The 40 Worst Big Screen Adaptations Of TV Shows Ever

On the surface, doing a movie version of a hit TV show seems like a blockbuster slam dunk. There’s already has a huge fanbase, who will likely come out in droves to see more adventures of their favorite characters. Stick a few A-listers in the lead roles, and you should be golden, right? Wrong. Very very wrong.

  • The Three Stooges

  • Bewitched

  • WIld WIld West

  • Josie and The Pussycats

  • Dennis the Menace

  • Mr. Magoo

  • McHale’s Navy

  • Underdog

  • Dukes of Hazzard

  • Alvin and The Chipmunks

  • Leave it to Beaver

  • Buffy the Vampire Slayer

  • Car 54, Where Are You?

  • Dragnet

  • Dudley Do-Right

  • Fat Albert

  • The Flintstones

  • George of the Jungle

  • Get Smart

  • Gilligan’s Island

  • Beverly Hillbillies

  • I Spy

  • Inspector Gadget

  • Land of the Lost

  • Lost in Space

  • My Favorite Martian

  • He-Man and Masters of the Universe

  • Popeye

  • The Adventures of Rocky and Bullwinkle

  • Sabrina the Teenage Witch

  • Scooby-Doo

  • Starsky and Hutch

  • The Avengers

  • The Honeymooners

  • The Mod Squad

  • Thunderbirds

  • The Twilight Zone: The Movie

  • The Jetsons

  • The Smurfs

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You forget that this same fanbase who came out in droves usually feels pretty passionate about the television program, and likely won’t take kindly to any changes you might have made. Factor in some lazy writing with lame jokes, and you could have a sizzling silver screen turkey on your hands. Johnny Depp’s passion project The Lone Ranger recently opened wide, giving new like to the black and white ’50s classic. Hopefully he learned his lesson and didn’t repeat the mistakes of these 40 really bad movie version of TV movies. Head to the gallery above and relive the bombs!

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