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Fantasy IslandFantasy Island
ABC, 1978 Cancelled/Ended | Comedy, Drama, Family, Adventure
Rating: 3.5/5

Smiles everyone, Smiles! So began this long-running (7 season) series which was one of the ABC Network's anthology/guest-cast series (along with The Love Boat) that proved wildly popular. Each week two guests came to "Fantasy Island" to get their wish/fantasy fulfilled.


The CharmingsThe Charmings
ABC, 1987 Cancelled/Ended | Comedy, Fantasy

The premise of the series' plot was that fairy tale characters Snow White and Prince Charming were magically transported to a 20th-century suburb in Burbank, California. Each episode shows the Charmings trying to adapt to their new life while Lillian, the wicked stepmother, and her wise cracking Magic Mirror watch from upstairs.


The Greatest Event in Television HistoryThe Greatest Event in Television History
Adult Swim, 2012 Cancelled/Ended | Comedy, Documentary

A 15-minute special that stars Adam Scott and Jon Hamm, as they recreate a $25 million shot-for-shot remake of the opening credits for popular 1980s TV shows. Originally a one-off, it was extended into 4 episodes. Shot in tongue-in-cheek documentary style.


Alfred Hitchcock Presents (1985)Alfred Hitchcock Presents (1985)
NBC, 1985 Cancelled/Ended | Drama, Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Rating: 5/5

Updated remakes of classic stories from the original Alfred Hitchcock Presents (1955) and The Alfred Hitchcock Hour (1962). His original opening bits are colorized for re-use here.


Press Your LuckPress Your Luck
CBS, 1983 Cancelled/Ended | Family, Game Show

Press Your Luck originally aired on September 19, 1983 and ended on September 26, 1986. Press Your Luck is a game show where 3 players answer trivia questions to earn spins on the big board. A correct buzz-in answer gets you 3 spins, while a correct multiple-choice answer gets you 1 spin. After the questions, the players take their spins to the big board which is loaded with cash and prizes, but also some whammies. Hit a whammy and he'll grab all your cash and leave you flat broke. Hit 4 of them, you'll be out of the game. Round 2 works the same way, except higher cash prizes on the board.


Little Muppet Monsters (1985)Little Muppet Monsters (1985)
CBS, 1985 Cancelled/Ended | Comedy, Family, Adventure, Children

Little Muppet Monsters is a Saturday morning television series featuring the Muppets that aired three episodes on CBS in 1985. The first season of Muppet Babies did so well in the ratings, that CBS decided to expand the series from a half-hour to an hour, pairing Muppet Babies with Little Muppet Monsters. They called the hour-long package Muppets, Babies and Monsters.


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