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Old 09-26-2012, 02:08 PM   #31
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I think the show had success in season 1 because it aired after Happy days in season 1
Actually, Angie followed Mork & Mindy on Thursdays during season one. It was during its second season where the ratings went down after the show was moved to Tuesdays AFTER Happy Days and before Three's Company.

I think people didn't care for the relationship post-wedding. The whole blue-collar girl with the rich guy was no longer there since Angie married and then had her own business.
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Actually, Angie followed Mork & Mindy on Thursdays during season one. It was during its second season where the ratings went down after the show was moved to Tuesdays AFTER Happy Days and before Three's Company.

I think people didn't care for the relationship post-wedding. The whole blue-collar girl with the rich guy was no longer there since Angie married and then had her own business.
You are right that was my error. and then after ABC saw that it wasn't working after HD they moved the show to Mondays which was the beginning of the end
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Old 09-26-2012, 02:33 PM   #33
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You are right that was my error. and then after ABC saw that it wasn't working after HD they moved the show to Mondays which was the beginning of the end
How sad that I know the background information of this show such as the schedule and so forth, but I don't remember any damn episode. I read through some of the episode guides and none of them are memorable. The only thing memorable to me is the theme song, the fact that annoying Tammy Lauren was in the show, and the scene of Doris Roberts kicking the ironing board as it slowly made its way down to the floor in the opening credits. I just remember how Angie and Brad met, but nothing else comes to mind as far as other scenes or episodes that stood out. I just know I liked watching the show.
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How sad that I know the background information of this show such as the schedule and so forth, but I don't remember any damn episode. I read through some of the episode guides and none of them are memorable. The only thing memorable to me is the theme song, the fact that annoying Tammy Lauren was in the show, and the scene of Doris Roberts kicking the ironing board as it slowly made its way down to the floor in the opening credits. I just remember how Angie and Brad met, but nothing else comes to mind as far as other scenes or episodes that stood out. I just know I liked watching the show.

I know the show was based in Philly and would like to know if that coffee shop was fictional. Need to do some research
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The ratings were OK on Tuesday night, down somewhat from the previous season to be sure--but so was Happy Days. In January Angie was moved to Monday following Laverne & Shirley. That was a disaster, but far moreso for L&S than for Angie. WKRP In Cincinnati (CBS) had just been moved to 8PM Mondays a few weeks prior and apparently ABC believed it would be vulnerable in that slot. Boy were they wrong! What happened by about the fourth week though, was that while L&S was a distant third to WKRP, Angie actually finished second, ahead of The Last Resort, though only slightly.

That was the last straw, and L&S was promptly tucked behind Happy Days once again, while Angie was rewarded for showing up its Monday lead-in by being put on hiatus for two months.

In early April it was dumped into the Saturday death slot along with the show they had shelved to make room for L&S, The Goodtime Girls. That lasted three weeks before the network announced Angie's cancellation.

The whole thing was a gyp, but what can you do. ABC made a number of dumb decisions that season and Angie was one direct casualty of that.
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The ratings were OK on Tuesday night, down somewhat from the previous season to be sure--but so was Happy Days. In January Angie was moved to Monday following Laverne & Shirley. That was a disaster, but far moreso for L&S than for Angie. WKRP In Cincinnati (CBS) had just been moved to 8PM Mondays a few weeks prior and apparently ABC believed it would be vulnerable in that slot. Boy were they wrong! What happened by about the fourth week though, was that while L&S was a distant third to WKRP, Angie actually finished second, ahead of The Last Resort, though only slightly.

That was the last straw, and L&S was promptly tucked behind Happy Days once again, while Angie was rewarded for showing up its Monday lead-in by being put on hiatus for two months.

In early April it was dumped into the Saturday death slot along with the show they had shelved to make room for L&S, The Goodtime Girls. That lasted three weeks before the network announced Angie's cancellation.

The whole thing was a gyp, but what can you do. ABC made a number of dumb decisions that season and Angie was one direct casualty of that.


Looks like since L&S was a proven hit, ABC expected certain numbers from Angie and the show could never deliver.


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Another change in the second season was that the couple moved from Brad's large house to an apartment. That underplayed the premise of the show, IMHO.
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Another change in the second season was that the couple moved from Brad's large house to an apartment. That underplayed the premise of the show, IMHO.

Was the show still based in Philadelphia?
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They changed the premise too fast. You do that after the show's been on a few years not after a half a season.
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They changed the premise too fast. You do that after the show's been on a few years not after a half a season.

And didn't the show have a good first season which made it even more weird
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And didn't the show have a good first season which made it even more weird
Yea it was in the top 10. They should have just enjoyed the success for awhile.
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Yea it was in the top 10. They should have just enjoyed the success for awhile.

Found out it was #5 and then it fell to......................???? LOL
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Found out it was #5 and then it fell to......................???? LOL
Like its contemporary, Makin' It, the best thing about the show was the theme song:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xOUiH45QKP8
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rNVcCX0mc8c

And both, like Happy Days, Laverne & Shirley and Mork & Mindy, were from Miller-Milkis Productions. Mork & Mindy was the only one without a memorable, catchy theme song.
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I was about 3 or 4 when Angie aired. I remember the the SEcond season theme song with Robert Hays jugggling the apples in the park. When ABC started airing the show around 1985(and my local Boston station was doing the same) I video taped them all! I had a huge crush on Robert Hays. Anyway, I thought the show was cute and funny. I enjoyed Donna Pescow as Angie, a hard working Italian American who was a waitress. SHe fell for Brad whom she thought was a poor doctor. Turns out he was a millionaire's son but down to earth. They decided not to rely on riches but their love. Doris Roberts was the best as Angie's mom. Her husband went out for cigarettes and never returned but she still set a place at the table. She wasn't anything like her "Marie" character in Everybody Loves Raymond. I think one of the best eps was when they were all on Family Feud. Above, someone posted the cast on the REAL game show but they also did an episode where the plot was about the Bensons and Falcos being on the show. THe Falcos had their aunt who didn't speak ENglish and Mrs. Falco had to translate, especially in the lightening round. So funny. WHY Can't this show be on DVD!!! I just read "Flo" was put on DVD and, while I remember that show(I was probably 6 at the time, I watched too much tv as a kid) I know it didn't last as long as Angie. Angie was the creation of Gary Marshall, Penny's brother. This was one of his "misses." Along with Who's Minding The Kids, Blanskys' BEauties and Me and the Chimp which Pearl Harbored Ted Bessell's acting career.
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