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Old 04-02-2016, 04:41 PM   #16
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I don't recall Kaplan acting before Kotter.

Kaplan was a standup only, and a very successful one. He couldn't act at all and was reluctant to do a sitcom but it was too good of a career move. He was often called the worst actor on TV but the show was a huge hit so no one cared.
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Kaplan was a standup only, and a very successful one. He couldn't act at all and was reluctant to do a sitcom but it was too good of a career move. He was often called the worst actor on TV but the show was a huge hit so no one cared.
I was going to say, "I don't recall him acting while Kotter was on, either," but my rimshot guy is gone for the weekend.
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You can tell Cindy was not famous yet because she was nervous the whole time she was on. Came out babbling about the perfume she was wearing and I turned it off after 5 mins
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You can tell Cindy was not famous yet because she was nervous the whole time she was on. Came out babbling about the perfume she was wearing and I turned it off after 5 mins
That's why I kept watching. Yes, she was nervous and seemed to be trying too hard not to be boring. But I find it interesting to see the earlier version of a celebrity before fame took over their life.
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That's why I kept watching. Yes, she was nervous and seemed to be trying too hard not to be boring. But I find it interesting to see the earlier version of a celebrity before fame took over their life.

She was unable to compete with my local news at 11pm. I probably would have watched the entire thing if she was on between 10:30pm and 11pm like Gabe
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Cindy's involved in a magic trick now.
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Cindy's involved in a magic trick now.

Looking at her now looking uncomfortable and fiddling with her hands


she was 27 when she made this appearance and I was not born yet lol
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She was unable to compete with my local news at 11pm. I probably would have watched the entire thing if she was on between 10:30pm and 11pm like Gabe
Being informed of what is happening in your community is more important than a 42 year-old Cindy Williams interview, so that was probably a good choice.
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Looking at her now looking uncomfortable and fiddling with her hands


she was 27 when she made this appearance and I was not born yet lol
Not quite 27, still only 26. She was very young and very inexperienced. And I'm afraid to say I was very much born by then.

The magic trick failed, so maybe it would have saved everyone some embarrassment if she had stayed in her seat. Not that I'm blaming her; she wasn't the magician.
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Being informed of what is happening in your community is more important than a 42 year-old Cindy Williams interview, so that was probably a good choice.
In this case, though, the show had substantial historical value. I feel certain that Kreskin ' s suit represented a tiny yet crucial step in the direction of what would eventually evolve into the leisure suit.
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The magic trick failed.
They aired a trick that didn't work?
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In this case, though, the show had substantial historical value. I feel certain that Kreskin ' s suit represented a tiny yet crucial step in the direction of what would eventually evolve into the leisure suit.
As for historical value, I was intrigued by Cindy Williams' defense of the sexist titles Mrs. and Miss over Ms, which she said she thought sounded stupid. Ms was brand new back then, but now, more than four decades later, it's the norm and Mrs. and Miss sound antiquated and are rarely used anymore. I would love to know her thoughts on this in 2016. I would bet her feelings have changed!
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They aired a trick that didn't work?
Yep. I'm guessing it was a "trick" that didn't have an elaborate plan. And without anything behind it, even with a novice doing it, there was a 50% chance it would work. I'm thinking Kreskin was just counting on the odds being in his favor, but they weren't. Or did he really think he could control Cindy's mind?
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Not quite 27, still only 26. She was very young and very inexperienced. And I'm afraid to say I was very much born by then.

The magic trick failed, so maybe it would have saved everyone some embarrassment if she had stayed in her seat. Not that I'm blaming her; she wasn't the magician.

I was born the following year
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They aired a trick that didn't work?


The first trick did work!!! They pulled a girl from the audience named Lisa for the first trick and it did work!!! The second one with Cindy didn't apparently ! I do not recall this magician at all!!! I'm thinking he never went on to make it big?


Gabe Kaplan was FANTASTIC!!!! He stole the show!! Tickled my funny bone!!!

Cindy was cute, but she was nervous and went on too much about her "musk perfume" and how cruel it was to small animals! I love animals and all, but it kind of brought the show down a little, got it to hit a sad note, but after a while she was a little more comfortable! She came off as a typical California, valley type girl!! ( A real valley girl, not the stereotyped , exaggerated version like the movie "Valley Girl" portrays )

Buddy Rich, he was entertaining!! A shame he didn't play his drums though ,but he was plugging his new nightclub!!

And is it just me or was Doc Severinsen sort of cute/hot??? I was a little girl back than and he was like from my parents generation , I thought of him as an old guy!!! LOL!!!! But now seeing him I was like OK Doc wasn't bad looking back than !!!!

May, 1974 when this aired , I was one month shy of my 12th Birthday!!! It was fun going back in the day like that!!! Glad I watched it!!!

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