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# [[CampGay Paul Lynde]] as a bachelor on ''Series/TheDatingGame''.

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# Creator/PaulLynde as a [[CampGay Paul Lynde]] as a bachelor bachelor]] on ''Series/TheDatingGame''.
5th Jun '17 4:31:52 PM jormis29
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# The 62nd Academy Awards telecast [[note]]the 1989 show, featuring an awkward and poorly-received ''[[Literature/SnowWhiteAndTheSevenDwarfs Snow White]]'' opening number with Rob Lowe playing the Creator/{{Disney}}-style [[Disney/SnowWhiteAndTheSevenDwarfs Snow's]] blind date - the whole thing ultimately [[CreatorKiller ruined the career]] [[LaserGuidedKarma of]] [[NeverLiveItDown producer]] Allan Carr (who was coming off a series of movie flops that started with 1980's [[DeaderThanDisco disco-killer]] ''Can't Stop the Music'') and got the Oscars [[ScrewedByTheLawyers sued]] by Disney for the embarrassing portrayal of Snow White. It got so bad that the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences apologized for the performance and fired Carr, replacing him with Gil Cates for the 1990 telecast. The actress who played Snow White in the show, Eileen Bowman, was effectively [[StarDerailingRole ejected from Hollywood and any chance of being associated with Disney as a result]] as well; she had to sign a gag order the morning after the show and was not allowed to talk about it for years.[[/note]]

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# The 62nd Academy Awards telecast [[note]]the 1989 show, featuring an awkward and poorly-received ''[[Literature/SnowWhiteAndTheSevenDwarfs Snow White]]'' opening number with Rob Lowe playing the Creator/{{Disney}}-style [[Disney/SnowWhiteAndTheSevenDwarfs Snow's]] blind date - the whole thing ultimately [[CreatorKiller ruined the career]] [[LaserGuidedKarma of]] [[NeverLiveItDown producer]] Allan Carr (who was coming off a series of movie flops that started with 1980's [[DeaderThanDisco disco-killer]] ''Can't Stop the Music'') ''Film/CantStopTheMusic'') and got the Oscars [[ScrewedByTheLawyers sued]] by Disney for the embarrassing portrayal of Snow White. It got so bad that the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences apologized for the performance and fired Carr, replacing him with Gil Cates for the 1990 telecast. The actress who played Snow White in the show, Eileen Bowman, was effectively [[StarDerailingRole ejected from Hollywood and any chance of being associated with Disney as a result]] as well; she had to sign a gag order the morning after the show and was not allowed to talk about it for years.[[/note]]
1st Jun '17 9:53:56 AM twilicorn
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# ''Series/StarTrekTheOriginalSeries'' episode "[[Recap/StarTrekS3E1SpocksBrain Spock's Brain]]" [[note]](A Season 3 episode where Spock loses his brain, generally regarded as the worst episode of the series. NBC was losing interest in ''Star Trek'' by this point, and canned the series at the end of this particular season. It would be revived by Paramount a decade later as ''Film/StarTrekTheMotionPicture'' and the franchise has run since).[[/note]]

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# ''Series/StarTrekTheOriginalSeries'' episode "[[Recap/StarTrekS3E1SpocksBrain Spock's Brain]]" [[note]](A Season 3 episode where Spock loses his brain, generally regarded as the worst episode of the series. NBC was losing interest in ''Star Trek'' by this point, and canned the series at the end of this particular season. It would be revived by Paramount a decade later as ''Film/StarTrekTheMotionPicture'' and the franchise has run since).continued to thrive since then).[[/note]]



# ''Battle of the Network Stars #18'' [[note]](sports competition among stars on the Big Three's shows which, in 1985, made a disastrous move to Mexico with Dick Van Dyke taking over as emcee. This move doomed the biannual competition, which had a three-year hiatus before ABC held one last event that reinstated Howard Cosell as host and returned the competition to California. Twenty-nine years after that, ABC announced [[http://variety.com/2017/tv/news/battle-of-the-network-stars-abc-1202000808/ a revival of the competition]] to air in the summer of 2017; whether or not PopularityPolynomial [[invoked]] will come into play is too soon to tell; NBC had tried - and sadly failed - to revive it in 2003, though their iteration only featured their stars.)[[/note]]

