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The show got so much better after Diane left


She was so annoying. Much better after shes gone.

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Agreed. But it was a two way deal.

The first, is that Diane leaving meant that the show got rid of an annoying character that had no chemistry with the rest of the cast.

The second, is that she was replaced with Kirstie Alley - a very talented actress who was funny, charming & pretty, and who got along with the rest of the cast.

Had they replaced Diane with a mediocre actor, it wouldn't have meant a thing.

The addition of Woody Harrelson was also a game changer as well. I refuse to watch any of the pre-Kirstie Alley episodes. I tried to, but they're terrible. The show basically started for me when they had both Woody and Kirstie in the cast.

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I PREFER REBECCA AS WELL..BUT I ENJOY TH DIANE YEARS ALSO...HOWEVER...THE BIG LOSS TO THE SHOW FROM THE DIANE YEARS WAS COACH...DUDE WAS GREAT.

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The Rebecca character fucking sucked plain and simple and Kirstie is a terrible actress
Disagree with that article because the Diane and Sam fights were legendary and she played the perfect foil to the rest of the cast

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I just think the writing got better and better, didn't matter if Diane was around or not because the other characters were always hilarious. But, I will say Rebecca did have some great moments that I don't think Diane could have pulled off. SO yes, Rebecca(occasionally) > Diane.

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