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19th Sep '16 8:58:11 PM drbreakfast
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* Herk Harvey only directed one feature film -- ''Film/CarnivalOfSouls'' -- but that one film is one of the most influential and acclaimed[[CultClassic cult classics]] of all time, directly inspiring the far more well-known ''Film/NightOfTheLivingDead1968'' and earning a spot in Creator/TheCriterionCollection.

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* Herk Harvey only directed one feature film -- ''Film/CarnivalOfSouls'' -- but that one film is one of the most influential and acclaimed[[CultClassic acclaimed [[CultClassic cult classics]] of all time, directly inspiring the far more well-known ''Film/NightOfTheLivingDead1968'' and earning a spot in Creator/TheCriterionCollection.
19th Sep '16 8:57:53 PM drbreakfast
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* Herk Harvey only directed one feature film -- ''Film/CarnivalOfSouls'' -- but that one film is one of the most influential and acclaimed[[CultClassic cult classics]] of all time, directly inspiring the far more well-known ''Film/NightOfTheLivingDead1968'' and earning a spot in Creator/TheCriterionCollection.
10th Sep '16 10:11:17 AM Gaon
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* UsefulNotes/TheGoldenAgeOfPiracy in general. As the traditional age of swashbuckling rogues, buried treasures, and hook-handed-pirates sacking in the Caribbean, it is omnipresent in pop culture. In its very own period too, piracy greatly impacted the way European powers dealt with the New World, seeing as the Pirate Republic of Nassau got to a point it nearly brought the Imperial grip on the Caribbean to a screeching halt. Despite this, by most estimatives, the UsefulNotes/TheGoldenAgeOfPiracy as associated with Pop Culture lasted only about six to ten years (1714-1720/24). As such, most of its iconic figures follow suit:
** Bartholomew Roberts, sometimes described as the most succeful pirate Captain with over 400 succeful captures and his flamboyant, fancy and make-up look inspired the likes of Jack Sparrow. Operated for 3 years as a Captain before being killed in battle.
** Black Sam Bellamy, the classic JustLikeRobinHood romantic pirate which is the historical pillar of every LovableRogue pirate in fiction. He was a Pirate for two years, and a Captain of his own ship for about one.
** Calico Jack, famous for designing the [[https://img0.etsystatic.com/000/0/6245948/il_570xN.228768556.jpg classic]] pirate flag. Operated for two years as a Pirate, and one as a Captain, before being captured and executed.
** Anne Bonny and Mary Read, the mothers of the PirateGirl trope and a lesbian BattleCouple, also romantically linked with the aforementioned Calico Jack. Also active for two years before capture.
** Even Henry Avery, the Pirate sometimes credited with kickstarting the golden age and the UrExample of golden age piracy, and often dubbed "The King of the Pirates" for his success, was only active for three years.
** Even the Pirate Republic of Nassau itself only existed for roughly 12 years.
* In a example related to the golden age of piracy, Woodes Rogers, who is considered as ending the age when he took Nassau by force, reestructured into a functioning government, fought off a Spanish invasion, was directly and indirectly behind the capture and death of many of the iconic pirates of that time (such as Blackbeard and Calico Jack) and stopped a Malaria outbreak in it, did all of this in three years as Governor.
4th Sep '16 5:03:20 PM TheJayman49
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* ''WesternAnimation/GravityFalls'' only lasted two seasons (a total of 40 episodes), yet it's hailed as one of the greatest western cartoons ever made.

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* ''WesternAnimation/GravityFalls'' only lasted two seasons (a total of 40 episodes), yet it's hailed as one of the greatest western cartoons ever made.made thanks to it's top-notch writing, lovable characters, and being [[SomeAnvilsNeedToBeDropped honest with it's morals and messages]] (especially notable in that the show [[WinBackTheCrowd won back]] many animation fans as it was released [and cancelled] in a time where numerous [[Creator/CartoonNetwork beloved]] [[Creator/{{Nickelodeon}} TV]] [[Creator/DisneyChannel Show]] [[Creator/DisneyXD networks]] began undergoing NetworkDecay).
30th Aug '16 6:34:36 PM nombretomado
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* ''Series/LizzieMcGuire'' only lasted for 65 episodes ([[SixtyFiveEpisodeCartoon the cutoff for Disney shows at that time]]) in two seasons, and one [[TheMovie movie]], but it [[UrExample helped to codify]] much of the formula for DisneyChannel [[KidCom kidcoms]] for the next fifteen or so years[[note]]along with the much longer lasting ''ThatsSoRaven''[[/note]], opened up the teenage demographic to the channel, and helped to make Music/HilaryDuff one of the biggest teen stars of her time.

