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Bub or uncle Charley??


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Who do you prefer,Bub or uncle Charley?
I quite liked them both.But if I had to choose,I would go with Bub.William Frawley was more familiar to me.(Plus doing the show was among the highlights of his life.)(Apparently he couldn't stand William Demearest.)

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Definitely Uncle Charley. William Frawley will always be Fred Mertz to me.

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I was too young to really remember Bub' attitude, but I always thought Charley was a grouch.

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I'd have to go with Bub even though I thought of him as Fred Mertz. Uncle Charley was always so miserable.


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Bub. The show was better then, and the writing was better. And Bub was crotchety but ultimately a fun guy to be around. Uncle Charley was just a miserable old grouch.

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Bub for me too.

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I like Uncle Charley, and William Demerest who played him. I don't know what Charley's background was, but, I tend to think he may have been in the armed services from the way he talks. Calling women, "dames", and tomatoes".

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I liked Bub, but my husband insists that there was someone between Bub and Uncle Charlie. Was there? I don't remember.

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I think there was a pushy, obnoxious woman that was making their lives miserable. Can't remember who played her, but I think she was only on the episode where Charlie showed up. Bub was supposed to have moved to Ireland. Charlie, who was still in the Merchant Marines, showed up for a visit, and they ended up begging him to stay. I too was too young to remember Bub except in re-runs. We watched this show religiously until it went off the air, and Charlie is the one I remember and prefer. Every time I see William Fraley, I just think Fred Mertz.

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Fedocia Barnett, played memorably by Reta Shaw, was the housekeeper between Bub and Charley. They could have gotten a few more episodes out of her - she was funny, and she played off the kids really well.

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Apparently there WAS something between William Frawley and William Demearest off screen.
Frawley apparently couldn't stand Demearest for whatever reason.

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Most definitely Bub! He had a much better personality than Uncle Charlie. In fact, I feel the introduction of Uncle Charley was the beginning of the downhill trends of the show. The "Mike, Robbie, Chip & Bub" years were superior.

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Bub. Besides the fact that William Frawley was a familiar face that everyone already grew up watching, the character was really funny and seemed to really care about his grandsons. The Uncle Charley character always seemed very ill-tempered and not nearly as warm as Bub was.

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