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Old 08-02-2014, 04:16 AM   #16
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The final season premiere involving Sam getting kidnapped really when you get right down to it, felt like (at least if you ask me) the writers were running out of ideas. What I mean is that they already did episodes involving Arnold, Dudley, and/or Kimberly getting kidnapped, so why not give Sam a "stranger danger" storyline. Plus, I wouldn't have been surprised if by this point, much of the audience was really tapped out from all of the increasingly implausible child endangerment stories.
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I agree. That's one of the reasons I think Mary Ann Mobley was a better Maggie than Dixie Carter.
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The Hitchhiking 2-parter is being aired today and looking back this is what I realized about sitcoms when dealing with social topics, the imbecilic use of the laugh track. Here we have two underage kids getting kidnapped but it's OK because it will all be resolved in 30 minutes so let's all just enjoy and laugh a bit.

Oh look Kimberly was almost about to get assaulted but don't worry in a few seconds we'll have cute Arnold cracking one-liners.
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The Hitchhiking 2-parter is being aired today and looking back this is what I realized about sitcoms when dealing with social topics, the imbecilic use of the laugh track. Here we have two underage kids getting kidnapped but it's OK because it will all be resolved in 30 minutes so let's all just enjoy and laugh a bit.

Oh look Kimberly was almost about to get assaulted but don't worry in a few seconds we'll have cute Arnold cracking one-liners.

The guy who played bill was a horrible actor
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The guy who played bill was a horrible actor
Yeah he was a bit of a creeper but in some weird way even though what he did was wrong in a way you feel sorry for the guy since all he wanted was somebody to talk to, he even mentions to Kimberly that he never is up for promotions at work and that relationships are difficult to keep.
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Definitely the episode where Arnold and Dudley almost get molested by the creepy old pervert. That's one of the creepiest and most disturbing things I've ever seen. Nothing funny about that. I wasn't much older than the characters when it was originally shown on TV.

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another episode that was scary was the mugger episode pulleda knife on arnold anyone else?
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another episode that was scary was the mugger episode pulleda knife on arnold anyone else?
I agree that was a scary ep
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another episode that was scary was the mugger episode pulleda knife on arnold anyone else?
Which episode was that one?

I keep thinking of the episode where two high school punks ask Arnold and Dudley their lunch money in exchange for protection and when Willis intervenes he gets badly beaten.
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Which episode was that one?

I keep thinking of the episode where two high school punks ask Arnold and Dudley their lunch money in exchange for protection and when Willis intervenes he gets badly beaten.
"Street Smarts" from season 7. You're thinking of "Crime Story" from season 4.
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Ithink mr. Horton was a Good episode it Taught me to stay away from peole like that
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I think the season three premiere, "The Bank Job," was the most intense two-part episode of "Strokes" (it was originally an hour-long episode that was subsequently re-edited into two separate episodes for syndication; when Shout! Factory released the third season on DVD in 2012, "The Bank Job"--along with "The Accident," another hour-long episode from season three [which, like "The Bank Job," was also re-edited into two separate episodes for syndication]--was unedited and intact).
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I think Hitchhiking was scary. I don't recall much of it but I know that the man was bad. Mr. Horton wasn't that bad of a guy, just weird and funny, and the guy who kidnapped Sam, he probably just said he'd kill his parents to make him not talk, so he'd believe him and that way they'd keep Sam and nobody would know where he was. He wouldn't have hurt him.
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