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Old 04-22-2015, 07:13 PM   #16
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???? You only start negotiating and questioning your salary is if you are in the Top 5? Who set that benchmark. What's Happening was in the top 15 and climbing fast after the first season. /QUOTE]

First Season: #25
Second Season: #45
Third Season: #29

It was never in the top 15. By the third season, it was airing on Thursday nights and was losing viewers from its lead-in show, Mork & Mindy, which was #3. In early February, What's Happening!!was yanked from the Thursday time slot and replaced in that half hour by Angie, which did manage to hold onto the Mork viewers and was #5 for the season. What's Happening!!, meanwhile, was put on Friday nights until the end of March, then moved to Saturday for the last four weeks of the season. It didn't fare too well in those time slots, so didn't return for a fourth season.

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tell me a actor who asked for more money and the show was not doing well and he got it????


Redd Foxx........Hit show

Suzanne Somers.......Hit show

Carrol O' Connor......Hit Show
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^^^ Did John Amos or Jimmie Walker ever ask for more money?
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^^^ Did John Amos or Jimmie Walker ever ask for more money?

No Amos complained about the JJ character. Jimmie walker never asked for more money because he was doing things outside good times
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tell me a actor who asked for more money and the show was not doing well and he got it????


Redd Foxx........Hit show

Suzanne Somers.......Hit show

Carrol O' Connor......Hit Show
Those were hit shows, yes, but Suzanne? She got the door.

As for What's Happening!, it really went down fast, like a lead balloon. It didn't do so well in its 2nd season (45th place for the season). Its ratings were back up during the first half of the third season, but apparently only because it followed Mork & Mindy. But once the show got moved to another time slot, it was unable to survive on its own. Here are the ratings from late in the third season. It was ranked 65th out of 68 shows. ABC probably knew the show was vulnerable, and anyone expecting a raise was delusional.

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No Amos complained about the JJ character. Jimmie walker never asked for more money because he was doing things outside good times
And Esther Rolle complained about the JJ character and ultimately got her way.
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Those were hit shows, yes, but Suzanne? She got the door.

As for What's Happening!, it really went down fast, like a lead balloon. It didn't do so well in its 2nd season (45th place for the season). Its ratings were back up during the first half of the third season, but apparently only because it followed Mork & Mindy. But once the show got moved to another time slot, it was unable to survive on its own. Here are the ratings from late in the third season. It was ranked 65th out of 68 shows. ABC probably knew the show was vulnerable, and anyone expecting a raise was delusional.

https://news.google.com/newspapers?n...,3710412&hl=en


I believe it because the 3rd season was

1. too much Dee

2. Too much Big and Little Earl
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All Suzane Summers got was fired, but we all know what happened to her, especially when she invented the thy master and made millions and went on to do other great things. So she showed them!
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Jon Amos complained about the JJ character and he also got the door.
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Tobacco heir Joshua Reynolds invented the
fitness product,and then made it a 90's hit by recruiting
Suzanne to demonstrate it in TV
ads. It was first called the ''V-Toner'',
but he struggled bringing it to market.It wasn't until
marketing guru Peter Bieler got his hands on it that
the world came to know it.He started one of the first
infomercial companies,and started looking for
products to market.He ended up licensing the product,
which meant he had exclusive rights to sell it
and pay Joshua royalities.
Peter Bieler knew he needed a good-looking celebrity and thought of
Suzanne right away.He had shot another video with her in
the past and had her number.
Suzanne was really excited.Peter Bieler sent her the product and
then traveled out to her house in Palm Springs.After
agreeing on a contract,she whispered in Peters ear,as he was leaving her house,'This is going to be big.I'm going to make you so
much money'. And she was right.The product was
launched in summer 1991 and within 18 months it
sold six million units.
The secret to the success was given to Suzanne. She was said to be a master of public relations.Every time she was on a talk show she would
chat about the product.She treated it as a
Joke,but it ended up helping sales tremendously.
But after the 18 months,the product seemed to run its course.
Peter Bieler sold his infomercial company in 1993.
Suzanne ended up subsequently
buying the rights to the product. Although she did not invent it,
Peter Bieler thinks she
owns them now
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Those were hit shows, yes, but Suzanne? She got the door.

As for What's Happening!, it really went down fast, like a lead balloon. It didn't do so well in its 2nd season (45th place for the season). Its ratings were back up during the first half of the third season, but apparently only because it followed Mork & Mindy. But once the show got moved to another time slot, it was unable to survive on its own. Here are the ratings from late in the third season. It was ranked 65th out of 68 shows. ABC probably knew the show was vulnerable, and anyone expecting a raise was delusional.

https://news.google.com/newspapers?n...,3710412&hl=en
During the first half of the second season, I believe the show was in the top 20, but ABC kept moving it. I don't think ABC wanted the show ever. They were probaly upset it was in the top 25 it's first season!
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Probably so, it was a good show.Even if Raj had that messed up 'fro.
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I think Berry and Thomas were just plain greedy...especially Berry, since he envisioned himself as the next Jimmie "J.J." Walker or Henry "Fonzie" Winkler. Berry actually thought he was the reason viewers tuned in every week. Sadly, it didn't turn out that way.

An interesting note is that "What's Happening!!" was sandwiched between "Welcome Back, Kotter" and "Barney Miller" throughout much of its run on Thursday nights (at 8:30 pm). You'd think "Happening!!'s" would've been much higher, considering the fact that "Mork and Mindy" was its lead-in (in the 8 pm slot) during season three in 1978. That's like "Family Ties" being scheduled (in the coveted 8:30 pm slot) between "The Cosby Show" and "Cheers" on Thursday nights in the mid-'80s!
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I think Berry and Thomas were just plain greedy...especially Berry, since he envisioned himself as the next Jimmie "J.J." Walker or Henry "Fonzie" Winkler. Berry actually thought he was the reason viewers tuned in every week. Sadly, it didn't turn out that way.

An interesting note is that "What's Happening!!" was sandwiched between "Welcome Back, Kotter" and "Barney Miller" throughout much of its run on Thursday nights (at 8:30 pm). You'd think "Happening!!'s" would've been much higher, considering the fact that "Mork and Mindy" was its lead-in (in the 8 pm slot) during season three in 1978. That's like "Family Ties" being scheduled (in the coveted 8:30 pm slot) between "The Cosby Show" and "Cheers" on Thursday nights in the mid-'80s!

Rerun was the appeal of the show


I damm sure didn't watch it to see nerdy raj, gay dwayne, ugly dee or the dull ass mom
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Rerun was the star
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Rerun was the star
Yeah, Fred Berry had a big ego (or overestimated his worth) to go along w/ his drug habit (in fairness, Ernest Thomas was dealing w/ substance abuse at the time also) at the time. I'm guessing that Fred figured that "Rerun" was the breakout star of WH!! (while Raj was the defacto lead character, like Richie onh Happy Days to Rerun's Fonzie) and was thus, really irreplaceable.
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