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Avenue Q - Same Or Different

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Avenue Q - Same Or Different#0
Posted: 2/21/06 at 5:22pm
I've heard somewhere (not Sure where) that in the west end Avenue Q there is not going to be a Gary Coleman? is this true and why!!
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re: Avenue Q - Same Or Different#1
Posted: 2/21/06 at 5:24pm
no Gary Coleman. there will be a male character called Job.
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re: Avenue Q - Same Or Different#2
Posted: 2/21/06 at 5:25pm
Thats so naff! Why have they cut the character?
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re: Avenue Q - Same Or Different#3
Posted: 2/21/06 at 6:16pm
Because most people in Europe are not familiar with Diff'rent Strokes, which would mean that a lot of the jokes would not makes sense to them considering they have no clue who Gary Coleman is...
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re: Avenue Q - Same Or Different#4
Posted: 2/21/06 at 8:35pm
Will they have the same songs in the West End Version, or will they be changed to accomidate the new character?
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re: Avenue Q - Same Or Different#5
Posted: 2/21/06 at 8:48pm
That's utterly ridiculous, Diff'rent Strokes ran here for years on terestrial TV with countless reruns on Sky years later...

At least two generations are familiar with it...

Which TV show was Job on? Unless they're thinking of Gissa Job.

Now is not a good time for them to start mucking with the formula.
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re: Avenue Q - Same Or Different#6
Posted: 2/22/06 at 7:38am
I know Gary Coleman works and loads know who he is. This new person was meant to be someone we knew, but it doesn't look like it.

'my name is gary coleman, the one from different strokes etc etc'
'what you talking about ....'

change that it what? though they did make a good script to start with so they should be able to keep it funny even with the changes. Lets wait till 1st June to see.
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re: Avenue Q - Same Or Different#7
Posted: 2/22/06 at 9:08am
"Whatchootalkin'boutwillis"! We all know who Gary Coleman is right?

This is a bad judgement call in my view.
I'm going to give it a miss...
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re: Avenue Q - Same Or Different#8
Posted: 2/22/06 at 10:24am
I'm 23 and had no idea who Gary Coleman was, as well as never having heard "Whatchootalkin'boutwillis" before Avenue Q. However, it's explained quite clearly in the song who he is and his personal circumstances, so I'm not sure we needed the change. I suppose that in four months, we'll be able to judge... re: Avenue Q - Same Or Different

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Updated On: 2/22/06 at 10:24 AM
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re: Avenue Q - Same Or Different#9
Posted: 2/23/06 at 3:46am
UK dates: 24 Nov 1980-6 Aug 1987 (146 episodes) ITV various days, mostly 5.15pm

I watched it on Sky, can't remember it on ITV
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re: Avenue Q - Same Or Different#10
Posted: 2/23/06 at 5:13am
I don't remember the program, nor Gary Coleman, but when listening to the Avenue Q soundtrack for the 1st time, I immediately learned who he was and got the jokes! Who is Job? Same Job as in the bible who was tested by God? Or is this just a random person?