TV show re-casting that didn't work

Discussion in 'Visual Arts' started by James Slattery, Dec 5, 2017.

  1. sirmikael

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    This is the one that came to mind for me as well. Sarah just didn't look like a member of the family, while Lecy Goranson was perfect for the role.
     
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  2. bmasters9

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    As was Pamela Sue Martin's Fallon being more interesting than the British Emma Samms (although, unlike you, I liked Jack Coleman as Steven, and could not stand Al Corley).
     
  3. Vinyl Addict

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    Kinda the opposite, but that Kevin Can Wait show has Leah Remini on the show regularly Kevin James. All the promos they show feature her in them.
     
  4. evillouie

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    The youngest kid on the Partridge Family was played by 2 different kids as well.
     
  5. evillouie

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    Marilyn Munster was played by 2 different actresses during the series as well.
     
  6. Ginger Ale

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    Ohhh, yes, to the tenth power.
     
  7. Keith V

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    I think Pamela Ferdyn being recast with Doney Oatman on the Odd Couple as Edna actually worked but many do not.
     
  8. DetroitDoomsayer

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    Not really a recasting, as they played new characters. Coy and Vance Duke.

    I take recasting to mean that new actors are playing the same already established character.
     
  9. daca

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    Dr. Who.

    Seems like The Doctor changes a lot. A LOT. :D
     
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  10. NickCarraway

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    Billy Campbell replacing Paul McCartney for Magical Mystery Tour.
     
  11. RayS

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    Getting that Stiller guy to take over for the REAL Frank Costanza - what a disaster!

     
  12. Scope J

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    True, both worked imho
     
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  13. MikeInFla

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    I have to say with Beaver and Gilligan both recasting was a better choice.
     
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  15. Thwacko

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    First one I thought of. Boy, was Anthony George bad.
     
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  16. Culpa

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    I agree!

    There were a few actor replacements on Dark Shadows: Burke, Sam Evans, and there were even two replacement Vicki’s after Alexandra Moltke left the show. And at least the replacement Willie (John Karlen) turned out to be a better choice than the original!
     
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  17. BadJack

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    Between Frank Costanza, Morty Seinfeld, and Lloyd Braun, "Seinfeld" struck gold with its recastings.

    People earlier mentioned Eartha Kitt and Julie Newmar. I have to add that John Astin's turn as the Riddler was no great shakes.
     
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  18. Thwacko

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    Charity Rahmer replacing Kirsten Storms as Belle Black on Days of Our Lives for all of two weeks before the part was cast again. There used to be a hilarious compilation of Charity Rahmer as Belle clips on YouTube, but unfortunately it has been removed. She was comically awful.
     
  19. Thwacko

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    I forgot about Betsy Durkin as Victoria Winters. She was awful. Pretty much a different character with the same name.
     
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  20. Manapua

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    Re: Gilligan's Island. The professor, Ginger and Mary Ann characters were all recast from the pilot to the first on air episode. The theme song was different, too.

     
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  21. Manapua

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    That's not all. When Durkin bombed with the audience, Carolyn Groves played the role for a few episodes before the show gave up on Vicki altogether. They then just used Maggie Evans as the new governess for David.
     
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  22. Culpa

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    I definitely preferred Carolyn Groves as Vicki!
     
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  23. Manapua

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    Even Barnabas was a sort of recast. Before Frid was hired, a portrait of the character was seen hanging in the Collinwood foyer. Since an actor had not yet been hired, producer Robert Costello's body and head were used for the portrait, leaving an empty spot where the face would go.
     
  24. hbbfam

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    Who was gonna match Frank Gorshin?
     
  25. BadJack

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    Apparently nobody, because they brought him back!
     
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