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Old 09-16-2014, 09:09 PM   #31
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Too many crossovers, that was the problem, the network knew Hello, Larry was in the dumps that they were forcing the audience with the crossovers.

Any episode of Hello Larry is better than any season 8 episode of Different Strokes
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By season 8 of DS, I wasn't watching anymore -- no VCR and I had school and work and other things. But what i did see, I didn't like much.
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Well last night on YouTube I watched the episode "Rap With Ruthie". McLean Stevenson in the first scene was on roller skates. Him trying to do physical comedy, but let's just say he was no John Ritter.

He wasn't a strong lead. Everyone else on the show seemed to get just as much air time and get better lines.

The plot wasn't bad, but I can see why viewers at the time might not have been impressed with McLean Stevenson's ability to carry the lead of a show. The writing wasn't there for him. Like I said, the other actors got better lines. The teacher Leona was clearly overshadowing him and she wasn't even a regular cast member.
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Too many crossovers, that was the problem, the network knew Hello, Larry was in the dumps that they were forcing the audience with the crossovers.
The crossovers were so frequent that Larry even crossed over into MAD Magazine's satire of Diff'rent Strokes, called Diff'rent Jokes. When "Arnut" was asking why Larry was hanging around the show so much, he was told "They think his appearance will make your ratings better", and "Arnut" replied, "That's like using Shelley Winters to make Cheryl Ladd look beautiful!".
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I personally liked the Thanksgiving crossover
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There is one scene in one episode that I remember to this day: Ruthie had just stepped out of the bathroom, just wearing a towel. I was the same age as her, so no, that doesn't make me a perv!

Fun Fact: Kim Richards is 10 days younger than me, so Happy 50th Ruthie!
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The crossovers were so frequent that Larry even crossed over into MAD Magazine's satire of Diff'rent Strokes, called Diff'rent Jokes. When "Arnut" was asking why Larry was hanging around the show so much, he was told "They think his appearance will make your ratings better", and "Arnut" replied, "That's like using Shelley Winters to make Cheryl Ladd look beautiful!".
I remember that well. I can even visualize Angelo Torres' artwork. I loved MAD back in those days -- read it religiously. I always loved it when they sent up my favorite shows and movies.
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There is one scene in one episode that I remember to this day: Ruthie had just stepped out of the bathroom, just wearing a towel. I was the same age as her, so no, that doesn't make me a perv!

Fun Fact: Kim Richards is 10 days younger than me, so Happy 50th Ruthie!

I know what you mean, like I had a crush on Lisa on Different Strokes and it doesn't make me creepy because I am looking at her with 1985 eyes which made me 10
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I'm surprised McLean Stevenson never had a successful sitcom . I thought Hello, Larry was a good show . I always looked forward to watching it . By the same token, I would've thought any sitcom that featured Kim Richards in a regular role would be guaranteed a ten -- year run . I was only seventeen to Kim Richards' fourteen when Hello, Larry began, so it was all right for me to appreciate her beauty . By the same token, watching Donna Wilkes and Krista Errickson wasn't a problem either .
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I'm surprised McLean Stevenson never had a successful sitcom . I thought Hello, Larry was a good show . I always looked forward to watching it . By the same token, I would've thought any sitcom that featured Kim Richards in a regular role would be guaranteed a ten -- year run . I was only seventeen to Kim Richards' fourteen when Hello, Larry began, so it was all right for me to appreciate her beauty . By the same token, watching Donna Wilkes and Krista Errickson wasn't a problem either .

i like hello larry better than

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This show was a lot better than Modern Family


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Yes I said it
How dare you, were you also upset when Homeboys In Outer Space was cancelled?
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How dare you, were you also upset when Homeboys In Outer Space was cancelled?

Never saw that because I was in college at the time. No one watched TV in college LOL
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I've seen about 6 or 7 episodes and I really don't think it's even half as bad as a lot of people made it out to be. There are some LOL moments.
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