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Old 05-03-2012, 10:37 PM   #16
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Well, in real life, my then-pastor lost his wife in June 1994 and remarried in December 1994. Then again, he was already in his 70s with all grown children, but it does happen in real life.

That is an exception though...Dick Van Patten's character was in his 40s I think at the time, but if what was stated earlier is true--that when the second season started, it was announced that a year had gone by, that's fine. I guess I'll wait til the second season to see if it plays out like that.
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Hopefully, the 2nd season DVD will see the light of day this century!!!!
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That is an exception though...Dick Van Patten's character was in his 40s I think at the time, but if what was stated earlier is true--that when the second season started, it was announced that a year had gone by, that's fine. I guess I'll wait til the second season to see if it plays out like that.
And I'm not 100% sure I was accurate. I was going by what certain books stated. It's been years since I've seen Eight is Enough and although I watched it quite often when it was originally on, I did not watch it every week . I do know that Abby fit right in with the cast real fast though.
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The toughest member to win over was Tommy whom resented Abby at first. He was the most sensative over the loss of his Mom.
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And the Christmas episode seemed to help him bond a little with Abby, IIRC.
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The toughest member to win over was Tommy whom resented Abby at first. He was the most sensative over the loss of his Mom.
Wasn't she one of his teachers or something?
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I remember the episode where Abby first appeared . Tommy broke his leg, the school sent over a tutor so he wouldn't fall behind, and Abby was that tutor .
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John Travolta said that he didn't want Diana Hyland to take the role, but she really wanted it.
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When an actor leaves a show for whatever reason, the option to recast the role with another actor is more likely to be used--though in many or most cases, even that is not done, and the character is replaced by another character. But when the actor playing the character in real life passes away, it is generally considered proper to discontinue the character and create another, because the public has heard that the actor passed away. Sometimes the character is written out of the show as having moved away--this is especially true if the actor was ill for a period, and the writers were unsure whether or not a return would happen. When the actor dies suddenly, in most cases the character does, as well.
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When an actor leaves a show for whatever reason, the option to recast the role with another actor is more likely to be used--though in many or most cases, even that is not done, and the character is replaced by another character. But when the actor playing the character in real life passes away, it is generally considered proper to discontinue the character and create another, because the public has heard that the actor passed away. Sometimes the character is written out of the show as having moved away--this is especially true if the actor was ill for a period, and the writers were unsure whether or not a return would happen. When the actor dies suddenly, in most cases the character does, as well.

Towards the end of Dallas's 4th season in 1981, Jim Davis (Jock Ewing) was dying in real life and his character was hastily sent off on a second honeymoon to write him out of the remaining episodes for that season.

Davis died in between the shooting of seasons four and five and when season five began, a storyline was contrived that had Jock going off on a secret govt-related mission. Shortly later, the news came back to Dallas that Jock's helicopter had gone down in a jungle and he had died.
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