Discussion in 'TV & Media' started by Santa Quark, Nov 11, 2018.
Landline you say, that's very high tech
No, no, this is a bad spinoff ideas thread.
Taxi: Uberific. When their company is on the verge of bankruptcy, the old gang end up getting jobs as ultra-competitive Uber drivers.
Taxi: Crosscountry. In yet another spinoff, some of the old gang end up driving coaches (Buses) across the country.
Actually the more I think about it, a Walter Jr show about depression and mental health, especially in a case where everyone associates you with a famous criminal, could actually be really good. Maybe only as a miniseries.
Also a Badger and Skinny Pete podcast. But enough about the off topic GOOD ideas for spinoffs.
The World Of Apu: A Simpsons spinoff featuring Apu and the day to day operations running a convenience store. Short on cash, Apu is forced to moonlight as a taxi driver. And he goes back to school to become an IT professional.
Wesley Crusher: The Academy Years
Wasn't there supposed to be an animated prequel about Harold's childhood? Now THAT would have been a bad spinoff. Yours would actually be pretty good!
Jar Jar Binks: The Series
Hmmm, not that I'm aware of. I mean it certainly could have been in the planning stages at some point, but If so, I've never heard of it.
2 and a half Daleks
Transformers:How it all started.=In homage to classic silent films and the idea the Transformers crashed in the in the distant past you do a live action Transformers show filmed much in the way it would be filmed back in those days and be a silent tv show. Transformers for example would be people wearing boxes and painted silver in order to look like robots. When it's time fro a Transporter effect you cut to a a frame that has a line that sounds out the "Ku-ku-chick" sound effect and then you cut back to a old timey vehicle of that era.
That is so bad it would probably work.
2 1/2 Daleks
It's a show about two Daleks who rent an apartment in Queens and we follow their adventures in suburban life, dating, and finding a job.
Oops, sorry-- I thought it was supposed to be badass spinoff ideas.
Dukes of Hazzard: The Teen Years. ("Yeah, would really be cool to see the Duke Boys as teenagers", said no one ever.) Except that it did happen, as a TV movie. After the theatrical movie, I guess they wanted to keep the ball rolling and keep the franchise alive and wondered what they could do with the franchise. The result was Dukes of Hazzard: The Beginning, a movie which none of the original cast of DoH approved of based on the idea of what it was going to be, an American Pie-like teen comedy which was different in tone and content to the rest of the entire franchise which had previously been family friendly. In most of the movie, they ride a dune-buggy (until they discover the General Lee near the end of the movie), learn about moonshine running and chase after women, all in a raunchy over-the-top manner. There was even a scene in a watering hole with naked women. It was as bad as it sounds.
I'd settle for a Dukes spinoff explaining what exactly the hell happened to everyone's parents.
Seriously. All we ever see of the Duke family are Uncle Jesse and a shit-ton of cousins. What happened to the respective parents of Bo, Luke and Daisy? Which one of those parents is Jesse's brother? (I'm guessing brother, because Jesse's last name is also Duke)? Are Coy and Vance - as I've always suspected - actually Bo and Luke's brothers?
Good point! Almost like a soap opera
How's this for a bad spinoff: Dark Shadows as a sitcom.
Data: San Francisco Underground - a series based on things that happened to Data's head during those hundreds of years when it was detached from his body and stuck under San Francisco.
I got that far and immediately thought of Data as a transit policeman working for BART. Which in itself would be pretty funny.
After I wrote it, I reread it, and Data in something like "Baywatch Nights" was what came to mind. Which might be even worse than my original premise.
Especially with it being just his detached head.
Aunt May: A series all about the everyday life of May Parker, nice old lady who's oblivious to the secret life of her nephew Peter. And since she's oblivious to it and she's the star of the show, Spider-Man doesn't really come up save for the odd newspaper article.
"The Voice Said Zhu" - Spinoff of the much-maligned 2016 Paul Feig directed Ghostbusters. This spinoff focuses on the delivery boy of the Zhu Chinese Restaurant and the hilarious hijinks of the chinese delivery boy and his delivery of wonton soup that never goes exactly as planned. Sometimes you get one wonton... sometimes you might get as many as TWO!
"Better Call Louis Tully" - Deals with the accountant turned attorney Louis Tully's first foray into law practice.
"Mad Max: The Road" - Before he was Mad Max, Max Rockatansky had to meet quotas for his police force for all manner of traffic violations. DUI, merging without signalling, speeding...
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