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Posted by ISIS (Member # 1780) on :
I have been waiting for them to release this to DVD. I would love to watch it. I can't remember any of the episodes, but I know it was a good show:
Posted by xchazx (Member # 7158) on :
i loved eight is enough, but i don't think i'd buy the dvd's. i'd watch reruns on nick at night if they aired, no doubt.
Posted by EleanorJune (Member # 7024) on :
This was one of the only shows we watched as a family!
Posted by ISIS (Member # 1780) on :
Last night I watched the "Behind the Scenes" stuff about Eight is Enough. It was all on youtube. I love hearing the behind the scenes stuff. I never knew that Diana Hyland was the person they cast as the mother, but right after they started to tape the show, she found out she had breast cancer. She was engaged to John Travolta at the time. That was all a sad story.

Then the stuff that happened with Susan Richardson was all kind of crazy. She works in a nursing home (they said) somewhere in PA.

It was also interesting to know that Mark Hamill was cast as the oldest son that Grant Goodeve ended up playing. But, Mark had just finished Star Wars...and the buzz was that it was going to be he wanted out of his contract...but they said no way...because him being in a major movie would only help the ratings, but then he was in a serious car wreck (which I don't think I ever knew about-I did know he had something done with his nose-because his face was so different from Star Wars to Empire Strikes Back)....but he was mangled really bad in the car wreck, and that's what got him out of his Eight is Enough contact...he spent a long time in the hospital.
Posted by NiceGuy Sammy Hain (Member # 3150) on :
Any show that spawned the career of Willie Aames should feel the wrath of God from heaven above.
Posted by ISIS (Member # 1780) on :
You know I was looking up info on this show, and Diana Hyland was 41 when she died in 1977. She was 17 years older than John Travolta. If she had lived and they would have been married, she would be 72 years old now. That seems like a huge age difference now...when Kelly Preston is only 46. I have seen John Travolta talk about her, and you can tell it really deeply affected him.
Posted by mamamiasweetpeaches (Member # 1715) on :
Isnt the story that she played his MOM in THE BOY IN THE PLASTIC BUBBLE and they ended up hooking up? Those always make for very entertaining movies - you watch it just to look at the "son" look lustfully at the "mom"!
Posted by ISIS (Member # 1780) on :
Yep...that's the story.
Posted by Pittsburghgirl (Member # 7514) on :
Originally posted by NiceGuy Sammy Hain:
Any show that spawned the career of Willie Aames should feel the wrath of God from heaven above.

Good one Sammy. I agree. What is he now- Capt. Religious or something like that?
Posted by mamamiasweetpeaches (Member # 1715) on :

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