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Old 12-17-2006, 11:20 AM   #61
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Year one was pretty good, but the network ignored the old saying "if it aint broke, don't fix it" for year two and it never regained it's momentum creatively or in the ratings.

When you have a smash hit top 10 show, you don't go changing the cast to make it more youthful because of some fershlugginer "demographics." Fred and Cora balanced out the cast as family and there was no need to get rid of them for season two.


I think everyone is losing sight of one thing, that Mork and Mindy didn't finish NUMBER ONE after it's first season so that's why changes were made. I don' think the producers were CONTENT with being #4 in the Country so that's why they were seeing what changes they could make to possibly be number one. I'm sure that going into the 1979-80 season, the attitude of the producers was-"How can we get better" instead of"Well since we were number 4 last year we don't need to change anything" So that's why changes were Made after season 1
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I know but Lamont keeps talking about how DORKY Chachi was and seems to forget that Richie and Poysie were bigger dorks
The difference is Richie, Potsie and Ralph were supposed to be dorks...it made Fonzie look cooler, whereas Chachi just came off that way, although unintended.
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The difference is Richie, Potsie and Ralph were supposed to be dorks...it made Fonzie look cooler, whereas Chachi just came off that way, although unintended.

Well I don't see DORKINESS when I watch the Chachi character. Maybe Lamont is trying to say he was CORNY which is a big Difference from DORKY
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Oh No Changes to a show which ruin it

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Year one was pretty good, but the network ignored the old saying "if it aint broke, don't fix it" for year two and it never regained it's momentum creatively or in the ratings.

When you have a smash hit top 10 show, you don't go changing the cast to make it more youthful because of some fershlugginer "demographics." Fred and Cora balanced out the cast as family and there was no need to get rid of them for season two.
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I think everyone is losing sight of one thing, that Mork and Mindy didn't finish NUMBER ONE after it's first season so that's why changes were made. I don' think the producers were CONTENT with being #4 in the Country so that's why they were seeing what changes they could make to possibly be number one. I'm sure that going into the 1979-80 season, the attitude of the producers was-"How can we get better" instead of"Well since we were number 4 last year we don't need to change anything" So that's why changes were Made after season 1
Which is sad thing, and exactly true. I was furious with Gary Marshall, and blamed him. I think these days, with the internet, and instant feedback, and viewers getting their say, they would've not been such dummies.

But I ought to visit the threads of James Komack's shows. If you ever read the autobiography of Dobie Gillis star Dwayne Hickman, you'd read of this hilarious section where Komack produced a comeback show for Dobie Gillis, and had a whole thing about how his "magic rings" told him what to do, and what would work. I remember Komack on The Mike Douglas Show, during the run of Chico and the Man, and Freddie Prinze mentioning it: "Ask him about his rings, " snickering while Komack went on about it.
The changes Komack made to the TV series 9-5 was to make it a jiggle-show, which negated the whole feminist theme. I think Jane Fonda was the Executive producer, and didn't pay attention to the fact that Komack had produced the T&A show about Stewardesses ( High Flight? Flying High? can't recall ), and hired Komack to improve the ratings, having only recalled the sweet "Courtship of Eddie's Father" which had several episodes with chauvinistic things, to my irritation. Otherwise, I'd thought Komack was cute as Norman, the photographer.
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