This post gives a special shoutout to fellow tweeter Aladarye, who suggested it! Thanks!
Well, you can’t avoid them. When one show’s a success, you can bet there will be talk of spin-offs, and sometimes they come through. Case and point: We’ll be seeing a different side of Bones this season, with a new spin-off called The Finder. I know little about it, but hey, we like to keep things timely and relevant here on Raked. All this leads me to ask:
What’s your favorite spin-off series?
This can be old or new, so don’t scour the listings too hard for this one. In fact, let me make it easy for you. Here’s a good list of spin-offs on wikipedia.
I’m going to avoid the obvious here and go into one of my favorites that you might not expect.
That’s right, folks. We’re going with Darkwing Duck! To this day, I still remember the theme song: Darkwing Duck! When there’s trouble you call D-W. Darkwing Duck! Let’s get dangerous. And who’da thunk it? Darkwing Duck was a direct spin-off of Ducktales (also an oldie but goodie).
Seriously, to this day, if I could get my barkalounger to rotate into a slide the takes me directly to my car, I’d do it. Love it.
Cartoons can really be one of the best type of spin-off, really. So much creativity is involved. Think Pinky & the Brain. Yep, that became a series off of Animaniacs. Plus, it’s not like a sitcom, which can turn sour. I mean, Frasier was a contender, until I remembered how much of a sex fiend Frasier became in the later seasons.
So what do you think? What’s your favorite spin-off? And who can guess what my obvious (but unmentioned) favorite is?
You better watch out, you bad boys…