The Water Cooler – What Television Show Would You Bring Back?

May 18, 2017 12:00 pm · 96 comments

The “Water Cooler” is a feature on Claycord.com where we ask you a question or provide a topic, and you talk about it.

The “Water Cooler” will be up Monday-Friday in the noon hour.

It was announced this week the television show ‘Roseanne’ is coming back in 2018. What television show from the past would you like to see make a return with its original cast?

Talk about it….

{ 96 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Samantha May 18, 2017 at 12:10 PM

Bewitched!!!!

2 adingoatemybaby May 18, 2017 at 12:17 PM

Firefly

3 Malcolm Reynolds May 18, 2017 at 12:21 PM

Firefly…….

4 Anon May 18, 2017 at 12:21 PM

Leave it to Beaver.
And don’t try to modernize it with soulless societal BS.

5 Random task May 18, 2017 at 12:27 PM

Last man standing ….it’s American and comedy …when you politicize everything into one party or nothing you get natzii’s.

6 Concordejet May 18, 2017 at 12:29 PM

CHiPs

7 EvilOreo May 18, 2017 at 12:31 PM

King of the Hill

“I tell you whut”

8 bored@work May 18, 2017 at 12:33 PM

Mystery Science Theater 3000!

9 Kirkwood May 18, 2017 at 12:45 PM

Carol Burnett

10 Wellll..... May 18, 2017 at 12:48 PM

MASH!!!!!

11 Fob May 18, 2017 at 12:51 PM

Dave’s Old Porn on Showtime

12 H2oman May 18, 2017 at 12:53 PM

Boy Meets World

13 Spark Baldman May 18, 2017 at 12:53 PM

Californication

14 AH May 18, 2017 at 12:57 PM

The Titus show!

15 Max May 18, 2017 at 12:59 PM

Twilnight Zone

16 Bird lover May 18, 2017 at 1:04 PM

Mr. Ed

17 Mr J May 18, 2017 at 1:07 PM

Married…with children

18 THE ANIMAL May 18, 2017 at 1:18 PM

Mash, Heroes, Person of Interest…………………….

19 Cowellian May 18, 2017 at 1:25 PM

Rome

20 Incognito May 18, 2017 at 1:26 PM

Seinfeld…. only because of KRAMER!!

21 RunnerDope May 18, 2017 at 1:34 PM

Seinfeld

22 Calendar Girl May 18, 2017 at 1:35 PM

Chicago Hope!
Cagney & Lacey!

23 almost famous May 18, 2017 at 1:36 PM

The Wire & Deadwood

24 anon May 18, 2017 at 1:37 PM

Northern Exposure

25 Pyrrhus May 18, 2017 at 1:40 PM

Community with the original cast including crazy old Chevy.

Other honorable mentions for shows that ended too early: Firefly, Jericho, Freaks and Geeks, Undergrads, and Deadwood,

26 linnie May 18, 2017 at 1:44 PM

Breaking Bad!

27 Reality May 18, 2017 at 1:44 PM

“Andy Griffith” with the requirement that all parents watch with their kids so they may learn how to be a parent.

28 Mr. John May 18, 2017 at 1:45 PM

@bored@word – A version of MST3K was revived on Netflix.

Firefly would be my pick, but rebooting Cheers as a continuation with Norm and Cliff and starring Sam and Woody’s kids… that could also be fun. I miss that show.

29 The Mamba May 18, 2017 at 1:51 PM

Miami Vice

30 Shoulda Coulda May 18, 2017 at 1:54 PM

The Prisoner.

31 SF oh May 18, 2017 at 2:06 PM

Get Smart – but not a new version. I’d like to see the old ones show up on Hulu

32 JustmePunky May 18, 2017 at 2:07 PM

Dinosaurs…not the momma!

33 Lo May 18, 2017 at 2:08 PM

Pushing Daisies! One of the victims of the last writers strike 🙁 SUCH a good show and was just reaching it’s stride.

34 Jeepers May 18, 2017 at 2:18 PM

Honeymooners

35 Bazooka Joe May 18, 2017 at 2:26 PM

Amos ‘n’ Andy.
With Andy, and The Kingfish, his wife Sapphire, Sapphire’s momma, and their crooked lawyer, Algonquin J. Calhoun.

