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The Georgeless Bunch

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Added: 04/07/2009

In 1969, George was up for the role as Greg Brady on the show The Brady Bunch. However, George did not get the part due to "accidentally" throwing a football at Maureen McCormick's face after she rejected his awkward advances (well, at least, they were awkward in 1969. Offering to show someone your hard drive didn't work back then. Well, actually, it doesn't work now, either. What were you thinking, George?). On the plus side, the football-in-Marsha's-nose bit ended up in a later episode. George received no compensation, as the show's producers claim that Eve Plumb came up with the idea of causing injury to Marsha's face. Neal was also determined to land a role in a 70s television show, but could not do so, probably because he kept trying out for roles that he was obviously not a match for (such as Mr. Roeper and/or Mrs. Roeper of Three's Company fame).

Tags: 1969(2) 1970s(3) they stole our ideas(7) tv shows(49)
Names Mentioned: brady bunch(2) eve plumb(1) greg brady(1) marsha brady(1) maureen mccormick(1) mr. roeper(1) three's company(2)
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Welcome Back Potter

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Added: 08/27/2012

Overwhelmed by the success of the Harry Potter franchise (books, movies, games, cereals, tampons, etc.) and eager to revive the 1970's sitcoms, in 2009 George and Neal created the show, "Welcome Back Potter." It was an instant success, if you measured success by how quickly a show gets removed from a network.


Welcome Back Potter - Above: promotional photograph for "Harry Potter and the Unruly Sweathogs".

Above: promotional photograph for "Harry Potter and the Unruly Sweathogs".

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Tags: 1970s(3) 2009(21) mashups(12) movies(41) tv shows(49)
Names Mentioned: Harry Potter(8) welcome back kotter(2)
Entry Logged By: Neal - Photos by: Neal (1)

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George the Merciless

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Added: 01/04/2016

On a visit to 1932 George and Neal met with Alex Raymond and related some of this Saga. Alex was inspired and two years later created Flash Gordon, a fairly accurate retelling of some of our adventures. Though the personalities are different, Raymond honored George and Neal by using their likenesses as the characters Ming the Merciless and Dr. Hans Zarkov respectively. In an unusual turn of events, George went on to portray Ming the Merciless in the 1934 serials, 1970s television show, the 2026 movie trilogy, the 2028 movie series reboot, and the 2034 100th anniversary live action extravaganza world tour.


George the Merciless - Ming really was one good looking dude.  Totally psychotic, but he made psychotic look good.

Ming really was one good looking dude. Totally psychotic, but he made psychotic look good.

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Tags: 1932(2) 1934(2) 1970s(3) 2026(2) 2028(2) 2034(2) Dr. Hans Zarkov(1) Flash Gordon(1) George(5) inspirations(19) Ming the Merciless(1) Neal(4) Not Flesh Gordon(1) Science Fiction Is Based on Reality(2)
Names Mentioned: Alex Raymond(1) Dr. Hans Zarkov(1) Flash Gordon(1) Ming the Merciless(1)
Entry Logged By: George - Photos by: George (1)

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