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  1. I like when Young Sheldon brings in actors who were popular back in the 80's. It completes the circle somehow. But do any of you also get a tinge of sadness to see the actors who were in their prime back then looking so much older now?
  2. The really sad part of this is how they treated John Ritter and Joyce Dewitt when the producers decided to end Three's Company and start Three's a Crowd. They insisted that it be kept a secret, and John Ritter couldn't even tell Joyce about it. She found out on accident that she wouldn't be part of the new show.
  3. I'm so glad you brought up Stanley Roper. Norman Fell plays Stanley for laughs, but don't underestimate Norman Fell. He is a deep thinker, and here is what he said during an interview while the show was on top. “I don’t like flamboyance,” Fell professes. “I would never own a Rolls-Royce.” He and Karen drive suitably chic old-model Porsches. “I like understating elegance,” he continues. “I like a raincoat with a mink lining. Nobody sees the lining, but my wife knows it’s there.”
  4. There was a line that showed how much things have changed. A friend was driving across town to visit Jack and Janet. At the last minute, Jack and Janet found out they wouldn't be there to meet their friend. Janet: Can you call him and tell him we won't be here? Jack: Oh, sure! If he had a phone. . . in his car! And laughter from the audience at just how rediculous this would be. I love watching for lines like that one. You hit the nail on the head by calling Mrs. Roper a Cougar. I think the humor comes from the fact that as opposed to the younger set, where men the pursuers, the roles are reversed for Stan and Helen. In that apartment SHE is the one in pursuit. (With the same results as Jack and Larry).
  5. I don't know why that struck me as funny.
  6. Hugh Beaumont has high achieving kids in real life. I suspect he was an influence on the kid actors, including Ken Osmond.
  7. I understand that what we see on this show, and what Judge Judy sees during filming, are people with problems of their own making. But once Judge Judy became rich, she seemed to forget that many people have real, legitimate issues that are outside of their control. People really do work hard for years and then get laid off because companies downsize. People really do get injured on the job. People really do become disabled. She seems to forget that because these things do not happen in her little bubble of wealthy friends.
  8. You'll notice that the old guy brought in his nephew to help him out. And also notice that the nephew was quiet and respectful, allowing the adults to talk. It sure looked like the nephew was very accustomed to having to help the uncle out.
  9. This is where the show had to walk a fine line. The producers and writers have stated that their job was to set an example of how to parent children in the newly prosperous 1950's. I think they did a great job of that. But they left many people out: Ward had a good, steady job with solid benefits. But what about a person who's job went away, through no fault of their own? June was in good health, and had plenty of time to keep herself looking nice and taking care of the family. But what about women who have health issues and need extra help? The boys excelled in school and only needed gentle nudges to complete their homework. But what about kids with learning disabilities? Watching the show, you wouldn't think that people like that existed.
  10. Funny thing about this show. The worse it gets, the more I appreciate Ed O'Neil and his ability to underplay his scenes to make them funny. When they were protesting his speech. . . "It feels good to hate hippies again." And "Sure-- everybody talks about the owls that were wiped out, but does anybody talk about all the mice I saved?" Bwhahahaha! I admit it took me a minute to get that one. I think 22 minutes of Jay cutaways would have been funnier than this episode.
  11. That's true! Lucky for Tony Dow that he aged very well through his teenage years, and seemed to skip that "awkward stage" that we saw with Jerry Mathers.
  12. The problem was they kept writing Beaver as if he was still a little kid instead of a teenager. And the things that were cute when he said them as a kid were just awkward or annoying when he tried to say the same lines as a teenager.
  13. You only need to go back a few episodes. Remember his comment about the hot mom at Joe's school, and his reaction to her? "Sure, I engaged in some friendly email banter, and I do realize that blue shirts make my eyes sparkle. And yes, I did some push ups in the parking lot, but those were for everybody!" I miss that Jay.
  14. All you have to do is catch a rerun or two and that reminds you of just how good this show used to be. Back when the characters were likeable, this show was hilarious.
  15. The thing you have to understand about Phil in order to enjoy his character is that Phil is not dumb. The issue is, things pop into his mind the same way they pop into most of our minds. But while most of us would have a filter and think, "I can't say that out loud. It's ridiculous." Phil's imagination comes right out his mouth, "Is there a safe amount of helium you can give a baby that would make it float?"
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