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Old 06-25-2017, 03:03 PM   #1
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Confused What if Dolph Sweet survived cancer?

What would Season 5 be like?

Would there have been more Chief/Joey episodes? Would there be more Nell and Chief arguments?

And would Season 6 be set in Glenlawn or would Chief tell Samantha that the east coast may be dangerous and he, Nell, Joey, and Grandpa move to New York?

I may make a Fan Fiction of this.
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What would Season 5 be like?

Would there have been more Chief/Joey episodes? Would there be more Nell and Chief arguments?

And would Season 6 be set in Glenlawn or would Chief tell Samantha that the east coast may be dangerous and he, Nell, Joey, and Grandpa move to New York?

I may make a Fan Fiction of this.

I think your ideas sound very interesting. I can imagine how a lot of things would have been different if the Chief had not died. Another thing that factors in is that the character of Addie was added in the third season. She became more and more important to the story as time went by. Some people will say that she and Nell eventually became sort of like an updated version of Laverne and Shirley. I wonder if they would have felt a need to use her as much is the Chief was still living.
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The Chief's death ruined the show. It was never the same after he died.
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The Chief's death ruined the show. It was never the same after he died.

I agree that the Chief's death was a big part of why the show was on its last legs. However, I think that the true nail in the coffin was Nell and Addie's move to New York. When I first replied to this thread, I mentioned the idea of it being like an updated version of "Laverne and Shirley". What do you think of that school of thought?
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Once the show moved to New York, it sucked beyond repair. The storylines all sucked and it was doomed to failure.
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Once the show moved to New York, it sucked beyond repair. The storylines all sucked and it was doomed to failure.
I do like Season 6 more than Season 5, but by the 6th Season...the damage was done!
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One thing that I find very interesting is that, at the top of the "Three's Company" page, there is a thread very similar to this one. I think that you could say that, what happened with both shows was very similar. Both series had their day. After they had hit their prime, the networks that showed these two shows refused to give up and kept coming up with story lines that were harder and harder for the audience to swallow.
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I can see joey having fight wit some bully at school onlyfor the chief to go down to the school have it out with the teacher and the bully
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I can see joey having fight wit some bully at school onlyfor the chief to go down to the school have it out with the teacher and the bully

That sounds logical to me.
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Things would've been different but other than that that's all we can say. I say it is what it is and there's no point in speculating about it.

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Not to stray too far off topic, but were the rest of the cast much less the crew seriously confident that Dolph Sweet was going to be alright? I mean if you look at Dolph's final season, it's quite obvious that he was really ill (which in return, even without the end result, makes it incredibly difficult to watch). If I'm not mistaken, Season 4 ended on a cliffhanger, so perhaps they were confident enough that Dolph would be able to come back for the next season.
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Once the show moved to New York, it sucked beyond repair. The storylines all sucked and it was doomed to failure.
Not to mention, the popularity of The Cosby Show (along with Family Ties and Cheers) also caused the show to go downhill as well
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Not to mention, the popularity of The Cosby Show (along with Family Ties and Cheers) also caused the show to go downhill as well

What did the popularity of those shows have to do with "Gimme a Break!"?
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What did the popularity of those shows have to do with "Gimme a Break!"?
It's real simple, the Network Executives of NBC wanted the show to change or they was gonna get yanked off the air and moving to New York City also had a hand in it
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I agree that the Chief's death was a big part of why the show was on its last legs. However, I think that the true nail in the coffin was Nell and Addie's move to New York. When I first replied to this thread, I mentioned the idea of it being like an updated version of "Laverne and Shirley". What do you think of that school of thought?
i always thought the same thing
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