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Old 01-29-2013, 02:29 AM   #31
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How did Andrew grow up so fast on Family Ties and
how did Chrissy grow up so fast on Growing Pains ?
On Three's Company was it ever explained what happen to Chrissy Snow and why she never came back ?
the youngest daughter on Family Matters what happened to her ?
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Family Ties and Growing Pains weren't soap operas, but Andrew Keaton and Chrissy Seaver were examples of Soap Opera Rapid Aging Syndrome . When Andrew Keaton was a baby, there was nothing they could do with him except have the older characters carry him around while they said there lines . When they aged him a few years, he was able to carry on a conversation with the other characters, and he could be more entertaining . It was the same thing with Chrissy Seaver on Growing Pains .

The way I remember it, Chrissy Snow's mother got sick, so Chrissy went back home to take care of her and make sure she was all right . In real life, Suzanne Somers was hopelessly, permanently fired, so Chrissy had to be replaced .

In the case of Judy Winslow, it was the exact same thing that happened to Chuck Cunningham . She was dropped from the show, never to be heard from again .
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Most long-running shows have inconsistencies over time. My guess is that new writers are brought in, who may or may not know the history of the show's storylines and characters.

And while you'd think that Garry Marshall, or others who'd been with the show for many years would remember every detail about what had happened but apparently they didn't.

Most of the inconsistencies I can just shrug off, but to eliminate a character like Chuck wholesale and pretend as though he never existed?

That's a stretch for me.
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