How could Magnum, PI be a rival of TNG when "Rascals" aired? Magnum went off in the late 80s, and "Rascals" didn't air until, what 1993? --TimPendragon 07:12, 21 December 2006 (UTC)

I removed this phrase from the note about Magnum:

which was a rival of TNG when the episode aired.

Magnum, PI had been off the air for years by the time "Rascals" was made. Sheesh. --TimPendragon 00:02, 8 February 2007 (UTC)

Thanks a lot. I have no idea whatsoever where I got that piece of information from. I looked all over the net and there's no way they could have been rivals. Magnum, P.I. ended it's original network run in 1988 (four years before the airing of "Rascals" in 1992), and during the 1987-88 season, TNG aired in syndication, so it wasn't really "up against" the CBS show Magnum, PI (maybe in some regions). Magnum was likely still in syndication (it was a popular show) in 1992, but I'm not sure if two syndicated shows (one first-run and the other repeats) could be considered "rivals."
Now, where I got that information from in the first place, back in October 2005, I do not remember, nor can I repeat the results. So it is best to keep the information out of the article.--Tim Thomason 00:49, 1 June 2007 (UTC)