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Old 03-10-2007, 12:06 PM   #1
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I'm watching every episode in order from my DVDs. I'm up to the third episode of the third (and final) season. One thing I found funny was how the episode right after she gave birth to Amelia, Georgie Ann looked like she had never been pregnant before. I guess they do that in sitcoms, but it just struck me as funny.

Another thing, just as Ben is starting to develope as a character, they replace him with another Ben. Does anyone know why the first actor left the show?

I also don't see why John, Georgie Ann and Billy Bob would just pack up and move. It just seemed forced.

However, I've been enjoying seasons 2 & 3 more than season 1. With that said, I still enjoyed season 1 and thought that Senater Smithers was funny, and I liked George Lahti and Mavis Davis, heck after a while, I even got to like Dee Dee. But I like Madeline and especially Lonnie more.

One thing that got to me was how the actress who played Madeline in seasons 2 and 3, also played (for two episodes) John's ex-wife's lover. She was also a therapist and I believe even made a same joke. In fact, they used a lot of people again, in different roles. The old lady from the season 1 finale, who dated Billy Bob, was in a season 2 episode. And Beth Broderick came back for a couple episodes in season 2, playing Dee Dee's sister.

All in all, I'd say this was a good show. It wasn't the funniest in the world (the bloopers were a lot funnier than most of the episodes) but it has nice characters and of course the charming and funny John Ritter. So I'm enjoying watching the episodes.
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The real reason why they had to move out of D.C. was because CBS censors said John and Markie were too sexy in D.C.
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Well I've finished the series and now I'm kind of sad it's over. I think Lonnie's histerical. I usually don't like that actor in anything, but this show's the exception.

Lonnie: They don't even use his full name. They have it down as Blank Van Blank (Referring to Dick Van Dyke's name being censored in a Church bulletin).

For some reason I couldn't get into this show when it was on USA in the mornings, but now I really like it and am glad it's all on DVD. They even made a reference to Madeline looking like John's ex-wife's lesbian lover (as I mentioned earlier, it was the same actress). So it was nice they did that.

I missed Ed Asner in season three. He appeared once in season two, but not at all in the third season. You'd think that since Georgie Ann had a baby, he'd want to come over and visit to see his granddaughter. We can only assume he's done that off-screen.

It's sad to think that there will never be another John Ritter sitcom. Because he was great in sitcoms.
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