poll suggestion: favorite big family

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Which tv show with a big family is your favorite?
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Jon Jamison

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Posted 2 years ago

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dgranger

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I second that one.
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dgranger

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Too bad that this only tv families because I would have suggested the movies "Cheaper By The Dozen" (1950) 12 kids, and "Yours, Mine, and Ours" both films, 18 kids,
But this about tv families, "The Brady Bunch" six kids, and "Eight Is Enough" 8 kids.
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I think that he named just those 2 for a reason? Although I had never heard of either. I thought that maybe they were Canadian and had to Google them.
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I don't know why ether. One show is on Nickelodeon and the other is on Disney .
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dgranger

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I got a better question. Will he update his list to include all the excellent suggestions made by everybody who replied. So far, at the time of the post, the answer seams to be "No". I hope I'm wrong.
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Probably not. But...?
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Jon Jamison

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If you guys want to make a new poll with everybodies suggestions I'm ok with that.
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Jon Jamison, you may have interpret this wrong but people are trying to help you get your poll accepted by the IMDb. You got people talking about it. That is a good thing. One of the factors that the IMDb looks at is is the poll is popular and has gotten people talking. And look at who is discussing your list! Jen (whose IMDb name is yrnej) who has over 100 IMDb publishized polls and 7 being IMDb's featured poll. You got Rubufruit76 on here talking about your poll! She has a ton of IMDb polls with 8 making it to the featured poll. Rocky-O is on here to! Listen to them. They know what they are doing and they often give great suggestions! That is all to the good! Me, I'm not so good with a lowly 11 polls and only one IMDb featured poll. (I do too long and complicated titles. My fault.) And if dan_dassow, Dibyayan_Chakravorty, Peter, urbanemovies, and KhaledKalache should show up here, it would be wise to listen to them because they also got a ton of polls published and a few of them are IMDb editors and Administrators. Their presence shows that the IMDb is interested in your poll!!!!!
I would suggest to fallow Jen's advice and read the article she posted! She is trying to help you!
Another factor that the IMDb looks at it how you evaluate and sometimes incorporate other people's suggestions for your poll. You are the main judge of what goes into your poll. And it is okey to say "No" because it shows that you have set standards and you are not going to just take anybody's suggestions. But if you are going to keep at two choices, the IMDb really prefers you to call those polls as "Faceoff" or "Showdown" so as to indicate that there is only a limited few choices on your list. If you don't put those words in your title, then you have left your list open ended and people like us are going to suggest additional entries that fit your criteria. While the IMDb will publish faceoffs and showdowns, they generally prefer polls with more than two entries. And again, the IMDb takes into account how popular your poll is, how many other people's suggestions you had considered, and how well you discussed your own poll. AKA, interact! If you don't interact, people will start to feel that you are ignoring them and they will stop replying to your poll suggestions. Again, interact! It is for the good!
As for your own poll specifically, (and please remember that I 'm trying help you, not hurt you), you did not say the choices was limited to just the two shows you have included in your poll. Two new shows that two of us have already stated that we never heard of these shows. You had left your poll suggestion open ended to include more. People responded to your suggestion with shows that had average orginnal run of 7.125 seasons or years with some shows like Brady, Little house and Cosby which went into rerun syndication heaven for decades after their orginnal runs were over. Some are still being shown today.
If you think I'm kidding,
- The Waltons, 9 seasons from 1971 to 1981, with four Walton made for tv related movies: "A Wedding on Walton's Mountain" (1982) , "A Walton Wedding" (1995), A Walton Easter (1997) (TV Movie), and "The Homecoming: A Christmas Story (1971)" (it orginally was a Spenser Mountion Christmas based on the best seller of the same name by Earl Hamner Jr. , but he switch the family name from Spenser to Walton, and it served as the pilot for the series.)
- The Brady Bunch - 5 seasons from 1969 to 1974 and two second series (The Brady Bunch Variety Hour (1 season), and "The Brady Brides " one season), three made for TV movies ("The Brady Girls Get Married" (1981), "A Very Brady Christmas" (1988) and "The Brady Bunch in the White House" (2002)) and two major motion pictures, ("The Brady Bunch Movie" (1995) and "A Very Brady Sequel" (1996)) and a few specials too.
- Eight Is Enough - 5 seasons from 1977 - 1981, with two made for TV movies ("An Eight Is Enough Wedding" (1989) and "Eight Is Enough: A Family Reunion" (1987))
- "Little House On The Prairie" - 9 seasons from 1974 to 1983. And one made for TV movie ("Little House: Bless All the Dear Children" (1984)).
- "Step by Step" - 7 seasons from 1991 - 1998.
- "Seventh Heaven" - 11 seasons from 1996 to 2007.
- "The Cosby Show" - 8 seasons from 1984 to 1992.
- "Just The Ten Of Us" - 3 seasons from 1988 to 1990.
You think people might know these shows? And if you think I'm kidding about the rerun syndication heaven, next time you watch cable, type in "The Brady Bunch" or "Little House On The Prairie" on your cable remote and see how many of the cable stations in your cable package are still airing the reruns. Also you might consider some of these reality shows too. Wasn't there one about seven or eight kids being born at the same time?
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Welcome Jon,

Please review this document for tips on how to make a poll suggestion properly - https://getsatisfaction.com/imdb/topics/faq-how-to-post-your-poll-suggestion-at-get-satisfaction-sit...
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For Your Consideration:
Little House on the Prairie (7 kids)
Step By Step (6 kids)
The Cosby Show (5 kids, plus cousin Pam who joined in the later years)
Seventh Heaven (7 kids)
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good idea...

for your list...

just the ten of us (8 kids)...
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Jon if you wanted to do animated big families, I got one based on the Charlie Chan detective stories and movies where it was stated that he had a huge family with about ten to eleven kids. But this show ran only one year and focused of only a few of the kids, about ten and ran only 1 season. It is "The Amazing Chan and the Chan Clan " (1972) http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0068037/?...
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