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# ''Battle of the Network Stars #18'' [[note]](sports competition among stars on the Big Three's shows which, in 1985, made a disastrous move to Mexico with Dick Van Dyke taking over as emcee. This move doomed the biannual competition, which had a three-year hiatus before ABC held one last event that reinstated Howard Cosell as host and returned the competition to California. Twenty-nine years after that, ABC announced [[http://variety.com/2017/tv/news/battle-of-the-network-stars-abc-1202000808/ a revival of the competition]] competition]], this time as a 10-episode limited series featuring stars from many different networks, to air in the summer of 2017; whether or not PopularityPolynomial [[invoked]] will come into play is too soon to tell; NBC had tried - and sadly failed - to revive it in 2003, though their iteration only featured their stars.)[[/note]]
7th May '17 7:45:11 PM jameygamer
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# ''Film/TheStarWarsHolidaySpecial'' [[note]]1978 TV-movie that's legendary for its awfulness, including 15 minutes of untranslated Wookie speak and variety show-style segments that [[BigLippedAlligatorMoment go absolutely nowhere]], causing Hofstede to actually declare the production "The Worst Two Hours of Television Ever" as the segment title. To date, it has never been officially reaired, Creator/GeorgeLucas is [[OldShame personally ashamed of it]], as were trilogy leads Creator/MarkHamill, Creator/HarrisonFord, the late Creator/CarrieFisher (who actually had a song at the end of it and allegedly owned the only copy of the program before her death), and Creator/AnthonyDaniels, and it was exiled from the canon immediately, one of the few parts of the franchise to suffer that fate prior to Creator/{{Disney}}'s purchase of it through Lucasfilm in 2012, 8 years after this book was published. The only person who didn't have much shame for this was Bea Arthur, who appeared as a cantina owner. The holiday special was one of the last gasps of the "variety show" era of TheSeventies, with NBC's ''Pink Lady and Jeff'' (listed further below) entirely ruining the genre two years later. It's also, as of this writing, the sole major program in the book reviewed by WebVideo/TheNostalgiaCritic and WebVideo/JonTron.[[/note]]

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# ''Film/TheStarWarsHolidaySpecial'' [[note]]1978 TV-movie that's legendary for its awfulness, including 15 minutes of untranslated Wookie speak and variety show-style segments that [[BigLippedAlligatorMoment go absolutely nowhere]], causing Hofstede to actually declare the production "The Worst Two Hours of Television Ever" as the segment title. To date, it has never been officially reaired, Creator/GeorgeLucas is [[OldShame personally ashamed of it]], as were trilogy leads Creator/MarkHamill, Creator/HarrisonFord, the late Creator/CarrieFisher (who actually had a song at the end of it and allegedly owned the only copy of the program before her death), and co-star Creator/AnthonyDaniels, and it was exiled from the canon immediately, one of the few parts of the franchise to suffer that fate prior to Creator/{{Disney}}'s purchase of it through Lucasfilm in 2012, 8 years after this book was published. The only person who didn't have much shame for this was Bea Arthur, who appeared as a cantina owner. The holiday special was one of the last gasps of the "variety show" era of TheSeventies, with NBC's ''Pink Lady and Jeff'' (listed further below) entirely ruining the genre two years later. It's also, as of this writing, the sole major program in the book reviewed by WebVideo/TheNostalgiaCritic and WebVideo/JonTron.[[/note]]
7th May '17 7:44:12 PM jameygamer
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# ''Film/TheStarWarsHolidaySpecial'' [[note]]1978 TV-movie that's legendary for its awfulness, including 15 minutes of untranslated Wookie speak and variety show-style segments that [[BigLippedAlligatorMoment go absolutely nowhere]], causing Hofstede to actually declare the production "The Worst Two Hours of Television Ever" as the segment title. To date, it has never been officially reaired, Creator/GeorgeLucas is [[OldShame personally ashamed of it]], as were trilogy leads Creator/MarkHamill, Creator/HarrisonFord, and the late Creator/CarrieFisher (who actually had a song at the end of it and allegedly owned the only copy of the program before her death), and it was exiled from the canon immediately, one of the few parts of the franchise to suffer that fate prior to Creator/{{Disney}}'s purchase of it through Lucasfilm in 2012, 8 years after this book was published. The only person who didn't have much shame for this was Bea Arthur, who appeared as a cantina owner. The holiday special was one of the last gasps of the "variety show" era of TheSeventies, with NBC's ''Pink Lady and Jeff'' (listed further below) entirely ruining the genre two years later. It's also, as of this writing, the sole major program in the book reviewed by WebVideo/TheNostalgiaCritic and WebVideo/JonTron.[[/note]]

