I Liked It When I Saw It The First Time, Entries Beginning with H
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
This page currently edited by: Indy Gent. Past editor: Banasy
I liked "Hackers" when it was called Sneakers
I liked "Hallmark Channel" when it was called Family Channel
I liked "Hanson" when it was called Nelson
They both have long hair and play music.
I liked "Happy Gilmore"
when it was called Caddyshack
(No offense to Happy Gilmore, which was a GREAT movie, but both films are about golfing, only Gilmore didn't have that annoying gopher that made dolphin noises!)
I liked "Happy Tree Friends" when it was called Itchy & Scratchy
Both contain twisted, gross out, & violent humor that contain gore, unlike most Warner Bros & MGM cartoons of the '40's.
I liked "Hawaii" when it was called Miami Vice
Am I the only one who noticed? White local cop, black cop from another city, hot female comrade, native supervisor. The only one missing is Calderon! OTOH, I've missed MV so much, having a similar show on helps.
I liked "Hercules : The Legandary Journeys" when it was called Hercules (the animated series)
I liked "Hi Hi Puffy Ami Yumi" when it was called Pink Lady & Jeff
"Pink Lady & Jeff" was a show that featured an international pop group called "Pink Lady" and was, still is, considered one of the all time worst TV shows ever made. "Hi Hi Puffy Ami Yumi" is a current cartoon featuring the music of the Japanese pop group. (The voices are provided by voice over artists) But it's too early to predict the success of the show & I'm not in their age demographic (mostly teenyboppers, based on reviews/comments on the Toon Zone forums). Personally, I think most tv shows based on celebrities (varity, reality,cartoons, sitocms. etc.),are plain bad.
I liked "Hi Hi Puffy Ami Yumi" when it was called Jem
"Hi Hi Puffy Yumi" is a current cartoon about a female pop band. Much like Jem except that Hi Hi Puffy Ami Yumi is an actual band who're huge in Japan instead of a toy tie in like "Jem". Though, personally, I'll stick to "Josie & The Pussycats", a popular '70's cartoon about an all female rock band.
I liked "Hi5" when it was called The Mickey Mouse Club
I liked "High School Musical" when it was called Grease 1 and 2
The original was in 1978. But please, could you get a bigger rip off? They've even call (HSM) 'The Grease of the 'Naughties'!
I liked "High School Musical"
when it was called Fame
"High School Musical" is a TV movie featuring drama students acting for a school play, which the movie "Fame" is about an acting school featuring aspiring actors and dancers.
I liked "Hillary Clinton" when it was called Geraldine Ferraro
I liked "Hillary Duff" when it was called Debbie Gibson
I liked "Hillary Duff vs. Lindsay Lohan" when it was called Debbie Gibson vs. Tiffany
Dumb teenybopper feuds that were either true or made up for publicity.
I liked "Home Depot" when it was called Builders Square
I liked "Hope and Faith" when it was called Kate and Allie
Faith Ford and Kelly Ripa don't hold a candle to Jane Curtin and Susan St. James.
I liked "Hostage"
when it was called Die Hard
I liked "House M.D." when it was called St. Elsewhere
Both are medical dramas.
I liked "The Hunt for Red October"
when it was called Firefox
I liked "The Hunted" when it was called Rambo: First Blood
Since there are "like" a zillion movies called THE HUNTED, this is the new one with Tommy Lee Jones and Benecio Del Toro. Maybe the worst rip off since Unhappily Ever After ripped off Married with Children.
What else can you think of that is ripped off from the 80s?
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