We've gotten so used to all of the classic TV reboots, from the on-the-air Hawaii 5-O to the in-the-works Munsters, that when somebody says they're making a new one, it's no longer a surprise. But when someone says they're doing the reverse of a classic show, well, that gets our attention. Fox has picked up the script to a show that's being called a "reverse Three's Company," and while we're not entirely sure that's an accurate description, given that it's about a Midwestern woman who moves in with three young dudes, it was enough to get us thinking about other classic shows that would stink as reboots, but could become fresh new TV if the scenarios are reversed.
1) "The Simpsons," Lisa Simpson-- Lisa's convictions are strongly leftist. She is a vegetarian and has expressed a desire to become a vegan. Lisa also joined the animal rights group PETA.
2) "Friends," Phoebe Buffay -- Portrayed by Lisa Kudrow, Phoebe is somewhat of a champion of animal rights and the environment. She is a vegetarian and doesn't eat "food with a face. She is against the wearing of fur coats, and cries when flowers die.
3) "Green Acres," Oliver Wendell Douglas -- Oliver was a New York City attorney who had a dream of moving to the Midwest and operating a farm rather than practicing law. He didn't adjust well to farm life, not for lacking of trying though. The show concentrated on farming, growing your own crops, and caring for animals.
4) "All in the Family," Gloria and Michael Stivic -- Portrayed by Sally Struthers and Rob Reiner, they shared liberal political beliefs. An example of this is when Michael got arrested for a nude protest at a nuclear power plant.
5) "Ellen DeGeneres Show," Ellen -- Ellen is a big animal activist and lover of the environment. On her show she often refers to the hybrid car she drives and tries to get as many pets adopted as possible.