I Liked It When I Saw It The First Time, Entries Beginning with S
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 "STD'S" when it was called Giant Crabs
I liked "Sahara" when it was called Indiana Jones/Romancing the Stone/The Goonies
Just a ripoff of three classic flicks.
I liked "Sailor Moon" when it was called She-Ra
There are even numerous videos on YouTube combining the audio of one with the visuals of the other to prove this!
I liked "Sailor Moon" when it was called Rainbow Brite
I liked "Salma Hayek" when it was called Maria Conchita Alonso
I liked "Sarah Brightman" when it was called Enya
I liked "Sarah Marie Gellar" when it was called Alyssa Milano
I liked "Sarah Michelle Gellar as Buffy" when it was called Kristy Swanson as Buffy
I liked "Save The Last Dance"
when it was called Flashdance
Different setting same premise.
Ok, so there was a slightly different reason they shouldn't hook up...same concept: forbidden love and dancing.
I liked "Save the Last Dance"
when it was called Footloose
I liked "Save the Last Dance"
when it was called Flashdance
I liked "Saved By The Bell: The College Years" when it was called Saved By The Bell
I liked "Saving Private Ryan" when it was called Apocalypse Now
I liked "Scrubs" when it was called ER (the comedy not the drama)
Amazing, George Clooney has been on two shows called ER.
I liked "Scrubs" when it was called Nurses
I liked "Sega Dreamcast" when it was called Sega Master System
I liked "Seinfeld" when it was called Perfect Strangers
I liked "Sesame Workshop" when it was called Children's Television Workshop
I liked "Seth Green" when it was called Anthony Michael Hall
I liked "Sex And The City" when it was called Golden Girls
Same thing, different age groups.
I liked "Sgt. Johnson (Halo, Halo 2)" when it was called Sgt. Apone (Aliens)
Both seem amazingly similar.
I liked "Shania Twain" when it was called Tanya Tucker
I liked "Shania Twain" when it was called Cher
Shania is Cher without the voice and acting. Both women sang whatever style of music was cool at the time, changed into various hideous costumes, are fake and are not really artists. Need I say more?
I liked "Shaq" when it was called Wilt Chamberlain
I liked "Shaq & Kobe" when it was called Kareem & Magic
I liked "Shaquille O'Neal & Kobe Bryant" when it was called Kareem Abdul-Jabbar & Magic Johnson
I liked "Shaun Of The Dead" when it was called My Boyfriend's Back
Both movies about a zombie that want to reunite with a former girlfriend.
Teen girl poses as a guy in high school and falls for one of them. Word is that this was based on Shakespeare; yeah right!
Same movie plot, different title.
I liked "Short Jumps" when it was called Liquid Television
"Short Jumps" is a show on Comedy Centrral that show short films like "Liquid Television", which was a show on MTV that aired short animated films, but "Short Jumps" also air live action bits and several notable animated clips like "The Angry Kid" series.
I liked "Shout 2000" when it was called Shout 1985
I don't really like what Disturbed did to this song. I think they really should have left well enough alone.
I liked "The Showbiz Show with David Spade" when it was called The Hollywood Minute
A new show coming to Comedy Central that's biviously an extended version of his classic "Hollywood Minute" bits from "Saturday Night Live" and every entertainment/gossip show since "Entertainment Tonight".
If you see ``Sidekicks, followed by ``The Karate Kid, you will definately see the endless similarities.
I liked "Sierra Mist" when it was called Slice Lemon-Lime
I liked "Signs" when it was called Close Encounters of the 3rd Kind
I liked "The Silence of the Lambs"
when it was called Manhunter
I liked "The Simpsons" when it was called The Tracy Ullman Show
They used to look so weird!
I liked "Sin City" when it was called Take On Me
That's right, the video by a-ha,
I liked "The Sixth Sense"
when it was called Poltergeist
I liked "Slipknot" when it was called Slayer
I liked "Smallville" when it was called Superboy
Only the first season of "Superboy". John Haymes Newton was sooo fine!
I liked "Smallville" when it was called Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman
I liked "Snickers Cruncher" when it was called Whatchamacallit
You may have this somewhere else.. but I thought this as soon as I bit it...
Yeah, I know they came out like a year apart, but if you change the genders of the main character, the love interest, and the quirky best friend, they're pretty much the same movie.
I liked "Sonic Adventure" when it was called Sonic The Hedgehog
No Sonic game will live up to the original 4.
I liked "Sony PlayStation Portable (PSP)" when it was called Sega Game Gear
Portable game consoles that can also be used to watch something entertaining other than video games only in different ways. Game Gear requires a TV Turner Adapter while PSP uses UMD movies.
I liked "Soul Plane" when it was called Airplane
The only difference is that "Airplane" is much funnier.
I liked "The Sounds" when it was called Blondie
The Sounds' lead singer looks/sounds a bit like Deborah Harry.
I liked "South Beach" when it was called Miami Vice
I liked "Space Ghost: Coast to Coast" when it was called Max Headroom Show
I liked "Speed"
when it was called Die Hard
I liked "Spice Girls" when it was called Mary Jane Girls
I liked "The Spice Girls" when it was called Bananarama
I liked "Spice Girls" when it was called Go-Go's
I liked "The Spider-man Movie" when it was called The Batman Movie
I liked "Spiderman" when it was called Superman
Toby Maguire as a superhero? I don't think so.
I liked "Spiderman 2" when it was called Superman 2
Okay let's compare: Spiderman 2: Superhero wants a normal life. Superhero decides to give up his super powers for the woman he loves. World goes to h*** while he's on vacation. Superhero decides he must go back to being superhero for the greater good of the world. Superman 2: see above.
I liked "Spiderman movie series" when it was called Batman movie series
I liked "Sponge Bob Squarepants" when it was called Snorkels
I liked "Spy TV " when it was called Candid Camera
I liked "Star Trek: Enterprise" when it was called Star Trek: The Original Series
Scott Bakula is nothing compared to Wiliam Shatner. The progressive (and cutting edge -- first interracial kiss on TV) message was great too.
I liked "Star Wars Episodes I,2,3" when it was called Star Wars Episodes 4,5,6
I liked "Starship Troopers" when it was called G.I. Joe
I liked "State of Grace" when it was called The Wonder Years
Hey, I know that the Wonder Years had a lead boy and State of Grace has a lead girl, but the concept is still pretty much the same!
I liked "Step By Step" when it was called The Brady Bunch
The mother even had the same first name (Carol) on both shows!
I liked "Steve Irwin - Crocodile Hinter" when it was called Paul Hogan - Crocodile Dundee
I liked "Stigmata" when it was called The Exorcist, The Omen ,The Antichrist
I liked "Suite Life of Zack & Cody" when it was called Silver Spoons
Both are cheesy sitcoms that featured spoiled rich kids.
I liked "Summerland" when it was called Full House
Editor's note: Both TV series featured Lori Loughlin.
I liked "Sunday Night Football on NBC" when it was called Monday Night Football on ABC
It is prime time football, only on different nights that we are used to during the season.
Both movies are a humorous look on people in law enforcement.
I liked "Survivor" when it was called The Real World
I liked "Survivor" when it was called MacGyver
I liked "Swat Kats" when it was called Thundercats
What else can you think of that is ripped off from the 80s?
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