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    YCDTOTV is awesome! It is one of my favorite shows. However, to me, it is more than just remembering my kid days. Its not a means of escapism from the stresses and responsibilities we face today. These are still my favorite shows; and I have a collection I hope to add YCDTOTV to. But how about you? Are you ready to go to the store and purchase YCDTOTV? Are you ready to put your money where your past time thoughts are? Or, are you just here reminiscing? It is definately okay be it true! I'm just saying. I mean, I prefer these shows over the crap of today. And, I watch my seasons of tv on dvd over and over again. Like, for instance, I've seen Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory probably about 50-60 times. Really. I still watch it at least once a year. Okay, so that's a movie. But, I've watched, through; Mr. Belvedere sea. 1&2 4x's, 3rd sea. 3x's; Swamp Thing series 3x's, sea.1 5x's; Charles in Charge 3x's, sea1 5x's; H.R. Pufnstuf 2x's; Sigmund & Sea Monsters 2x's, Eerie Indians 3x's...So on & so on. I just don't know how many of you could say the same. I mean, I think, The Suite Life of Zack & Cody + Suite Life On Deck are the best shows of the past decade! Though, I did like, Smallville. Now, I watch (in addition to my classic tv on dvd collection) Pair of Kings, "90's are All That", Teen Wolf (so far). So, I am ready to purchase with good money, YCDTOTV on dvd.--As for comparing todays shows to our yester years, will anything ever compare to our memories? Because, for most of you, that is what it is, right? Just something you like to talk about. I have those, too. That's alright. But, honestly, how many of you would watch a new version of kids in, YCDTOTV. After all, I'm sure most of you have grown out of your Family friendly viewing. I'm guessing you wouldn't last past 2 or 3 episodes. Not that there is anything wrong with that. I just have a bias (and the editing players/ equip and rating safety guards to prove it) in this TV quality, so I am just ranting. Actually, I would really want to know how many would purchase YCDTOTV & watch it, too.
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    -man how old are you to have watched both Suite life of zack and cody AND yctotv? -actually my college friends and I used to watch Disney Channel while we were sitting around drinking beer when we were bored. (mostly to make fun of it) and I've seen a lot of the shows because of my younger relatives being fans-but I can't say that any of those shows are the best shows of the last decade.
    -as far as a new ycdtotv they probably shouldn't try that-I hate remakes-but if they did, it might work-after all, look at what happened with the 90's Mickey Mouse Club.
    If they do remake it I vote Selena Gomez be the new Christine.

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    I think one of the main reasons "Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory" AND YCDTOTV were successful was that the kids in both were either practically or totally unknown. This was important not only because this made the kids at home relate to them more as they seemed like just "ordinary kids", and because they were insulated from the worlds of Hollywood or Manhattan, but also because this made them interact more naturally with each other and with others in the cast. If they ever do a remake of YCDTOTV (unlikely, at least in a form that would do justice to the original), I really hope they remember this factor, because if they produce a show with the YCDTOTV label but with "Hollywoodized" kids who have done dozens of other movies and shows, not only will the show suffer, but it will perpetuate the notion that kids in popular TV shows HAVE to look like teen idols. YCDTOTV was stellar for the most part at avoiding kids like that (even though a couple did *become* teen idols because of their work on the show).
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    Well, I try my best to watch shows that don't need to be edited for inappropriate content. For others that do, I have a Clearplay dvd player & a Closed Captioned (well, its broken) profanity muter. So, its about my personal values. Plus, I work with kids and have 2 nieces & 3 nephews. And, I started watching, Suite Life, with a kid I was legal guardian of. After 2 years of almost 24/7 care, psych's, and too much stress, he went back to his family. It was a very difficult time. I found myself watching the shows he usually had on. Even some that I hated w/ passion. Though, I did like Suite Life; and I do think they are some of the best shows of the decade. However, I was barely six months before the first episode of YCDTOTV was aired.
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    Hey, while on the family viewing subject, check out this video. 3 members of YCDTOTV.com participated. Of course, we are family. It's not the best video, even for a novice, but it is a work of passion. Starring: RadamusPrime, Jakepeter11 (3rd place in Blip's Arcade. 2nd nephew holds 1st place, Gamerbeater), and filmed by, Mccur37.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RadamusPrime View Post
    Actually, I would really want to know how many would purchase YCDTOTV & watch it, too.
    Big vote in your corner here, Radamus...even in this age of file-sharing, even if it means throwing a cut of the profits to the soulless suits at Nick (because, hey, even a blind dog finds a bone from time to time, and they-or their predecessors-found YCDTOTV). Put me down for digital Dougie...for remastered Ross...for home-theater surround-sound Lisa and (most of all) pristine Christine. Put me down for YCDTOTV on DVD without delay; we've waited long enough. Preferably the complete series run, and bonus discs of WTYO, Turkey TV, Something Else and UFO K'd for diehard fans who've been so patient.

