Did You Know That "Fast Times At Ridgemont High" Had A TV Spinoff?
The classic '80s teen movie became a CBS sitcom in 1986, but it only lasted seven episodes. Luckily, someone put all of them online.
Here's a refresher on the 1982 movie, Fast Times at Ridgemont High...
And apparently, in 1986, CBS launched a TV version of the movie, called simply Fast Times.
Most of the principal cast members were replaced by new actors. The only roles that stayed the same were Mr. Hand and Mr. Vargas. Amy Heckerling came on to the project, writing and directing the first few episodes.
The show is thought to have flopped because the original context just couldn't translate to TV. The movie was famous for its mix of "racy" sex, drug use, and heavy topics like abortion...and you couldn't really put that stuff on TV so the result was much more tame. But, for fans of the film, Fast Times deserves a watch. All seven episodes below!