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 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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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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Followed by Where Are They Now?: A Delta Alumni Update (2003) See more »

Soundtracks

Delta House
Composed, arranged and recorded by Jim Steinman
Lyrics by Sean Kelly and Tony Hendra
Sung by Michael Simmons
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Let's not go to the "Delta House."
28 December 2004 | by penelopedangerSee all my reviews

In the 1970s, no hit film was safe from the clutches of ambitious TV producers. "Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore" became "Alice," "Private Benjamin" became, um, "Private Benjamin", and let's not even talk about ABC's ill-fated attempt to turn "The Deer Hunter" into a sitcom vehicle for Norman Fell.

In that vein, "Delta House" had the potential to be a worthy follow-up to "Animal House." It reunited much of the cast of the debaucherous 1978 classic as well as many of the original's creative team. Trouble was, "Animal House" was a raunchy R-rated movie, and in 1979, television was so squeaky-clean you couldn't even say the word "pregnant." ABC, land of "Three's Company"'s wacky-till-it-bleeds double-entendres, stuck "Delta House" in an early-evening timeslot worthy of "The Waltons" and surgically excised any trace of the original's humor, leaving the cast with nothing to do but pass around tone-deaf anti-establishment banter that even Dean Wormer would have found square. "Delta House" got promising ratings despite all this, but perhaps sensing the creative impossibility, ABC pulled the plug. The cast and crew deserve a medal for trying, but there was just no way to adapt a screamingly funny R-rated film for broadcast TV in 1979, and thankfully there still isn't. John Belushi's Bluto would have smashed this show to bits on a staircase.


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