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# ''Film/TheStarWarsHolidaySpecial'' [[note]]1978 TV-movie that's legendary for its awfulness, including 15 minutes of untranslated Wookie speak and variety show-style segments that [[BigLippedAlligatorMoment go absolutely nowhere]], causing Hofstede to actually declare the production "The Worst Two Hours of Television Ever" as the segment title. To date, it has never been officially reaired, Creator/GeorgeLucas is [[OldShame personally ashamed of it]], as were trilogy leads Creator/MarkHamill, Creator/HarrisonFord, and the late Creator/CarrieFisher (who actually had a song at the end of it and allegedly owned the only copy of the program before her death), and Creator/AnthonyDaniels, and it was exiled from the canon immediately, one of the few parts of the franchise to suffer that fate prior to Creator/{{Disney}}'s purchase of it through Lucasfilm in 2012, 8 years after this book was published. The only person who didn't have much shame for this was Bea Arthur, who appeared as a cantina owner. The holiday special was one of the last gasps of the "variety show" era of TheSeventies, with NBC's ''Pink Lady and Jeff'' (listed further below) entirely ruining the genre two years later. It's also, as of this writing, the sole major program in the book reviewed by WebVideo/TheNostalgiaCritic and WebVideo/JonTron.[[/note]]
24th Apr '17 6:50:13 PM mlsmithca
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# ''[[Series/BradyBunchSpinOffs The Brady Bunch Hour]]'' [[note]](1976-77 ''Brady Bunch'' spinoff/revival where the actors/characters, except for Eve Plumb, star in a variety show. Plumb's decision not to participate and her character being recast was spoofed in ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'' episode "The Simpsons Spinoff Showcase", where Lisa refuses to participate in a family variety show and is replaced with an older, attractive actress.)[[/note]]

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# ''[[Series/BradyBunchSpinOffs The Brady Bunch Hour]]'' [[note]](1976-77 ''Brady Bunch'' spinoff/revival where the actors/characters, except for Eve Plumb, star in a variety show. Plumb's decision not to participate and her character being recast was spoofed in ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'' episode "The Simpsons Spinoff Showcase", where Lisa refuses to participate in a family variety show and is replaced with an older, attractive actress. The series was co-devised by Fred Silverman and Sid and Marty Krofft, whose collective televisual output provides several further entries on the list.)[[/note]]



# ''The $1.98 Beauty Show'' [[note]](1978-80 syndicated mock talent competition cast in the same vein as creator Creator/ChuckBarris' earlier ''Series/TheGongShow'', only with mostly-ugly women on parade instead of bizarre and marginally-talented men and women. This added an extra nail to Barris's coffin, seeing as how the show was ejected from the airwaves alongside another list entry, ''3's a Crowd'', taking ''Series/TheNewlywedGame, Series/TheDatingGame'', and ''The Gong Show'' with it).[[/note]]
# ''Series/CopRock'' [[note]](1990 ABC series that turned off many viewers with its combination of serious police drama and upbeat musical numbers).[[/note]]

