Don’t believe the hype: Apparently the first Aunt Vivian was fired because Will Smith hated her. Kind of weird, considering he wasn’t the jug-eared, crypto-Scientologist power player we all know and love today. Apparently the two didn’t get along and Smith used her pregnancy as a convenient excuse to get her thrown off the show. He replaced her with someone who shared his belief in silent birth so that the new Banks child could be ushered into the show body thetan free.
America’s favorite rape sitcom, Law and Order: SVU finally parted ways with Chris Miloni, a guy who got his role on Oz by stripping naked and pissing into a bucket before producers. Don’t know who replaced him, don’t care. The show was irritating enough every time he’d start with his “I gotta get home to see Kathy and the kids,” but we’d forgive him, because the dude was Keller and that commands respect around these parts. If anyone’s watching SVU these days, feel free to hit us up and tell us how bad the show is now.
It’s hard to choose a single ghastly replacement out of so many on Three’s Company. We get why the producers would think shipping off the Ropers to their own show was a good idea. The interactions between the elderly married couple were comedy gold, to say nothing of the constant warfare between Mr. Roper and Jack Tripper. Still, replacing him with the Incredible Mr. Limpet stands out as the worst recasting choice on a show known for bad recasting choices. And hey — does anyone remember the episode where there was a big misunderstanding and wacky comic hijinx ensued?