We all know plenty of books that became television shows, because often times the written word translates well for screen. However, there are times when the opposite happened; when someone thought it would be a good idea to make a book out a TV show. We at Kindle Addicts will never knock one’s choice of reading material, as long as people are reading, but that doesn’t mean certain stories don’t translate as well in print as they did on screen.
When a book is not only rare, but depreciates in value over the years, you know you have a clunker.
47 Times They Spunoff TV Shows Into Books
1. The Brady Bunch
The Brady Bunch had several forays into the world of the written world. For example:
There was the time they fancied themselves detectives in the big city:
and the time they had an awesome adventure at sea:
Those Brady’s solve more mysteries than Shaggy and Scooby. Too bad they can’t solve the mystery of the missing toilet.
2. The Dukes of Hazzard
They’ve gone racin’ y’all. Let’s hope they don’t cross the county line or Boss Hogg will be all over them!
3. Happy Days
That’s what Fonzie does. He drops in. Without knocking.
4. The Partridge Family
Oh dear. This can’t be good.
Before Kiss met the Phantom of the Park the Partridges had their own run in with a phantom.
The TV version of the Partridge Family would have been a lot cooler with plots lines like this:
Oh, thank goodness. Maybe he’ll stop being so cranky all the time now.
5. Laverne & Shirley
They did it their way.
6. Charles in Charge
Is anyone else surprised this wasn’t an international bestseller?
7. Saved by the Bell
Too bad no one could save Screech from himself.
8. Married With Children
A “Married With Children” comic? Now I really am intrigued.
9. Room 222
Uh, oh! Mr. Dixon does not approve.
10. Starsky & Hutch
Why this book has absolutely no customer reviews is a real head scratcher.
11. The Bionic Woman
Run, Jamie, Run!!
12. Welcome Back Kotter
Sweathogs leave a trail.
13. Full House
Michelle Tanner must not be upstaged.
14. The Mod Squad
Even reluctant cops have books.
15. The Courtship of Eddie’s Father
People let me tell you ’bout my best friend…
16. Get Smart
Currently out of stock. Missed it by that much!
17. Mork & Mindy
Nanoo Nanoo doesn’t have the same cache in print.
18. The Munsters
What did they do to deserve a freak like Marilyn?
He can fix anything.
20. Beverly Hills, 90210
Brenda wasn’t as much of a problem this way.
21. Family Affair
Mrs. Peabody wasn’t their only merchandise.
22. Police Woman
Quite the racy title for a mid-70’s ear spinoff book.
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