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# ''The $1.98 Beauty Show'' [[note]](1978-80 syndicated mock talent competition cast in the same vein as creator Creator/ChuckBarris' earlier ''Series/TheGongShow'', only with mostly-ugly women on parade instead of bizarre and marginally-talented men and women. This added an extra nail to Barris's coffin, seeing as how the show was ejected from the airwaves alongside another list entry, ''3's a Crowd'', taking ''Series/TheNewlywedGame, Series/TheDatingGame'', and ''The Gong Show'' with it).[[/note]]
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# ''Series/CopRock'' [[note]](1990 ABC series that turned off many viewers with its combination of serious police drama and upbeat musical numbers).[[/note]]numbers.)[[/note]]



# The epilogue of Music/MichaelJackson's 1991 "Black or White" music video [[note]](in which Jackson smashes up a car and engages in an absurd amount of crotch-grabbing even by his usual standards, to the shock of millions of viewers - including kids and their parents - who watched its simulcast on four American networks: Creator/{{FOX}}, Creator/{{MTV}}, Creator/VH1, and Creator/{{BET}}. This part of the video is really a BigLippedAlligatorMoment that does not have anything to do with the rest of the song, and it was excluded from future showings and on iTunes. This was cited by the author as the point where Jackson's life and career went tragically downhill, ultimately ending with his death in 2009, five years after this book was published).[[/note]]

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# The epilogue of Music/MichaelJackson's 1991 "Black or White" music video [[note]](in which Jackson smashes up a car and engages in an absurd amount of crotch-grabbing even by his usual standards, to the shock of millions of viewers - including kids and their parents - who watched its simulcast on four American networks: Creator/{{FOX}}, Creator/{{MTV}}, Creator/VH1, and Creator/{{BET}}. This part of the video is really a BigLippedAlligatorMoment that does not have anything to do with the rest of the song, and it was excluded from future showings and on iTunes. This was cited by the author as the point where Jackson's life and career went tragically downhill, ultimately ending with his death in 2009, five years after this book was published).[[/note]]published.)[[/note]]



# Colby losing to Tina on ''Series/{{Survivor}}: Outback'' (2001) [[note]](Colby brought Tina with him to the Final Tribal Council over Keith, whom he probably would have beaten easily. Colby was derided at council for this decision).[[/note]]

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# Colby losing to Tina on ''Series/{{Survivor}}: Outback'' (2001) [[note]](Colby brought Tina with him to the Final Tribal Council over Keith, whom he probably would have beaten easily. Colby was derided at council for this decision).[[/note]]decision.)[[/note]]
18th Apr '17 3:54:16 PM twilicorn
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# ''The Anna Nicole Show'' [[note]](2002-04 E! RealityShow about the former ''Playboy'' model who became famous for marrying a wealthy old man and taking his family to court over his inheritance; Anna Nicole Smith was clearly unbalanced and/or stoned during filming and extra pressures of the show arguably hastened her death).[[/note]]

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# ''The Anna Nicole Show'' [[note]](2002-04 E! RealityShow about the former ''Playboy'' model who became famous for marrying a wealthy old man and taking his family to court over his inheritance; Anna Nicole Smith was clearly unbalanced and/or stoned during filming and extra pressures of the show arguably hastened her 2007 death).[[/note]]



# Rampant ProductPlacement, particularly in televised sports [[note]] This started with several college football games accepting sponsorship; the uproar over that did less than nothing to stop the trend from starting. Technically, the sponsors actually have to pay the teams/colleges to advertise, however, meaning money for university and sports programs. The Rose Bowl, instead to taking full sponsorship, instead uses a "The Rose Bowl, Presented by AT&T/Citi tactic instead [[/note]]

