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March 15, 2009


FFF Results Post #155 -- TV Party

On Friday, CR Name Five Specific Favorite Live Action TV Show Episodes And What Cartoonist(s), In The Best Of All Possible Worlds, You'd Like To See Adapt Them." This Is How They Responded.

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Chris Duffy

* The insane asylum episode of Rockford Files -- Gene Colan
* The Brooke Shields/Alice in Wonderland episode of the The Muppet Show -- Roger Langridge
* Trilogy of Terror (the tiki doll chapter) -- Bissette and Totleban
* The episode of Dick Van Dyke where he's on candid camera and everyone keeps disappearing -- Jaime Hernandez
* The "shoe-booty" episode of All in the Family, where Mike and Archie get locked in the basement -- Miss Lasko-Gross

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Tom Spurgeon

* Bigfoot episode of Six Million Dollar Man -- Mat Brinkman
* Second season finale, White Shadow -- Peter Bagge
* First season finale, Mad Men -- Rick Altergott
* Sammy Davis Jr. Episode of All In The Family -- Eric Reynolds
* "A Coffin For Starsky," Starsky and Hutch -- Jim Rugg

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Doug Childs

* The X-Files "Home" Bill Sienkiewicz
* WKRP in Cincinnati "Turkeys Away" Steve Dillon
* Buffy the Vampire Slayer "Hush" Kelly Jones
* The Twilight Zone "Time Enough at Last" Bernie Wrightson or Richard Corben
* Deadwood "Pilot" Moebius

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Cole Moore Odell

* the pilot episode of Michael Mann's Crime Story by Sean Philips
* the "Panic in the Sky" episode of The Adventures of Superman by Lynda Barry
* the "Edge of Forever" episode of Carl Sagan's Cosmos by Kevin Huizenga
* the "Paris is Burning" episode of Gilmore Girls by James Kochalka
* the episode "33" of the new Battlestar Galactica by Wally Wood

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Gary Usher

1. LSD episode of "Dragnet" by Steve Ditko
2. Sipowicz deals with death of son episode of "NYPD Blue" by Gilbert Hernandez
3. Jack vs. the Hammock episode of "Three's Company" by Harvey Kurtzman/Will Elder
4. series finale of "The Shield" by Spain
5. Laura's doppelganger cousin (or somesuch) is murdered by the father episode of "Twin Peaks" by Dash Shaw

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Adam Casey

1. The episode of Star Trek where Kirk fights the Gorn -- Jack Kirby.
2. Twilight Zone's "The Monsters Are Due On Maple Street" -- Curt Swan.
3. The pilot episode of Mad Men -- Mike Allred.
4. The Saved By The Bell episode where Jessie gets hooked on caffeine pills -- Dan Clowes.
5. The episode of The Andy Griffith Show where the out of town floozies keep ruining Andy and Barney's dates -- Darwyn Cooke

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Fred Hembeck

1. The famous "I Love Lucy" episode with Lucy and Ethel wrapping candy, layouts by John Stanley, finishes by Irving Tripp.
2. "Leave It To Beaver" where Gilbert cons the Beav into climbing up into a display coffee cup on the front of an outdoor billboard, where he naturally gets stuck, drawn by Bob Bolling.
3. "Mary Tyler Moore Show" where Ted Baxter's modified contract allows him to do all sort of outside commercials, including one as "Farmer Ted", drawn by Kurt Schaffenberger.
4. The Christmas episode of "The Jack Benny Program" where Jack's constant indecision and repeated requests to wrap and unwrap a present bought for Don Wilson slowly but surely drives store clerk Mel Blanc to the point of suicide (albeit via an off-camera gunshot), drawn by Frank Miller, "Sin City" style.
5. The two hour "Twin Peaks" pilot, drawn by Dan Clowes (heck, he should probably just do the entire series!...).

