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13th May '16 8:59:40 PM KoopaKid17
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** After the original Richard Dawson-hosted version went off the air in 1985, creator Creator/MarkGoodson launched a revival for Creator/{{CBS}} hosted by a young comedian named Ray Combs, which ran from 1988 to 1994. Depending on who is asked, Combs is either a straight example or inversion. Those who prefer Combs generally feel that Dawson's (usually) off-camera clashes with the higher-ups outweighed the warmth and wit he (usually) showed on-camera, while the pro-Dawson camp tends to see Combs as cold and smug. [[TakeAThirdOption Still others feel]] that both brought their own styles to the table.

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** After the original Richard Dawson-hosted version went off the air in 1985, creator Creator/MarkGoodson launched a revival for Creator/{{CBS}} hosted by a young comedian named Ray Combs, which ran from 1988 to 1994. [[BrokenBase Depending on who is asked, asked]], Combs is either a straight example example, an inversion or inversion.an aversion. Those who prefer Combs generally feel that Dawson's (usually) off-camera clashes with the higher-ups outweighed the warmth and wit he (usually) showed on-camera, while the pro-Dawson camp tends to see Combs as cold and smug. [[TakeAThirdOption Still others feel]] that both brought their own styles to the table.
11th May '16 4:49:36 PM Qicetrini
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* In ''WesternAnimation/TheCritic'' webisodes, Jay Sherman's new make-up lady/girlfriend Jennifer is this, replacing his original make-up woman Doris and his ''actual'' girlfriend Alice Tompkins, both of whom are loved characters from the original TV series. In fact, she replaces almost the whole cast from the show. In this case, the substitution itself was mildly justified because neither character's voice actor was available (Doris's had died and Alice's had retired).

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* In ''WesternAnimation/TheCritic'' webisodes, Jay Sherman's new make-up lady/girlfriend Jennifer is this, replacing his original make-up woman Doris and his ''actual'' girlfriend Alice Tompkins, both of whom are loved characters from the original TV series. In fact, she replaces almost the whole cast from the show. In this case, the substitution itself was mildly justified because neither character's voice actor was available (Doris's had died and Alice's had retired).
1st May '16 2:34:34 PM Briguy52748
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* Wink Martindale left ''Series/TicTacDough'' in 1985 to host his own creation, ''Series/HeadlineChasers''. Taking his place for the final season was PM Magazine's Jim Caldwell. While the show remained the same outside of a set change, Caldwell did not impress as host. His obsession about the "red box categories (we'll explain them when we get to them)" didn't help matters.
** And when the show was brought back in 1990 for a one-season revival, it was hosted by Creator/JohnWayne's son, Patrick Wayne. The revival has had a longtime reputation as one of the worst game shows of all time, reaching MemeticMutation in the game show community. Criticisms included Wayne's over-excitable hosting style (he would scream "YOU WIIIIIIIN!" after every win), several rule changes that cheapened the game, a TotallyRadical BonusRound, [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking and a weak]] Music/HenryMancini composition as the ThemeTune.

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* Wink Martindale left ''Series/TicTacDough'' in 1985 to host his own creation, ''Series/HeadlineChasers''. Taking his place for the final season was PM Magazine's Jim Caldwell. While the show remained the same outside of a set change, Caldwell did not impress fans as host. His obsession about host, and was often criticized for saying that he would explain the "red box rules of the special red-box categories (we'll explain them when "when we get to them)" didn't help matters.
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1990 for a one-season revival, it was hosted by Creator/JohnWayne's son, Patrick Wayne. The revival has had a longtime reputation as one of was critically panned (to the worst game shows point of all time, reaching MemeticMutation in the game show community.community), with one of the main points of contention being the hosting performance of Patrick Wayne (son of Creator/JohnWayne). Criticisms included Wayne's over-excitable hosting style (he would scream "YOU WIIIIIIIN!" after every win), several rule changes that cheapened the game, a TotallyRadical BonusRound, [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking and a weak]] Music/HenryMancini composition as the ThemeTune.



* The illness and later death of Allen Ludden prompted ''[[Series/{{Password}} Password Plus]]'' to attain a new permanent host in Tom Kennedy, who kept the show going another 2 years. A subsequent revival, ''Super Password'', had Bert Convy as the host; some fans consider him a replacement Scrappy due to his chatty nature and frequent bloopers, but ''Super'' lasted 5 years under his tenure.

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* The illness and later death of Allen Ludden prompted ''[[Series/{{Password}} Password Plus]]'' to attain a new permanent host in Tom Kennedy, who kept the show going another 2 years. A subsequent revival, ''Super Password'', had Bert Convy as the host; some fans consider him a replacement Scrappy due to his chatty nature and frequent bloopers, but ''Super'' lasted 5 five years under his tenure.
30th Apr '16 6:38:32 AM MacronNotes
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** [[Ride/DisneyThemeParks Epcot's]] Imagination pavilion has Nigel Channing, who replaced Dreamfinder as the host of a revamp of its dark ride. Unusually for this trope, he predated the revamp; he was imported from the popular ThreeDMovie ''Honey, I Shrunk the Audience'' in an attempt to tie all of the pavillion's attractions together. Then again, the Journey Into Imagination revamps are largely TheyChangedItNowItSucks anyway, thanks in part to penny-pinching on the part of Ride/DisneyThemeParks at the time.

