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    Dragela

    [1]Jan 6, 2006
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    Does anyone else but me think that it would have been better to replace John Ritter on the show with another actor to play Paul. It was so sad that they killed Paul off the show, they should of replaced him. I think the show would have been better. Who agrees with me.
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    ClevelandRocker

    [2]Jan 6, 2006
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    I don't think so. He really defined the character. Replacing him would only hurt the series.
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    waqararif11

    [3]Jan 7, 2006
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    why was he killed off anyways?
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    bamaboy35550

    [4]Jan 7, 2006
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    well they killed him off because he died in real life
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    bamaboy35550

    [5]Jan 7, 2006
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    may he r.i.p
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    Dragela

    [6]Jan 7, 2006
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    The show got canceled after only two more seasons. The show could of gone longer if they did not kill off his character.
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    TLCSC7fan93

    [7]Jan 7, 2006
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    Actually, no because almost Everyone knew about his death and Replacing the actor with another in the same charactor would have been very dis-respectful. and I still would've pulled away from the show and (probably) so would others
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    rockchick9999

    [8]Jan 9, 2006
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    It should have ended when John died it was just dragging the show out
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    racheeel

    [9]Jan 13, 2006
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    I totally disagree. It wouldnt be the same without John. I like how they tied in his death with the storyline instead of just writing him off. May he rest in peace.
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    martini2005

    [10]Jan 20, 2006
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    i think it was better this way. it makes the show more real, that death happens and u nvr know when its gonna strike. the episodes before hes the same lovable paul, not knowing whats going to happen, and then bam, hes gone. the characters got to change, plus from a writers point of view, more storylines (which im surprised they never had an episode dealin with the one year anniversary of his death).
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    Only_dodo_bird

    [11]Feb 21, 2006
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    By having the character die with John it made it a classier way to deal with the death. If they had replaced the character it would of been disrespectful and they would of lost a lot of veiwers.
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    hybritical

    [12]Feb 26, 2006
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    I agree...I DO NOT think they should of replaced Paul...it would of been disrespectful. I think they did a good thing having the father die in the show, it made a few episodes sad but that's life really. Replacing John Ritter would of been horrible...I would of stopped watching, but I don't think they should end the show.....I think it was going really good. They should of changed things up have someone go to collage or something different, but replacing John Ritter no...he really made the show funny as hell. That's why they had to introduce so many charaters to bring the show back to life....sucks though I've grown attached to this show...
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    JamieEP

    [13]Mar 8, 2006
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    To be fully honest, I thought that the show actually gained something as well as losing something. I think that the character of CJ gives a new dynamic to the family, and Jim sort of takes over some the things Paul would of done.
    John Ritter was perfect in the role but I do think that the show became slightly more interesting because it, for me, became a true sit-com. Dare I say it I actually prefer the CJ-Jim dynamic. It gives new angles on issues that would have been looked at differently if they weren't there.
    Lastly I do not in anyway, mean that John Ritter should have left anyway, indeed I think that the three of them would have made a fantastic team, bouncing lines off of each other.
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    haloom

    [14]Mar 28, 2006
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    hi
    i just know they canceled the show
    i'm really like 8 simple rules
    how sad
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    love_josh_jesse

    [15]Apr 18, 2006
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    I think that it would have been terrible to replace John Ritter as Paul, as it would have been disrespectful, but also, it wouldn't be the same. I think the new characters of CJ and Gramps bring something new into the show, and it is just as good as when Paul was in it and it is funny in different ways.
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    marcellapants

    [16]Apr 18, 2006
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    love_josh_jesse wrote:
    I think that it would have been terrible to replace John Ritter as Paul, as it would have been disrespectful, but also, it wouldn't be the same. I think the new characters of CJ and Gramps bring something new into the show, and it is just as good as when Paul was in it and it is funny in different ways.


    my thoughts exactly, who would be able to replace John Ritter's character? And the Grandpa was an awesome new addition!
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    SassMaster3000

    [17]Apr 23, 2006
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    I know it's been a while but its still so sadd that he's dead I mean from The Cosby Show,To Chucky's Bride To This...It's Sad.
    But To replace his character would have been VERY disrespectful,not the same at all either.it probabally would have made the show end sooner in my opinion. and Yes killing him off and leaving the show on the air was just dragging it on but it turned out not to be a total waste...aside from the cliffhanger series ending.
    -LexXiss-

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    Tboy_Dragon1

    [18]Jun 3, 2006
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    TLCSC7fan93 wrote:
    Actually, no because almost Everyone knew about his death and Replacing the actor with another in the same charactor would have been very dis-respectful. and I still would've pulled away from the show and (probably) so would others


    Yes. It wouldnt be right. Not fair to his memory.
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    ian_ralph12345

    [19]Jun 3, 2006
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    He was killled off because he died in real life.

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    robinh4

    [20]Jun 5, 2006
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    You can't replace John Ritter. If they would have replaced him, I think the ratings would have gone way down.
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