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Old 01-30-04, 09:02 PM
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Ed 1/30/04

Cheswick brought in the funny.

Lloyd brought in the sappy drama.

Shirley brought in the reach for the brass ring (or Tobey).

Stella brought in Warren to surprise Carol inadvertently.

Carol brought in the judgment and self-centeredness.

Nancy brought in a new pregnancy.

Mike brought in the cooties.

Ed brought in tears and frustration.

Phil brought in ... his usual Philness.
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Old 01-30-04, 09:11 PM
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This show has to be renewed so we can have more of the Shirley and Jim Gaffigan relationship.
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Old 01-30-04, 09:17 PM
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First episode (IMHO) this season that seemed to be firing on all cylinders. Too bad it'll probably be broomed to make room for "My Big Fat Castaway Celebrity Average Joe" next fall.

Man, network TV sucks these days.
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Old 01-30-04, 10:19 PM
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according to the teaser:

Spoiler:
next week is the final episode. i hope they reconsider.
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Old 01-30-04, 10:32 PM
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I was surprised to see them say this next week is the "Final Episode"--not the "Season Finale." Any word on its cancellation???
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for not forgetting about Dr. Jerome
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Old 01-31-04, 01:32 AM
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After what happened with Karen Sisco [and tonight's tagline for next week's ep], I really don't understand what's with the questions about its cancellation...

That tagline tonight ALL but nailed the coffin shut.

[mind you, I don't want it to end...but let's realize what we're dealing with here]
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Old 01-31-04, 01:36 AM
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I really enjoyed that episode. Nice to see Dr. Jarome and Warren back in an episode (haven't seen all that much of them this season). It saddens me to see it end after only four seasons, but hopefully it'll have a classy exit.

Bring on the DVDs!
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Old 01-31-04, 09:53 AM
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After what happened with Karen Sisco [and tonight's tagline for next week's ep], I really don't understand what's with the questions about its cancellation...

That tagline tonight ALL but nailed the coffin shut.

[mind you, I don't want it to end...but let's realize what we're dealing with here]
It was all but dead last year too, when NBC sent it to Friday night where it actually did much better than expected. In fact a number of places had it cancelled last year. I think a lot will have to do with whether NBC likes what they hear when they ask the writers what they would do last year. If they like what they hear it has a chance at coming back. And as for advertising it as the Final Ed, I can't blame them, it might get more people watching, especially those who have strayed from the show. After all there is a chance that it is the last one. I think a lot of whether or not Ed returns will depend on how the return of Miss Match does in the ratings.
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Old 01-31-04, 01:24 PM
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Well, I may be in the minority, but I think Ed has pretty much run its course. Some shows just aren't meant to go on for 9 seasons (not even Friends) and better to go out strong than to drag it out and slowly lose viewers.
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Old 01-31-04, 02:35 PM
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All-around solid episode last night. It allowed all the characters to shine. Sadly, it does look as though next week will be the final episode of Ed.
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Old 01-31-04, 08:23 PM
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That was the best all-around ep in a long while.

Warren and Stella were great. And I was dying when Carol kept repeating, "he grabbed my ass."

Dr. Jerome brought the funny when he was examining the Burtons towards the end of the show. Mike and Nancy were great, too, as they competed to see who the sickest person was.

Huh, I just realized Eli was nowhere to be found - oh, darn.

Loved the ep - it was a great send-off for a lot of the memorable cast members.
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Old 02-01-04, 02:42 AM
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Very good episode

Warren getting in the shower with Carol was great.

The Dr Jerome scenes with the Butons were very funny.

Next week

Maybe since Ed's a lawyer they can change the title to Law & Order:Ed and get as many years as they want from NBC.
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Old 02-02-04, 01:51 PM
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Originally posted by MrX

Maybe since Ed's a lawyer they can change the title to Law & Order:Ed and get as many years as they want from NBC.
Too true...

The Burtons are great. Loved the thermometer in the oatmeal!

This show will be missed...
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Old 02-02-04, 02:53 PM
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Indeed. I will really miss this show. Another little Burton running around? I don't want to miss it. Especially if it is a little Mike.
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Old 02-02-04, 03:29 PM
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Originally posted by Rogue588
After what happened with Karen Sisco [and tonight's tagline for next week's ep], I really don't understand what's with the questions about its cancellation...

That tagline tonight ALL but nailed the coffin shut.

[mind you, I don't want it to end...but let's realize what we're dealing with here]
Everybody assumed Ed wasn't going to get picked up last year either. NBC wasn't happy with their new pilots so they ended up renewing Ed and Boomtown. So you never know what will happen.
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Yeah and look what happened to Boomtown...
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Old 02-03-04, 04:48 AM
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I am still holding out hope, but not much. I'll miss Mike, Nancy, etc.
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Does anyone like Ed's brother Lloyd? I thought he was pretty annoying in every appearance, and this episode was no exception.
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Old 02-03-04, 06:48 AM
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And yet there's always someone or some friend who has leech-like siblings like Lloyd.
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Old 02-04-04, 01:56 PM
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I just got an e-mail from NBC talking about all of their big February episodes, and they included a talk about ED and the wedding, making a note to say that it was only the season finale. With all the advertisements saying the last ED, I really don't know what to think.
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Old 02-04-04, 02:04 PM
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From www.tvguide.com

NO TIME TO SPARE: NBC has been touting Friday's wedding-themed Ed as the show's "final" episode and for once it seems the Peacock's promo department is telling it like it is. "It's been a terrific run, but the odds are this is its final season," NBC entertainment president Jeff Zucker tells TV Guide Online. Although Zucker adds there's a small chance the 4-year-old dramedy could return next season "We're going to leave ourselves a little flexibility for when we put the schedule together in May" he confirms that the show's actors have been given the green light to pursue other work. Translation: Fork. Stick. Done
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