The raucous exploits of Faber College's Delta House Fraternity in 1962.
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 Dean Vernon Wormer (13 episodes, 1979)
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 Kent 'Flounder' Dorfman (13 episodes, 1979)
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 Daniel Simpson Day (D-Day) (13 episodes, 1979)
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 Robert Hoover (13 episodes, 1979)
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 Eric 'Otter' Stratton (13 episodes, 1979)
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 Doug Neidermayer (13 episodes, 1979)
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 Mandy Pepperidge (13 episodes, 1979)
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 Muffy (13 episodes, 1979)
Richard Seer ...
 Larry 'Pinto' Kroger (13 episodes, 1979)
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 Greg Marmalard (13 episodes, 1979)
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 Einswine (13 episodes, 1979)
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 Jim 'Blotto' Blutarsky (12 episodes, 1979)
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 Prof. Dave Jennings (12 episodes, 1979)
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 The Bombshell (8 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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Let's not go to the "Delta House."
28 December 2004 | by (Grover Beach, CA) – See 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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