It Was a Thing on TV Tripleheader: Episodes 144, 145 & 146 – Alabama Leprechaun/Coupling (US)/Married for Life

This Week on It Was a Thing on TV, the gang discussed a pair of adaptations of famous TV shows that got lost in translation while taking a visit to Alabama. 

First, this leprechaun story was one of the first viral YouTube videos, from back in 2006.  This story got significant media attention and was soon spoofed on shows including Key and Peele and South Park.  Was it really a leprechaun? 

Next, we look at the import from the UK, Coupling, which was to be the next big thing after Friends, but was off the NBC schedule after just 4 episodes. 

Finally, Married with Children lasted over 10 years and 259 episodes in the United States.  When it was exported to the UK as Married for Life, it lasted 7 episodes, utilizing the same scripts as the original version, modified with British references.  Talk about another show which got lost in translation. 

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