Vivian 1 or Vivian 2?

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    idontlikeu360

    [1]Aug 16, 2008
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    Which Vivian Actress did you prefer?
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    DaReverend1

    [2]Aug 16, 2008
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    I always liked Vivian 1 more. She was Sassy and Funnier than Vivian 2
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    idontlikeu360

    [3]Aug 16, 2008
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    i agree. also, it was wierd when all of a sudden vivian was played by a diffrent actress not saying that Vivian 2 was bad she was just not as good as the first.
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    blackgoddess316

    [4]Aug 28, 2008
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    i liked the first one better. she had better chemisty with everyone. i really stopped watching after she came. i'm not saying it-the show-got bad when she came, but it was one of the jump the shark moments.
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    ireeagle

    [5]Sep 5, 2008
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    MY dad likes Vivian 2 because Vivian 2 is nicer than Vivian 1. My dad thinks Vivian 1 is tough and aggressive.
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    flyers8228836

    [6]Sep 12, 2008
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    DaReverend1 wrote:
    I always liked Vivian 1 more. She was Sassy and Funnier than Vivian 2


    I agree. I always liked Janet Huber Whitten as Vivian, rather then Daphine Maxwell Reid as Vivian. Aka, Vivian 1 over Vivian 2. The first Aunt Viv was smart, nice, intelligent and you were comfortable with her- even though the second Vivian, Daphne Maxwell Reid had a better off-screen relationship with Will Smith, she wasn't as nice and I didn't enjoy her at all, espec. compared to the first Aunt Viv.
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    bobobo96

    [7]Sep 29, 2008
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    Vivian one by far. Vivian one was nice, smart, and she didn't take crap from phil (neither did the second one but the first told him off better). Plus the first vivian was very attractive in the first two seasons (in the third she was pregnant mostly), and the second vivian was just weird looking. vivian one was also a much better actor as seen in episodes such as the one where she taught at will and carlton's school. So yeah vivian one all the way.
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    LisaToddFan

    [8]Nov 15, 2008
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    First one
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    mr_snakeabee

    [9]Nov 20, 2008
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    Vivian 1
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    tvfa

    [10]Nov 22, 2008
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    idontlikeu360 wrote:
    Which Vivian Actress did you prefer?

    I like the first Vivian because she more into the show and had a bigger personality. While the second Vivian was more quiet due to her tone being down and wasn't involved as much. But I also have a question about the change.

    Who's fault was it for the personality change of the character? I mean I read somewhere that the writers changed the character by toning the personality and making the second Vivian less fiery and involved ; a result, the actress was just following the script and the writing was not as good as before

    Or is it the actress who played the second Vivian for not playing as well as the first Vivian actress and being a miscast for the role.

    Who is to blame for the failure of the second Vivian, the writers or the actress?

    All the help would be appreciated.

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    RachelRTR

    [11]Dec 20, 2008
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    Definitely Vivian number 1. She had alot more featured storylines as well. I loved the ep where she danced.
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    cybertron22

    [12]Dec 23, 2008
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    Janet Hubert-Whitten will always be the true Vivian Banks.
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    Tubelubber

    [13]Dec 26, 2008
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    Vivian Banks 2 is better. She's more strict than the other, more motherly, and a whole lot more woman.
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    forbiddenimage

    [14]Jan 3, 2009
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    the 1st one

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    TVLovah

    [15]Mar 21, 2009
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    Daphne Maxwell Reid is a talented actress but i HATE her as Vivian. she is not a good comedian and B O R I N G. at the least - this is just not the role for her. as someone just said - Viv1 was MUCH funnier and sassier; and more personality, a better match for Phil and the kids, a force, more interesting, ETC ETC ETC! i have to turn the show off when Viv2 has a big role. She was just taking up the mother space and when they try to give her a bigger part it puts me to sleep or annoys me.
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    13_Candles

    [16]Mar 21, 2009
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    Wasn't Vivian #2 the same woman who played Harriet #2 in Family Matters? Even if it isn't, both sucked. The first can never been replaced.
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    TVLovah

    [17]Mar 22, 2009
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    that is so funny - i just saw a Family Matters with the new mother for the first time and i thought - just like Fresh Prince - the cool, funny, dark-skinned mother is replaced by a light-skinned bland, boring mother!
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    13_Candles

    [18]Mar 27, 2009
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    Yeah. I know Harriet #1 quit because she didn't like all of the attention Jaleel White was getting as Urkel, but what happened to Vivian #2?
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    TVLovah

    [19]Mar 29, 2009
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    Vivian 1 became difficult on the set when she was pregnant - she said herself that she was a raving B**** b/c of the hormones and discomfort. the executives then announced that they were going to cut the number of episodes she was going to be in, and thus her money, for the next season after she had the baby. she argued and negotiated with them but was never happy with their offers, then she changed her mind and decided to take the last one but they said it was too late, they were done with her.

    i don't know if the execs deliberately had Vivian 2 be a milder, less involved character.

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    KingofIPirates

    [20]Apr 1, 2009
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    I prefer Vivian 1.
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