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JVS Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-18-04 04:15 PM
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22. In the early days of TV, I think seasonal episodes were avoided
two reasons

1) In a universe where time never advances having an event like Christmas (especially multiple times) conflicts with this. Today, we are more accepting of such irregularities and nobody seems to mind that we've seen a 10 year old boy who has been in 13 different halloween episodes.

2) In the early days of TV they didn't have the rich reservoir or rerun fodder that we enjoy today. So every episode had to be as rerunnable as possible. Xmas episodes are no good in May.
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  -Isn't it funny "Beaver" never had a Christmas episode WI_DEM  Nov-18-04 01:22 PM   #0 
  - You know, I'm not sure Beaver ever actually jumped the shark  htuttle   Nov-18-04 01:26 PM   #1 
  - Kids got too old.  DrWeird   Nov-18-04 01:36 PM   #7 
  - Good point  htuttle   Nov-18-04 01:42 PM   #8 
  - Yeah, but didn't the show bow out gracefully?  KansDem   Nov-18-04 01:50 PM   #10 
  - But an infant Ted McGinley did have a cameo on one episode the last season  Strawman   Nov-18-04 02:28 PM   #18 
  - Isn't is also odd that there's an episode about Wally shaving.....  XNASA   Nov-18-04 01:27 PM   #2 
  - wow  realisticphish   Nov-18-04 01:29 PM   #3 
  - That's where I'm a Viking.  XNASA   Nov-18-04 01:33 PM   #6 
     - Could've sworn you were  short bus president   Nov-18-04 01:53 PM   #11 
  - That one was on real late at night.  Beware the Beast Man   Nov-18-04 01:30 PM   #4 
  - Yeah but, that episode when Wally cut Beaver's hair was ..  Kahuna   Nov-18-04 03:45 PM   #19 
  - Was it even ever WINTER?  LisaM   Nov-18-04 01:33 PM   #5 
  - I'll sit the writers down and give them a good talking to  KurtNYC   Nov-18-04 01:45 PM   #9 
  - I believe LITB was the first TV show to show a toilet...  KansDem   Nov-18-04 01:54 PM   #12 
  - All in the Family was the first to have the sound of a toilet flushing  htuttle   Nov-18-04 04:36 PM   #23 
  - The Cleavers were Jewish.  mr_hat   Nov-18-04 01:55 PM   #13 
  - I Thought They Were Devil Worshipers  CO Liberal   Nov-18-04 02:09 PM   #16 
  - Beaver spreading Christmas cheer.Who wouldn't love it?  Algorem   Nov-18-04 01:57 PM   #14 
  - "Ward, I think you're going to have to  signmike   Nov-18-04 02:00 PM   #15 
  - There was never "A Very Special Beaver" either  Strawman   Nov-18-04 02:26 PM   #17 
  - The show when Eddy Haskel got caught with a gerbal  jdots   Nov-18-04 03:49 PM   #20 
  - that beaver was never too lippy,which is good  Algorem   Nov-18-04 04:08 PM   #21 
  - In the early days of TV, I think seasonal episodes were avoided  JVS   Nov-18-04 04:15 PM   #22 

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