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Modern Family cast members suing to void contracts

Discussion in 'Now Playing - TV Show Talk' started by fmowry, Jul 25, 2012.

  1. David Platt

    David Platt !Texas TCF Club

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    Heh. It made me feel old when I looked up the dates too. It doesn't feel like it should have been that long ago. I used to love that show!
     
  2. DreadPirateRob

    DreadPirateRob Seriously?

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    Aw, crap, you're totally right. Right premise (cute, quirky wife with supernatural abilities), wrong show. :eek::)

    And I think it's a stretch to compare minor supporting characters like one of Roseanne's daughters or Aunt Viv - both of whom would go episodes at a time without being seen/heard from - as being as front-and-center as one of the leads of MF, all of whom are in every episode.

    Plus, I just think audiences nowadays would be upset by it, although I can't quite articulate why.
     
  3. DreadPirateRob

    DreadPirateRob Seriously?

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    Yes, yes she did.

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  4. scandia101

    scandia101 Just the facts ma'am

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    Aunt Viv was absent in 20 of 147 episodes over 6 seasons.
    Becky was only absent in 5 of 221 episodes over 9 seasons.
    Compare those to your example, Bewitched, where Darrin was in 240 of 256 episodes over 8 seasons.
    I think it's a stretch to think they are not comparable.
     
  5. DreadPirateRob

    DreadPirateRob Seriously?

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    If your best and most recent examples are shows that last aired 15 years ago, before the advent of the internet as we know it, including social media, blogging, etc., then I don't think your examples mean as much you think they do.
     
  6. Polcamilla

    Polcamilla Still up here...

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    One cast member in Modern Family has already been replaced and I know I saw TiVo forum do the research to verify that their suspicions were correct and the actor was different.
     
  7. Polcamilla

    Polcamilla Still up here...

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    Of course, this reminds me of one of my all-time favorite College Bowl questions:

    "This member of the Brady Bunch cast was hit by a car and died following filming of the first season and all subsequent appearance were assembled from stock footage. Who was this?"

    Tiger, the family dog. :D
     
  8. DevdogAZ

    DevdogAZ Give em Hell, Devils

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    Are you talking about Lily? Yes, she was replaced because the parents of the twins that originally played her decided they didn't want their kids participating any longer. I don't think that required any TiVo forum research. It was pretty public knowledge.
     
  9. busyba

    busyba The Funcooker

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    Yeah. And everyone hates her. :D
     
  10. DreadPirateRob

    DreadPirateRob Seriously?

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    1) It was common knowledge (as has been pointed out)

    2) It was a non-speaking part played by a toddler at first. Not exactly a leading role.

    3) And yeah, she was the worst character on the show before the switch, and still is after the switch.
     
  11. busyba

    busyba The Funcooker

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    I thought she was awesome before the switch. The unintentional comedy factor was through the roof. My friends turned it into a game; each week we'd have a pool to see who could guess closest to how many milligrams of vicodin she would be on for that episode. :D

    New girl is just scary creepy. :eek:
     

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