This Top 5 Greatest TV Spinoffs of All Time all started from a sacred watering hole here in Tampa, FL. I made a bold statement that spinoffs, as a whole, are garbage. As it turns out, I am wrong. In fact, there are quite a few noteworthy spinoff shows that you probably don’t even know are spinoffs. This is going to be first in DOM History. After a ton of research, I have found five noteworthy spinoffs. These Top 5 are listed below.
5.) Star Trek: The Next Generation- I will be honest. The original Star Trek’s James T. Kirk gets on my nerves after a while. But Jean-Luc Picard…I would hang out with this hair-challenged wonder any day. Maybe it’s because I am fighting my own war of attrition against a receding hairline, but I think Picard kicks royal ass. The question becomes, could Picard beat Kirk? Hmmm… maybe a future Bar Room Debate has been born.
4.) Frasier- Huge Cheers fan here. I have watched every episode, and I know amongst the Cheers elite it is blasphemous to mention that the spinoff Frasier isn’t half bad. Yeah, Niles is lame but overall Daphne the British girl is pretty hot, and Fraiser is funny most days. The father makes the show and thus Fraiser makes the list.
3.) The Colbert Report- Could you think of a more safe bet spinoff then the Colbert Report? I don’t think so. Colbert was my favorite reporter on The Daily Show. The question becomes, now, will the Great American South Carolinian Eagle ever surpass John Stewart in popularity? Time will only tell but I sure think so.
2.) Saved By The Bell- The first surprise here. If you were born in the 80′s then you lived and breathed this show. This spinoff actually has a spinoff of its own, The College Years. Regardless, the original series was on Disney for one season called Good Morning, Miss Bliss and starred Zack Morris, Lisa Turtle, Screech, and Mr. Belding. The producers realized if they added Kelly and some AC Slater-slating the show would take off, and they were right.
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1.) The Simpsons- This is one that I truly thought was a typo when I first researched it. The Simpsons were originally “shorts” that were on The Tracey Ullman Show. After 20 some odd years, can you imagine the world without The Simpsons? The Simpsons is one of the greatest shows in its own right, and thus the best spinoff of all time
Sound off like you’ve got a pair and cast your vote!