Sitcoms Online - Main Page / Message Boards - Main Page / Photo Galleries / DVD Reviews / News Blog / Buy TV Shows on DVD

View Today's Active Threads / View New Posts / Mark All Boards Read / Chit Chat Board

Diff'rent Strokes Online / Diff'rent Strokes links and theme songs at Sitcoms Online / Dana Plato Yahoo Group / Diff'rent Strokes Photo Gallery


Diff'rent Strokes - The Complete First Season

Buy Diff'rent Strokes - The Complete First Season on DVD
Diff'rent Strokes - The Complete Second Season

Buy Diff'rent Strokes - The Complete Second Season on DVD
Diff'rent Strokes - The Complete Third Season

Buy Diff'rent Strokes - The Complete Third Season on DVD
Diff'rent Strokes - The Complete Fourth Season

Buy Diff'rent Strokes - The Complete Fourth Season on DVD

Sitcoms Online Message Boards - Forums  

Go Back   Sitcoms Online Message Boards - Forums > 1980s Sitcoms > Diff'rent Strokes
User Name
Password


Welcome to the Sitcoms Online Message Boards - Forums.

You are currently viewing our boards as a guest which gives you limited access to view most discussions and access our other features. By joining our free community you will have access to post topics, search, view attachments, communicate privately with other members (PM), respond to polls, upload content and access many other special features. Registration is fast, simple and absolutely free so please, join our community today!

SitcomsOnline.com News Blog Headlines Twitter Facebook Instagram RSS

Brooklyn Nine-Nine Starts on TBS Jan. 4; Fuller House Season 3, Part 2 Premieres Just in Time for the Holidays!
American Dad! Christmas Special on TBS; Jessica Jones Returns for 2nd Season
Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows; This Week in Sitcoms (Week of December 11, 2017)
SitcomsOnline Digest: Danny Masterson Fired From Netflix Series The Ranch; Disney/Fox Merger a Step Closer?
Fri-Yay: Superstore's Christmas Special; This Is It! One Day at a Time Returns for 2nd Year
Another Period Returns Jan. 23; Pop Orders Comedy Pilot from Krysten Ritter
TBS Launches New Comedy Tarantula; Inside the Actors Studio with Kristen Wiig
The Nanny Coming to COZI TV in January; GSN Adds Chris Harrison Episodes of Millionaire
Full House Heads to Hallmark Channel in January 2018; CBS Mid-Season 2018 Schedule
Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows; This Week in Sitcoms (Week of December 4, 2017)
SitcomsOnline Digest: Pilot Season at Amazon to Come to an End?; CBS Plans "Winter Games" with Celebrity Big Brother
Fri-Yay: Search Party, Creating a New Kind of Sitcom; Remembering Jim Nabors, MeTV and Decades TV Network to Pay Tribute
ABC Faves Head to Hulu; SMILF Gets 2nd Season on Showtime


New on DVD/Blu-ray (November/December)

The Wayans Bros. - The Complete Third Season Living Single - The Complete Third Season Alice - The Complete Sixth Season One Day at a Time - The Complete Series Fuller House - The Complete Second Season

11/07 - American Dad! - Volume 12
11/07 - Family Guy - Season Fifteen
11/07 - The Wayans Bros. - The Complete Third Season
11/14 - D.C. Follies - The Complete Series
11/21 - Living Single - The Complete Third Season
11/24 - Grandfathered - Season 1
12/05 - Alice - The Complete Sixth Season
12/05 - One Day at a Time - The Complete Series
12/05 - The Simpsons - The Eighteenth Season
12/05 - South Park - The Complete First Season (Blu-ray) / 2 / 3 / 4 / 5
12/12 - Fuller House - The Complete Second Season
12/19 - South Park - The Complete Sixth Season (Blu-ray) / 7 / 8 / 9 / 10 / 11
More TV DVD Releases / DVD Reviews Archive / SitcomsOnline Digest


Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 06-05-2008, 07:50 PM   #16
Ireneparalegal
Forum Celebrity
LEGAL SPICE ;)
 
Ireneparalegal's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 25, 2005
Location: OXNARD, CA - WHERE THE DALLAS COWBOYS TRAIN & PRACTICE
Posts: 38,547
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by GARFIELDKOOL
But you know what, if she went on and played a very different character from Aunt Esther, Aunt Esther fans like myself would be begging her to use her Esther mannerisms, so I think Lawanda page was meant to play Aunt Esther and nothing else.
Exactly.
If she was happy doing that, more power to her. Sherman has always done the same character (George, Deacon). There are some actors who get paid well for doing what they do best. LaWanda was a funny woman, not a serious actress. She became famous because of her funny antics. She didn't go to Julliard to become a serious actress.
__________________
DALLAS COWBOYS ARE HERE AT TRAINING CAMP!!!
  Reply With Quote
Old 06-05-2008, 07:52 PM   #17
GARFIELDKOOL
Senior Member
Member
 
Join Date: Sep 02, 2004
Location: Rochester, NY
Posts: 7,180
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Ireneparalegal
Exactly.
If she was happy doing that, more power to her. Sherman has always done the same character (George, Deacon). There are some actors who get paid well for doing what they do best. LaWanda was a funny woman, not a serious actress. She became famous because of her funny antics. She didn't go to Julliard to become a serious actress.

She was a comedianne before S&S anyway.
  Reply With Quote
Old 06-05-2008, 07:55 PM   #18
TVFactFan
Forum Legend
Member
 
Join Date: Aug 17, 2002
Posts: 89,369
Default

Deacon frye and George Jefferson were not similar characters
  Reply With Quote
Old 06-05-2008, 07:56 PM   #19
GARFIELDKOOL
Senior Member
Member
 
Join Date: Sep 02, 2004
Location: Rochester, NY
Posts: 7,180
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by KingofTVResearch
i would like to see if she appeared on any talk shows in the 70's or 80's so i can see her NORMAL side-lol

Before I forget, she came to my elementary school in 1983. I don't know what she was doing there. (I was 8 going on 9) Anyway, she looked nothing like she did on TV, she was at a desk passing out brochurs, and I remember her asking a student, "Did you get one?" She had the same esther type voice, but it was calm and normal. That was my only recoglection of her in person.
  Reply With Quote
Old 06-05-2008, 07:58 PM   #20
GARFIELDKOOL
Senior Member
Member
 
Join Date: Sep 02, 2004
Location: Rochester, NY
Posts: 7,180
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by KingofTVResearch
Deacon frye and George Jefferson were not similar characters

Loud and full of scemes, I would say so.
  Reply With Quote
Old 06-05-2008, 08:00 PM   #21
Ireneparalegal
Forum Celebrity
LEGAL SPICE ;)
 
Ireneparalegal's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 25, 2005
Location: OXNARD, CA - WHERE THE DALLAS COWBOYS TRAIN & PRACTICE
Posts: 38,547
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by KingofTVResearch
Deacon frye and George Jefferson were not similar characters
Um, yeah they were.
  Reply With Quote
Old 06-05-2008, 08:01 PM   #22
TVFactFan
Forum Legend
Member
 
Join Date: Aug 17, 2002
Posts: 89,369
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by GARFIELDKOOL
Loud and full of scemes, I would say so.


