This week on It Was a Thing on TV we discovered that some originals should not be messed with.
First, hey hey, everybody is familiar with The Monkees, who have entertained people since the late 60s. They had a resurgence in popularity in the mid-to-late 80s, which gave someone the idea to create a new version of the band. The powers that be tried to make fetch happen, but the new version fizzled after 13 episodes.
Then, That 70s Show was getting good ratings, so it was inevitable a spin-off would happen. But that show was less of a spin-off and more of its own separate unrelated entity. That 80s Show was gone as quickly as it arrived. Bummer, dude!
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0:36 – New Monkees
1:07:15 – That 80s Show