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* ''Series/LizzieMcGuire'' only lasted for 65 episodes ([[SixtyFiveEpisodeCartoon the cutoff for Disney shows at that time]]) in two seasons, and one [[TheMovie movie]], but it [[UrExample helped to codify]] much of the formula for DisneyChannel Creator/DisneyChannel [[KidCom kidcoms]] for the next fifteen or so years[[note]]along with the much longer lasting ''ThatsSoRaven''[[/note]], opened up the teenage demographic to the channel, and helped to make Music/HilaryDuff one of the biggest teen stars of her time.
29th Aug '16 9:50:12 AM dsneybuf
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* Music/TomLehrer wasn't short-lived (as of 2014 he's still alive at 86) but his recording career in the '50s and '60s produced only three full albums - ''Music/SongsByTomLehrer'', ''Music/MoreOfTomLehrer'' and ''Music/ThatWasTheYearThatWas'', plus a few songs for ''Series/TheElectricCompany'' - before he grew tired of the industry and retired to a life in academia.

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* Music/TomLehrer wasn't short-lived (as of 2014 he's still alive at 86) but his recording career in the '50s and '60s produced only three full albums - ''Music/SongsByTomLehrer'', ''Music/MoreOfTomLehrer'' and ''Music/ThatWasTheYearThatWas'', plus a few songs for ''Series/TheElectricCompany'' ''Series/TheElectricCompany1971'' - before he grew tired of the industry and retired to a life in academia.
25th Aug '16 9:04:20 PM TheJayman49
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* ''WesternAnimation/GravityFalls'' only lasted two seasons (a total of 40 episodes), yet it's hailed as one of the greatest western cartoons ever made.
22nd Aug '16 5:04:40 PM Exxolon
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* Likewise Malcolm X who rivalled King as the alternate face of the Civil Rights movement was also assassinated when he was 39.
20th Aug '16 2:07:44 PM Twentington
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* ''Series/PressYourLuck'' only lasted three years, not a terribly impressive run for a GameShow, but it's still one of the most recognized in the genre, and often regarded as a CultClassic even to only casual fans. Many remember the show for the colorful animated {{Whammy}}s, and for notorious contestant Michael Larsen, who [[LoopholeAbuse memorized the board's light pattern]] to hit them up for over $100,000. The phrase "Big bucks, no Whammys!" has entered the public lexicon, and the show is a constant fixture on the rerun circuit (1987-1995 on USANetwork, and 2001-09/2012-present on {{GSN}}).

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* ''Series/PressYourLuck'' only lasted three years, not a terribly impressive run for a GameShow, but it's still one of the most recognized in the genre, and often regarded as a CultClassic even to only casual fans. Many remember the show for the colorful animated {{Whammy}}s, and for notorious contestant Michael Larsen, who [[LoopholeAbuse memorized the board's light pattern]] to hit them up for over $100,000. The phrase "Big bucks, no Whammys!" has entered the public lexicon, and the show is a constant fixture on the rerun circuit (1987-1995 on USANetwork, and 2001-09/2012-present on {{GSN}}). GSN also launched a revival, ''Series/{{Whammy}}'', in the early 2000s, and ran a documentary on Larsen's episode.
20th Aug '16 1:59:26 PM Twentington
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* ''Series/PressYourLuck'' only lasted three years, not a terribly impressive run for a GameShow, but it's still one of the most recognized in the genre, and often regarded as a CultClassic even to only casual fans. The phrase "Big bucks, no {{Whammy}}s!" has entered the public lexicon, and the show is a constant fixture on the rerun circuit (1987-1995 on USANetwork, and 2001-09/2012-present on {{GSN}}).
* Similarly, the network version of ''Series/WhoWantsToBeAMillionaire'', hosted by Regis Philbin for Creator/{{ABC}}, lasted only three years. Yet it was ''huge'' in its day, prompting [[WhoWantsToBeWhoWantsToBeAMillionaire legions of big money game shows]] and a brief, yet obvious, revival of a slowly dying genre. While the syndie version exists nearly InNameOnly with its fourth host, it was the original US version that left one of the biggest impacts on the genre.

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* ''Series/PressYourLuck'' only lasted three years, not a terribly impressive run for a GameShow, but it's still one of the most recognized in the genre, and often regarded as a CultClassic even to only casual fans. Many remember the show for the colorful animated {{Whammy}}s, and for notorious contestant Michael Larsen, who [[LoopholeAbuse memorized the board's light pattern]] to hit them up for over $100,000. The phrase "Big bucks, no {{Whammy}}s!" Whammys!" has entered the public lexicon, and the show is a constant fixture on the rerun circuit (1987-1995 on USANetwork, and 2001-09/2012-present on {{GSN}}).
* Similarly, the network version of ''Series/WhoWantsToBeAMillionaire'', hosted by Regis Philbin for Creator/{{ABC}}, lasted only three years. Yet it was ''huge'' in its day, prompting [[WhoWantsToBeWhoWantsToBeAMillionaire legions of big money game shows]] and a brief, yet obvious, revival of a slowly dying genre. While the syndie version exists nearly InNameOnly with its fourth host, several rule and hosting changes, it was the original US version that left one of the biggest impacts on the genre.
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