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Old 11-07-2013, 03:41 PM   #1
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Old Shows that hold up well today.

What shows that you used to watch do you think would hold up well today? In other words don't feel dated. If they showed the show "as is" it would fit right in with today's series. Let's consider shows that FINISHED before the year 2000.
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Old 11-07-2013, 03:47 PM   #2
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I feel like Cheers and Seinfeld are pretty good candidates.
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Old 11-07-2013, 03:51 PM   #3
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I feel like Cheers and Seinfeld are pretty good candidates.
There are things in Seinfeld that feel dated to me now. I look at the phones they are using for instance, stuff like that.

Cheers, I would agree. I was going to say Friends, but it doesn't fit my criteria.

I think The Cosby Show could still work, as is, today.
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Old 11-07-2013, 04:28 PM   #5
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The Dick Van Dyke Show doesn't feel dated at all to me.
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Old 11-07-2013, 04:30 PM   #6
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I agree with Seinfeld and Cheers. Mash perhaps.
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Old 11-07-2013, 04:30 PM   #7
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Old 11-07-2013, 05:02 PM   #8
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Sports Night, to some degree. Yes, lots of 4:3 CRTs around the CSC studios, and the occasional shot of the World Trade Towers, but otherwise still pretty solid.
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Old 11-07-2013, 05:46 PM   #9
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It depends on how you mean them to hold up I suppose. I think about how my kids enjoy old shows as a metric for how well things hold up.

I suppose shows that were set in a particular time would still hold up well-- Little House on the Prairie, Waltons, Wonder Years, maybe Happy Days and Laverne & Shirley-- Shows that didn't rely on pop culture or current events/angst. The thing that might make hold up less is the fact that the market is sturated with similar comedies so from that perspective they may not hold up well.

I know my kids have enjoyed LHOTP and Waltons-- they realize they are stories about a bygone era. I don't mind watching an episode or two either these days, however I seem to recall many of the plots so from that perspective they don't hold up that well.

Funny, my kids enjoyed Scooby Doo and Brady Bunch still, but had little patience for Andy Griffith, H.R. Puf-n-stuff, Land of the Lost, or Boogaloos. So I guess some things do hold up better though I'm not sure I can put my finger on it.
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Old 11-07-2013, 06:40 PM   #12
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Are you talking "my" old or "your" old!!?? Sea Hunt. I just watched an episode yesterday.
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Old 11-07-2013, 07:18 PM   #13
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Most of the original Star Trek, Mission: Impossible (once you get past the cold war thing being a little dated), The Twilight Zone (original)....
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Old 11-07-2013, 08:06 PM   #14
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I think MASH holds up very well. It's on reruns on ME tv.

I'm rewatching Space: 1999 (on Hulu) and 2001: a space odyssey. Too bad they didn't name them something that would hold up to the future more. Like Moon Base and just A Space Odyssey. Now they seem so dated and out of place because of their titles.

My god, it's full of stars!
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Old 11-07-2013, 10:26 PM   #15
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There are things in Seinfeld that feel dated to me now. I look at the phones they are using for instance, stuff like that.

Cheers, I would agree. I was going to say Friends, but it doesn't fit my criteria.

I think The Cosby Show could still work, as is, today.
Based on phones alone, everything except period shows such as mash and little house, would have to seem dated.
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Are you talking "my" old or "your" old!!?? Sea Hunt. I just watched an episode yesterday.
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The Dick Van Dyke Show doesn't feel dated at all to me.
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If you get a chance to see some, Ernie Kovacs was the bomb. David Letterman modeled himself after him.
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The Twilight Zone (original)....
It may be dated by the clothes, technology, etc .... but it still feels fresh somehow. Many of the stories resonate now just as much as they did then.
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Old 11-08-2013, 11:24 AM   #21
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Sports Night, to some degree. Yes, lots of 4:3 CRTs around the CSC studios, and the occasional shot of the World Trade Towers, but otherwise still pretty solid.
I love this show! It's so well written. It's a shame it wasn't more successful. I'm currently recording all of the episodes on FXX so I can archive them.
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Old 11-08-2013, 02:52 PM   #22
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How old we talking? 80's sitcoms for the most part were disasters and are dated. I still watch Newsradio once a year.
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Old 11-08-2013, 02:56 PM   #23
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How old we talking? 80's sitcoms for the most part were disasters and are dated. I still watch Newsradio once a year.
Anything that ended pre-2000.
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Old 11-08-2013, 03:07 PM   #24
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The original Kung Fu; haven't seen The Legend Continues in quite a while, so I'm not sure.

Remington Steele. Though the phones and clothes are a mite jarring, the stories hold up for me

The Monkees - I loved 'em first run, my daughter loved 'em 20 years later, and the grandkids are actually enjoying them now!
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Old 11-08-2013, 03:31 PM   #25
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Obviously period pieces should be able to hold up (old westerns, shows that take place in the past, even during it's original airing, such as The Wonder Years).
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Old 11-08-2013, 03:40 PM   #26
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I've been watching Married with Children for the past couple of months. Almost done with Season 10 (out of 11).

Doesn't feel dated to me.
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Old 11-08-2013, 03:47 PM   #27
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I've been watching Married with Children for the past couple of months. Almost done with Season 10 (out of 11).

Doesn't feel dated to me.
My son came up with that show as well. I agree.
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Old 11-08-2013, 04:13 PM   #28
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THIS.

If you get a chance to see some, Ernie Kovacs was the bomb. David Letterman modeled himself after him.
I thought Carl Reiner was TDVDS, and Kovacs was "Your Show of Shows"?
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Old 11-08-2013, 04:21 PM   #29
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I just finished watching All in the Family. I think it holds up very well. The issues explored in that show are still very much issues today.
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Old 11-08-2013, 04:31 PM   #30
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The Honeymooners will always hold up well in my book...errr...screen...
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