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# Rampant ProductPlacement, particularly in televised sports [[note]] This started with several college football games accepting sponsorship; the uproar over that did less than nothing to stop the trend from starting. Technically, the sponsors actually have to pay the teams/colleges to advertise, however, meaning money for university and sports programs. The Rose Bowl, instead to of taking full sponsorship, instead uses a "The Rose Bowl, Presented by AT&T/Citi AT&T/Citi" tactic instead [[/note]]



# ''Series/{{Dateline}}'''s 1992 report on exploding General Motors trucks [[note]](said trucks supposedly exploded on impact due to their gas tanks, but after ''Dateline'' failed to produce an explosion, they rigged one. This got NBC sued by GM, led to an exodus of ''Dateline'' staff plus news president Michael Gartner, and forced ''Dateline'' to issue an apology and nix the report; GM would later get sued themselves when one of the "sidesaddle" gas tanks took the life of a couple's son and discontinued the car using them).[[/note]]

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# ''Series/{{Dateline}}'''s 1992 report on exploding General Motors trucks [[note]](said trucks supposedly exploded on impact due to their gas tanks, but after ''Dateline'' failed to produce an explosion, they rigged one. This got NBC sued by GM, led to an exodus of ''Dateline'' staff plus news president Michael Gartner, and forced ''Dateline'' to issue an apology and nix the report; GM would later get sued themselves when one of the "sidesaddle" gas tanks took the life of accidentally killed a couple's son young boy, and discontinued they would discontinue the car using them).[[/note]]



# The epilogue of Music/MichaelJackson's 1991 "Black or White" music video [[note]](in which Jackson smashes up a car and engages in an absurd amount of crotch-grabbing even by his usual standards, to the shock of millions of viewers - including kids and their parents - who watched its simulcast on four American networks: FOX, MTV, VH1, and BET. This part of the video is really a BigLippedAlligatorMoment that does not have anything to do with the rest of the song, and it was excluded from future showings and on iTunes. This was cited by the author as the point where Jackson's life and career went tragically downhill, ultimately ending with his death in 2009, five years after this book was published).[[/note]]

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# The epilogue of Music/MichaelJackson's 1991 "Black or White" music video [[note]](in which Jackson smashes up a car and engages in an absurd amount of crotch-grabbing even by his usual standards, to the shock of millions of viewers - including kids and their parents - who watched its simulcast on four American networks: FOX, MTV, VH1, Creator/{{FOX}}, Creator/{{MTV}}, Creator/VH1, and BET.Creator/{{BET}}. This part of the video is really a BigLippedAlligatorMoment that does not have anything to do with the rest of the song, and it was excluded from future showings and on iTunes. This was cited by the author as the point where Jackson's life and career went tragically downhill, ultimately ending with his death in 2009, five years after this book was published).[[/note]]



# ''The Creator/ChevyChase Show'' [[note]](FOX's notoriously-awful entry into the Late-Night Talk Show War of 1993, which only lasted five weeks and cost FOX $3 million in a guarantee they made with Chase. This was their first attempt at a late-night talk show since ''The Wilton North Report'', which is also on the list, died and took ''The Late Show'' with it, and Chase's failure, which was lampshaded by one of his guests, was the [[GenreKiller final nail in the coffin]]; FOX has never done another late-night talk show).[[/note]]

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# ''The Creator/ChevyChase Show'' [[note]](FOX's notoriously-awful entry into the Late-Night Talk Show War of 1993, which only lasted five weeks and cost FOX $3 million in a guarantee they made with Chase. This was their first attempt at a late-night talk show since ''The Wilton North Report'', which is also on the list, died and took ''The Late Show'' with it, and Chase's failure, which was lampshaded by one of his guests, was the [[GenreKiller final nail in the coffin]]; FOX has never done another late-night talk show).show to date).[[/note]]



