"It's a Living" starring Ann Jillian, Barrie Youngfellow, Gail Edwards and Crystal Bernard was an early Sunday evening syndicated hit
Were you a fan of this seminal comedy series?
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"It's a Living" starring Ann Jillian, Barrie Youngfellow, Gail Edwards and Crystal Bernard was an early Sunday evening syndicated hit
Were you a fan of this seminal comedy series?
|by Anonymous||reply 139||March 27, 2023 4:03 AM|
"Life's not... the French Riviera!"
|by Anonymous||reply 1||December 6, 2021 3:57 AM|
When the second season aired in 1981, it was titled "Making a Living". The title was changed back to "It's a Living" in 1985 for the third season. The second season episode reruns now have this title.
|by Anonymous||reply 2||December 6, 2021 3:58 AM|
Filmed on the same stage at Sunset Gower studios as The Facts of Life and Silver Spoons
|by Anonymous||reply 3||December 6, 2021 4:21 AM|
[quote]"It's a Living" starring Ann Jillian, Barrie Youngfellow, Gail Edwards and Crystal Bernard...
What am I? Chopped liver??
|by Anonymous||reply 4||December 6, 2021 4:31 AM|
Loved this show
|by Anonymous||reply 5||December 6, 2021 4:35 AM|
I really liked this show too. I especially liked the sleezy piano player. He was really funny in that role.
|by Anonymous||reply 6||December 6, 2021 4:41 AM|
This show reminds me of other languid syndicated Sunday twilight shows "Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous" and 'At the Movies with Siskel and Ebert"
|by Anonymous||reply 7||December 6, 2021 4:45 AM|
The theme song was the best part. The show wasn't good. Though it's interesting to watch some of the episodes they basically remade on The Golden Girls when the It's a Living writers took over TGG for the final three seasons, which just to show how strong the TGG characters were and how comparatively weak the It's a Living characters were. "The Case of the Libertine Belle" is one of the funniest Golden Girls episode; IAL's "Farewell My Sonny" shares the same writer and the same basic plot--a murder mystery dinner that starts with the characters playing out a murder with multiple killers, which turns into a "real" murder that one of the regulars is accused of, that then turns out to be fake as well--and several of the same lines. But the It's a Living characters just aren't strong or funny enough to make the episode work.
|by Anonymous||reply 8||December 6, 2021 4:47 AM|
Opening theme for all six seasons, including the "Making a Living" second season intro at 1:00
|by Anonymous||reply 9||December 6, 2021 5:04 AM|
A few months ago, it was playing on one of the cozi or metv stations, but seems to have disappeared. I couldn't find it the other night.
|by Anonymous||reply 10||December 6, 2021 5:18 AM|
For some reason I loved Dot! And nobody is better than Marian Mercer as Nancy Beebe. She was brilliant.
|by Anonymous||reply 11||December 6, 2021 5:27 AM|
I’m loving how they stereotype Sheryl Lee Ralph into the only one of the girls using a pay phone. Like she couldn’t have afforded a proper cellphone at the time.
|by Anonymous||reply 12||December 6, 2021 5:53 AM|
This show made going to restaurants as an adult seem sexy
|by Anonymous||reply 13||December 6, 2021 6:01 AM|
R12, The season 3 opener had Ann Jillian using the pay phone at the end. They all used that pay phone since that was the only phone they were allowed to used during their breaks.
|by Anonymous||reply 14||December 6, 2021 6:10 AM|
Vaguely remember this show- they were waitresses at a restaurant in LA? But also kind of whores?
|by Anonymous||reply 15||December 6, 2021 6:17 AM|
[quote]But also kind of whores?
|by Anonymous||reply 16||December 6, 2021 7:56 AM|
The opening credits alone contain multitudes. There’s an “and” and then several more—diluting the whole point—before multi-platform star…Barry Youngfellow…receives top billing. Hello?
|by Anonymous||reply 17||December 6, 2021 8:06 AM|
This show also taught me how glamorous spiral staircases are.
