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Re: Episode 70 - THE LONELY HOUSE

Post by daisy60 » Sun Sep 08, 2019 1:21 am

Julianna wrote:
Sat Sep 07, 2019 9:29 pm
daisy60 wrote:
Sat Sep 07, 2019 5:52 pm
Julianna wrote:
Sat Sep 07, 2019 4:03 pm
I don't understand why they couldn't have postponed this episode. They did with All Ye His Saints and then rewrote it for Joe. I agree with Plato and PJudith that this episode did not suit Little Joe. Michael Landon acted well in it but it did seem off the mark for his character's attitude and age. Joe rarely went for older women. And I don't recall him chasing any widows.

Actually, All Ye Saints was not 'rewritten' for Joe. Pernell had left the show so it was given to Joe, as is. He may have been a different actor and little training but as David Dortort once said about Michael 'he's a natural actor with quick responses' Pernell's acting was terrific but so was Michael's, just differently. :thumbup
Right here on this site is a copy of that script. Daisy I read it. It is different from the episode. After reading the script I watched the episode online unedited. It was not the same. Similar but different. Adam swims in the river and Joe does not. The boys father dies in Adam version and in the Joe version he is gravely Ill, but gets better. They supposedly postponed the episode since it was to cold to shoot and have PR swim in the river. But they changed it for Landon anyway. I never said Michael did not act good. I said the part didn’t fit his character Joe. The episode above is okay to watch.

You're right, Julianna! I had to go back to look this up but evidently it had been set aside and re-written. I'm sorry! :sob

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