I Liked It When I Saw It The First Time, Entries Beginning with E

This page is inspired by the comedy of David Spade. Yes, David Spade. During his stay on Saturday Night Live, he would occasionally put things down that seemed to copy things before them by saying something like "I liked 'Black Sheep' the first time I saw it, when it was called 'Tommy Boy'". So this is my attempt at ranking on the movies and television programs of the nineties (and present) by pointing out what they copied from the eighties. Since there always seems to be a lot or unoriginal ideas in Hollywood, this should be an easy page to fill up quickly.

This page currently edited by: Indy Gent. Past editor: Banasy

I liked "E! Entertainment Television" when it was called VH1
VH1 is now basically a clone of E.
I liked "E.R." when it was called St. Elsewhere
I liked "E.R." when it was called St. Elsewhere
E.R. comes out and it's a huge hit, the most orignal hospital drama ever. Yeah, sure.
I liked "Ed McMahon's Next Big Star" when it was called Star Search
I liked "The Eels" when it was called They Might Be Giants
I liked "Elimidate" when it was called The Love Connection
I liked "Elizabeth Hurley" when it was called Kelly LeBrock
I liked "Ellen Page" when it was called Linda Cardellini
They both could be dead ringers to each other, but I am going for Linda because she played Lindsay Weir on Freaks and Geeks.
I liked "Emeril Lagasse" when it was called Justin Wilson
Both Lagasse and Wilson sought to popularize Louisianian cooking, though Wilson was actually *from* LA and wasn't overexposed (as a PBS personality, how could he be?).
I liked "Eminem" when it was called Vanilla Ice
I liked "Eminem" when it was called Vanilla Ice
I liked "Endurance" when it was called Super Sloppy Double Dare
It's the same concept in both shows: kids doing stupid things for money.
I liked "Escape From L.A." when it was called Escape From New York
OK,It's a sequel, but they are virtually the same. Same old plot!
I liked "Eva Pigford" when it was called Tyra Banks
I liked "Eve" when it was called Salt 'n' Peppa
I liked "Everybody Hates Chris" when it was called The Wonder Years
Both nostalgia shows about a kid growing up.
I liked "Everybody Loves Raymond" when it was called Seinfeld
I liked "Evil Con Carne" when it was called Pinky & The Brain
Both cartoons featured a lead character that tries to 'take over the world', but always screw up with a bumbling sidekick.
I liked "Evolution" when it was called Ghostbusters
Both Directed by Ivan Reitman.
I liked "Extra" when it was called A Current Affair
At least Extra doesn't have that cloying Leeza Gibbons anymore.
I liked "Extreme Home Makeover" when it was called This Old House
I liked "Extreme Measures" when it was called Coma

What else can you think of that is ripped off from the 80s?

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