I had no idea.
Payne was a remake of Fawlty Towers moved from Torquay, England, to central California. The action takes place at the Whispering Pines Inn, owned and operated by Royal Payne and his wife Constance Payne.
There was also Amanda’s starring Bea Arthur. The promo here (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5pQjnxq8-qI) even recycles a Fawlty Towers joke.
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Royal Payne? Seriously? I mean, seriously?
Here’s a true mcnugget for you: I once knew someone named Breighton Early. No joke. (I actually like that name, a lot, and am jealous).
Interesting, it also stared Julie Benz of Dexter. I really like John Larroquette which is mainly because of his role in Night Court but he has had some bad luck with TV shows.
At least it’s better than the German version:
Don’t worry this is not funny even if you understand the language. They only made the pilot and thankfully canceled the whole thing afterwards.
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You think those are bad… how about the American remake attempt(s) at Red Dwarf. Aye yi yi yi yi.
NOOOOO! I just died a little inside. Why they put that backstory w/ gratuitous film clips on the DVD extras boggles the mind. Smegheads
That. Is. Horrible.
I love the original FT, but this is just stupid and vulgar.
I was going to mention Bea Arthur in Amanda’s, but someone beat me to it. I’m surprised that anyone remembers it. It was aweful.
2 minutes, 10 seconds. Can’t take no more.
I hope John Cleese and Connie Booth got a couple of mortgage payments out of this turd?
What is the obsession of Americans to redo a show that has already been done (in the same language)? Not to mention that the remakes are always just a little worse.
Why not buy the thing for pennies from BBC? Is a British accent really that upsetting? Why do all Americans seem to love Ricky Gervais then?
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