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Robin Williams crushes Michael J. Fox in sitcom showdown
« on: September 27, 2013, 01:50:03 PM »
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Re: Robin Williams crushes Michael J. Fox in sitcom showdown
« Reply #1 on: September 27, 2013, 01:59:23 PM »
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Re: Robin Williams crushes Michael J. Fox in sitcom showdown
« Reply #2 on: September 27, 2013, 02:32:06 PM »
I'm no fan of Robin Williams but I despise Michael J. Fox.  He is a cripple of convenience, skipping his meds so he can have a full blown Parkinson's attack before Congress.
Why?  Well, because I'm a bastard, that's why.

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Re: Robin Williams crushes Michael J. Fox in sitcom showdown
« Reply #3 on: September 27, 2013, 03:31:45 PM »
Who in the world believes Robin Williams is the least bit funny?


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Re: Robin Williams crushes Michael J. Fox in sitcom showdown
« Reply #4 on: September 27, 2013, 03:35:19 PM »
I'm no fan of Robin Williams but I despise Michael J. Fox.  He is a cripple of convenience, skipping his meds so he can have a full blown Parkinson's attack before Congress.

I saw his TV show trailer a couple of times and thought "geez.. ANOTHER SHOW?  Can this guy actually still pull in a viewing audience?"  Nobody ever goes away anymore.

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Re: Robin Williams crushes Michael J. Fox in sitcom showdown
« Reply #5 on: September 27, 2013, 06:16:00 PM »
Two points here:
1. Williams's off-the-wall brand of humor is far more of a fit for a pure sitcom than Fox's, especially now that Fox has pretty much been reduced to a sympathetic figure.

2. The article makes a key point here, and that is that the lead-in is the key factor. The Big Bang Theory is the hottest sitcom on television today, so of course The Crazy Ones is going to have more people watching at the start, and thus staying on the channel even if they don't watch it. The Michael J. Fox Show, on the other hand, has nothing. It's on NBC, a network that has been struggling for years.


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