R.I.P.: Aaron Spelling

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  1. Chip NoVaMac macrumors G3

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    Mindless TV, yes. But he did keep us entertained.
     
  2. Black&Tan macrumors 6502a

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    Growing up as a kid, I always enjoyed Fantasy Island. Ricardo will always be Mr. Rourke.

    Thank you Aaron.
     
  3. njmac macrumors 68000

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    I use to watch 90210 in HS. Mindless... yet fun.
     
  4. The Mad Kiwi macrumors 6502

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    I'm glad he's dead, I surprised he wasn't prosecuted for crimes against humanity while he was alive.
     
  5. Electro Funk macrumors 65816

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    Thats a little harsh dont ya think :confused:

    He actually had a pretty interesting life... for instance, did you know he was a skinny little guy that got picked on and beat up all the time whan he was a kid...

    resulting in him staying in bed for a whole year when he was 8 years old... he was so traumatized that he could not walk (it was all in his head) The full year he spent in bed he read an endless amout of books which probably had a huge impact on the writer/producer he came to be....
     
  6. The Mad Kiwi macrumors 6502

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    OK, maybe I was a bit harsh, but he has subjected the world to some of the most mind numbing TV imaginable.

    Kids can be so mean, I could understand if people beat him up later in life though.


    You're using the word writer very loosely.

    I'll be dancing a jig when the guy who invented Big Brother dies too, oh please make it tomorrow.
     
  7. Electro Funk macrumors 65816

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    i did say writer/producer... and i beg to differ...

    not saying i liked everything he created or produced, but show me someone else with a resume like this:

    Films:

    The Mod Squad - ( Executive Producer / 1999 / Released / MGM Distribution Company )
    Satisfaction - ( Producer / 1988 / Released / 20th Century Fox )
    California Split - ( Executive Producer / 1974 / Released / Sony Pictures Releasing )
    'Night Mother - ( Producer / / Released / MCA Home Video )
    Alaska Seas - ( Knifer / / Released / Paramount Pictures )
    Baby Blue Marine - ( Producer / / Released / Sony Pictures Releasing )
    Black Widow - ( Mr Oliver / / Released / 20th Century Fox Distribution )
    Cross My Heart - ( Executive Producer / / Released / Universal Pictures )
    Guns of the Timberland - ( Producer / / Released / Warner Bros. Pictures Distribution )
    Guns of the Timberland - ( Screenplay / / Released / Warner Bros. Pictures Distribution )
    Loose Cannons - ( Producer / / Released / TriStar Pictures )
    Mr. Mom - ( Executive Producer / / Released / Columbia-EMI-Warner )
    One Foot in Hell - ( Screenplay / / Released / 20th Century Fox )
    One Foot in Hell - ( From Story / / Released / 20th Century Fox )
    Soapdish - ( Producer / / Released / United International Pictures )
    Surrender - ( Producer / / Released / Warner Home Video )
    Target Zero - ( Strangler / / Released / Warner Bros. Pictures Distribution )
    The Spirit of St. Louis - ( Mr Pearless / / Released / Warner Bros. Pictures Distribution )
    Three O'Clock High - ( Executive Producer / / Released / Universal Pictures )
    Three Young Texans - ( Catur / / Released / 20th Century Fox )
    Vicki - ( / / Released / 20th Century Fox )
    Wyoming Renegades - ( / / Released / Columbia Pictures )

    Tv Shows:

    1956-62 Dick Powell's Zane Grey Theater (writer only)
    1959-60 Johnny Ringo
    1959-61 The du Pont Show With June Allyson
    1963-65 Burke's Law
    1965-66 Amos Burke: Secret Agent
    1968-73 The Mod Squad
    1975-79 Starsky and Hutch
    1976-81 Charlie's Angels
    1976-80 Family
    1977-86 The Love Boat
    1978-84 Fantasy Island
    1981-89 Dynasty
    1983-88 Hotel
    1984-85 Finder of Lost Loves
    1985-87 The Colbys
    1989 Nightingales
    1990- Beverly Hills 90210
    1992- Melrose Place
    1994 Winnetka Road
    1994-95 Models, Inc.
    1995- Savannah
    1995- Malibu Shores

    Made for TV Movies:

    1976 The Boy in the Plastic Bubble
    1977 Little Ladies of the Night
    1981 The Best Little Girl in the World
    1993 And the Band Played On
     
  8. Abstract macrumors Penryn

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    My perception of America is largely from the shows he created, so as far as I'm concerned, most people at MacRumours are rich, have backstabbing friends, even worse family, and fantasize about their sisters.

    You will be missed, Aaron Spelling. :(

    PS: Is your sister now single?
     
  9. Bern macrumors 68000

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    Although he saw blazing success in his many serials, Aaron Spelling is also well known for his most major television flop.... Tori :rolleyes:
     
  10. Chip NoVaMac thread starter macrumors G3

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    Thanks for the post. I posted mine (even after a search)

    He did have quite an impact on the American culture.
     
  11. Chip NoVaMac thread starter macrumors G3

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    Not all of us are as rich or shallow as you might think.

    Nor did all of us vote for GWB - twice! :D

    Sort of along the lines that not all of you from "The Down Under" are decedents of criminals. :)
     
  12. aa... macrumors newbie

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    Interesting...
    No rebuttal of the 'sisters' point:rolleyes:
     
  13. jelloshotsrule macrumors G3

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    deh-ne-ne-ne, deh-ne-ne-ne... tshhh tshhh (try to imagine it)
     
  14. Black&Tan macrumors 6502a

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    Cheech & Chong??? Earache my Eye?
     
  15. Abstract macrumors Penryn

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    No worries, because I'm not Australian.

    Either way, what I said was clearly a joke. Please don't move out of the US......I think you'd misunderstand most non-American style humour. ;)

    What did you want him to say? "I disagree with everything you said, but you were spot on about my sister. H.O.T. I can't believe we had the same parents."
     
  16. Chip NoVaMac thread starter macrumors G3

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    My bad - thought you were from the land down under. :eek:

    LOL, yep missed the joke behind your post. Could say the same about your moving to the States, we might further misunderstand your non-American humor. :)
     

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