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Joe Schwind

* Seinfeld: The Opposite - George Evans
* Frontline: Who was Lee Harvey Oswald? - Dan Clowes
* I, Claudius: Reign of Terror - Jack Davis
* World's Wildest Police Videos: Garbage Truck Rampage - Jack Kirby
* The Sopranos: Funhouse - Eric Powell

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Tom Bondurant

1. Seinfeld, "The Contest" -- Evan Dorkin
2. Arrested Development, "Motherboy" -- Ty Templeton
3. The X Files, "Clyde Bruckman's Final Repose" -- Joe Kubert
4. Firefly, "Trash" -- Walt Simonson
5. Star Trek, "Errand of Mercy" -- Steve Rude

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Uriel A. Duran

1) The K.I.T.T. vs. K.A.R.R. episode of Knight Rider -- Frank Miller
2) The final episode of The X-Files -- Mike Allred
3) The Merlin the Magician episode of The Time Tunnel -- Darwyn Cooke
4) The Howling Man episode of The Twilight Zone -- Jerry Ordway
5) The pilot episode of Automan -- Jim Rugg

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Matthew Craig

* CSI: Grave Danger (Tarantino) - JH Williams III
* EastEnders: Nana Moon visits her husband's grave in Normandy (Armistice Day 2005) - Eddie Campbell
* Life On Mars: Series 2, Episode 8 (Finale) - Steve Dilllon
* Doctor Who: Genesis of the Daleks - Steve Ditko
* The Young Ones: Bambi - Darick Robertson

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Douglas Mullins

* Buffy The Vampire Slayer - Hush - Ben Jones / Frank Santoro
* Twin Peaks - Agent Cooper's session in the woods with the chalkboard - Dash Shaw
* Lost - Smoke monster kills Mr. Eko - CF
* Doctor Who - That one were they go back in time and fight zombies with Charles Dickens - Lauren Weinstein
* Deadwood - The one where the horse kills the kid - Eddie Campbell

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Buzz Dixon

1 - "Spock's Brain" STAR TREK -- Wally Wood
2 - "Thanksgiving Giveaway" WKRP IN CINNCINNATI -- Walt Kelly (but he would need to tell it from the turkeys' POV)
3 - Any episode of THE ADDAMS FAMILY -- Go Nagai
4 - "The Alcatraz Express" THE UNTOUCHABLES -- Frank Miller
5 - "Demon With A Glass Hand" THE OUTER LIMITS -- Alex Toth

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Kiel Phegley

* The "Jesse gets hooked on diet pills and then sings 'I'm So Excited'" episode of "Saved By the Bell - Johnny Ryan
* The episode of "Seinfeld" where Susan dies from the envelopes - Sergio Aragon├ęs
* Any episode of "Deep Space 9" that took place during the Dominion War and had all sorts of rocking space battles - Joe Madureira
* The Adam West "Batman" episode with the "Green Hornet" crossover - Mike Allred
* There used to be this radical Bruce Greenwood conspiracy show on UPN called "Nowhere Man" where Greenwood was a photographer whose whole life was erased in one fell swoop because of a photo he took and then he's on the run, and I'd kill to see Sean Phillips draw the pilot

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Mike Lynch

* FREAKS & GEEKS -- "Beers and Weirs" the one where Lindsay has the keg party -- Jeffrey Brown
* HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER -- "Sweet Taste of Liberty" where they fly to Philly -- Chari Pere
* THE PARTRIDGE FAMILY -- "The Modfather" with Ray Bolger as grandpa -- Ai Yazawa
* STAR TREK -- "Spock's Brain" -- Steve Rude
* TIME TUNNEL - the Pearl Harbor episode -- Kate Beaton

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Will Pfeifer

1. The Paul Lynde Halloween Special -- Drew Friedman
2. The Love Boat where Marion Ross played an ex-Warhol actress, with an appearance by Andy Warhol -- Dan Clowes
3. The Diff'rent Strokes two-parter with Gordon Jump as the child molesting bike shop owner -- Ivan Brunetti
4. "The Contest" episode of Seinfeld -- Wayne Boring
5. The punk rock episode of Quincy -- either Jaime Hernandez or John Holstrum