36 NoMoreFreeRide May 18, 2017 at 2:33 PM

The Tonight Show WITH Johnny Carson!

37 JazzMan May 18, 2017 at 2:42 PM

Time Tunnel. Batman (not the movie versions, the Adam West-type ), Wild, Wild West.

38 Silva May 18, 2017 at 3:05 PM

Andy of Mayberry, original cast.

39 MotherSisterDaughter May 18, 2017 at 3:09 PM

Rosewood. At least a few shows, just to answer questions from the Season Finale.

40 KJ May 18, 2017 at 3:26 PM

Star Trek, MASH, Northern Exposure, Firefly, Twilight Zone, NYPD Blue, Barney Miller.

41 AJM May 18, 2017 at 3:34 PM

Rawhide

42 Concordville May 18, 2017 at 3:42 PM

ER

43 Mrs. Z May 18, 2017 at 3:44 PM

My name is Earl.

44 Coco Rez May 18, 2017 at 3:45 PM

My name is Earl

45 Mortgage Guy May 18, 2017 at 3:48 PM

Limitless

46 Mike May 18, 2017 at 3:55 PM

Not Roseanne

47 Did I Say That Out Loud May 18, 2017 at 3:59 PM

Gotta go with # 36 – Here’s Johnny!

48 RSD May 18, 2017 at 4:06 PM

Dragnet, Gunsmoke, & Tales from the Crypt

49 Fred May 18, 2017 at 4:14 PM

Combat!

50 Drives ALOT May 18, 2017 at 4:18 PM

ER and Boston Legal☺️

51 mohairs May 18, 2017 at 4:27 PM

Gunsmoke and L.A. Law! 🙂

52 Jim Shorts May 18, 2017 at 4:33 PM

The Real McCoys.

53 Paladin May 18, 2017 at 4:36 PM

Have Gun, Will Travel.

54 Paul Bearer May 18, 2017 at 4:42 PM

77 Sunset Strip.

55 Spanky Fortuna May 18, 2017 at 4:45 PM

Boston Legal

56 Captain Bebops May 18, 2017 at 4:49 PM

“Utopia”, a UK scifi show that probably no one here has seen. It was canceled after two seasons though that may have been due to HBO purchasing rights to it for a remake done by David Fincher. That too fell apart though the rumor is that HBO still may produce a remake. Didn’t need to be remade just continued though I’m not into shows being continued just for a paycheck for the production company. We have too much garbage produced for that reason these days.

57 anontwo May 18, 2017 at 4:54 PM

Mr Wizard, Carol Burnett, MASH, New episodes of Foyle’s War, Cosmos, The Ascent of Man

58 Baba Looey May 18, 2017 at 4:59 PM

The Untouchables.

59 ClayDen May 18, 2017 at 5:00 PM

The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno
Star Trek
Rowan and Martin’s Laugh-In

60 Atticus Thraxx May 18, 2017 at 5:09 PM

Another vote for Firefly .
And Blackadder. kind of a low rent Monty Python : https://youtu.be/gHZ6oneFTZw “The Witchsmeller Pursuivant” episode. Funny stuff.

61 GT May 18, 2017 at 5:11 PM

Quantum Leap.

62 Amigo May 18, 2017 at 5:39 PM

Fernwood Tonight
Mary Hartman Mary Hartman

63 Silva May 18, 2017 at 5:55 PM

I wouldn’t mind seeing Benny Hill again.

64 TC May 18, 2017 at 6:04 PM

Kung Fu, The Wizard, oh and can’t forget The Pretender.

65 Grewah May 18, 2017 at 6:36 PM

Rockford Files and Hunter

66 Shoulda Coulda May 18, 2017 at 6:42 PM

The Alfred Hitchcock Hour
and The Outer Limits too!

67 anonymous May 18, 2017 at 7:04 PM

Northern Exposure, ER, LA Law

68 Sherrie May 18, 2017 at 7:23 PM

Black Added

69 JustMyTwoCents May 18, 2017 at 7:27 PM

Soap – with Billy Crystal. Great cast – off the wall

70 Justin harris May 18, 2017 at 7:30 PM

How about I dream of Jeanie or the munsters good humor with hot rods and lets not forget Happy Days

71 Judas May 18, 2017 at 7:54 PM

Firefly, and Seinfeld. Grimm too.