# ''Battle of the Network Stars #18'' [[note]](sports competition among stars on the Big Three's shows which, in 1985, made a disastrous move to Mexico with Dick Van Dyke taking over as emcee. This move doomed the biannual competition, which had a three-year hiatus before ABC held one last event that reinstated Howard Cosell as host and returned the competition to California. Twenty-nine years after that, ABC announced a revival of the competition to air in the summer of 2017; whether or not PopularityPolynomial [[invoked]] will come into play is too soon to tell [NBC had considered reviving it previously, in 2003, but the idea sadly went nowhere].)[[/note]]

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# ''Battle of the Network Stars #18'' [[note]](sports competition among stars on the Big Three's shows which, in 1985, made a disastrous move to Mexico with Dick Van Dyke taking over as emcee. This move doomed the biannual competition, which had a three-year hiatus before ABC held one last event that reinstated Howard Cosell as host and returned the competition to California. Twenty-nine years after that, ABC announced [[http://variety.com/2017/tv/news/battle-of-the-network-stars-abc-1202000808/ a revival of the competition competition]] to air in the summer of 2017; whether or not PopularityPolynomial [[invoked]] will come into play is too soon to tell [NBC tell; NBC had considered reviving tried - and sadly failed - to revive it previously, in 2003, but the idea sadly went nowhere].though their iteration only featured their stars.)[[/note]]



# ''3's A Crowd'' [[note]](short-lived 1979-80 syndicated game show that asked embarrassingly probing questions of men, and sought to see whether their wives or secretaries knew them better. The backlash took down ''all'' of Creator/ChuckBarris' games that were airing that season; [[CreatorKiller he spent the next year in seclusion]], and his career never fully recovered).[[/note]]

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# ''3's A Crowd'' [[note]](short-lived 1979-80 syndicated game show that asked embarrassingly probing questions of men, and sought to see whether their wives or secretaries knew them better. The backlash took down ''all'' of Creator/ChuckBarris' games that were airing that season; season, [[CreatorKiller he spent the next year in seclusion]], and his career never fully recovered).recovered before his passing in 2017).[[/note]]



# The addition of [[TheScrappy Dawn]][[invoked]] on ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer'' and [[HateSink Connor]] on ''Series/{{Angel}}'' [[note]] The former was a disliked character for being annoying and for her intended sacrifice at the end of that season not taking place; after her introduction, ''Buffy's'' days [[JumpingTheShark ended up being numbered]], with the series from Dawn on not being as widely regarded as the first three seasons. Connor, in addition to being annoying, was also a malicious AntagonisticOffspring of the titular character who did things that eventually reached {{Squick}}; he made it through two seasons before the production wiped his memory altogether, but the damage was done and the show only did one more season after he was removed from the cast (Though the book doesn't directly mention this, the eventual ''removal'' of Connor from the cast was pretty much the reverse of Dawn's introduction). While Hofstede didn't fault the actors (Nickelodeon alumni Michelle Trachtenberg and actor Vincent Kartheiser), the roles still hammered their careers (Kartheiser would get into AMC's ''Mad Men'' eventually). ''Angel'' showrunner David Greenwalt, who is not named in the book, would get caught in the CreatorsPet Scrappy pit a second time with Adalind Schade on ''Series/{{Grimm}}'' about a decade after this book was published.[[/note]]

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# The addition of [[TheScrappy Dawn]][[invoked]] on ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer'' and [[HateSink Connor]] on ''Series/{{Angel}}'' [[note]] The [[note]]The former was a disliked character for being annoying and for her intended sacrifice at the end of that season not taking place; after her introduction, ''Buffy's'' days [[JumpingTheShark ended up being numbered]], with the series from Dawn on not being as widely regarded as the first three seasons. Connor, in addition to being annoying, was also a malicious AntagonisticOffspring of the titular character who did things that eventually reached {{Squick}}; he made it through two seasons before the production wiped his memory altogether, but the damage was done and the show only did one more season after he was removed from the cast (Though the (the book doesn't directly mention this, but the eventual ''removal'' of Connor from the cast was pretty much the reverse of Dawn's introduction). While Hofstede didn't fault the actors (Nickelodeon alumni Michelle Trachtenberg and actor Vincent Kartheiser), the roles still hammered their careers (Kartheiser would get into AMC's ''Mad Men'' eventually). ''Angel'' showrunner David Greenwalt, who is not named in the book, would get caught in the CreatorsPet Scrappy pit a second time with Adalind Schade on ''Series/{{Grimm}}'' about a decade after this book was published.[[/note]]