George Jefferson was

immature
not intelligent
shallow
unpleasant
loud
snobbish
prejudice
closeminded



I don't think that was Deacon Frye
  Reply With Quote
Old 06-05-2008, 08:02 PM   #23
Ireneparalegal
Forum Celebrity
LEGAL SPICE ;)
 
Ireneparalegal's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 25, 2005
Location: OXNARD, CA - WHERE THE DALLAS COWBOYS TRAIN & PRACTICE
Posts: 38,547
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by KingofTVResearch
George Jefferson was

immature
not intelligent
shallow
unpleasant
loud
snobbish
prejudice
closeminded



I don't think that was Deacon Frye
The way he portrayed the character, not the same character flaws. And Deacon was loud and boisterous. He was not playing him in a serious manner.
  Reply With Quote
Old 06-05-2008, 08:02 PM   #24
TVFactFan
Forum Legend
Member
 
Join Date: Aug 17, 2002
Posts: 89,369
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Ireneparalegal
Um, yeah they were.


both were fathers and good dancers, that's it
  Reply With Quote
Old 06-05-2008, 08:04 PM   #25
Ireneparalegal
Forum Celebrity
LEGAL SPICE ;)
 
Ireneparalegal's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 25, 2005
Location: OXNARD, CA - WHERE THE DALLAS COWBOYS TRAIN & PRACTICE
Posts: 38,547
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by KingofTVResearch
both were fathers and good dancers, that's it
And loud and boisterous. And they both cared abt money. The way he played the Deacon is no different than how he played George. Different characters, same style.
  Reply With Quote
Old 06-05-2008, 08:04 PM   #26
TVFactFan
Forum Legend
Member
 
Join Date: Aug 17, 2002
Posts: 89,369
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Ireneparalegal
The way he portrayed the character, not the same character flaws. And Deacon was loud and boisterous. He was not playing him in a serious manner.


Deacon was Mature, Pleasant, and I don't remember him being loud unless i need ear surgery
  Reply With Quote
Old 06-05-2008, 08:06 PM   #27
Ireneparalegal
Forum Celebrity
LEGAL SPICE ;)
 
Ireneparalegal's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 25, 2005
Location: OXNARD, CA - WHERE THE DALLAS COWBOYS TRAIN & PRACTICE
Posts: 38,547
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by KingofTVResearch
Deacon was Mature, Pleasant, and I don't remember him being loud unless i need ear surgery
He was loud. He had his moments. That is why his daughter Thelma was the same way.
  Reply With Quote
Old 06-07-2008, 12:48 AM   #28
ThomasE
Moderator
Forum Veteran
Member
 
ThomasE's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 04, 2000
Location: New York, New York, U.S.A.
Posts: 10,695
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Ireneparalegal
He was loud. He had his moments. That is why his daughter Thelma was the same way.

She sure was:

Thelma: Daaaadyyy! Daaaadyyy!

The only difference between them was that Deacon was a little more tamed than the George Jefferson of the 70's. 80's George and Deacon were almost the same people.
__________________
y
  Reply With Quote
Old 06-07-2008, 02:33 AM   #29
Ireneparalegal
Forum Celebrity
LEGAL SPICE ;)
 
Ireneparalegal's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 25, 2005
Location: OXNARD, CA - WHERE THE DALLAS COWBOYS TRAIN & PRACTICE
Posts: 38,547
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by ThomasE
She sure was:

Thelma: Daaaadyyy! Daaaadyyy!

The only difference between them was that Deacon was a little more tamed than the George Jefferson of the 70's. 80's George and Deacon were almost the same people.
It was as if the Deacon was the George character but older, wiser and more mature.
  Reply With Quote
Old 06-07-2008, 09:38 AM   #30
Jude The Obscure
Senior Member
Retired
 
Join Date: Dec 10, 2006
Posts: 7,421
Default

I did enjoy LaWanda Page's Church's Chicken TV commercials--they were funny!
  Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 04:20 AM.


Although the administrators and moderators of the Sitcoms Online Message Boards will attempt to keep all objectionable messages off this forum, it is impossible for us to review all messages. All messages express the views of the author, and neither the owners of the Sitcoms Online Message Boards, nor Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd. (developers of vBulletin) will be held responsible for the content of any message. The owners of the Sitcoms Online Message Boards reserve the right to remove, edit, move or close any thread for any reason.

Powered by: vBulletin Version 3.5.0
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.