How come they don't make shows about cars anymore?

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  1. dr_mal

    dr_mal It's CWS time

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    So with Knight Rider showing up on UniversalHD (and SciFi) and Dukes of Hazzard having been on CMT for a while now, it dawns on me that there haven't been any primetime shows that featured a sweet ride lately. In 1984, we had KR, DoH, and A-Team to choose from.
     
  2. Fleegle

    Fleegle Chef-In-Training

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    I seem to remember a show that tried to recreate Knight Rider. I think it was syndicated and had a team of 5 or 6 drivers. If memory serves, it was called Team Knight Rider.

    Show sucked, though...
     
  3. dswallow

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    http://www.epguides.com/TeamKnightRider/
     
  4. LoadStar

    LoadStar LOAD"*",8,1

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    A-Team is a bit of a stretch. Yeah, they had that van, and Face had the 'Vette for a while, I believe, but neither were a big part of the show.

    Anyway, most recent auto-centric show that I can think of was "Viper," a syndicated show that aired in '94, cancelled, then was brought back in a modified form in '96 and aired until '99.
     
  5. getbak

    getbak Well-Known Member

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    We need more shows with truckers, chimps, and hot women...like BJ & the Bear.
     
  6. vertigo235

    vertigo235 Well-Known Member TCF Club

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    Whaaa? Viper aired for that long?
     
  7. midas

    midas I heard that

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  8. MasterOfPuppets

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    Part of the storyline in "My Name Is Earl" is that Earl keeps his lottery winnings in his sweet ride...
     
  9. Turtleboy

    Turtleboy Well-Known Member TCF Club

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    I think he moved it to the safe deposit box. Why he keeps the cash in the box and not in an account earning interest, I dunno.
     
  10. rockislandmike

    rockislandmike Gloss Drops Rosebuds

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    Distrust of banks, maybe ??? I feel his pain.
     
  11. MasterOfPuppets

    MasterOfPuppets TCF Bookie

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    I take it that was in the episode where Joy was looking in his car...I forgot about that...just watch the first few episodes then if you're looking for car related storylines...
     
  12. mmilton80

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    SUpernatural..they drive in a car
     
  13. Eight47

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    When Trio was around they would show reruns of “My Mother the Car”. Maybe that’s why they are gone?
     
  14. mrcoaster

    mrcoaster Tivomaniac

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    Ahhh, the glory days of car-centric shows...those were the days, weren't they?
     
  15. 5thcrewman

    5thcrewman Active Member

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    No more car shows because the demographic has shifted.
    I'm expecting to see "Mi Tio El TiVo" any day now. ;)
     
  16. shanew1289

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    edwardsville...
    LOL

    Soon Dora will be teaching kids how to add a season pass to all her shows too!
     
  17. balboa dave

    balboa dave well rounded

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    "Stroker and Hoop" with their surly talking hatchback named CARR, on Cartoon Network.
     
  18. cowboys2002

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    Speed Buggy

    Wonder Bug

    Scoobie Doo (Mystery Machine)

    Herbie (we all know that movie flopped)!!!
     
  19. spelcheker

    spelcheker Giant Forehead Dude

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    A lot of the Private Eye shows had distinctive cars.

    That one in Vegas with the T-bird, Magnum PI with his Ferrari, and whatever that Don Johnson one was with Cheech Marin and the Dodge Challenger convertible.

    I never watched them, but I noticed the cars.
     
  20. MarkofT

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    It was a 'cuda convertable on Nash Bridges. And the one in Vegas with the T-bird was Vega$.
     

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