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    Quote Originally Posted by Kalihiboy View Post
    Yes but I think Vigoda came back to the series after "Fish" ended its short run on tv.
    Abe Vigoda did not return to Barney Miller, even after Fish was cancelled. His character might have returned for a few guest appearances, but he never came back as a regular. Not that the show needed him. If you ask me, Barney Miller became a better show after Vigoda left and gave more air time to Steve Landesburg (Dietrich).

    MASH is one of those shows where all of the actors who left early did not meet with great success. McLean Stevenson (Col. Blake), Wayne Rogers (Trapper John), Larry Linville (Maj. Burns), and Gary Burghoff (Radar) all experienced the post-MASH curse.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kalihiboy View Post
    Remember how they fazed Suzanne Somers out of "Three's Company" she would appear talking on the telephone, which meant she wasn't even on the set when everyone else was.
    Basically, it was done so that Somers could fulfill her contractural obligations to the show and not cause a disruption to the show's production. Sad that things had deteriorated so badly between her and the rest of the cast.

    Quote Originally Posted by Kalihiboy View Post
    Farah Fawcett only appeared in the first season of "Charlie's Angels" as a regular. For the next 3 seasons she guest starred on a couple shows each year.
    She was only a regular on the first season, true. But still, leaving the show turned out to be a big career mistake for Farrah. Just as it was for Melinda Culea (The "A" Team) and Denise Crosby (Star Trek: The Next Generation).
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    Quote Originally Posted by Frankie's Market View Post
    She was only a regular on the first season, true. But still, leaving the show turned out to be a big career mistake for Farrah. Just as it was for Melinda Culea (The "A" Team) and Denise Crosby (Star Trek: The Next Generation).
    While Denise left to pursue a different career path, it was clear that the writers of the show weren't putting much effort into her character's development. Simply put, there were one too many characters on TNG.

    But she did came back and were given better stories for the roles she played in, including Yar's half-Romulan daughter Major Sela.

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    Ah, the first name to leak as possible replacement for Peterson/Grissom on CSI:

    Laurence Fishburne.

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    Ah, the first name to leak as possible replacement for Peterson/Grissom on CSI:

    Laurence Fishburne.
    I remember Laurence Fishburne when he was Cowboy Curtis on Pee Wee's Playhouse.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Walkoff Balk View Post
    I remember Laurence Fishburne when he was Cowboy Curtis on Pee Wee's Playhouse.
    Yeah but unlike the titular character, he matured from Cowboy Curtis to Othello ... or badass Morpheus.

    At least he wasn't caught shaking his willy in a bookstore.

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    At least he wasn't caught shaking his willy in a bookstore.
    It wasn't in a bookstore. Pee Wee Herman was in a movie theater. I wanted to ask him for an autograph, but his hands were busy.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Walkoff Balk View Post
    It wasn't in a bookstore. Pee Wee Herman was in a movie theater. I wanted to ask him for an autograph, but his hands were busy.
    Plural? So, Pee-Wee's pee-pee isn't wee-wee little?

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    Plural? So, Pee-Wee's pee-pee isn't wee-wee little?
    Screech from Saved by the Bell did a sex tape. Who knew that he wouldn't make it big after this series, but he was big in the sex tape?

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    http://tv.yahoo.com/photos/emmys-13-...373205181.html

    The actors who turned down those roles didn't necessary have bad acting careers.

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