    And an emphatic NO while I am at it to celebrity YCDTOTV: I'm totally with Gypsies on that; it would go against the spirit of the show. I know Mel Gibson has played some of Olivier's roles too, so there's no telling what Hollywood might (and will) do, but I can't get behind Selena Gomez standing in for the incomparable Christine. If they ever do it, it's got to be ordinary kids, just as it was before. But when it comes down to it, the DVD release would be my number-one priority (and numbers two, three, four and five as well-unless a well-written, book-length history of the show snuck in there ahead of one of those last four).
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    maybe I'm alone in this-but I don't think people watch TV to see average looking people or ugly people, we see those kinds of people all the time. There is enough uglynes, blandness and blah in the world where I don't want to see it when I'm trying to escape. And that's what TV is, escapism. I grew up with young female cousins so I KNOW a huge reason why ycdtotv was popular in the states was because "Allisdair was sooo cute" -so even ycdtotv-which is maybe one of the ugliest looking shows ever to achieve mainstream popularity was not immune to the TV "pretty version of ugly." and even barring that-why do we assume people can only relate to people who look like them? I didn't relate to what those kids looked like on ycdtotv. I related to their suffering.The misery of childhood. And I don't know who wouldn't want to see pretty people suffering the same way they do.
    -I like to relate to characters n TV but I know half the guys who play "geeks" are in real life the furthest thing from that. As long as I can relate to the "Character" -that's all that matters. It's called suspension of disbelief.
    I mean as we all know:
    " women never really faint
    and villains always blink their eyes,
    and children are the only ones that blush
    and that life is just to die"
    -but that's not why we watch TV. We want to believe the mask. To see the white knight and the horse and the happy ever after. We want to see ourselves in the pretty people. To lose ourselves in the pretty people.
    But like I said, maybe that's just me.

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    This may sound cravenly PC, but nonetheless, here goes: One nice thing about YCDTOTV for me was the chance to come of age thinking of Christine or Lisa, etc., as an example of what someone "pretty" would look like. It would be ludicrous to claim some kind of social responsibility for TV (though it's been tried many times, with varying degrees of straight-facedness), but I always wonder what it must be like for girls today to think that they need to look like Selena or Miley or Hillary, and what that does to boys' ideas of what a "pretty" girl is.

    The other aspect is, I think YCDTOTV was one show that could not have gotten by with professional actors making believe they were kids going through these experiences. The naturalness had to be part of it, in my opinion; otherwise they would have looked like spoiled rich actors and actresses making fun of ordinary kids with problems. At best, it would have been patronizing. At worst...self-righteous. That's only how it seems, of course, based on my reaction to the idea in retrospect.

    I don't know, though; I can't judge. It's difficult for me to imagine the show as being any different than the way it was, which I suppose is what happens with anything that gets ingrained in me so deeply.
    Last edited by mcguinnfan; August 27th, 2011 at 07:40 AM.
    "Now me, I play for fortune
    And those velvet curtain calls
    I've got a black limousine and two gentlemen
    Escorting me to the halls
    And I'll play if you have the money
    Or if you're a friend to me
    But the one-man band
    By the quick-lunch stand
    He was playing real good
    For free..."
    -Joni Mitchell

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    I think there are so many TV shows out there with "polished" and "perfect" looking people that seeing a show with people who look just like the people we know in real life is a nice, refreshing change. And, IMHO, for, say, a fat kid who grows up watching idealized images of what people are "supposed" to look like on television, it can be very depressing to think "I am the only person in the world who doesn't look like them." Even if you see people who look like you everyday at school, seeing none on television can send a very powerful message. I know because I was a fat kid who spent an ungodly amount of time watching television, seeing perfect-looking people complain about their lives....and it's very discouraging, and as much time as I spent watching TV, I deep down resented it for sending me the message that I was not like everybody else unless I looked like them. When I finally saw YCDTOTV (which I did not actually see until I was 11), I connected with those kids in a way that I hadn't very many other shows because those kids, while attractive in their own ways, were not idealized, and they got by just fine, in spite of all the humiliations they went through on the show. I just wish I'd discovered the show sooner...

    My point is, for better or for worse, there are a lot of kids who, consciously or not, DON'T just watch TV for escapism, they watch it for information about the world around them that they don't get from their real lives. And if they see kids on TV other than those who some TV executive might think are "perfect" or "idealistic", perhaps even kids who look like them, they're probably less likely to think that something is wrong with them if they are not perfect.
    Last edited by LastoftheGypsies; August 27th, 2011 at 08:07 AM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mcguinnfan View Post
    Put me down for digital Dougie...for remastered Ross...for home-theater surround-sound Lisa and (most of all) pristine Christine. Put me down for YCDTOTV on DVD without delay; we've waited long enough. .
    Okay, so you would purchase a dvd copy of YCDTOTV. But, would you watch it; and would you watch it more than once?
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