R15, it’s slowly revealed throughout the series that Mercer’s character killed their parents and trafficked them as children to be waitresses/sex workers/spies/operatives to help her maintain her control of the LA food scene. The series finale is Jillian and Sullivan’s characters, by then primetime’s first cia lesbian/transfemme lesbian couples, murdering Mercer’s character and blowing up the restaurant.
|by Anonymous||reply 18||December 6, 2021 8:09 AM|
[quote]I’m loving how they stereotype Sheryl Lee Ralph into the only one of the girls using a pay phone. Like she couldn’t have afforded a proper cellphone at the time.
There were actual cellphones in the 1980s? Perhaps you are mistaking cordless phones with cell phones.
|by Anonymous||reply 19||December 6, 2021 8:11 AM|
According to Google: "Motorola released the first “mobile phone” in 1973 but it wasn't until 1983 that the company's first proper mobile phone hit markets."
"Cell phones became popular during the cellular revolution that started in the 90s. In 1990, the number of mobile users was around 11 million, and by 2020, that number had risen to a whopping 2.5 billion."
One assumes even if mobile phones were available when this series was filmed, a waitress sure couldn't afford one.
|by Anonymous||reply 20||December 6, 2021 8:12 AM|
Cassie charged $20 for head.
Prices are NOT negotiable!
|by Anonymous||reply 21||December 6, 2021 8:14 AM|
Jan was the worse of the main characters a completely smug and unlikeable bitch.
The funniest scene was in one of the worse episodes of the entire series starting at 14:05 in this link . It makes me laugh every single time I watch it. Crystal Bernard was really great.
|by Anonymous||reply 22||December 6, 2021 8:23 AM|
Barrie Youngfellow is the most masculine name for a woman ever
|by Anonymous||reply 23||December 6, 2021 3:28 PM|
A terrible show.
|by Anonymous||reply 24||December 6, 2021 3:32 PM|
Marian Mercer was such a great talent.
|by Anonymous||reply 25||December 6, 2021 3:53 PM|
Who would have guessed that Wendy Schaal would have had such a long-lasting career?
|by Anonymous||reply 26||December 6, 2021 3:56 PM|
I watched this every week with my grandmother, but danged if I can remember a single moment of it. Just Ann Jillian's hair and the set is all I can recall.
|by Anonymous||reply 27||December 6, 2021 4:14 PM|
As a gayling, I tried to duplicate the Barrie Youngfellow pivot. She fascinated me.
|by Anonymous||reply 28||December 6, 2021 4:22 PM|
Barrie Youngfellow is a DL icon
|by Anonymous||reply 29||December 6, 2021 4:25 PM|
For a lot of people, life IS the French Riviera and a charity ball
|by Anonymous||reply 30||December 6, 2021 5:11 PM|
I woke up with this theme song in my head and thought about Ann and Barrie for a second before finally getting up.
|by Anonymous||reply 31||December 6, 2021 6:38 PM|
Crystal Bernard is an under-the-radar lesbian
|by Anonymous||reply 32||December 6, 2021 6:57 PM|
I always thought Louise Lasser was an odd choice for this show.
|by Anonymous||reply 33||December 6, 2021 7:00 PM|
This was in heavy rotation on LOGO a year or so ago and tried watching but it’s not that good. As a kid I loved the theme song and thought it seemed so glamorous to work at a restaurant at the top of a skyscraper. I made it through the Ann Jillian seasons but didn’t get past the first year with Sheryl Lee Ralph.
|by Anonymous||reply 34||December 6, 2021 7:06 PM|
I still cat h it occasionally Antennae I think idk. Anyway I feel like I heard the name Ann Jillian a lot in the 89s and she seemed like a big deal but I'm not sure I ever knew who she was then.
|by Anonymous||reply 35||December 6, 2021 7:20 PM|
In the 80s your average person didn't have a cell phone.
|by Anonymous||reply 36||December 6, 2021 7:38 PM|
|by Anonymous||reply 37||December 6, 2021 7:39 PM|
Damn, it was on for 9 years? I must have been to busy out partying to notice it. I vaguely remember the opening.
|by Anonymous||reply 38||December 6, 2021 7:51 PM|
Does everyone remember watching this early Sunday evenings?
|by Anonymous||reply 39||December 6, 2021 7:52 PM|
Ann Jillian got all the good dick in Hollywood in the 70s and 80s when the men didn't look like hairless automatons with weird bloated filler face and eyebrows like Greta Garbo
|by Anonymous||reply 40||December 6, 2021 7:57 PM|
r22, I'd never seen that one, but it's mentioned in the Golden Girls Forever book as one of the ones they redid on TGG--as "Dateline: Miami" (though they ultimately made it about more than just jerks to dates in general).
