I was thinking about different television comedy eras and how they might have incorporated The Greek Gods. Most of these have probably been done already (I claim no originality to this list) but it was a late-night musing and I thought I'd share.
- 1960s: The Greek Gods help out a group of teenagers to solve mysteries, but only if they put on the special amulet or bracelet associated with each god. Most of the episodes are about the teenagers losing these items.
- 1970s: The Greek Gods are superheros trying to live out normal lives on Earth with their secret identities (if this sounds like Wonder Woman you are not wrong).
- 1980s: The Greek Gods are reduced to high school students and have to deal with all sorts of high school problems like acne, going on a first date, and whether they'll be banned from the school dance because Bacchus keeps spiking the punch.
- 1990s: "That's Our Zeus" follows the misadventures of Zeus, the Greek God next door. Zeus loses a bet with Hades and is destined to make hell on earth for a suburban couple and their three kids. Watch as Zeus tries to jump-start a car with his lightning bolts, turns himself into various creatures to seduce the cute neighbor next door, and tell Hades that suburban life is harder than it looks.
- 2000s: Gritty drama where The Greek Gods solve mysteries too big for mere mortals.
- 2010s: The Greek Gods are locked into a room with each other with cameras everywhere with the simple rule of not smiting the others. Whomever is the last one not smitten is the winner.
(Blame this one on some late-night musing after reading the chapter about Mythos Gods and their interactions with humanity from Trail of Cthulhu by Ken Hite.)