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What is your favorite TGIF show
Family Matters
33%
 33%  [ 4 ]
Step By Step
0%
 0%  [ 0 ]
Full House
25%
 25%  [ 3 ]
Perfect Strangers
8%
 8%  [ 1 ]
Boy Meets World
25%
 25%  [ 3 ]
Mr. Belevdure
8%
 8%  [ 1 ]
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 09, 2008 4:28 pm    Post subject: Who Remembers ABC's TGIF Friday Lineup Reply with quote

I'm talking about the Televison Lineup that ABC had in the late 80's and the 90's with these hits?

Perfect Strangers
Mr. Belevdure
Full House
Step By Step
Family Matters
Dinosaurs
Boy Meets World
Hangin' W/ Mr. Cooper
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 09, 2008 6:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

omg... just one of the highlights of my youth!!! hahahah BMW was my fav... Shawn's antics were always amusing!
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 09, 2008 7:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

TGIF, that's something I wish I remembered.
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 12, 2008 11:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Simmian7 wrote:
omg... just one of the highlights of my youth!!! hahahah BMW was my fav... Shawn's antics were always amusing!



So you were watching TGIF during the Mid-90's.
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 12, 2008 1:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I used to watch these shows all the time!
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 12, 2008 1:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That's one of the worst nights of television, all of them were so insipidly stupid, that entire lineup of pap is the lowest form of family entertainment, they all seem to have the exact same theme or plot lines, that the freaking Disney channel uses to this day. Its all a load of garbage, that rots the mind, and stifles originality, friday nights are supposed to be fun, maybe watching a great movie, or maybe a bunch of crappy b movies, eating popcorn or ordering a pizza. The TGIF lineup is just so parents could let the TV babysit their kids while they were busy doing their own thing, sort of a fake family's with fake family values, all bought to you by Walmart and the good folks at Disney. I am glad I have never been interested in those shows, I kind of feel bad for people who think watch that shite, with fond memories. Sorry for the rant, but there are better things in life then disposable tv shows.
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 12, 2008 3:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That brings back good memories, especially Family Matters, Boy Meets World, and Teen Angel. Used to watch all the time back in those days.
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 12, 2008 6:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

spudnik wrote:
That's one of the worst nights of television, all of them were so insipidly stupid, that entire lineup of pap is the lowest form of family entertainment, they all seem to have the exact same theme or plot lines, that the freaking Disney channel uses to this day. Its all a load of garbage, that rots the mind, and stifles originality, friday nights are supposed to be fun, maybe watching a great movie, or maybe a bunch of crappy b movies, eating popcorn or ordering a pizza. The TGIF lineup is just so parents could let the TV babysit their kids while they were busy doing their own thing, sort of a fake family's with fake family values, all bought to you by Walmart and the good folks at Disney. I am glad I have never been interested in those shows, I kind of feel bad for people who think watch that shite, with fond memories. Sorry for the rant, but there are better things in life then disposable tv shows.



Well that is true about tv shows being disposable. However i still don't see Disney on on this. First of all these shows right here where Original. Also the content on TGIF are one step above Disney Channel when it comes to parental ratings. A good deal of these shows have themes that are imporant.

Example #1- "Family Matters" Mentions Gun Control, Racism, School Violence, Sexism, Virginity, Homelessness, and acholism.

Example #2- "Full House" mentions Smoking, Child Abuse, Fad Diets, Emotional Abuse, Deaths, Ect

Example.#3- "Step By Step" mentions fraud, under-age drinking, immigration, prostitution, gambling, ect.

These shows actually get into serious issues. Also most everthing on the Disney Channel is Generic, Sugar-Coated versions of these shows. Disney Channel can't compare to how hilarious yet serious these shows where.
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 12, 2008 6:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I sort of saw the TGIF lineup as unrealistic in how the shows portrayed family life, although I never watched 99.9% of what they showed, it was my choice, most kids who don't really have a good choice in what to watch, with is unfortunate, because there is better choices on alot of the educational channels. I also didn't like some of the stereotypes of certain characters, (urkel or balki)
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 12, 2008 7:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

spudnik wrote:
I sort of saw the TGIF lineup as unrealistic in how the shows portrayed family life, although I never watched 99.9% of what they showed, it was my choice, most kids who don't really have a good choice in what to watch, with is unfortunate, because there is better choices on alot of the educational channels. I also didn't like some of the stereotypes of certain characters, (urkel or balki)



Trus, If ABC wanted to make Urkel and Balki more realistic they would have an episode were the doctor diagnoses them with Autism. Also i would have helped that Urkel didn't have so many crazy inventions in the later episodes of FM. However thats what made the show funny. All the fantasy and magic these shows had.


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PostPosted: Sat Jul 12, 2008 11:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ohh, Family Matters and Boy Meets World. Cool Those bring back memories.

Spudnik, for me, it isn't just the TV shows that I reminisce on. Thinking about the TV shows evokes memories of a simpler time in my life, when I was much happier, innocent, and still in awe of the world. I can hardly remember any of Sean's antics or Urkel's inventions, but I remember how I felt when watching them. Even if the shows themselves are contrived and predictable when I watch them today, when I was younger there was still some magic to them that makes me glad I did watch them.

Someday, I hope my niece can look back on her Hannah Montana Disney shows with the same fondness that I look back on TGIF. She won't think they're as great when she's my age, but hopefully she can experience some of the same things I do when I see a thread about shows I used to watch. Smile
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 13, 2008 4:08 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

In my day it was the Brady Bunch, even then, I couldn't stand the shows. but we had other things to do on friday nights back then.
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 13, 2008 5:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

spudnik wrote:
In my day it was the Brady Bunch, even then, I couldn't stand the shows. but we had other things to do on friday nights back then.




"Step By Step" is a 90's version of the Brady Bunch.
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 13, 2008 9:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

rjay09 wrote:
Ohh, Family Matters and Boy Meets World. 8) Those bring back memories.

Spudnik, for me, it isn't just the TV shows that I reminisce on. Thinking about the TV shows evokes memories of a simpler time in my life, when I was much happier, innocent, and still in awe of the world. I can hardly remember any of Sean's antics or Urkel's inventions, but I remember how I felt when watching them. Even if the shows themselves are contrived and predictable when I watch them today, when I was younger there was still some magic to them that makes me glad I did watch them.

Someday, I hope my niece can look back on her Hannah Montana Disney shows with the same fondness that I look back on TGIF. She won't think they're as great when she's my age, but hopefully she can experience some of the same things I do when I see a thread about shows I used to watch. :)



Probaly not,"Hanna Montana" has only been on for 2 seasons and will only be around for 2 more.
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 15, 2008 10:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Full House was the best! It was a real throwback to days of good TV shows that didn't depend on controversy and dislike for others as sources of comedy. It was a fun, clean show. I always wished that it stayed on Fridays instead of switching to Tuesdays. It took away from TGIF.

Another great show was Perfect Strangers. Balki and Larry were hilarious together. I think they were better than the Odd Couple.

Step by Step was no Brady Bunch! It was just a lousy imitation of it. That show would have been more fun to watch if the characters weren't such idiots.
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