Petition for Disney to make a spin off of The Weekenders where the kids are in high school and they have to deal with the pressures of the future and Tish is the only one with her shit together.
Just as long as they still do stuff on the weekend and don’t dumb down the dialogue just because it’s being made in this decade.
While I think the OP’s suggestion is great, I cannot help but agree with you that if the show came back they’d be forced to update it. There are well-written, quality cartoons around nowadays, but The Weekenders would most likely lose a lot of its charm if brought back today (with new episodes, not re-runs). It was and still is ahead of its time in many ways, but its genre (slice-of-life) was only ‘right’ for the time it was produced. In 2014, an animated TV series that’d deal with such themes would be perceived as too slow-paced if compared to the more frenetic current shows. Disney executives would probably ask the crew to exaggerate gags/jokes in order to make it more ‘exciting’ if less realistic, but it’d stop to be what it originally was. To keep its solid writing they’d have to reunite the creator and the original team of writers, but again, they’d still be under Disney executives direction. Plus, very few shows today are animated with the same technique they used for The Weekenders, and I am afraid it’d look rather weird (and not a good kind of weird) not to mention extremely creepy if it became a 3D computer animated show. That said, a possible return of The Weekenders is just as unlikely as a dog playing piano. The plot idea above, though, is fantastic. I guess that is what fanfiction is for!