|by Anonymous||reply 41||December 6, 2021 9:49 PM|
Another that was redone, from Whedon again. When the cast of a grade school musical production (of Red Riding Hood) comes down with chicken pox, the regular cast steps into the roles.
|by Anonymous||reply 42||December 6, 2021 10:00 PM|
Also, a dream-sequence episode, complete with guest appearance by Lyle Waggoner.
|by Anonymous||reply 43||December 6, 2021 10:01 PM|
Was Susan Sullivan fired, or did she leave to join Falcon Crest?
|by Anonymous||reply 44||December 6, 2021 10:19 PM|
r44, she was fired. I found an interview with her from the Boston Globe, December 27, 1983. The relevant quotes:
"I was on the series It's A Living' and they replaced me with Louise Lasser. I accepted that. Actually, it was not a part I particularly wanted to do. But on another level, I was not ready to be replaced. I was fired. And, once again, I was devastated."
|by Anonymous||reply 45||December 6, 2021 10:38 PM|
R44 Her character was pretty useless and too similar to the Jan character.
|by Anonymous||reply 46||December 6, 2021 10:43 PM|
Reading some other articles (if you have access to ProQuest) from around that time, she was pretty matter-of-fact about being reluctant to sign on to the show in the first place. She turned it down three times, and there's a lot of talk about how "sexually exploitative" the show was considered at the time (granted, the skimpy uniforms they wore in the first few episodes were ridiculous) and how they rewrote it so it was just sex jokes before she signed on. She's honest, but diplomatic and doesn't outright bad-mouth the show (in one of the articles she compares it to Taxi in that it's a workplace sitcom).
But it worked out. The original Chase and Maggie from Falcon Crest also needed to be replaced, so Sullivan was freed just in time, and it worked out. At least until they gave her that terrible death on that show.
|by Anonymous||reply 47||December 6, 2021 10:49 PM|
Oops, that should be "they rewrote it so it was MORE THAN just sex jokes before she signed on."
|by Anonymous||reply 48||December 6, 2021 10:51 PM|
I've been to the Bonaventure hotel a few times for meetings (no I'm not a whore) and it's like taking a time warp back to the 70s - very dated. It's not in a great part of LA either. There's not much there.
|by Anonymous||reply 49||December 6, 2021 11:34 PM|
Were Witt/Thomas/Harris involved with the "9 to 5" film? It seems the film and their shows used several of the same character actors like Marian Mercer and Peggy Pope. I'm sure there were others.
|by Anonymous||reply 50||December 7, 2021 12:05 AM|
Renaissance Center in Detroit inspired the very similar looking Bonaventure Hotel in LA and had the same architect designer
|by Anonymous||reply 51||December 7, 2021 12:07 AM|
Antenna TV shows a Carson episode that guests both Susan Sullivan and Sheryl Lee Ralph. But there's no mention of Sullivan ever having done IAL, despite Sheryl talking about how she can do the show three weeks out of the month and use the last week for guest shots on LA Law.
|by Anonymous||reply 52||December 7, 2021 12:24 AM|
The costumes changed after Ann Jillian's double mastectomy (excuse me, "top surgery").
|by Anonymous||reply 53||December 7, 2021 1:17 AM|
Ann as Cassie, the brassy one.
|by Anonymous||reply 54||December 7, 2021 1:24 AM|
Surely the only theme song that rhymed "show biz" with "BUTTHEMAINTHINGISUPPOSEIS"!
|by Anonymous||reply 55||December 7, 2021 1:31 AM|
Yes, Susan Sullivan was trotted out as the main publicity hook for the show (since she was the only actress who was truly known).
And all the articles around the debut were Susan saying she turned down the show three times, didn't want to play a waitress, hated the costumes, and was Julie Farr, MD just two years ago, so what did this mean for her career?
Then she was "shocked and devastated" when the producers canned her. Whatever, Susan!
