, I realized the show ran almost twice as long as "Soap." Have any other spin-offs been more successful than the original?

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Old 06-03-06, 11:57 PM   #2
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Frasier lasted about the same as Cheers, I think.
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Old 06-03-06, 11:59 PM   #3
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"The Facts of Life" lasted longer than "Diff'rent Strokes."
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Old 06-04-06, 12:10 AM   #4
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The Simpsons lasted longer then Tracey Ullman (May outlive her!)
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Old 06-04-06, 12:28 AM   #5
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THE JEFFERSONS lasted longer than ALL IN THE FAMILY
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Old 06-04-06, 01:10 AM   #6
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Old 06-04-06, 02:37 AM   #7
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"Knots Landing" lasted a season longer than "Dallas".
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Old 06-04-06, 02:51 AM   #8
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Family Matters outlasted Perfect Strangers.
Extreme Makeover: Home Edition has lasted longer and been far more popular than the original Extreme Makeover.
Saved By The Bell: The New Class lasted longer than than Saved By The Bell, which lasted longer than Good Morning, Miss Bliss.
What's Happening Now beat What's Happening by one episode (66 to 65)
Happy Days lasted longer than Love, American Style, but that might not really count since LAS wasn't really a series.
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Old 06-04-06, 07:55 AM   #9
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Frasier lasted about the same as Cheers, I think.
Both had 11 seasons. Kelsey Grammer played the same character for almost 20 years.
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Old 06-04-06, 10:11 AM   #10
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I never really thought of that as a spinoff.
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Old 06-04-06, 12:06 PM   #11
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Barnaby Jones ('73-'80) lasted longer than The Mod Squad ('68-'73).






















Uh btw what's a spinoff?
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Old 06-04-06, 12:25 PM   #12
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Diagnosis Murder lasted longer than Jake and the Fatman
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Old 06-04-06, 12:30 PM   #13
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The 3 Naked Gun movies are longer in length than the total for the 6 Police Squad episodes...

They probably made more, too...
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Old 06-04-06, 01:58 PM   #14
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Uh btw what's a spinoff?
Taking characters from one show and giving them their own show
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Old 06-04-06, 02:17 PM   #15
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Taking characters from one show and giving them their own show
Uh, what's sarcasm and btw throw in the definition of irony too.

j/k.

For the record I was making a joke in the post you responded to. I was paying homage to the Simpsons episode where Ralph Wiggum wins first prize for best diarama by simply displaying a set of Star Wars action figures in their original unopened packaging and then he famously asks, "What's a diarama?"

Anyways, Barnaby Jones wasn't a spinoff of The Mod Squad. In fact you'd have to go a long way to find two more different "cop" shows where one started the year that another was cancelled.
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Old 06-04-06, 03:11 PM   #16
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Old 06-04-06, 09:12 PM   #17
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Uh, what's sarcasm and btw throw in the definition of irony too.

j/k.

For the record I was making a joke in the post you responded to. I was paying homage to the Simpsons episode where Ralph Wiggum wins first prize for best diarama by simply displaying a set of Star Wars action figures in their original unopened packaging and then he famously asks, "What's a diarama?"

Anyways, Barnaby Jones wasn't a spinoff of The Mod Squad. In fact you'd have to go a long way to find two more different "cop" shows where one started the year that another was cancelled.
But I think Barnaby Jones was a spinoff from Cannon.

From imdb: William Conrad appeared on many early episodes of Barnaby Jones as Frank Cannon. Barnaby and Betty had originally appeared on "Cannon" (1971) after Barnaby's son Hal, who was a good friend of Frank's, was murdered. Cannon helped Barnaby eventually track down his son's killers.

And by the way, if you are going to be making a joke that requires using someone's voice (kinda hard on a message board) or at least a picture that wasn't included, don't be surprised if people don't understand you're joking, especially if you add words that weren't in the original quote that you were referring to.
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Old 06-04-06, 09:38 PM   #18
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How many more season does NCIS have to stay on the air to outlast JAG?
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Old 06-04-06, 09:43 PM   #19
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I was paying homage to the Simpsons episode where...
Having not watched an episode since the first season, that one went right over my head
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Old 06-04-06, 09:58 PM   #20
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Having not watched an episode since the first season, that one went right over my head
I've watched every episode and am familiar with the scene in question and it still went over my head.
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Old 06-04-06, 10:16 PM   #21
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How many more season does NCIS have to stay on the air to outlast JAG?
7. JAG was around for a while (10 seasons)
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Old 06-05-06, 12:36 AM   #22
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Happy Days was a spinoff of Love, American Style, and lasted a few years longer.

Knots Landing lasted a season more than Dallas,
So did The Facts of Life (from Different Strokes)

And also Kung Fu: The Legend Continues ran longer than Kung Fu.
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How many more season does NCIS have to stay on the air to outlast JAG?
Technically, I don't consider that a spin-off either.
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Old 06-05-06, 02:38 PM   #24
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Technically does a spin-off have to last longer to be considered more succesful? Cause look at 'Angel,' many people consider that to be more superior a show than "Buffy the Vampire Slayer."

And in 23 posts I am shocked that nobody has yet to mention ANY of the Star Trek spin-offs...
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Old 06-05-06, 02:41 PM   #25
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Yeah, that's the problem. Sarcasm can be hard to detect on an internet message board when a voice imitation would be needed for us to know that you're doing a Ralph Wiggum impersonation. It actually just looks like you're asking a question, since some people might actually not know what a spinoff is.
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