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

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 "P.C.U." when it was called Animal House
I liked "P.O.D." when it was called Stryper
They are both Christian-based hard rock bands in each of their era, only that they both sound different.
I liked "PS2" when it was called Atari 2600
The PS2 is pretty much the Atari 2600 of today.
I liked "Pamela Anderson" when it was called Catherine Bach (a.k.a. Daisy Duke)
I liked "Paramount Canada's Wonderland" when it was called Canada's Wonderland
Ahh how I miss the days of the park before Paramount took over Canada's Wonderland. It used to be so much better back then.
I liked "The Parent Hood" when it was called The Cosby Show
I liked "Parental Guidance Suggested" when it was called Rated X
Even commercials on TV today would have been rated X in the 80's!!!
I liked "Paris Hilton" when it was called LaToya Jackson
Both are famous despite the fact that they don't have a definable talent.
I liked "Paris Hilton" when it was called Samantha Fox
I liked "Paris Hilton and Nicole Richie" when it was called Beavis and Butthead
Except B&B are funny. And much smarter.
I liked "Pass The Buck" when it was called Press Your Luck
The Price Is Right has a new game called Pass the Buck, which, though it shares its name with a short-lived Bill Cullen game show from the 70s, the game is actually more of a low-tech, single-player version of Press Your Luck. Just replace the part involving the prices of grocery products with the asking of questions and replace the red circle on the board that says lose everything with a Whammy.
I liked "Passions" when it was called Another World
NBC soap operas. "Another World" aired at 2:00 in most TV markets. It ended its run in the summer of 1999, when "Passions" took over AW's time slot.
I liked "Passions" when it was called Days of Our Lives
I liked "Paul Mooney" when it was called Richard Pryor
I liked "Paul Walker" when it was called Keanu Reeves
Both are popular good-looking actors whom seem to come off as surfer boys when they act. However, Keanu Reeves has broken out as a serious actor with movies like Little Buddha, My Own Private Idaho and The Matrix Trilogies.
I liked "The Perfect Man" when it was called Mermaids
So early nineties, but still mother has yet another failed relationship and packs up her two daughters and moves. Sound familiar, anyone?!?
I liked "Peyton Manning" when it was called Joe Montana
I liked "The Phantom of the Opera" when it was called Terror at the Opera
I'm referring to two Dario Argento films, the first from 1998 and the second from 1987. Both are out on DVD, so...
I liked "Phoebe Buffay" when it was called Chrissy Snow
A couple of dumb blonde characters, only Chrissy was funnier.
I liked "Pilates" when it was called Push-ups and stretching
Pilaties is nothing more than foot push-ups and some deep knee-bends.
I liked "Pink" when it was called Cyndi Lauper
I liked "The Pitts" when it was called Married... With Children
I liked "Play Station 2" when it was called Atari 7800
I liked "Playmakers" when it was called Coach
Playmakers and Coach are both football-based television shows.
I liked "Pokemon" when it was called Astro Boy
The only difference is that Astro Boy had a moral.
I liked "Pokemon" when it was called The Smurfs
I liked "Poltergeist: The Legacy" when it was called Friday the !3th: series
I liked "Pop Stars" when it was called Star Search
I liked "Popular" when it was called Square Pegs
I liked "Power Rangers" when it was called Voltron
Fighting Japanese robots....hmmm..
I liked "Power Rangers" when it was called Voltron: Defender of the Universe
I liked "Power Rangers (pick one, all the same)" when it was called Voltron
I liked "Powerpuff Girls" when it was called Britney and the Chipettes
I liked "The Practice" when it was called L.A. Law
I liked "The Practice" when it was called L.A. Law
I liked "Pretty Women" when it was called Jersey Girl
I liked "Prince" when it was called Prince
The Artist (0-+>) when he was called Prince; Fortunately he change changed his name back to Prince last May
I liked "The Proud Family" when it was called The Simpsons
Suprisingly similar in content. Like Homer Simpson, Oscar Proud is a henpecked husband who tries his best to raise a family. Like Grampa Abe Simpson, the grandmother is ashamed of the son. The same with the rest of the family in a couple episodes. Penny Proud is like a mixture of Bart & Lisa. She's a brat like Bart, but isn't "cool" like Lisa. Even some the characters are like The Simpsons like Wizard Kelly, who's a greedy businessman like Mr. Burns & Lacienga, the unforunate J. Lo caricature, is like Nelson, Bart's enemy. Like "The Simpsons" with many celebrity cameos, many African American celebrities guest "voiced" on the show. Unlike "The Simpsons", the show is too corny is aimed towards the tween audience instead of a broader audience. Not to mention "The Simpsons" longevity.
I liked "The Proud Family" when it was called Family Matters
I liked "Public Domain DVDs" when it was called Public Domain video tapes
Despite being on an digital format, it still have the crummy sound & poor, or fair, picture quality. Goes for every tv show, cartoon, commercial, movie compilation set.
I liked "Punk'd" when it was called TVs Bloopers and Practical Jokes
Dick Clark and Ed McMahon were more likeable.
I liked "Punk'd" when it was called The Jamie Kennedy Experiment
Just change the victim from Joe Schmoe to Lindsay Lohan, throw in that groin-grabbingly annoying Kelso, and BAM! MTV hit!
I liked "Pyramid" when it was called (The New) $25,000 Pyramid
They butchered the show because, in '82, the show make sense. Now it doesn't.

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

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