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Rick Lowell

1) The Charlie's Angels women's prison episode adapted by Frank Cho
2) Muppets Alice Cooper episode adapted by Bernie Wrightson
3) Six Million Dollar Man "Secret of Bigfoot" adapted by John Byrne
4) "My Name is Earl" pilot adapted by Evan Dorkin
5) Carol Burnett Show "Gone with the Wind" adapted by Sergio Aragones

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Doug Gray

* I would accept any episode of Hawaii Five-O as drawn by Eduardo Risso. But for the sake of FFF, I will choose the first season episode "Samurai". (Ricardo Montalban stars as a Japanese crime boss in need of police protection).
* "So Sorry, My Island Now" by Evan Dorkin. (first season Gilligan's Island episode, where a Japanese soldier in a mini-submarine thinks that WWII is still in progress)
* Any western show interpreted by Jordi Bernet. I would suggest the episode of The Rifleman where a gunfighter (Sammy Davis Jr) comes to town to kill the Sheriff.
* The "Lurch Learns to Dance" episode of The Addams Family by Craig Thompson.
* Any episode of Hogan's Heroes by Joe Kubert.

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Russell Lissau

1. HOMICIDE: LIFE ON THE STREET, "Three Men and Adena," adapted by Rucka, Brubaker and Lark
2. HOMICIDE: LIFE ON THE STREET, "Gone for Goode," by Rucka, Brubaker and Lark
3. HOMICIDE: LIFE ON THE STREET, "Nearer My God to Thee," by Rucka, Brubaker and Lark
4. HOMICIDE: LIFE ON THE STREET, "Crosetti," by Rucka, Brubaker and Lark
5. HOMICIDE: LIFE ON THE STREET, "The Subway," by Rucka, Brubaker and Lark

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Don MacPherson

* M*A*S*H finale -- Joe Kubert
* Moonlighting's Taming of the Shrew -- Kevin Maguire
* Seinfeld's threesome episode -- Colleen Coover
* Any really good episode of Law & Order -- Michael Lark
* Any episode of Big Bang Theory -- Evan Dorkin

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Evan Dorkin

1. The Spanish Moss Murders episode of Kolchak, The Night Stalker -- Mike Mignola
2. The punk rock episode of Quincy -- Michael Kupperman
3. The Hellfire Club episode of The Avengers -- Brian Bolland
4. Whatever episode of The Land Of The Lost was the most Sleestak-centric and creepy -- Charles Burns
5. The Dean Martin Celebrity Roast of Don Rickles - Drew Friedman

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James Langdell

1. The John Larroquette Show episode where a baby is found at the bus depot -- Ralph Reese.
2. The X-Files "Goodnight, Dr. Frankenstein" episode -- Charles Burns
3. The Daily Show episode with Jon Stewart interviewing Jim Cramer -- Stephen DeStefano inked by Karl Kesel
4. The Twin Peaks save-the-pine-weasel episode -- Eddie Campbell (with an assist on Audrey from Pete Mullins)
5. Ernie Kovacs' silent 30-minute special with his Eugene character -- Jim Woodring

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Andrew Mansell

1. The Walnuts from Twylo Episode of Dick Van Dyke -- Johnny Craig or Al Feldstein
2. The Pine Barren Episode of the Sopranos -- Alex Toth
3. The City on the Edge of Forever Star Trek -- Steve Rude
4. Mad Men Season Two Finale (The Cuban Missile Crisis) -- Milton Caniff
5. The hilarious John Cleese episode of The Muppet Show -- Walt Kelly

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Aaron White

* The Munsters where they make a race car out of a coffin -- Jack Davis
* Last Episode of The L Word -- Rebecca
* Doctor Who, Horror of Fang Rock (a.k.a. the Victorian Lighthouse episode) -- Marc Bell
* A-Team where Murdoch pretends to be a superhero with a sock puppet sidekick -- Rumiko Takahashi
* That same episode of A-Team -- Frank Miller

