The raucous exploits of Faber College's Delta House Fraternity in 1962.
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Complete series cast summary:
John Vernon ...  Dean Vernon Wormer 13 episodes, 1979
Stephen Furst ...  Kent 'Flounder' Dorfman 13 episodes, 1979
Bruce McGill ...  Daniel Simpson Day (D-Day) 13 episodes, 1979
James Widdoes ...  Robert Hoover 13 episodes, 1979
Josh Mostel ...  Jim 'Blotto' Blutarsky 13 episodes, 1979
Richard Seer Richard Seer ...  Larry 'Pinto' Kroger 13 episodes, 1979
Peter Fox ...  Otter 13 episodes, 1979
Gary Cookson Gary Cookson ...  Doug Neidermayer 13 episodes, 1979
Susanna Dalton Susanna Dalton ...  Mandy Pepperidge 13 episodes, 1979
Wendy Goldman ...  Muffy Jones 13 episodes, 1979
Brian Patrick Clarke ...  Greg Marmalard 13 episodes, 1979
Lee Wilkof ...  Einswine 13 episodes, 1979
Michelle Pfeiffer ...  The Bombshell 12 episodes, 1979
Peter Kastner Peter Kastner ...  Prof. Dave Jennings 12 episodes, 1979
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Follows the continuing misadventures of the most notorious fraternity house on campus. A sitcom version of the movie "National Lampoon's Animal House." Written by Afterburner <aburner@erols.com>

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USA

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English

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18 January 1979 (USA) See more »

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(15 episodes)

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Mono

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Color (Technicolor)

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1.33 : 1
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The movie Animal House was originally going to be a very black, off color, off kilter comedy about Charles Manson in high school. This was eventually deemed to be too weird,shocking and offensive; so it was turned into a raunchy variation on American Graffiti; set in the early 1960s (just like American Graffiti). The movie was eventually spun off into this very tame sitcom. It's hard to believe a very shocking National Lampoon comedy about Charles Manson eventually evolved into this very tame 1970s sitcom with a laugh track; but here it is. See more »

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Referenced in Kicking and Screaming (1995) See more »

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Delta House
Composed, arranged and recorded by Jim Steinman
Lyrics by Sean Kelly and Tony Hendra
Sung by Michael Simmons
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A Baker's Dozen Of Episodes
26 June 2014 | by redryan64See all my reviews

CATCHING MAGIC IN a bottle is difficult to do and must rely on luck far more than any skill or artistic talent. To repeat this process seems to be neigh well impossible; especially when any follow-up or sequel is transported to another medium.

WHAT WORKED ON the big screen of the movie houses oft fizzles when it is adapted to the Televisin, especially if it is placed into the thirty minute constraint of episodic Sitcoms.

AS A PRIME example of what we're driving at, we need not look very far back in time. With the success of MY BIG FAT Greek WEDDING() at the movie houses, CBS welcomed its video off spring, MY BIG FAT Greek LIFE. It featured many of the same cast members as did the theatrical feature film and was supposed to be the story of the newly wed couple's life after their wedding day.

SO, WHAT HAPPENED may have been a big surprise to the "Bottom Lkiners" at the old network, but it lasted only a paltry 7 episodes.

MUCH IN THE same manner, DELTA HOUSE had many of the same players from the feature, ANIMAL HOUSE (or more properly, NATIONAL LAMPOON'S ANIMSAL HOUSE), sans John Belushi as "BlutO". They had the same setting and tried to maintain a sort of continuity with the blockbuster film. They even introduced a younger brother character of the Belushi character as Jim "Blotto" Blutarsky. The fraternity's feud with Dean Wormer continued and everything should have been copasetic, right?

SO, WHAT WE think worked against this DELTA HOUSE spin off was that no matter how they tried, it was not what the public had found to be so attractive to their tastes in the theatrical release. Being on network, broadcast television automatically precluded so many of the "adult" incidents, nudity and language that a movie could get away with.

AND DON'T YOU forget, this was long before all of those daring cable productions that we have grown used to by now.


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