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Old 12-14-2007, 09:31 AM   #1
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Default Linda Lavin and Polly Holliday

Have anyone noticed the tension between Linda Lavin and Polly Holliday in Flo's final season on the show??? There's not much sisterly interaction between them as it was in the earlier seasons and you will find Linda rolling her eyes everytime Flo said something funny.

Polly Holliday is like Bea Arthur that everytime she opens her mouth you would laugh.
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Old 12-14-2007, 04:29 PM   #2
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i like to think that linda and polly are friend's from a long time ago!!
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It's sad knowing how much tension there was behind the scenes between them. I'm still enjoying myself watching this show, but like with other shows that had backstage tension, I can't help but look at it in a different light.
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Such a shame they couldn't resolve their differences. I don't think they ever did. Does anyone know for sure?
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This has been bugging me. If the tension was there, why would the director not try to do something abt it? I mean, if it is obvious to the viewers, surely the director could see it too, so why not direct the actresses or at least Linda to soften her reactions?
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I also like to think that Linda and Polly were good friiends
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This has been bugging me. If the tension was there, why would the director not try to do something abt it? I mean, if it is obvious to the viewers, surely the director could see it too, so why not direct the actresses or at least Linda to soften her reactions?
If you saw the episode with Eve Arden when Tommy went on the talk show Alice hardly ever looked in Flo's direction during the episode. When Tommy blabbed out on TV about Flo leaving Tommy by himself at her mobile home trailer when she watched him while Alice was out of town. You can see the tension between those two in the interacting when Flo told Alice that she was jealous and you can see Polly actually telling Linda that. Linda's reactions to Polly's Flo was hard and obvious that there was resentment that it was becoming Flo's show. The producers should had dealt with Linda on that instead they gave her own her show and not coming back to Alice after it failed.
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Cool Chemistry..

I too would love to believe that they could tollerate one another well. Both ladies in their own rights are incredible actresses and I can live with knowing that. I do find it interesting however That Flo had a consistent following enough to place it in the top 10 of all shows in its premiere season.

Had CBS not moved it around so much I happen to think that it might have eventually had higher ratings and I have always wondered what if when it comes to Flo.

Btw, for those of you from the US, Amazon Unbox actually has the entire series run of Flo and the first season of Alice available to own via download...I'm with the crowd that is begging Warner Brothers to release both on DVD but this might be an alternative if they keep us from having the shows we love in the DVD format.
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I too would love to believe that they could tollerate one another well. Both ladies in their own rights are incredible actresses and I can live with knowing that. I do find it interesting however That Flo had a consistent following enough to place it in the top 10 of all shows in its premiere season.

Had CBS not moved it around so much I happen to think that it might have eventually had higher ratings and I have always wondered what if when it comes to Flo.

Btw, for those of you from the US, Amazon Unbox actually has the entire series run of Flo and the first season of Alice available to own via download...I'm with the crowd that is begging Warner Brothers to release both on DVD but this might be an alternative if they keep us from having the shows we love in the DVD format.


The show had good ratings, stayed in the top 10 and had a 9 year run
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I sure was sorry to here that Linda and Polly did not get along
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The show had good ratings, stayed in the top 10 and had a 9 year run
The last three seasons it got out of the top 10.

In 1982-83 season it was on the verge of being cancelled when it was nearly at the bottom of the ratings.

In 83-84 it was #25

84-85 it was #60

The first season it was #30.
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Default polly holiday told access hollywood

polly aka flo hinted to access hollywood that a certain cast member was not to kind to her and she refused to say more than that on the subject.
linda lavin was actually the most boring character on that show. i only watched to see flo and vera.linda lavin wanted the concept to be more of a forum to showcase her broadway stage talents and less situation comedy that flo was bringing to the show and the audience really responded to flo and it made linda lavin furious.polly also hinted she never wanted to leave alice for her own show but the producers were kinda being pressed to by linda lavin
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polly aka flo hinted to access hollywood that a certain cast member was not to kind to her and she refused to say more than that on the subject.
linda lavin was actually the most boring character on that show. i only watched to see flo and vera.linda lavin wanted the concept to be more of a forum to showcase her broadway stage talents and less situation comedy that flo was bringing to the show and the audience really responded to flo and it made linda lavin furious.polly also hinted she never wanted to leave alice for her own show but the producers were kinda being pressed to by linda lavin

If that is true I can't believe Linda Lavin would be so mean and jealous like that. She should've realized the show would be better off and get better ratings with Flo on the show and the laughs she got. Alice was still the star anyway and she should've been a team player and done whatever it took to keep the show popular and appealing.
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I really can not belive that Linda would be so Polly like that
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HI. Do you have that "Access Hollywood" episode? Would love to see it! Thanks.
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