Monkees = Monkees
What's the tv show equivalent of a band?



Taken from Chuck Klosterman's "Sex, Drugs and Cocoa Puffs":
The gathering took a decidedly different turn.

Then minutes later, I found it necessary to mention that Journey was rock's version of the TV show Dynasty.  This prompted a spirited debate we dubbed "Monkees = Monkees."  The goal is to figure out which television show is the closest philosophical analogy to a specific rock 'n' roll band, and the criteria is mind-blowingly complex: It's a combination of longevity, era, critical acclaim, commercial success, and - most important - the aesthetic soul of each artistic entity.  For example, the Rolling Stones are Gunsmoke.  The Strokes are Kiefer Sutherland's 24.  Jimi Hendrix was The Twilight Zone.  Devo was Fernwood 2-Night.  Lynyrd Skynyrd was The Beverly Hillbillies, which makes Molly Hatchet Petticoat Juntion.  The Black Crowes are That '70s Show.  Hall & Oats were Bosom Buddies.  U2 is M*A*S*H (both got preachy at the end).  Dokken was Jason Bateman's short-lived sitcom It's Your Move.  Eurythmics were Mork & Mindy.  We even deducted comparisons for solo projects, which can only be made to series that were spawned as spin-offs.  The four Beatles are as follows: John = Maude, Paul = Frasier, George = The Jeffersons, and Ringo = Flo.  David Lee Roth's solo period was Knots Landing.

So there's the proof: Marijuana makes you smarter."


I compiled the above list plus a few others I found elsewhere on the web:
The solo project/spin-offs:
I few I came up with after I read this:



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