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Sean Kleefeld

1. Dr. Who, "The Daleks" (1963) by Alan Davis
2. The Prisoner, "Free For All" (1967) by Dean Motter
3. The Adventures of Long John Silver, "Pieces of Eight" (1959) by John Severin
4. The New Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, "Pirate Island" (1968) by Jack Kirby
5. Otherworld, "The Zone Troopers Build Men" (1985) by John Byrne

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Matthew Badham

* The Muppet Show that featured Luke Skywalker, R2 D2, C3PO and Chewbacca - Matt Groening.
* Columbo: Identity Crisis, in which Patrick McGoohan plays a secret agent who commits murder; effectively reprising his role from the Prisoner - Jack Kirby.
* Blakes 7, the very last episode with its Wild Bunch ending - Carlos Ezquerra.
* The Twilight Zone, the episode on the plane where Shatner is menaced by a gremlin - Steve Ditko.
* The Starsky and Hutch pilot - Paul Grist.

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Kristy Valenti

1. The Adventures of Pete and Pete: "Halloweenies" -- Chynna Clugston
2. Twin Peaks: Miss Twin Peaks -- Gilbert Hernandez
3. Freaks and Geeks: Noshing and Moshing -- Jaime Hernandez
4. I'm Alan Partridge Series 1: Towering Alan -- Dan Clowes
5. Punky Brewster: Cherie Lifesaver (aka the refrigerator episode) -- Hank Ketcham

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Mauricio Matamoros

*The crazy hillbillies episode from The X-Files -- by Frank Miller
*Twin Peak's pilot episode -- by Dan Clowes
*That great Malcolm in the Middle episode where we see different possibilities of one same story -- by Chris Ware
*Any Chapulin Colorado episode -- by Gilbert Hernandez
*The first season 4 episodes of Lars von Trier's The Kingdom (the roiginal one) -- by Junji Ito

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Danny Ceballos

* Happy Days: Fonzie (Fearless Fonzarelli) tears ligaments in his leg while attempting a motorcycle stunt for the TV show "You Wanted to See It" Adapted by Chester Brown
* Ugly Betty: pilot episode. Adapted by Alexa Kitchen
* Star Trek (Original Series): The U.S.S. Enterprise landing party finds a girl named Miri and several other children who have prolonged lives (they look and act 12 but they're 300 years old). Unfortunately, when they reach puberty, they develop skin lesions and they mutate before going insane and dying. Adapted by Mark Beyer
* BBC's Pride and Prejudice: The one starring Colin Firth & Jennifer Ehle. Episode 3, where Darcy unexpectedly proposes to Elizabeth and she flatly rejects him. Adapted by Fletcher Hanks
* Rich Man Poor Man: The ultimate 1970's min-series. The entire thing adapted by Lynda Barry

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Michael J. Grabowski

1. An original series Star Trek episode -- probably a Romulan one -- that takes place mostly onboard the ships. One where Yeoman Rand has a supporting role. (Possibly no such episode exists, but you said "best of all possible worlds") -- Wally Wood
2. An episode of M*A*S*H from one of the early seasons -- Joe Sacco
3. The X-Files episode where the monstersoftheweek are the inbred brothers and the town sheriff is Andy Taylor -- Jason (silent approach preferred)
4. One of the Saturday Night Live best-of episodes from the first five seasons -- Evan Dorkin
5. The new Battlestar: Galactica epsiode where Starbuck is captured on Caprica and imprisoned in a hospital where the Cylons want to harvest her eggs and she has to bust her way out and get back to the resistance group -- David Lapham

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Mark Coale

1. The "It is Balloon" episode of F-Troop -- Russ Heath
2. The "gas chamber" episode of Mission: Impossible -- Jim Steranko
3. The election episode of The Prisoner -- Brian Bolland
4. The episode "Potato" of Blackadder -- Ty Templeton
5. The "Kinch masquerades as an African Prince" episode of Hogan's Heroes -- Joe Kubert

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