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

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 "Lake Placid" when it was called Jaws
I liked "Laptop" when it was called Swyft Portable
I liked "Laserdisc" when it was called Beta Video Recorders
Both had but 15 minutes of fame.
I liked "Lebron James" when it was called Penny Hardaway
I liked "Lebron James " when it was called Michael Jordan
Lebron came out of high school and his skills are tight, but he's no Michael Jordan.
I liked "Liberty Meadows" when it was called Bloom County
Bloom County's more political, though.
I liked "Life As We Know It" when it was called Beverly Hills, 90210
Shows about suburban white kids with problems.
I liked "Lindsay Lohan" when it was called Molly Ringwald
I liked "Linkin Park" when it was called Faith No More
I liked "The Little Princess" when it was called Annie
I liked "A Little Princess" when it was called Annie
Actually, A Little Princess movie 1995 is based on a book from the turn of the 19th century, thus was copyrighted 80 years before Annie.
I liked "Live 8" when it was called Live Aid
20th anniversary of the historic benefit concert. Just bought the "Live Aid" DVD, I was a baby when it happened, and I agree with most people that nothing beats the original. Some of the original artists like U2, Elton John, and Paul McCartney are on "Live 8", along with several of my favorite current bands, but I don't think it has the same magic. Though still for a good cause and "Live Aid" probably started the whole benefit concert idea to push awareness of serious issues like sending food, health care, etc. to third world countries.
I liked "Living Single" when it was called 227
I liked "Lizzie McGuire" when it was called Square Pegs
I liked "Lizzy Maguire/Hannah Montana" when it was called Punky Brewster
Very popular among young viewers.
I liked "London Tipton" when it was called Blair Warner
Though London Tipton (Brenda Song) from "The Suite Life of Zack & Cody" is mostly based on a certain hotel heiress, she's also spoiled like Blair Warner from "The Facts of Life".
I liked "Loonatics" when it was called Tiny Tunes Adventures
Cartoons based on the classic Looney Tunes characters, except that "Tiny Tunes" stated true to the classic Warner Bros. formula and even had classic characters like Bugs, Daffy, Taz, etc. in several cameo appearaces. While "Loonatics" completely butchered the classic characters into cheesy futuristic super heroes aimed towards "today's kids", which unfortunately, Looney Tunes had entertained most people from all age ranges in the 20th century. Fortunately, "Looney Tunes" & "Tiny Tunes Adventures" could be seen on reruns or DVD.
I liked "Looney Tunes Back In Action" when it was called Who Framed Roger Rabbit?
Though "Who Framed Roger Rabbit" was a better movie & had better actors.
I liked "The Lord Of The Rings" when it was called Conan The Barbarian
I liked "Lost" when it was called Woops!
"Woops!" was a dumb sitcom about a couple survivors trying to survive a nuclear holocaust. Much like the characters from "Lost" have to survive an unknown island. Not to mention both being bad shows.
I liked "Louis Farrakhan" when it was called Malcolm X
I liked "Love Don't Cost A Thing" when it was called Can't Buy Me Love
I liked "Love Don't Cost A Thing" when it was called Can't Buy Me Love
Both are about a geek who bribes the popular girl into pretending she's going out with them. She changes who they are and turns them into jerks. In the end, the guy realizes he was a jerk and becomes himself again and gets the girl.
I liked "Love Don't Cost A Thing" when it was called Can't Buy Me Love
This movie is an EXACT replica of the 80's version, only with different characters and a ghetto twist. The story line is identical.
I liked "Love Don't Cost a Thing" when it was called Can't Buy Me Love
Patrick Dempsey will always be the original Ronald Miller!
I liked "Ludacris" when it was called Coolio

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

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