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Buzz In: What Projects are Too Sacred to Be Remade?

There was a time during my teenage years, right after my hometown cable provider started carrying the Game Show Network, when I was hopelessly devoted to reruns of Match Game from the '70s. From Brett Somers' goofy glasses to the sexual innuendo I was just beginning to understand to every single thing about Charles Nelson Reilly, I thought the show was hilariously perfect.

It's become such an enduring classic in my mind, in fact, that I'm a little appalled at this report that the American Idol producers want to revive the show. As far as I'm concerned, there's no way that Match Game could work today, when the C-list celebrities who might sign up for the panel aren't that interesting and almost every TV taboo has been broken.

I know there's a general malaise about remakes these days — from the new versions of Friday the 13th and Nightmare on Elm Street to the Efron-ized version of Footloose — but I want to know about the ones that really get under your skin. Which projects are so close to your heart that you would truly scream, cry, pull your hair out, and picket the studios if they were remade?


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blondie829 blondie829 9 years
emilyblondie emilyblondie 9 years
friends full house little miss sunshine the parent trap (yes---i know the lindsay lohan version IS a remake---but it's one of my fave movies and to re-remake it would destroy a piece of my childhood) pay it forward stand by me
Linda-McP Linda-McP 9 years
Casablanca and Gone with the Wind are definitely on the do not remake list!
LaLaLaurie06 LaLaLaurie06 9 years
this would be awful if they remade it! NO NO NO!
rivrchild rivrchild 9 years
Saranightly - you're right about the Wiz. And coincidentally I only just realized that it was directed by Sidney Lumet (whose first film, 12 Angry Men was remade sometime in the 90s I think, and I was very upset about that.) Anyway - I have to say, that Casablanca and Gone with the Wind are my top 2 that should never ever be considered for a remake. But especially Gone with the Wind. Don't even try it. hotsutff - "Jem" as in Jem and the Holograms? Actually, it would rock my world if they did a movie of Jem and the Holograms, ridiculous as it sounds. But it would be tricky ground. If they decided to cast someone like say, Lindsay Lohan, I'd be pissed.
saranightly saranightly 9 years
Well guys, isn't The Wiz kind of a remake of The Wizard of Oz already?
tralalala tralalala 9 years
reading through what people have already mentioned...I'm sad to say that remakes are in the works for a lot of them...
swwonder swwonder 9 years
I think anytime I hear that they're remaking a show for American audiences. For example Spaced (craziness), Kath & Kim and The IT Crowd. What's wrong with American audiences that they can't just appreciate the original version and leave it at that?
Advah Advah 9 years
Any Capra film Roman Holiday! (I love that film so much, it just wouldn't be the same without the actors)
leeluvfashion leeluvfashion 9 years
It's A Wonderful Life is a film the studios should NEVER remake. the original is beautiful.
leeluvfashion leeluvfashion 9 years
And The Shows I Hope They Never Remake Because The Original Is Best: Joan of Arcadia (if they used the original stars I'll watch a remake) Friends Three's Company What's That Line (game show) Match Game (classic) All In The Family Sanford & Son Full House Tucker (I think that is the name, it was a 90's disney show) All That (the 95-99' years were best) Fresh Prince Gilmore Girls
leeluvfashion leeluvfashion 9 years
Some Like It Hot - I hope they never re-create this amazing film. To Kill A Mockingbird Little Miss Sunshine Titanic The Breakfast Club Pretty In Pink Fright Night Pleasantville 10 Things I Hate About You Election Edward Scissorhands Dirty Dancing (they made a horrible sequal in 2004 however I hope they never remake it.
msmoney23 msmoney23 9 years
I one should touch Gone With the Wind. Hmmm and one of my favorite movies with Greer Garson called _Random Harvest_
Jude-C Jude-C 9 years
If Hollywood ever messes up A Better Tomorrow, someone better watch out.
Princesskitty22 Princesskitty22 9 years
Oh, and for TV...I Love Lucy. You couldn't have that show without Lucille Ball.
Princesskitty22 Princesskitty22 9 years
Star Wars and the Wizard of OZ.
madelineannem madelineannem 9 years
To Kill A Mockingbird Roman Holiday
hotstuff hotstuff 9 years
I think some of the ones that have been remade and I consider a disaster is the Bionic Woman and Knight Rider. Sorry but Knight Rider looks sooo cheesy already and I could just SCREAM!!! How on Earth did they manage to make a car, KITT, thats 20 years old look more futuristic than this new mustang crap! Other ones that need to be left alone is: A-Team The Incredible Hulk I Dream of Genie Tom & Jerry Smurfs He-Man She-Ra Jem...
spazzydana spazzydana 9 years
i know this one was kinda sucky but dazed and confused, i can totally see mtv trying to do this one over, it wasnt that good of a movie, but it'd be a shame to see them try to re-do it
radarkitty radarkitty 9 years
A ha! Pulp Fiction! You couldn't remake that one!
radarkitty radarkitty 9 years
Oh man. I could stay up all night thinking about this. I definitely agree with Wizard of Oz though. And Forrest Gump. There is only one Forrest, Forrest Gump. :)
tlsgirl tlsgirl 9 years
The Breakfast Club & The Wonder Years
loveisinbloom loveisinbloom 9 years
I know it's already been mentioned, but it won't hurt to say it one more time :) The Wizard of Oz, noone should ever touch that movie. Plus Gone With the Wind & It's A Wonderful Life
emilyblondie emilyblondie 9 years
and clueless legally blonde
emilyblondie emilyblondie 9 years
breakfast at tiffany's the breakfast club pretty in pink sixteen candles edward scissorhands crybaby chocolat
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