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Old 02-16-2016, 04:48 PM   #16
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Why did Leslie (Jennifer Holmes) leave the show in the first place. I liked her better in terms of looks and disposition. Did she voluntarily leave or was she fired?
I'm pretty sure it wasn't voluntary. Holmes is a fine actress, but the character of Leslie was too perfect which made it hard for her to be much more than a "straight man" for the other funnier characters. On the other hand, Stephanie was very flawed but still likable which gave the writers a lot more to work with than Leslie. So, most likely Holmes was let go to open the door for Julia Duffy's character to become a regular.
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Stephanie definitely. I like Leslie and all, but it wouldn't have been the same show if Stephanie weren't on. She and Michael were the quintessential yuppie couple in the 1980s though!
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They show this twice at night and I never saw the first two years until recently. Leslie was like a younger version of Newhart's tv wife and that's probably why they made a change, wisely as it turns out. As for the Kirk character, he should have been killed off by episode 3. He somehow made it through two seasons before getting axed.
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As far as appearance goes, I think Leslie and Stephanie are incredibly good-looking. Back in the 1980s, I was in love with both of 'em!
Bob Newhart knew what made people watch.

I prefer Leslie, I guess. I like both Stephanie and Michael, but together they got very predictable very fast.
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Stephanie without a doubt. This is nothing against the actress, but Leslie was a poor sitcom character IMO. It's usually a red alert when a character has no flaws (even perfection can be a flaw but that wasn't employed here), and that reduces them to more of an observer and not very memorable. The producers apparently saw this which is why Leslie was dropped so fast. Yet I still enjoy the first season. Leslie was pleasant and I don't actively dislike her. It's just that Stephanie brought so much more to the role.

The OP wanted to know if they ever appeared in the same episode. Once, in the first season episode "What is this Thing Called Lust?"
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I have and always be on team Stephanie.

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Stephanie hands down. Leslie was a pleasant character, but imho was rather bland. Stephanie 's self absorbed and entitled personality made for a lot of good laughs!
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They show this twice at night and I never saw the first two years until recently. Leslie was like a younger version of Newhart's tv wife and that's probably why they made a change, wisely as it turns out. As for the Kirk character, he should have been killed off by episode 3. He somehow made it through two seasons before getting axed.
I'm so glad that Kirk was axed! Of course Newhart is fiction, but there are too many people like Kirk in real life! Honestly, whenever I see Kirk, I just bristle and almost change the channel but then I'd miss some excellent comedy from the other characters.
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