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Old 04-29-2013, 03:05 AM   #16
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Laverne and Shirley had pretty much the same thing happen. They started with Laverne's father operating a pizza shop in an inner city type location. But suddenly one year it changed to fried chicken/southern style restaurant. What they heck were they thinking?

Frank DeFazio moved out to California and opened Cowboy Bill's -- you must not be familiar with the big move of the series...?
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Frank DeFazio moved out to California and opened Cowboy Bill's -- you must not be familiar with the big move of the series...?

I forgot about that too. What is up with the writers? What is up with all the Western bragalia?
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Frank DeFazio moved out to California and opened Cowboy Bill's -- you must not be familiar with the big move of the series...?

Yes, I had forgotten about that. But it's basically the same idea with this show and Happy Days. They removed all of the atmosphere of the original shows, changing them from urban-to-suburban. And I think Garry Marshall (Penny's brother) probably had a lot to do with both shows.
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And what I thought was kind of a downer was having Edna leave Frank for another man towards the end of the show's run.



That last season was just one downer after another. Cancelling L&S was a mercy killing by the network, in my opinion.
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Old 10-14-2013, 07:51 AM   #20
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Even the producers/writers know they screwed up, because ANY Happy Days reunion they had, they did it using the OLD Arnold's stage and appearance NEVER the new one.

I LOVED it when they shot outside in the parking lot. Day or night didn't matter. It was probably expensive to do it, but very authentic looking.
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And what I thought was kind of a downer was having Edna leave Frank for another man towards the end of the show's run.
Well, but when the actress wanted to leave the show and her contract was done- the writers have to do something. It was sad though- I'd much rather have seen her just not show up in episodes and not get mentioned- or a storyline could have been written to explain that she had gone back to Wisconsin for a while to take care of her ailing parents or something with Frank staying in California to run the restaurant.
Oh well- nonetheless, I still want to see Seasons 7 and 8 of Laverne & Shirley on DVD.
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Well, but when the actress wanted to leave the show and her contract was done- the writers have to do something. It was sad though- I'd much rather have seen her just not show up in episodes and not get mentioned- or a storyline could have been written to explain that she had gone back to Wisconsin for a while to take care of her ailing parents or something with Frank staying in California to run the restaurant.
Oh well- nonetheless, I still want to see Seasons 7 and 8 of Laverne & Shirley on DVD.
i agree - they didn't have to kill her off, or make her out to be someone that would do something so evil to Frank; it just seemed so out of character.
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i agree - they didn't have to kill her off, or make her out to be someone that would do something so evil to Frank; it just seemed so out of character.

Agreed. Didn't she run off with another man or something like that?

I agree with MacLeaper that they could have just not mentioned her or said she went to take care of a sick relative.
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Oh man I must have stopped watching the show by then. When they moved to LA, I watched a few episodes and I was done.
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Yes, I had forgotten about that. But it's basically the same idea with this show and Happy Days. They removed all of the atmosphere of the original shows, changing them from urban-to-suburban. And I think Garry Marshall (Penny's brother) probably had a lot to do with both shows.

Happy Days was always a suburban show. Richie and his friends lived in the middle class suburbs while the Laverne & Shirley group lived in the lower-income urban area. Fonzie made the "other side of the tracks" reference regarding the girls a few times.
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And what I thought was kind of a downer was having Edna leave Frank for another man towards the end of the show's run.



That last season was just one downer after another. Cancelling L&S was a mercy killing by the network, in my opinion.

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One of my favorite moments from the later years of Happy Days (and there aren't a lot of good ones) is when Arnold (Pat Morita) returns for several episodes during (I think) the next-to-last season. When he first walks in to Arnold's in his 1st show back, he's shocked by what he sees. Fonzie comes out and greets him. Arnold asks what happened to the place. Fonzie replies that they'd had a fire. Arnold's response is "When are you going to clean it up?" Loved that the writers actually let Arnold get a little dig in about the remodel.

Even watching as a kid, I liked the fire episode, but wasn't thrilled with the new look that came afterwards. Plus, when watching later on in reruns, the New Arnold's always meant the Ron Howard era of the show was almost over. Talk about a one-two punch.
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It always got the impression that the new look of Arnold's was done to cater more to the college crowd and focus less on the high school trade.

After the show went to taping in front of an audience instead of filming it, it became really hit and miss on the quality. I prefered the pre-live audience seasons. The location shooting gave it a better look and feel.
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It always got the impression that the new look of Arnold's was done to cater more to the college crowd and focus less on the high school trade.

After the show went to taping in front of an audience instead of filming it, it became really hit and miss on the quality. I prefered the pre-live audience seasons. The location shooting gave it a better look and feel.

I suppose? Either way, it was AWFUL!
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The old Arnold's will be missed.

Funny thing is too, any reunion special they did, where'd they have it?

At the OLD Arnold's TOO!

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