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Old 02-06-2016, 01:10 AM   #16
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On the other hand, having a 'proper ending' doesn't always mean you'll be happy with how it ends. I don't know if you've seen How I Met Your Mother, but I (and a lot of others) are still pissed about that hack job finale.
Yeah, I've never seen a second of HIMYM, but man, I remember the outrage after that aired.
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I think he is credited for the specific eps he's in. He was in very few that year since he was promoting Spinal Tap.

Frankly, the last season was such a sh*t show, I'm surprised anything got accomplished. Cindy Williams had said she was done after S7, and then changed her mind about S8 after the rest of the cast had been notified and Betty Garrett and Michael McKean had made other commitments, and Penny had stated that she would not commit to being fully in each episode since she wanted time off. Then, Cindy only stayed for two episodes due to her pregnancy and other issues.

It was a sloppy, uneven season that was painful to watch. When the show becomes the Squiggy, Carmine, Frank, and Rhonda show, it's time to switch the channel.
What I think happened was that the network kept renewing the show at the last minute the last few seasons. I don't think any of the cast thought there was going to be an eighth season which is why Betty Garrett wasn't there and Michael McKean made only occasional appearances. Betty Garrett had already committed to a Broadway show when the call came that they were doing another year and she couldn't make the schedule work.

The episode where they explain Shirley has left was originally written to explain Betty Garrett's absence. Laverne finds a note left by Shirley explaining she's moving overseas to be with her military husband. The original script had Laverne's father finding a note from Edna explaining why she was leaving him. They eventually did deal with that plot point later in that final season but for most of the time that season Edna, was not mentioned.
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Which episodes was he in?
I've been watching Season 8 on Logo, and it seems that he's been credited on most of the episodes including the ones that he's not in.
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I watched season 8 but missed how Shirley met her husband. I caught The Note episode. Was it ever mentioned how Betty Garrett was written out of the show?
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I watched season 8 but missed how Shirley met her husband. I caught The Note episode. Was it ever mentioned how Betty Garrett was written out of the show?
Her character left her husband.
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Her character left her husband.
Right...it was mentioned in the episode where Laverne meets The Spinners and Frank babysits her coworker's chimp
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I watched season 8 but missed how Shirley met her husband. I caught The Note episode. Was it ever mentioned how Betty Garrett was written out of the show?
It was mentioned in the first 5 minutes of the season premiere of Season 8...she met an army medic during the summer
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