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Old 12-09-2019, 10:38 PM   #166
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Lol! Hopefully itíll stick out better next time you watch it.
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Lol! Hopefully itíll stick out better next time you watch it.
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Blair's nose was pushed in the pudding, so Mrs. G's line was about her inhaling pudding and thus gaining weight. I feel like they made the right decision to cut that line, as well as Sue Ann's "We're even!". Ending with Blair's face covered in pudding was a stronger ending, so I agree.
Haha yes. I didnít think it made sense since they were just telling Sue Ann not to worry about her weight so much, and then she tells Blair that? Seems kinda mixed message sounding.
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Haha yes. I didnít think it made sense since they were just telling Sue Ann not to worry about her weight so much, and then she tells Blair that? Seems kinda mixed message sounding.
Yeah, it definitely could be taken that way. That line surely needed to go.
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She says, “She got you on that one, Blair.”
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Interesting that in the New Girl, Part 2 that Molly's lines with Natalie (who she allegedly was not getting along with at that time) were the ones cut.
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Interesting that in the New Girl, Part 2 that Molly's lines with Natalie (who she allegedly was not getting along with at that time) were the ones cut.
Good point. Is it possible that their dispute had something to do with that cut line? Is that why Molly felt intimidated? Or was that the producers trying to minimize contact between two child stars?
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I think Mindy Cohn has stated that she is shy (in a podcast I listened to),and speaking as a shy person, that can come across as being aloof. I think when Molly Ringwald was asked that question, she only recalled the situation for the sake of giving an answer. I don’t think Mindy Cohn was ever mean.
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I think Mindy Cohn has stated that she is shy (in a podcast I listened to),and speaking as a shy person, that can come across as being aloof. I think when Molly Ringwald was asked that question, she only recalled the situation for the sake of giving an answer. I donít think Mindy Cohn was ever mean.
Molly did say that Mindy was the mean girl on the set and was intimidated by Mindy. Molly has a habit of giving out teases without being specific. I know people who Mindy stayed with when she was having her cancer treatments and they said she was a very nice person. She has a reputation of being nice. Molly, on the other hand, does have a reputation of being a diva. There must have been some kind of bad blood between them at the time since they didn't show Molly and Mindy lines with one another.
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Good point. Is it possible that their dispute had something to do with that cut line? Is that why Molly felt intimidated? Or was that the producers trying to minimize contact between two child stars?
Even in the original script, there was no interaction between Molly and Jo. Wonder if the writers and producers felt this would have been too awkward for everyone on the set.
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I think Mindy Cohn has stated that she is shy (in a podcast I listened to),and speaking as a shy person, that can come across as being aloof. I think when Molly Ringwald was asked that question, she only recalled the situation for the sake of giving an answer. I donít think Mindy Cohn was ever mean.
I definitely could see where a shy person could be seen as aloof.

Then again, Melissa Sue Anderson also described herself as shy, but Melissa Gilbert said she was just plain mean, and their rivalry went on for years, so I'm not sure what to make of the Mindy/Molly situation. What could even have happened on the set to cause Molly to feel intimidated? Other than having her lines cut, which we know happened.
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Molly did say that Mindy was the mean girl on the set and was intimidated by Mindy. Molly has a habit of giving out teases without being specific. I know people who Mindy stayed with when she was having her cancer treatments and they said she was a very nice person. She has a reputation of being nice. Molly, on the other hand, does have a reputation of being a diva. There must have been some kind of bad blood between them at the time since they didn't show Molly and Mindy lines with one another.
I did always get the impression that La Mol was a bit of a diva, though that seemed to post-date her time on FOL. I certainly got that impression from Molly's book, Getting the Pretty Back, which was supposedly a "self-help" book, but instead felt like it was advice written by Blair Warner: page after page of completely useless "advice", like where to get the best camembert cheese when you visit Paris in Winter, or the best way to uncork a cabernet when your chauffeur has left the corkscrew in the limousine, and you're on the slopes in Aspen, and then you just happen to run into Indira Ghandi, etc., etc...

I don't know that I'd say the lack of lines proves there was bad blood, but it certainly is odd. Molly Parker was just as close to Natalie as she was to Tootie or Blair.

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Even in the original script, there was no interaction between Molly and Jo. Wonder if the writers and producers felt this would have been too awkward for everyone on the set.
I don't feel that way, because if so, why give Sue Ann, Nancy, and Cindy lines with Jo? I suspect the producers just expected the Lost Girls to be professional children around the Core Four: say your lines and take the check.

It seems as though the producers had plans to bring Molly back, after TNG2, but we know she decided not to go back, because she felt humiliated, being demoted to semi-regular. Julie Pie seems to have had the opposite feeling, but maybe she didn't feel that way at the time.

During the Paley Festival, the Core Four were asked if it was awkward to work with the Lost Girls after the Cast Purge, and Lisa and Nancy said no. Lisa pointed out that she had already worked with Julie Pie on the NMMC, and Nancy said, "Maybe we're not the people to be asking." Which was a good point.

The producers weren't very mindful of peoples' feelings, IMO, based on the perceptions relayed by Geri, Felice, Molly, and Kelly, albeit many years after the "fact".
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