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Death Leads to Sitcom Rediscovery

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After Gaddafi died, everyone started circulating this clip from the 1987 flop sitcom Second Chance, where Gaddafi dies in 2011 (though they got the date wrong). All I could really think about while watching it is that Fox sure had some weird ideas for TV shows in its early days, and this – about a guy sent back to Earth to help his teenage self become a better person – was actually one of their less crazy outings. The Wikipedia article goes into quite a lot of detail about how the show was completely re-tooled in mid-run to drop the supernatural stuff. Little did the creators (who then went on to take over Family Matters and retool that into a quasi-supernatural show) realize that the fantasy element would be their only claim to fame.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1lw2tRvTmVM

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