This week on It Was a Thing on TV we go lost in translation while Mike regrets his choice for Money in the Bank for his birthday.
First, we start our 2nd annual “Lost in Translation” week with a hit comedy from Australia which bombed in the States in 2008. Kath and Kim was to be the next big NBC Thursday night comedy. Despite a plum time slot, a great cast, and a plethora of great guests, it was sent packing after 17 episodes.
Next, the Power Rangers franchise has made bank off of taking an existing Japanese series and creatively editing it for an American audience. On one occasion, they took it another step. Was it a parody? Was it a tribute? Who knows?
Finally, it’s Mike’s birthday and he played his Money in the Bank on this?! Take three musical brothers who gained a modicum of popularity in the 70s despite having no big musical hits and add a cast of zany characters including the future Unknown Comic. What do you get? A repetitive and derivative show which lasted 16 shows.
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0:30 – Kath & Kim (US)
50:10 – Classic Commercial Break
52:45 – Power Rangers Bad Dubbing Episode
1:25:33 – The Jenny Position Commercial
1:26:38 – The Hudson Brothers Razzle Dazzle Show