72 Well Folks May 18, 2017 at 8:21 PM

I also vote for Firefly. And also a nod to Justified

73 Ricardoh May 18, 2017 at 8:34 PM

Maverick or Ed Sullivan.

74 Dr. Jellyfinger May 18, 2017 at 8:54 PM

Make a return with the ORIGINAL CAST?
Many of the original cast members of these shows are dead!
Did most of you overlook that little detail?
Anyway…
The very best, funniest show of all time in the history of forever was “Green Acres” but it can’t be brought back with original cast….

I like the idea of “Twilight Zone” returning tho.

75 Dr. Jellyfinger May 18, 2017 at 8:56 PM

I’d also like to give “Mr. Ed” honorable mention.
Geez! … I loved Connie Hines!

76 nytemuvr May 18, 2017 at 9:48 PM

Then Came Bronson, Outer Limits, Science Fiction Theater

77 Aaron M May 18, 2017 at 10:01 PM

Pushing Daisies! I second this! Great show.

78 Mika May 18, 2017 at 10:34 PM

Laugh In.

79 Dizzy Lizzy May 18, 2017 at 11:27 PM

Chico and the Man.
Sanford and Son.

80 Mimi (original) May 18, 2017 at 11:38 PM

Firefly. Northern exposure.

81 jjshawk May 18, 2017 at 11:46 PM

Six Million Dollar Man (Bionic Man) – especially with today’s film technology!

MadMen – I have all 7 seasons on DVD, watched all about 5 times! Whats the next chapter in Don Drapper’s life after the Coke commercial?

Dallas (re-boot) – they killed the series too soon. It was better than the original, I thought..

82 Sandy G. May 19, 2017 at 12:48 AM

I recently came across a channel on Comcast called H&I ( heros and idols) that has NYPD Blue, The Commish, some of the old black and white westerns and 2 or 3 of the Star Trek sagas. It’s channel 180.
I would like to see “Family” (Sada Thompson, Cristy MacNichol) and WKRP in Cincinnati. “I swear, with God as my witness, I thought turkeys could fly.

83 Ron Obvious May 19, 2017 at 7:16 AM

and now for something completely different ….

Monty Python’s Flying Circus!

84 old-school guy May 19, 2017 at 8:28 AM

Dragnet. Need more Joe Fridays in real life. Man was tough on criminals (and so were the courts).

85 Kirkwood May 19, 2017 at 9:44 AM

An all new Star Trek series debuts on CBS this Fall.

86 jen May 19, 2017 at 9:54 AM

4 words – All In The Family and NO PC added, people are WAY over the top toooooooo sensitive!

87 jen May 19, 2017 at 9:55 AM

Justin harris: Happy Days is on Hulu

88 PH Dad May 19, 2017 at 11:04 AM

Firefly

89 SMART May 19, 2017 at 11:08 AM

Night Rider, Dukes Of Hazzard

90 SMART May 19, 2017 at 11:10 AM

DUKES OF HAZZARD, NIGHT RIDER

91 Old Guss May 19, 2017 at 11:36 AM

Good Times…that would be good with the original cast like John Amos and Jimmie Walker coming back. Of course Amos would have to take a different role like JJ’s uncle or something like that.

Certainly better than bringing back Roseanne. I see enough Roseanne types walking around Target.

92 Wondering? May 19, 2017 at 12:07 PM

Love it – Andy Griffith for parental tutorial. Excellent

93 Old Gringo May 19, 2017 at 12:12 PM

Green Acres

94 Mini me May 19, 2017 at 12:14 PM

Alfred Hitchcok presents
i Mariied Joan
Amos and Andy
Ed Sullivan Show

Life of Riley

95 liar May 19, 2017 at 4:42 PM

Defying Gravity
Dead Like Me
Almost Human
Firefly

96 Nokeem May 22, 2017 at 5:02 PM

Firefly and Torchwood – I just loved both so much. Original cast only.
BSG but Galactica did reach its destination. Love BSG too.

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