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Oct 30, 2009, 08:59 PM
 
This was one great show. It's still damn funny nearly ten years after it went off the air.

I've been rewatching the seasons back-to-back. It's good stuff.
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Oct 30, 2009, 09:02 PM
 
My main recollection of that show is that Topanga was hot.
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Oct 30, 2009, 09:07 PM
 
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My main recollection of that show is that Topanga was hot.
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Oct 31, 2009, 09:45 AM
 
Originally Posted by Chuckit View Post
My main recollection of that show is that Topanga was hot.






Alas, she still is.
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Oct 31, 2009, 10:31 AM
 
Cory was always a b*tch, Shawn was cool, Eric was a funny character in the later episodes and Topanga got hot in the later episode... she was a ugly weirdo in the early episodes... That said, I loved the show.
     
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Oct 31, 2009, 11:46 AM
 
I remember dreaming about Topanga as a little boy
Great show.

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Nov 1, 2009, 12:21 AM
 
I'm pretty impressed with how it deals with some pretty big issues without that Full House "a very special episode" feel.

I also appreciate the tinge of political incorrectness in some of the episodes - some of the things in the scripts would never make it on network TV in 2009.
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Nov 1, 2009, 05:05 AM
 
I was just a bit too old for that show's target demographic. However, I must state my opinion that Danielle Fishel was only ever partially attractive. She seemed like a poor boy's Winnie Cooper (Danica McKellar), just like the show itself seemed to be little more than a warmed over Disney modern derivative of The Wonder Years, although maybe that comparison sticks out to me in large part because of the Savage sibling connection.

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Nov 1, 2009, 01:39 PM
 
Originally Posted by shifuimam View Post
I also appreciate the tinge of political incorrectness in some of the episodes - some of the things in the scripts would never make it on network TV in 2009.
I don't remember anything like that from the show. What kind of things are you thinking of?

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I must state my opinion that Danielle Fishel was only ever partially attractive. She seemed like a poor boy's Winnie Cooper (Danica McKellar)
Eh, I have to state my opinion that Winnie Cooper was not attractive at all. I thought that both in first-run episodes when she was older than me and in reruns when she was about my age. I actually thought that was supposed to be sort of textual, with Becky Slater being pretty but horrible and Winnie being awesome but less pretty. In hindsight that probably wasn't the case, but that's what I thought at the time. The actress looks better these days (I guess a math Ph.D will do that for you), and ironically Topanga got less hot.
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Nov 1, 2009, 01:44 PM
 
Originally Posted by Big Mac View Post
I was just a bit too old for that show's target demographic. However, I must state my opinion that Danielle Fishel was only ever partially attractive. She seemed like a poor boy's Winnie Cooper (Danica McKellar), just like the show itself seemed to be little more than a warmed over Disney modern derivative of The Wonder Years, although maybe that comparison sticks out to me in large part because of the Savage sibling connection.
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Nov 1, 2009, 02:58 PM
 
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Nov 2, 2009, 08:02 AM
 
Originally Posted by Chuckit View Post
I don't remember anything like that from the show. What kind of things are you thinking of?
I'd have to go back and rewatch to give you direct quotes, but there have been a few jokes about whether or not Corey is actually straight, since he can be a real woman about some things.

Oh, and there's that scene from the second to last episode of the fourth season where Shawn is actually praying to God. And it's not in a mocking way.

I just think the scripting would be quite a bit different to day - it really shows how much television has changed over the last decade.
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Nov 2, 2009, 09:43 AM
 
Originally Posted by shifuimam View Post
I'd have to go back and rewatch to give you direct quotes, but there have been a few jokes about whether or not Corey is actually straight, since he can be a real woman about some things.
Yeah, questioning someone's heterosexuality is WAY off limits in today's TV world.
     
   
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