posted on May, 9 2009 @ 01:04 PM
reply to post by desert
"Bonanza" was getting long in the tooth when they introduced the teenage boy into it. Little Joe was nearing his 40s, so they wanted a youth to get
into trouble. Dan Blocker (Hoss) passed away the next season, and the show soon went off the air afterward.
"Bewitched" remade most of the older episodes with the new Darren. The show did go to Rome, and other locations to try and spice it up. They needed
to bring back Dick York. "Bewitched" should of ended after season five.
I had forgotten about "All In the Family" and the baby. The baby seemed like a natural progression, but the addition of the little niece in the
final season after Mike and Gloria left was not needed. Archie was killed by cuteness.
"The Partridge Family" had brought in a five year old boy as their neighbor. Not only was Ricky adorable, but he sang with the group as well. I need
insulin after that one.
"Green Acres" brought in a little girl in its final season. She was visiting with a girl scout troup (or something like that) and managed to stay
for the cuteness factor.
When "My Three Sons" main star Tim Considine (Mike) had left, the show added Ernie. Mike was never heard of or mentioned again. Robbie had married
and his wife had triplet boys, so when Don Grady left the show it focused on the three little boys. (While Don Grady left the show, the character did
not. He was always referred to as out on business or taking a nap. Nobody noticed, or cared.)
It isn't sad when the cutesy comedies did that routine, but when a good show like "All In the Family" does it, it is sad.