# ''The Music/DeanMartin Celebrity Roast'' of [[Series/TheHollywoodSquares Peter Marshall]] [[note]](This was noted as when the Roasts jumped the shark by apparently running out of A-list actors).[[/note]]

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# ''The Music/DeanMartin [[TheRoast Celebrity Roast'' Roast]]'' of [[Series/TheHollywoodSquares Peter Marshall]] [[note]](This was noted as when the Roasts jumped {{jumped the shark shark}} [[invoked]] by apparently running out of A-list actors).[[/note]]
17th Apr '17 1:12:30 PM twilicorn
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# ''Battle of the Network Stars #18'' [[note]](sports competition among stars on the Big Three's shows which, in 1985, made a disastrous move to Mexico with Dick Van Dyke taking over as emcee. This move doomed the biannual competition, which had a three-year hiatus before what turned out to be its last installment, which reinstated Howard Cosell as host and returned the competition to California. An attempt by NBC to revive the idea in 2003 vanished quickly).[[/note]]

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# ''Battle of the Network Stars #18'' [[note]](sports competition among stars on the Big Three's shows which, in 1985, made a disastrous move to Mexico with Dick Van Dyke taking over as emcee. This move doomed the biannual competition, which had a three-year hiatus before what turned out to be its ABC held one last installment, which event that reinstated Howard Cosell as host and returned the competition to California. An attempt by NBC Twenty-nine years after that, ABC announced a revival of the competition to revive air in the summer of 2017; whether or not PopularityPolynomial [[invoked]] will come into play is too soon to tell [NBC had considered reviving it previously, in 2003, but the idea in 2003 vanished quickly).[[/note]]sadly went nowhere].)[[/note]]
15th Mar '17 10:58:25 PM jameygamer
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# ''Series/TheNewMonkees'' [[note]](attempted revival of Franchise/TheMonkees concept during their return to popularity that didn't even come close to repeating the success or notability of the original, on top of getting the producers sued by the original Monkees. This "new" series and franchise, which replaced the modest accommodations from the original with a fully-functional mansion (complete with its own diner), was meant to go for a while, but the TV show only got 13 episodes in before the curtain was forcibly dropped on the show early).[[/note]]

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# ''Series/TheNewMonkees'' [[note]](attempted revival of Franchise/TheMonkees concept during their return to popularity that didn't even come close to repeating the success or notability of the original, on top of getting the producers sued by the original Monkees. This "new" series and franchise, which replaced the modest accommodations from the original with a fully-functional mansion (complete with its own diner), franchise was meant to go for a while, but the TV show only got 13 episodes in before the curtain was forcibly dropped on the show early).[[/note]]
15th Mar '17 10:57:06 PM jameygamer
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# ''Series/TheNewMonkees'' [[note]](attempted revival of Franchise/TheMonkees concept during their return to popularity that didn't even come close to repeating the success or notability of the original, on top of getting the producers sued by the original Monkees).[[/note]]

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# ''Series/TheNewMonkees'' [[note]](attempted revival of Franchise/TheMonkees concept during their return to popularity that didn't even come close to repeating the success or notability of the original, on top of getting the producers sued by the original Monkees).Monkees. This "new" series and franchise, which replaced the modest accommodations from the original with a fully-functional mansion (complete with its own diner), was meant to go for a while, but the TV show only got 13 episodes in before the curtain was forcibly dropped on the show early).[[/note]]
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