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Old 03-06-2010, 10:15 AM   #1
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Question Was it a Mistake to Change Too Close for Comfort into the Ted Knight Show?

The show seemed to lack heart once they retooled the show. Yes, the brought Monroe Ficus with them for comedy, but, I think the dynamic of Henry with his two daughters was key. Besides, by the time they switched formats, Ted Knight was sick with cancer. What do you think?




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In late 1985, several changes were made before further episodes were produced, including changing the show's title to The Ted Knight Show (not to be confused with the short-lived 1978 CBS show of the same name). Jackie and Sara were written out of the show, and Henry and Muriel, along with Monroe, move to a house in Marin County, north of San Francisco. Henry leaves the cartoonist profession and becomes editor and 49% owner of a newspaper, The Marin Bugler, while Muriel takes a job with the paper as a photographer. Hope Stinson (Pat Carroll), owns the other 51%, creating friction with Henry. Lisa (Lisa Antille) was also added to the cast as the Rushes' maid and eventual romantic interest for Monroe. Along with the new title, a new opening was filmed in Marin County. The theme song was re-recorded in a smoother style.

First-run episodes of The Ted Knight Show were broadcast starting in April 1986. A total of 22 episodes were produced prior to the summer of 1986. The revamped show continued to be successful and was scheduled to resume production for another season, but Ted Knight, who had been battling colon cancer since 1985, died on August 26, 1986, aged 62, and the series was not continued. First-run episodes continued to air through September 1986.
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Wow, I never even knew TCFC morphed into the Ted Knight Show. I had never ever heard of the Ted Knight Show until your post!!

I have not even seen more than the first 2 seasons of TCFC and I'd really like to but how??!? They haven't released more seasons on DVD.

And how could I ever see the Ted Knight Show??
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I never got to see the show in "The Ted Knight Show" phase.......if this ever comes out, it will be like brand news episodes.
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yes after the girls left the show became boring and bland
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From what little I saw, it just wasn't the same.
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I never got to see the show in "The Ted Knight Show" phase.......if this ever comes out, it will be like brand news episodes.
Yes, it will be like brand new episodes to me too.
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From what little I saw, it just wasn't the same.
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I never got to see the show in "The Ted Knight Show" phase.......if this ever comes out, it will be like brand news episodes.
Watch some of them on YouTube on my channel: FELLNORM (I wonder how long they let them be there). I don´t think they were worse than the original TCFCs, just different.
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Watch some of them on YouTube on my channel: FELLNORM (I wonder how long they let them be there). I donīt think they were worse than the original TCFCs, just different.
Thanks but it would be better to watch them on DVD of course but since that's such a rare show I think I'll check your channel out.
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Watch some of them on YouTube on my channel: FELLNORM (I wonder how long they let them be there). I donīt think they were worse than the original TCFCs, just different.
I went to your channel but couldn't find the Ted Knight Show.

Can you please give me the direct link?

I found the Ropers but it was only clips that were a few minutes long and not the entire episode.
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I never got to see the show in "The Ted Knight Show" phase.......if this ever comes out, it will be like brand news episodes.






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Was the transition from Too Close for Comfort to The Ted Knight Show ever explained on screen? Like why did Henry and Muriel (with Monroe and young Andrew in tow) decide to move out of San Francisco in favor of nearby Mill Valley? How exactly did Henry go from being an illustrator to a newspaper editor, which presumably would require you to be a great writer at first? We know that Jackie moved to Italy to focus on her fashion career, but what happened to Sara?
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From what little I saw, it just wasn't the same.
It seemed like they were trying to change the show from essentially a domestic/family sitcom to a work sitcom a la Ted Knight's old show The Mary Tyler Moore Show. The problem is I suppose is that the work stuff is generally forgettable. This goes back to my earlier point that Ted Knight needed to be surrounded by stronger actors and a strong supporting cast like on MTM to make it work.
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