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** [[Ride/DisneyThemeParks Epcot's]] Imagination pavilion has Nigel Channing, who replaced Dreamfinder as the host of a revamp of its dark ride. Unusually for this trope, he predated the revamp; he was imported from the popular ThreeDMovie 3-D ''Honey, I Shrunk the Audience'' in an attempt to tie all of the pavillion's attractions together. Then again, the Journey Into Imagination revamps are largely TheyChangedItNowItSucks anyway, thanks in part to penny-pinching on the part of Ride/DisneyThemeParks at the time.
24th Apr '16 9:53:52 AM Silverblade2
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24th Apr '16 9:53:51 AM Silverblade2
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* ''WesternAnimation/TeenTitans'': After threatening and iconic villain Slade was seemingly defeated for good at the end of season 2, hammy and incompetent Brother Blood took his place in season 3 as the ArcVillain. Thankfully, Slade was brought back in season 4.
23rd Apr '16 7:28:03 AM Silverblade2
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* Many entries in the {{Discontinuity/Music}} subpages for FanonDiscontinuity and DorkAge deal with Replacement Scrappies.
19th Apr '16 12:28:53 AM erforce
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* ''Franchise/IndianaJones'': Several fans of the series have complained about the [[TokenRomance love interests]] in ''Film/TempleOfDoom'' and ''Film/TheLastCrusade'' in comparison to Marion in ''Film/RaidersOfTheLostArk''. In ''Film/IndianaJonesAndTheKingdomOfTheCrystalSkull'', this is given a LampshadeHanging that produces a [[Heartwarming/IndianaJones Crowning Moment Of Heartwarming]].
* Detective Clifton Sleigh (Ted Wass) in ''Curse of Franchise/ThePinkPanther''. The plot sets him up as investigating Inspector Clouseau's disappearance, as established in the previous film, ''Trail of...''. Sleigh is an New York City detective who is similarly incompetent, but eager-to-please rather than arrogant, and more aware of/confused by the chaos he's involved in than Clouseau ever was. Beyond having a different and ultimately blander character as the focus, the film itself comes off as lazy and cheap compared to its predecessors. Worse, not only was Creator/PeterSellers' Clouseau beloved, but ''Trail of...'' used outtakes of Sellers -- who had died two years prior -- to create a FakeShemp; essentially, writer-director-producer Creator/BlakeEdwards was accused of ''grave robbing'' just to set up a Replacement Scrappy! Edwards tried '''again''' at this 10 years later with ''Son of the Pink Panther'', via a ReVision of the events of ''A Shot In the Dark'' to bring us Clouseau's illegitimate Italian son (Roberto Benigni), but it also bombed.

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* ''Franchise/IndianaJones'': Several fans of the series have complained about the [[TokenRomance love interests]] in ''Film/TempleOfDoom'' ''[[Film/IndianaJonesAndTheTempleOfDoom The Temple of Doom]]'' and ''Film/TheLastCrusade'' ''[[Film/IndianaJonesAndTheLastCrusade The Last Crusade]]'' in comparison to Marion in ''Film/RaidersOfTheLostArk''. In ''Film/IndianaJonesAndTheKingdomOfTheCrystalSkull'', this is given a LampshadeHanging that produces a [[Heartwarming/IndianaJones Crowning Moment Of Heartwarming]].
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* Detective Clifton Sleigh (Ted Wass) in ''Curse of Franchise/ThePinkPanther''. ''Film/CurseOfThePinkPanther''. The plot sets him up as investigating Inspector Clouseau's disappearance, as established in the previous film, ''Trail of...''.''Film/TrailOfThePinkPanther''. Sleigh is an New York City detective who is similarly incompetent, but eager-to-please rather than arrogant, and more aware of/confused by the chaos he's involved in than Clouseau ever was. Beyond having a different and ultimately blander character as the focus, the film itself comes off as lazy and cheap compared to its predecessors. Worse, not only was Creator/PeterSellers' Clouseau beloved, but ''Trail of...'' used outtakes of Sellers -- who had died two years prior -- to create a FakeShemp; essentially, writer-director-producer Creator/BlakeEdwards was accused of ''grave robbing'' just to set up a Replacement Scrappy! Edwards tried '''again''' at this 10 years later with ''Son of the Pink Panther'', ''Film/SonOfThePinkPanther'', via a ReVision of the events of ''A Shot In the Dark'' ''Film/AShotInTheDark'' to bring us Clouseau's illegitimate Italian son (Roberto Benigni), but it also bombed.
10th Apr '16 9:37:43 PM Twentington
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* ''Series/WhoseLineIsItAnyway'' when Aisha took over the revival. Not that she's not funny, but you can almost touch the awkwardness. It's all fun and games until you can't make fun of the Host's Race/Shape/Sexuality with impunity.\

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* ''Series/WhoseLineIsItAnyway'' when Aisha took over the revival. Not that she's not funny, but you can almost touch the awkwardness. It's all fun and games until you can't make fun of the Host's Race/Shape/Sexuality with impunity.\
10th Apr '16 9:36:35 PM Twentington
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* ''Series/WhoseLineIsItAnyway'' when Aisha took over the revival. Not that she's not funny, but you can almost touch the awkwardness. It's all fun and games until you can't make fun of the Host's Race/Shape/Sexuality with impunity.

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* ''Series/WhoseLineIsItAnyway'' when Aisha took over the revival. Not that she's not funny, but you can almost touch the awkwardness. It's all fun and games until you can't make fun of the Host's Race/Shape/Sexuality with impunity.\
* Oddly enough, many considered Creator/AlexTrebek this when initially tapped to host the revived ''Series/{{Jeopardy}}'' in 1984. Many viewers found him cold and condescending compared to the original series' host, Art Fleming, who declined the chance to host the new version. This criticism faded over time though, as Trebek [[GrowingTheBeard grew into the role]] and memories of Fleming's versions faded (due mainly to [[KeepCirculatingTheTapes most of them being wiped]]).
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