But the Falcon Crest producers saw she could hit some cunt notes, so they snapped her up.
|by Anonymous||reply 56||December 7, 2021 1:36 AM|
The best thing about this show was the piano player. The theme song is truly terrible.
|by Anonymous||reply 57||December 7, 2021 1:38 AM|
The Barrie Youngfellow pivot is iconic. Susan stole it for her Falcon Crest opening shot.
|by Anonymous||reply 58||December 7, 2021 1:46 AM|
It's a Living killed Soap, and Witt-Thomas (-Harris) cannibalized themselves..
ABC gave Soap's time slot behind Barney Miller to IAL and sent Soap to Wednesdays, where it came in third against Facts of Life and was yanked midseason.
|by Anonymous||reply 59||December 7, 2021 1:49 AM|
How did Jillian deal with that fried blond mop of her's?
She was much cuter with her natural red do in Mr. Mom.
|by Anonymous||reply 60||December 7, 2021 12:52 PM|
There werent cell phones per say in the eighties
|by Anonymous||reply 61||December 7, 2021 1:05 PM|
R58, Hmpph! I perfected the pivot.
|by Anonymous||reply 62||December 7, 2021 9:09 PM|
|by Anonymous||reply 63||December 7, 2021 9:10 PM|
R49 Did you enter arm in arm with your colleagues and have a chat and laugh in the lift?
|by Anonymous||reply 64||December 7, 2021 9:11 PM|
R62 A true inspiration for Tyra Banks and her “models”.
|by Anonymous||reply 65||December 7, 2021 9:14 PM|
Who was the biggest star of the show?
|by Anonymous||reply 66||December 7, 2021 9:17 PM|
[quote](since she was the only actress who was truly known).
Ann Jillian was also very well known from Broadway and as a child star. Her Twilight Zone episode "The Mute" Ilse Ilse was classic.
And Barrie Youngfellow was on every other ABC being forced upon viewers.
|by Anonymous||reply 67||December 7, 2021 9:29 PM|
[quote]I always thought Louise Lasser was an odd choice for this show.
She was hysterical in the show, her season was easily the best.
Susan Sullivan and Wendy Schaal's characters were redundant so they were written out.
The costumes actually changed midway through the first season, after reviewers like the show but hated the "jiggle" aspect of it. So they alternated the skimpy costumes with the other ones and gave the waitresses lines like
Lois) First these uniforms, now you're weighing us? If this wasn't the best paying waitress job in the city, I wouldn't stand for it.
Nancy) But it is, so you will.
|by Anonymous||reply 68||December 7, 2021 9:34 PM|
Did Ann Jillian get fired?
|by Anonymous||reply 69||December 7, 2021 9:34 PM|
The IAL's theme song would have been DL perfection had they used the same singers as in this snappy number. Amirite?
|by Anonymous||reply 70||December 7, 2021 10:09 PM|
R69 she got fat.
|by Anonymous||reply 71||December 7, 2021 10:11 PM|
[quote] she got fat.
The ultimate SIN
Worse than murder, rape and abortion combined.
|by Anonymous||reply 72||December 7, 2021 10:52 PM|
Jillian looks like a cross between Michelle Phillips and Debbie Harry with a dash of Celia Weston.
|by Anonymous||reply 73||December 7, 2021 11:15 PM|
Ann Jillian only agreed to do one syndicated season because she was still recovering from Breast cancer and didn't want to deal with the grind of a weekly show.
|by Anonymous||reply 74||December 7, 2021 11:15 PM|
And who can forget Ann Jillian as Mae West?
|by Anonymous||reply 75||December 7, 2021 11:40 PM|
When LL and Marian Mercer were both on 'Mary Hartman', LL was the star. Then, several years later, MM was the star. I wonder if there was bad blood.
|by Anonymous||reply 76||December 13, 2021 12:03 PM|
[quote]The best thing about this show was the piano player.
Sonny creeped me out, but I was too young to really get that he was just playing the sleazy piano player trope. Bert Remsen also creeped me out, and he still does.
Paul Kreppel seems to be having a bit of a comeback, he's been in a couple things this year including The Bitch Who Stole Christmas.
|by Anonymous||reply 77||December 13, 2021 12:32 PM|
Paul Kreppel and Barrie Youngfellow's husband Sam Freed were apart of a group called The Proposition which also included Jane Curtin.
Sam and Jane worked together on Kate and Allie while Barrie was in LA working on It's a Living.
|by Anonymous||reply 78||December 13, 2021 9:31 PM|
Still don’t get how BY got final billing in the credits. Who the fuck was she?
|by Anonymous||reply 79||December 14, 2021 9:22 AM|
R79 BY was good at BJ.
|by Anonymous||reply 80||December 14, 2021 12:14 PM|
I remember first learning about titty cancer from Ann Jillian. It seemed so traumatic for both her and I! Surely she’s been able to get sum okay replacements by now? The bitch has lived, so her treatment a success…
|by Anonymous||reply 81||December 14, 2021 12:21 PM|
[quote]Ann Jillian was also very well known from Broadway and as a child star. Her Twilight Zone episode "The Mute" Ilse Ilse was classic.
R67, she didn't compare to Susan Sullivan, who was on Another World for five years, then Rich Man Poor Man Book II, then had been nominated for a Best Actress Emmy for Julie Farr, MD.
Ann had made a splash in Sugar Babies on Bway the year before (then Ann Miller had her part reduced), but she wasn't nearly as well known as Susan. Most Middle Americans didn't know dick about Broadway.
|by Anonymous||reply 82||December 15, 2021 5:21 AM|
[quote]Surely she’s been able to get sum okay replacements by now?
Ann said she didn't get her cancertits replaced—she's been stuffing for 30 years.
|by Anonymous||reply 83||December 15, 2021 5:22 AM|
[quote]When LL and Marian Mercer were both on 'Mary Hartman', LL was the star. Then, several years later, MM was the star. I wonder if there was bad blood.
Louise Lasser was brought on as the new star of IAL, to what passed for fanfare in a very dismal TV era.
Marian Mercer was strictly supporting for the entire run of the show.
|by Anonymous||reply 84||December 15, 2021 5:24 AM|
Lasser was hilarious in this. She brought the weaker actresses ... not up to her level, but closer. Except for Barrie Youngfellow; there was no rope strong enough to pull up that no-talent.
She got the only applause after a line of dialogue I remember in the show. It was in this very funny episode.
|by Anonymous||reply 85||December 15, 2021 5:53 AM|
R39 I remember watching the first season on ABC on Fri nights. I think it moved to Sunday in syndication?
|by Anonymous||reply 86||December 15, 2021 5:55 AM|
Ann Jillian was named by Walt Disney.
|by Anonymous||reply 87||January 1, 2022 7:43 AM|
The older I get the more I realize I didn't watch as much TV growing up as I once thought ...
|by Anonymous||reply 88||January 1, 2022 8:26 AM|
Was this show in the same universe as "Angie"?
|by Anonymous||reply 89||January 1, 2022 8:45 AM|
r89, no. Angie was from the Garry Marshall factory. It's a Living was from the Witt-Thomas(-Harris) factory.
|by Anonymous||reply 90||January 1, 2022 3:45 PM|
Donna Pescow as Angie was playing against type.
|by Anonymous||reply 91||January 1, 2022 4:33 PM|
"Why don't you come on up and see me sometime...."
|by Anonymous||reply 92||January 2, 2022 2:14 AM|
R16 Jillian does look more whorish in this early pic.
|by Anonymous||reply 93||January 2, 2022 5:17 AM|
R93 Then she gained 30 pounds, and was still playing the vixen.
|by Anonymous||reply 94||January 2, 2022 5:32 AM|
And that is minus the weight of two breasts.
|by Anonymous||reply 95||January 10, 2022 12:04 PM|
She really is playing the whore here, with the "fake" Mr B.
|by Anonymous||reply 96||January 10, 2022 12:05 PM|
R90 it was actually the Garry Marshall/Miller/Boyett factory
So Angie might be in the same universe as Full House
|by Anonymous||reply 97||January 10, 2022 12:08 PM|
|by Anonymous||reply 98||January 10, 2022 1:09 PM|
RIP Barrie Youngfellow
|by Anonymous||reply 99||April 2, 2022 3:50 PM|
Susan Sullivan has been a regular on countless tv shows, she must be quite wealthy. I remember her from Another World.
|by Anonymous||reply 100||April 2, 2022 4:17 PM|
I vaguely remember it, and when I watched it, it was for Marian Mercer.
|by Anonymous||reply 101||April 2, 2022 4:19 PM|
Barrie Youngfellow passed away last week in upstate NY.
|by Anonymous||reply 102||April 2, 2022 4:21 PM|
she really gave early Ellen vibes in IAL🤔
|by Anonymous||reply 103||April 2, 2022 4:32 PM|
Asking as a Millennial who’s never seen or heard of this show before—why were these women dressed in what look like meidokissa/maid-café fetish outfits, for their work in 1980s America?
|by Anonymous||reply 104||April 2, 2022 4:43 PM|
Maybe the maid-café fetish outfits were inspired by It's a Living, R104!
|by Anonymous||reply 105||April 3, 2022 12:12 AM|
In real life, all the straight guys would request to sit in Ann Jillian's section, especially during the busy lunchtime rush, and the others would resent her for it
|by Anonymous||reply 106||April 3, 2022 12:14 AM|
Wait, R106, was It's a Living a reality show?
|by Anonymous||reply 107||April 3, 2022 12:49 AM|
Susan Sullivan was fired after the first season. In a spiteful move, she ripped off Barrie's "and" credit and pivot" on Falcon Crest.
|by Anonymous||reply 108||April 3, 2022 4:21 AM|
There’re a lot of rumors that Barry died a while back and to keep the public tumult to a minimum her team carefully the planned the announcement.
Are any other DLers going to see her body when she lays in state in NYC and LA?
|by Anonymous||reply 109||April 3, 2022 5:41 AM|
Has Wendy Schaal or Gail Edwards issued a statement yet?
|by Anonymous||reply 110||April 3, 2022 5:49 AM|
Before Faye Dunaway or Jessica Lange, Barrie Youngfellow was the first actress to portray Joan Crawford. She played La Crawford in "Moviola: The Scarlett O'Hara Wars", a 1980 TV-movie.
|by Anonymous||reply 111||April 3, 2022 7:02 AM|
The demise of the show revolved around misogyny in Hollywood. They were on a show that became a hit and their reps asked for more money after the first season (which was standard) and the producers called their bluff and recast the show with new waitresses. Barrie Youngfellow didn't ask for more money so she rose to the top as the "lead" actress in season 2. Originally, the show was built around Ann Jillian as the lead. Her Reps' demands ruined her career. (This was the same era as Susanne Sommers demanding equal pay as John Ritter-- which got her fired!)
|by Anonymous||reply 112||April 3, 2022 7:46 AM|
It was weird that just four years after the demise of Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman (where she played a slim and relatively youthful mother of a ten-year-old), Louise Lasser showed up on IAL as a middle-aged widow with grown children.
She was good on the show, though! Although she did not fit in at all; they made the right decision to dump her for the syndicated years.
|by Anonymous||reply 113||April 9, 2022 8:07 AM|
R112 That's not exactly true about Somers, that's the story as she wanted to present it. She not only wanted a raise, but a 10% ownership of the shows profits, which not even Ritter or other top male stars got at that time. She deserved a raise (as did DeWitt) but she got greedy. She also faked illness and no showed a few episodes which forced them to re-write those particular episodes.
|by Anonymous||reply 114||April 9, 2022 8:26 AM|
r112 seems to be confused. The show wasn't a hit and wasn't originally built around Ann Jillian. In the first season it was built around Susan Sullivan, it didn't do well in the ratings, ABC pulled it after 11 episodes and burned off two more over the summer. (If anyone or their reps had asked for a raise after that, they would have been insane.) ABC retooled it before bringing it back for a second season, this time with Lasser in the lead (so...one new waitress), it did no better--was pulled again after 12 episodes, with two more burned off over the summer.
When they brought it back for a third season, Jillian rose to the lead, because by then she'd already been the star of her own sitcom--the short-lived Jennifer Slept Here. It did become a hit in syndication, but a syndicated hit was still less prestigious than a network hit. The idea that she left to continue treatments for her cancer, as the story goes, (or the idea that she wanted to get on a network show) seems much more believable than the idea that she would expect any kind of payday for IAL.
It was season 4 when Youngfellow rose to the top (and they brought in a single waitress, Ralph, to replace Jillian, not "new waitresses.)
|by Anonymous||reply 115||April 9, 2022 9:56 PM|
This should be rebooted with Parker Posey, Molly Shannon, Jennifer Coolidge, Holland Taylor, Miriam Shor and Leslie Jordan
|by Anonymous||reply 116||May 31, 2022 5:05 AM|
[quote]In real life, all the straight guys would request to sit in Ann Jillian's section, especially during the busy lunchtime rush
The restaurant wasn't open for lunch. They would come in and work like 2pm - 11pm
|by Anonymous||reply 117||June 11, 2022 11:26 AM|
[quote]It was season 4 when Youngfellow rose to the top
If by "rose" you mean "backstabbed and connived" her way to the top, then yes.
And Marian Mercer and Paul Kreppel were the only funny ones. Gail Edwards could once a season pull of a laugh. And Ralph what's-her-face was just awful. She ruined "Designing Women" as well.
|by Anonymous||reply 118||June 11, 2022 11:29 AM|
R116, any reboot today would need at least two black people. Probably the Mercer and Kreppel parts.
|by Anonymous||reply 119||June 11, 2022 11:45 AM|
r118, no, I meant the words that I actually wrote. Speak for yourself, thanks.
|by Anonymous||reply 120||June 11, 2022 11:59 AM|
Barrie Youngfellow was basically Joyce DeWitt but with red hair and a better rack.
|by Anonymous||reply 121||June 11, 2022 12:05 PM|
Then you don't know what you're talking about
|by Anonymous||reply 122||June 11, 2022 12:07 PM|
Niecy Nash would be great for the reboot
|by Anonymous||reply 123||June 12, 2022 1:11 AM|
I am watching REW TV channel and they’re showing this.
I didn’t know Sheryl Lee Ralph was on it.
|by Anonymous||reply 124||October 31, 2022 9:08 AM|
R89 no it was in the same universe as Nakatomi Plaza.
|by Anonymous||reply 125||October 31, 2022 12:14 PM|
I liked Cassie Cranston (Ann Jillian) but her hairstyle always put me off.
|by Anonymous||reply 126||October 31, 2022 1:03 PM|
I loved that the restaurant was called “At The Top”. The real LA Prime rotates.
|by Anonymous||reply 127||October 31, 2022 1:05 PM|
[quote]And Marian Mercer and Paul Kreppel were the only funny ones. Gail Edwards could once a season pull of a laugh. And Ralph what's-her-face was just awful. She ruined "Designing Women" as well.
You mean EMMY WINNER (for "Abbott Elementary" Sheryl Lee Ralph?
|by Anonymous||reply 128||October 31, 2022 4:48 PM|
[quote]This should be rebooted with Parker Posey, Molly Shannon, Jennifer Coolidge, Holland Taylor, Miriam Shor and Leslie Jordan
There's an idea that didn't age well.
|by Anonymous||reply 129||October 31, 2022 4:48 PM|
Wow. Two words and you misspelled both of them. Brava!
|by Anonymous||reply 130||October 31, 2022 4:49 PM|
After watching Its A Living I’ll watch Benson.
|by Anonymous||reply 131||October 31, 2022 7:00 PM|
[quote] I’m loving how they stereotype Sheryl Lee Ralph into the only one of the girls using a pay phone. Like she couldn’t have afforded a proper cellphone at the time.
The cell phones at the time were practically non-existent. only the wealthiest people could afford them then. None of the people who worked at the restaurant could have afforded a cellphone.
Try to be less of a presentist and realize the whole world was not exactly like it is in your teeny-tiny little universe is now throughout history,
|by Anonymous||reply 132||October 31, 2022 7:06 PM|
I’m a fan of a seminal discharge. This show…meh.
|by Anonymous||reply 133||October 31, 2022 7:08 PM|
Did Sheryl Lee trash this cast too?
|by Anonymous||reply 134||March 13, 2023 12:31 PM|
Was that ultra-bleached blonde fried hair popular at the time?
|by Anonymous||reply 135||March 13, 2023 12:41 PM|
[Quote] I am watching REW TV channel and they’re showing this.
I misread this as "and they're showing tits."
|by Anonymous||reply 136||March 13, 2023 1:27 PM|
Ann Jillian had brown hair in Mr. Mom
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