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Old 09-06-2010, 05:47 PM   #1
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Confused Do you think 'Flo' Failed As A Spinoff Because it Was Too Rural???

Do you think perhaps 'Flo' was a little bit too country for audiences too get and enjoy or was flo just one dimensional???
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I think she was just one dimensional. Some supporting characters just shouldn't be spun-off. Remember the Dukes of Hazzard was a rural show and they were ranked in the top 5 at the time.
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I think she was just one dimensional. Some supporting characters just shouldn't be spun-off. Remember the Dukes of Hazzard was a rural show and they were ranked in the top 5 at the time.
I agree with Sonny. Flo was a one dimensional character. That was fine when she was a supporting character on Alice but it also meant that she just could not carry a show as the lead.
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Alice was based in a rural area too so that defintely wasn't it-lol
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It was the Fall of 1980 and this is when TV starts its sad Decline
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No one copied the strategy of ABC which was having the spinoff air right after it;s Parent show.

When that didn't happen they usually failed

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I think she was better as just another charcter on Alice than the MAIN charcter of a show. And Flo being the focus of the show just didn't work.some can pull it off and some can't
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I've also heard the argument that Flo as a series and as a main character didn't have a strong supporting cast except for Lucy Lee Flippin's Fran Castleberry. Also, the scripts on Flo's show just weren't that funny. And she really didn't have that many good lines.

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I'd agree Flo was too one dimensional and not that interesting as a lead herself. But then none of the other characters were that great either. I remember watching it (I was 11 or 12 at the time) and I liked it then but looking back yeah it wasn't such a great show anyways.

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I remember being disappointed that they didn’t carry through with the reason Flo left Alice: she got a job as a hostess at a posh Houston restaurant. That could have been interesting, with Flo as a fish out of water at a fancy restaurant. The whole setup with her in a roadhouse with all those hicks was boring to me.
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