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  1. A few people have commented on the chemistry between the actors and I agree this really holds the show together. There was a nice example in one of the episodes: Tony was teaching Jonathan how to wrestle. It's the end of the scene and before the camera cuts out, you can see Tony Danza grab Danny Pintauro and pull him close, giving him a nice embrace. It wasn't in the script, of course. But I'm glad they left it in because it really shows the affection the actors have for each other.
  2. MASH was great at scenes like this. You start to really dislike a character and then you see what's in their heart. I never saw Frank in the same way again after that scene.
  3. Yes! And once they started, it was like old times again. This was in the table read, as I'm sure you noticed. It was a great exchange between Charles Shaughnessy and Daniel Davis. When Niles said, "Just what you needed." Maxwell asks, "You aren't talking about the sandwich, are you?" Niles says, "No, I don't mean the sandwich." The way that Daniel Davis delivers that line, you would think they had been friends for years. Very heartfelt.
  4. Stumbled across a Ken Osmond interview from a few years ago. He was so gracious and so self confident, he was enjoyable to watch. When asked if he takes any kidding from playing Eddie Haskell, he replied, "Eddie has been very good to me all these years. Because of playing that character, doors have opened that wouldn't otherwise be open. Everywhere I go, I'm treated as a long, lost friend." With all the bad stories you hear about child actors, it's great to hear the cast (especially Frank Bank) benefit from the time they spent on the show.
  5. Thank you @pezgirl7 for the link! Did any of you notice that in the first pic, Kreese is sitting between Johnny and Daniel? Very fitting as if Kreese is physically keeping Johnny and Daniel from becoming friends.
  6. Leave it to @needschocolate to come up with a clever connection! Unfortunately, I think the answer is a little sadder. Dan knew that if he had life insurance, at least he would be leaving something behind when he died. He didn't even have that, and now it was too late.
  7. I think @mmecorday was making a joke because that picture popped up. Maureen McCormick had said in an interview that around that time, people were asking her when she was going to turn 18. For her sake, I'm glad that there was no social media back then. Could you imagine the propositions she would have seen? Sometimes those simpler days before cell phones and the internet were a good thing.
  8. @VCRTracking Thank you for posting those. At first, it was a little sad to see John Lithgow looking older and his line about "It was so long ago." Then, he came to life and was the same great, energetic and fun loving man we all love to see. And as they are telling stories and laughing, John Lithgow says, "I think I'm going to live an extra ten years because of all the laughter."
  9. Interesting point, and now that you have mentioned it, I notice it while watching. We've been watching again in our house. I just cannot believe how well the show holds up. Granted, this is make believe TV, but when watching the kids say, "It seems like you all had more fun before cell phones and the internet."
  10. And once again, Peacheslatour comes up with something that I need to google to understand. Thank you @peacheslatour I always enjoy learning new ideas.
  11. If you know somebody like Ben, then it was funny to watch him include himself in the "one-percenters". People who don't even realize how far down they are on the totem pole.
  12. One issue of Dan's finances that isn't brought up, but should be so that people can learn in real life: Dan usually was self employed and had side jobs. The problem with that is there was no retirement being built up. And worse than that-- he wasn't paying into social security so that blanket is not there in his old age. We are seeing this happening right now. Gig workers who were driving for Uber, Lyft, and others are finding out the hard way that there is no safety net for them. This show can be a bit depressing at times, but they do a good job of showing what happens to people when they get the rug pulled out from under them.
  13. And this is what's great about watching now. It reminds you of where you were the first time you watched. I can promise you, years from now you will notice a clip of Roseanne somewhere and it will STILL remind you of watching when you got out of class at college.
  14. This is exactly the point Katie made when she was supportive of Greg and told him that he could bounce back from the debate fiasco. Greg says, "Thank you" And Katie goes on to explain it's because nobody watches the debate and nobody cares. I love the chemistry between the actors when Greg tells her, "Next time I say, 'Thank you', then you can just stop there." BHAHAHAHAHA! What a perfect Greg thing to say.
  15. Funny how the little things grab your attention. During the original run, John Goodman was such a big man that while in the kitchen, it was more natural to turn a chair around, and sit on it backwards. You've seen him do it a hundred times. Last night when Dan was talking with Louise in the Kitchen, he grabbed a chair to do the same thing. Brought me right back to the nineties! We were all a bit younger then.
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