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Old January 7 2013, 08:34 AM   #96
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Re: Putting the Shatner "ego issue" from TOS to rest

A beaker full of death wrote: View Post
TREK_GOD_1 wrote: View Post
the public usually found spin-offs to be inferior...
Usually, yes. But let's not forget such spin-offs as
The Andy Griffith Show
Gomer Pyle USMC (a spin-off of a spin-off)
The Jeffersons
The Bionic Woman
Maude
Barnaby Jones
Mork & Mindy
LaVerne & Shirley
Happy Days itself
Lou Grant
Rhoda
Jake and the Fatman
Good Times
Benson
Green Acres
I dunno if The Andy Griffith Show can really be considered a spin-off from the Danny Thomas Show, since the episode in question was what they called a "backdoor pilot", much like Assignment: Earth was on Star Trek.
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