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"Couch Potato" Theory?

Postby BillyW3 » Thu May 22, 2003 5:47 pm

Okay, I was watching AL on Kilborn last night, and I started seeing commercials that brought up lines from Poodle Hat, mostly from "Couch Potato", of course. Anyway, I noticed a lot of CBS shows mentioned in "Couch Potato". Here's a breakdown of TV Shows mentioned, and the network they first appeared on. In the case of the 3 show for "next season", I put them on the same network as the shows they're based on.

Flintstones – ABC
American Idol – FOX
Osbournes – MTV
Da Ali G Show – HBO
Celebrity Mole – ABC
Anna Nicole – E!
Six Feet Under – HBO
24 – FOX
Law & Order – NBC
60 Minutes – CBS
E! True Hollywood Story – E!
CSI: Boise – CBS
Touched By An Uncle – CBS
Everybody Tolerates Raymond – CBS
King of Queens – CBS
8 Simple Rules For Dating My Teenage Daughter – ABC
The Bachelorette – ABC
Welcome Back Kotter – ABC
The Muppet Show – syndicated
Melrose Place – FOX
Lost in Space – CBS
Amazing Race – CBS
Without A Trace – CBS
Will & Grace – NBC
Fear Factor – NBC
Survivor – CBS
Gilligan’s Island - CBS
Spongebob Squarepants – Nickelodeon
MacGyver – ABC
Tonight Show with Jay Leno - NBC
Drew Carey Show – ABC
Entertainment Tonight – syndicated
Are You Hot? – ABC
The Sopranos – HBO
Oprah Winfrey Show - syndicated
EDIT: Friends/Mad About You - NBC

Totals:
CBS – 10
ABC – 8
NBC – 5
FOX – 3
HBO – 3
syndicated - 3
E! – 2
Nickelodeon – 1
MTV – 1

As you can see CBS and ABC have the most mentioned. I wonder if CBS is at the top because The Weird Al Show was on CBS, or maybe they just have funnier and easier-to-rhyme show titles. Of course, AL did make an appearance on the Craig Kilborn show on CBS last night. hmmm... :satisfied:


or maybe it's just a coincidence.
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Postby jerrymustbeslaughtered » Thu May 22, 2003 9:01 pm

I love funner show titles.
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Re: "Couch Potato" Theory?

Postby Bruce the Duck » Thu May 22, 2003 11:17 pm



Totals:
CBS ? 10
ABC ? 8
NBC ? 4
FOX ? 3
HBO ? 3
syndicated - 3
E! ? 2
Nickelodeon ? 1
MTV ? 1

As you can see CBS and ABC have the most mentioned. I wonder if CBS is at the top because The Weird Al Show was on CBS, or maybe they just have funner and easier-to-rhyme show titles. Of course, AL did make an appearance on the Craig Kilborn show on CBS last night. hmmm... :satisfied:


or maybe it's just a coincidence.


What I find funny about this list is that just a few years ago (before Survivor and Ray Romano) CBS had no hit shows other than Letterman. They were always at the bottom of the ratings and the butt of jokes. But they've since climbed out of that pit and have several of the top rated shows on television.

ABC has been low on ratings recently too, but the Bachelor and John Ritter have helped them out a lot. I'm betting that with next year's demise of Friends, we will see NBC slip into a huge ratings slump. "Must skip TV!" Sorry this post was completely off the topic of Al!

BTW, shouldn't Friends be added to your list (see Lisa Kudrow reference). Also, I would give FOX a few more points because their station was referecned in the song and plus Al devoted a much bigger portion of the song to American Idol (also the Ozbornes) than most of the other shows.
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Postby weird_el » Fri May 23, 2003 12:10 am

don't forget "next week on FOX watch lions eat Christians"
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Postby jerrymustbeslaughtered » Fri May 23, 2003 12:41 am

Wait, Peter and the Wolf was on CBS records, too!
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Postby jerrymustbeslaughtered » Fri May 23, 2003 3:04 am

But according to the Ed Wynn show, Mr. C is Larry, Mr. B is Larry, and Mr. S is Shemp...
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Postby Teh Dingo » Fri May 23, 2003 5:16 am

Add the MTV and Nickelodeon shows to CBS as well, because it's the same family of networks. And entertainment Tonight, I believe is tied to CBS as well (They do a special version of it for VH1, so add that to the family anyway...)


And Muppet babies was on CBS too and...ok, now I'm grasping at straws....
in a complicated song does it look like al has no head
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Postby stupidsurgeon27 » Fri May 23, 2003 5:21 am

I find it odd that I knew all of those TV show titles and I haven't watched CBS in forever, except for Al in Kilborn.

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Re: "Couch Potato" Theory?

Postby BillyW3 » Fri May 23, 2003 4:31 pm

Also, I would give FOX a few more points because their station was referecned in the song and plus Al devoted a much bigger portion of the song to American Idol (also the Ozbornes) than most of the other shows.


Well, there are only 3 FOX shows referenced in the song, and while the American Idol portion was longer, he also didn't actually name the show, so no extra points. :biggrin: And FOX was mentioned in the song: "next week on FOX watch lions eat Christians", but quite a few channels were mentioned in the choruses, but that's not what my list was including, otherwise CSPAN, TVLand, HBO and Lifetime would have quite a few points.
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Postby thepowerofpolka » Wed May 04, 2005 3:55 am

:)
"Why would I wanna eat liver? I don't even like liver."
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