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Old 05-10-2006, 04:16 PM   #16
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i thought he was ok!!!
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Old 05-15-2006, 03:26 PM   #17
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But like The Brady Bunch, they always think adding a new kid will ensure the survival of the series itself. It always backfires and never works..
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Old 05-15-2006, 07:41 PM   #18
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But like The Brady Bunch, they always think adding a new kid will ensure the survival of the series itself. It always backfires and never works..

And The Cosby Show followed suit as well w/ Olivia years later.
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Old 07-31-2006, 04:27 PM   #19
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My favorite Sam episode was when he was kidnapped.

Says it all, doesn't it ?
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Old 08-01-2006, 10:37 PM   #20
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Eeeeew Sam. Actually, he wasn't as bad as his Mother (The 2nd one). Ugh!
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Old 08-18-2006, 05:57 PM   #21
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And The Cosby Show followed suit as well w/ Olivia years later.

One thing I could say about Sam is that he was TEN TIMES BETTER than Olivia Kendall.
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I never liked Sam. At that point, Diff'rent Strokes was already dying and Sam was just the final nail in the coffin. Diff'rent Strokes should have ended on a high note like Sienfeld.
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Old 09-22-2006, 11:55 AM   #23
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I think that if they spead out the focus evenly on Willis, Arnold, and Sam the seventh season would have been alot better
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Old 09-23-2006, 01:01 PM   #24
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I think that if they spead out the focus evenly on Willis, Arnold, and Sam the seventh season would have been alot better


Or atleast try to spin Willis off if he wasn't going to be used
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I never got to see the addition of sam because comcast took off DS after the episode of "stress what stress"
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Old 12-18-2007, 08:41 PM   #26
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Sam was a miserable character. After he destroyed Strokes (in all fairness, he wa san "add-a-kid" becaus ethe show had jumped the shark), I had a hard time watching that clown (danny Cooksey) on anything. I was seven years old or so when he guest starred in an episide of Growing Pains. Even then I wanted to beat him up. I can't watch Smokey Mountain Christmas to this day because he's on it. Has he ever made the successful transition to adult actor?
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Sam was a miserable character. After he destroyed Strokes (in all fairness, he wa san "add-a-kid" becaus ethe show had jumped the shark), I had a hard time watching that clown (danny Cooksey) on anything. I was seven years old or so when he guest starred in an episide of Growing Pains. Even then I wanted to beat him up. I can't watch Smokey Mountain Christmas to this day because he's on it. Has he ever made the successful transition to adult actor?

He played on Salute Your Shorts which only lasted one year.

Like Growing Pains added Christine(Ashley Johnson to the show when it was almost over, and suddenly in a year she went from a baby to like 5 years old.)

Step by Step added (Emily Mae Young and in a year she went from a baby to 5 years old.)

Brady Bunch added Cousin Oliver.

Gimme a Break added Joey Lawarance real life brother to the show right before it went off the air(Mathew Lawarance)

Fresh Prince added Nikki(played on movie Little Rascels and went from a baby to like almost 5 in a year or so.)

Murphy Brown had a baby like 2 years before show went off the air.

Roseanne had Darlene have a baby right before it went off the air.

Family Ties added Andy later in the show.

Don't know why shows have to add kids, or have more than one person play the same character, or yet get a new character if one of the regulars leave.

Then they have disappearing character with no explaination at all. Like Happy Days Chuck, Family Matters Judy, Barney Miller his wife suddenly disappeared.
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Sorry was not a Sam fan. I did not understand why they needed to bring in another kid? I thought Sam was annoying.And I could not stand the way he talked "Mr.D Mr.D Mr.D"!!!
Speaking of Sam the actor that played Sam was in Terminator 2 he played John Conners friend. I just found that out not to long ago.I scene that movie hundreds of times and never knew that was Sam.
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Funny enough I couldn't stand Sam during the first season he appeared but grew to like him him during the last ABC year. Always struck me as a new wave version of the kid who wore braces and was a friend of Arnold and Dudley's in during the earlier seasons (I think his name was Robbie).
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I hate Sam.
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