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Old 02-21-2010, 09:21 PM   #1
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Default The reason show Amen was cancelled according to Sherman Hemsley

In Part 2 of Sherman Hemsley's Interview on Youtube he was asked why Amen was cancelled and said

"Because it was Johnny Carson Show and since he was leaving NBC that year he just took everything with him included the show"


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Old 08-11-2010, 12:27 PM   #2
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Oh, wow! I had no idea. Thank you for posting.
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Seriously? Wow! They could have at least let the show go for one more year. It could have left in 1992 with Carson.
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I have to disagree there. I think the show had run its course and the ideas were running dry. I think another season would've been a disaster. Then again, your mileage may vary!!
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I have to disagree there. I think the show had run its course and the ideas were running dry. I think another season would've been a disaster. Then again, your mileage may vary!!


I'm surprised that there was never a reunion of the show, where all the former cast members would reunite. A few of them are dead now though - the one who played Rolley and the one who played his newly-wed wife.
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I have to disagree there. I think the show had run its course and the ideas were running dry. I think another season would've been a disaster. Then again, your mileage may vary!!
I thought after the 3rd or 4th season, Amen was running a tad dry, IMO. Especially after Reuben Gregory married Thelma.
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I thought after the 3rd or 4th season, Amen was running a tad dry, IMO. Especially after Reuben Gregory married Thelma.
Agreed. They should've waited until the series finale to marry them off. But then again, I never bought Thelma and Reuben as a couple. They had no chemistry, she was too whiny and clingy, and they just didn't seem to have anything in common. Then again, that's MY opinion.
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there was a reunion of sorts on the TV Land special about Sherman Hemsley. People from "Amen" came to visit him at his home including Clifton Davis, Anna Maria Horsford and the lady who played Cassietta. Also Marla Gibbs, the second Lionel, the guy who played the doorman and I believe Berlinda Tolbert were there as well. They all acted like they were so glad to see each other and it was great to see all of them. You might be able to view "Living In TVLand" on the TvLand website, I don't know. Great for the Jeffersons/Amen fan.
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^ Never heard of it, but it sounds like a lot of fun. Maybe it's on YouTube or something.
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^ Never heard of it, but it sounds like a lot of fun. Maybe it's on YouTube or something.
It was on several years ago. They had a similar show about Dick Van Patten. Hope you catch it, I really enjoyed it.
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^ Never heard of it, but it sounds like a lot of fun. Maybe it's on YouTube or something.
I just dug deeper into this thread and saw where another poster said it was on TVLand on April 26, 2006- five years ago. Hope you can find it somewhere, hope this helps.
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Agreed. They should've waited until the series finale to marry them off. But then again, I never bought Thelma and Reuben as a couple. They had no chemistry, she was too whiny and clingy, and they just didn't seem to have anything in common. Then again, that's MY opinion.


She also couldn't cook either.
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Really? It was Johnny Carson's idea to have the show killed because of his departure on "The Tonight Show"?
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She also couldn't cook either.
Neither could Thelma from Good Times. Maybe it's the name.
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I just dug deeper into this thread and saw where another poster said it was on TVLand on April 26, 2006- five years ago. Hope you can find it somewhere, hope this helps.
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