History EarlyInstallmentWeirdness / LiveActionTV

24th Jun '17 7:01:16 PM nombretomado
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* The first five episodes of ''TheDukesOfHazzard'' look very different from the rest, because they were actually filmed in Georgia. In addition, there were more "rowdy" scenes at the Boar's Nest, mild profanity was used more freely, Daisy was often more scantily clad than in episodes from Season 2 onward, and Sheriff Rosco P. Coltrane was a fairly serious character and not the dimwitted man-child.

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* The first five episodes of ''TheDukesOfHazzard'' ''Series/TheDukesOfHazzard'' look very different from the rest, because they were actually filmed in Georgia. In addition, there were more "rowdy" scenes at the Boar's Nest, mild profanity was used more freely, Daisy was often more scantily clad than in episodes from Season 2 onward, and Sheriff Rosco P. Coltrane was a fairly serious character and not the dimwitted man-child.
5th Jun '17 12:09:05 PM WilliamRadarStorm
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** The Netflix reboot discusses this (as well as HypeBacklash) midway through the [[Recap/MysteryScienceTheater3000S11E02CryWilderness second episode]].
-->[''after Kinga complains that the public doesn't watch TV for sane people'']\\
'''TV's Son of TV's Frank/Max''': Well, lots of shows don't get good until the fifth episode, so you spend your life watching, waiting to see why your friends love it so much, and sometimes it never happens!
2nd Jun '17 10:37:06 PM Qaweldon
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* In a more meta example, when ''Creator/Nickelodeon'' first started in 1979, they dedicated their broadcast time on reruns towards other kids shows that were airing at the time. However they did have one original show at this time which was "Pinwheel" [[note]] which was what the channel was called before being changed into its current name in 1980. [[/note]], a ''Series/SesameStreet'' knock-off which proved to be an early hit for the channel; and their only hit until the early 90s when Nick decided to shift direction towards producing original content. Since then, Pinwheel [[OldShame has largely been forgotten about by the channel]]. [[note]] [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fJpqTqK7LpQ Here's]] a clip of an episode.[[/note]]
2nd Jun '17 10:34:29 PM Qaweldon
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* In a more meta example, when ''Creator/Nickelodeon'' first started in 1979, they dedicated their broadcast time on reruns towards other kids shows that were airing at the time. However they did have one original show at this time which was "Pinwheel" [[note]] which was what the channel was called before being changed into its current name in 1980. [[/note]], a ''Series/SesameStreet'' knock-off which proved to be an early hit for the channel; and their only hit until the early 90s when Nick decided to shift direction towards producing original content. Since then, Pinwheel [[OldShame has largely been forgotten about by the channel]]. [[note]] [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fJpqTqK7LpQ Here's]] a clip of an episode.[[/note]]
29th May '17 8:29:05 PM danlansdowne
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** In a first season episode, Fran celebrates her 30th birthday. Shortly afterwards her refusal to admit to being older than 29 became one of the show's biggest running gags (Maxwell says at one point even the FBI couldn't figure out her real age).

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** In a first season episode, Fran celebrates her 30th birthday. Shortly afterwards her refusal to admit to being older than 29 became one of the show's biggest running gags (Maxwell says at one point even the FBI couldn't figure out her real age). When the birthday was mentioned a few seasons later, Fran claims she lied about her age on her application.
29th May '17 1:24:17 PM Twentington
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* For the first few seasons of ''Series/TheRedGreenShow'', many things were different: Red was a lot more subdued, Harold's introductions of him were much longer (and usually accompanied by a pan across the set), and typical "rural" sounds such as gunshots, saws, and birds could frequently be heard in the background. The second season also stands out for having a more "sitcom" feel to it, with a large cast of characters ([[ChuckCunninghamSyndrome none of whom made it out of that season]]) interacting in story arcs with Red and Harold, as opposed to Red and/or Harold simply relating the story of the day back to the audience. (This change in tone was forced on by ExecutiveMeddling.) The first season's episodes also did not end with the Possum Lodge meetings.
20th May '17 1:20:48 AM CaptainTedium
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* ''The Munsters Today'' was initially a SequelSeries to ''Series/TheMunsters'', with the first season establishing that the family had gone into suspended animation for over 20 years [[FishOutOfTemporalWater and now had to adapt to the culture of the late 1980's]]. The theme song even had lyrics [[ExpositoryThemeTune explaining this premise]]. The remaining two seasons disregarded the original premise and changed it so that the Munsters hadn't been in suspended animation, resulting in the show being an AlternateContinuity and the theme song becoming an instrumental.
18th May '17 10:33:16 AM Anddrix
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* ''Franchise/{{Arrowverse}}'':

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1st May '17 2:25:30 AM LtFedora
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* {{Entourage}}: In the first episode, Ari boasts about sleeping with a starlet, while in later episodes, it is clear that adultery is the one line Ari won't cross. Also in this episode, a room in Vince's house has four electric guitars on stands. In a later episode, it is shown that Vince can barely sing, and he is never shown playing any musical instruments.

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* {{Entourage}}: ''Series/{{Entourage}}'': In the first episode, Ari boasts about sleeping with a starlet, while in later episodes, it is clear that adultery is the one line Ari won't cross. Also in this episode, a room in Vince's house has four electric guitars on stands. In a later episode, it is shown that Vince can barely sing, and he is never shown playing any musical instruments.
17th Apr '17 10:09:57 PM CL
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* In the pilot of ''Series/ThirdRockFromTheSun'', Tommy and Dick use some kind of telepathy on each other so that Tommy can demonstrate the disgusting thoughts which puberty is causing him to have. For the remainder of the show's run, this ability is never mentioned again and the aliens appeared to lack any kind of "powers". Also from the pilot, Dick, wanting to get rid of Ms. Dubcek, pushes her out a door that would later lead to his bedroom.

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* In the pilot of ''Series/ThirdRockFromTheSun'', Tommy and Dick use some kind of telepathy on each other so that Tommy can demonstrate the disgusting thoughts which puberty is causing him to have. For the remainder of the show's run, this ability is never mentioned again and the aliens appeared to lack any kind of "powers". Also from the pilot, Dick, wanting to get rid of Ms. Dubcek, pushes her out a door that would later lead to his bedroom. He and Mary also sat opposite of where they usually did in their office.
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