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Garden Kitty
04-28-2010, 12:50 AM
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I loved the show Valerie, too bad it didn't work out with Valerie Harper but Jason Bateman made it work and I stayed with it through its incarnations as Valerie's Family and then The Hogan Family (didn't Cloris Leachman come in at that point?).

Was it Sandy Duncan?

Cyn
04-28-2010, 01:13 AM
What about the show What's Happening? IIRC, Roger's younger sister, Dee, was quite the little wisecracking scene-stealer.

caseyedwards
04-28-2010, 01:26 AM
Has J.J. from "Good Times" been mentioned yet? I think his "Dyno-MITE!" schtick took on a life of its own (although in a rather :rolleyes: way), and the actors playing the parents weren't happy about it.

Also, the TV show "Webster" was originally supposed to focus on the parents (and it wasn't supposed to be called Webster either), but Emmanuel Lewis stole the show, and his "parents" weren't happy about that either!

Yes and that did lead to a quitting from Rolle

essence_of_soy
04-28-2010, 02:04 AM
Of these examples - which ones actually caused jealousy and/or rift between the cast members due to this shift in attention/popularity?

Maybe it's just me, but in some episodes of Family Ties you can really see the fury on Meredeth Baxter's face when Michael J. Fox got all of the good lines and plot developments.

ilovesalchows
04-28-2010, 03:01 AM
Maybe it's just me, but in some episodes of Family Ties you can really see the fury on Meredeth Baxter's face when Michael J. Fox got all of the good lines and plot developments.

And girls ;)

IceKween
04-28-2010, 03:56 AM
I was about 11 when the show started and I always thought Jason Bateman was so much cuter than Ricky "the Ricker" Shroeder. I was also an avid viewer of Jason's short lived 'It's Your Move' sitcom post Silver Spoons. :)

Jason Bateman was basically kicked off Silver Spoons because Ricky was jealous that Jason was becoming more popular with his character Derek. I was a Derek fan. He then had his own tv show, one of my favorites ever, called It's Your Move (I still love the Dregs of Humanity two-parter).

berthesghost
04-28-2010, 02:08 PM
Sally Field totally stole Bros&Sis from Calista Flockhart

Seerek
04-28-2010, 04:23 PM
Sally Field totally stole Bros&Sis from Calista Flockhart

Sally did win a Best Lead Actress Emmy for B&S 3 years ago, plus I think she's first in the credits - I think she's the lead of the series.


Maybe it's just me, but in some episodes of Family Ties you can really see the fury on Meredeth Baxter's face when Michael J. Fox got all of the good lines and plot developments.

Yeah, very likely...


Meredith Baxter-Birney was miffed, because her understanding when she signed on for Family Ties was that the parents would be the focus of the series. .... Goldberg was standing backstage with Baxter-Birney at the time and commented, If you want to leave the show, Ill understand.



Yes and that did lead to a quitting from Rolle

yes, that's right, but interestingly, Rolle did come back for the 6th and final season.



I loved the show Valerie, too bad it didn't work out with Valerie Harper but Jason Bateman made it work and I stayed with it through its incarnations as Valerie's Family and then The Hogan Family (didn't Cloris Leachman come in at that point?).

Yeah, people do mix up Cloris Leachman and Sandy Duncan often because I believe they entered sitcoms around the same time - Cloris Leachman replacing Charlotte Rae in "The Facts of Life" and Sandy Duncan replacing Valerie Harper on "The Hogan Family"

kwanette
04-28-2010, 08:08 PM
David McCallum, who now portrays Dr. Mallard (Duckie), the Forensics/M.E. guru on NCIS - he was quite the :swoon: :grope: when he was on Man from U.N.C.L.E. - for a guy in his 60's he's still looking pretty good :D .

(I have no idea who the actual star on MFU was :lol: - I only remember - from reruns - Ilya as he was um, a rather nice piece of eye candy.

Robert Vaughn..you watched it in reruns? I watched it in "first runs"..

gingercrush
04-28-2010, 10:07 PM
Sally Field totally stole Bros&Sis from Calista Flockhart

And the show is all the worse for it. Mind you who the hell would want to be a part of that family. I certainly wouldn't. I shouldn't even watch the show since its so inherently stupid yet I keep watching it.

The big example for me is Charmed where Alyssa Milano's character became more important to the show than Shannon Moore. The same happened with Beverly Hills 90210 where Brenda and Brandon were overshadowed by Kelly and Luke Perry's character whose name I've forgotten.

cygnus
04-28-2010, 11:34 PM
David McCallum, who now portrays Dr. Mallard (Duckie), the Forensics/M.E. guru on NCIS - he was quite the :swoon: :grope: when he was on Man from U.N.C.L.E. - for a guy in his 60's he's still looking pretty good :D .

(I have no idea who the actual star on MFU was :lol: - I only remember - from reruns - Ilya as he was um, a rather nice piece of eye candy.

60s? Try 76 (born 1933).:lol:

skatingfan5
04-28-2010, 11:46 PM
60s? Try 76 (born 1933).:lol::eek: Then I'd say he's looking way beyond "pretty good" if he's only 4 years short of 4 score! ;)

Lucy25
04-29-2010, 12:03 AM
Jason Bateman was basically kicked off Silver Spoons because Ricky was jealous that Jason was becoming more popular with his character Derek. I was a Derek fan. He then had his own tv show, one of my favorites ever, called It's Your Move (I still love the Dregs of Humanity two-parter).
Loved (still do!) Jason Bateman and especially It's Your Move. The Dregs of Humanity :lol::lol:

How about The Big Bang Theory now? This season it has been all about Sheldon and Penny as foils. These two are getting all the funny plots, where I think the character of Leonard was supposed to be one of the main characters.

*Edited to say that I should have read the Wikipedia entry before I posted this! I wasn't expecting to see my example on its list.

skatingfan5
04-29-2010, 12:09 AM
How about The Big Bang Theory now? This season it has been all about Sheldon and Penny as foils. These two are getting all the funny plots, where I think the character of Leonard was supposed to be one of the main characters.I thought that Sheldon was in the spotlight from the start -- at least his character was the one who made me tune in to see the program on more than one occasion. Sheldon and his Meemaw and his obsession with revenge on Wil Wheaton are often a :lol: antidote for a stressful day. Sheldon attempting to teach Penny all about physics, beginning in ancient Greece was :rofl:.

FunnyBut
04-29-2010, 12:27 AM
Farrah Fawcett for Charlie's Angels. Well, she wasn't a supporting character, but she upstaged her equals. It was a comedy at times, too, especially when you watch now :lol: