- Apr 14, 2002
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Drtooth said:I try very hard not to come into a discussion of a show I hate and burst someone's bubble unless I feel it is necisarry. This is one of those times. John Ritter dying on the set of this show is almost as embarassing a way to go as Elvis dying on the toilet.
The series was routine, pedestrian, unfunny, and just a waste of a time slot. It was exactly like every other family sitcom the public got sick of in the 90's only less enjoyable. The only reason it was on the lenght it was is that they felt guilty John Ritter died making it. ANd now they repeat it on the WB, twice a day.
I felt the show wasted the talents of Ritter and Katey Segal, who have much bigger career highlights in more groundbreaking shows. The addition of the cast members after the death was overcompensating for the fact the show was still lousy.
I mean, as shows like Everybody Hates Chris, the Office, and My Name is Earl prove the "laugh track" sitcom is dead. 2 and a Half Men is good, and I LOVED king of Queens (until CBS had to can it for more "idiot singles trying to find sex" shows), but there's nothing interresting anymore. Thank god this one was canned a year ago.
I agree to an extent with your opinions of the show. It wasn't anything original or groundbreaking as far as sitcoms though but saying John Ritter dying on the set is an embarassment?? I think that's kind of harsh. It's a very unfortunate thing that happened to him. To compare his death to Elvis' is like comparing apples and oranges. Elvis was on medications, etc, suffered with bouts of depression and so forth that ultimately in the long run played a card in his overall death. The only people who should be embarassed about John Ritter's death is his doctors who didn't detect anything like this earlier and possibly help prevent his early passing at such a young age.