Podcast #107 – 25th Anniversary TGIF Fantasy Draft

by Howie Decker @HowardTheDeck on September 21, 2014

in Podcast

On September 22, 1989 ABC became the first network to brand a programming block when it rolled out 4 family-friendly comedies in one 2 hour block called TGIF (NBC’s Must See TV didn’t debut until 1993).

TGIF (Thank Goodness It’s Funny) set the standard for Friday night entertainment from the late 80s through the 90s. To celebrate the 25th anniversary of its debut, we’re going back to the very thing that essentially launched UnderScoopFire, the Sitcom Fantasy Draft. This time, only characters from TGIF shows were available to draft.

In this episode, Corey, Tank and Howie are joined by Auxiliary Lion eclectik as we spend 5 rounds assembling our own fully original TGIF-style sitcoms by choosing characters from the era. Mr. Serious provides Mel Kiper-esque draft coverage and pick-by-pick analysis as each “showrunner” competes to create a new Nielsen ratings darling.

LISTEN NOW to see who was selected in the first round, which MAJOR characters were snubbed, which SURPRISING show had the most characters selected and why Coach Lubbock will be the one begging Uncle Jesse to “HAVE MERCY”!

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@eclectik September 25, 2014 at 12:46 am

This show was funny
Fun to do
Fun to listen to
Great concept
Great commentary
The format needs to extend to other categories:

Fantasy sitcom woman draft (2 80s, 2 90s, 2 00’s, 1 WC)
Fantasy TV Vehicle draft (2 Cars, 1 Air, 1 Driver)
Fantasy Wrestler draft (2 80s, 2 90s, 1 Female, 1 WC)
Fantasy Fast Food meal draft (1 Burger, 2 Sides, 1 Beverage, 1 Dessert)
Fantasy Junk Food Draft (2 snack chips, 2 Candy, 1 Gum, 1 Candy Bar, 1 WC)

Hell I dont know!

Mr. Serious September 25, 2014 at 6:51 pm

these are all great ideas!

@eclectik September 30, 2014 at 7:36 am

I agree, hey … least someone reads my comments

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