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PostSubject: what happened to Nellie?   Tue Aug 17, 2010 3:24 am

Sorry for such a noob question but how did they write Nellie out of the show?


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PostSubject: Re: what happened to Nellie?   Tue Aug 17, 2010 7:32 am

She and Percival moved to New York. I believe it was so Percival could work in the family business. This was at the beginning of season 8 -- the same time that Mary and Adam also moved to New York.


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PostSubject: Re: what happened to Nellie?   Tue Aug 17, 2010 7:42 am

Hey, it's been a long time so I had to think about it too! Nellie and Percival moved to New York I believe, with their twins. They had one episode where she comes back to visit.

*Edit* Whoops....sorry John, I see you have this covered! Ooops
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PostSubject: Re: what happened to Nellie?   Tue Aug 17, 2010 7:59 am

Yep, they were visiting Percival's parents and Mr. Cohen died. Percival felt, as the only son, it was his responsibiity to take over the family business. I think that's when I realized the show was changing: Mary and Adam moved, Nellie and Percival moved, and then Nancy dropped into the picture.


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PostSubject: Re: what happened to Nellie?   Tue Aug 17, 2010 8:10 am

bethandmanly wrote:
I think that's when I realized the show was changing: Mary and Adam moved, Nellie and Percival moved, and then Nancy dropped into the picture.

Um yep. And add a little Jenny in the mix and all went downhill from there. Whistle
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PostSubject: Re: what happened to Nellie?   Tue Aug 17, 2010 8:32 am

Do we know why Nellie was written out? Did Alison want to leave, or did the powers-that-be decide that she'd taken the character as far as she could?
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PostSubject: Re: what happened to Nellie?   Tue Aug 17, 2010 10:21 am

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.....and then Nancy dropped into the picture.

Like a BOMB!!!
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PostSubject: Re: what happened to Nellie?   Tue Aug 17, 2010 3:35 pm

Rob wrote:
Do we know why Nellie was written out? Did Alison want to leave, or did the powers-that-be decide that she'd taken the character as far as she could?

Hmmm, I wonder if Alison mentioned it in her book. I don't remember right now.


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PostSubject: Re: what happened to Nellie?   Tue Aug 17, 2010 3:52 pm

Well stay tuned....I'm reading her book right now. Only started it last night but I read myself to sleep. Its good so far.




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PostSubject: Re: what happened to Nellie?   Tue Aug 17, 2010 5:39 pm

Rob wrote:
Do we know why Nellie was written out? Did Alison want to leave, or did the powers-that-be decide that she'd taken the character as far as she could?

BOOK SPOILER ALERT! If you want to read this in the book instead of here, then ignore me--my kids do it all the time. Laughing

Alison had a seven year contract. During the hiatus between Seasons 7 and 8, her agents were renegotiating her contract with NBC, and they refused to budge. They offered her 4 years with the same money and same conditions. Nellie was basically just taking up space at that point and had no real storyline, so Alison opted out.


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PostSubject: Re: what happened to Nellie?   Tue Aug 17, 2010 5:45 pm

Ah! Thank you, Cheryl.
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PostSubject: Re: what happened to Nellie?   Tue Aug 17, 2010 6:01 pm

Yeah, once she turned nice HeeHee she just wasn't any fun anymore! cat fight



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PostSubject: Re: what happened to Nellie?   Wed Aug 18, 2010 12:01 am

I think she wrote - not in her book, wich I didn't read, but in her website - that she was somewhat bored of doing the same character for years and years and she wanted to move to more exciting job. Adding to this, she wouldn't like to be a "too much nice Nellie". Yes, Misti. She was overall, bored. greenS She wanted to be "the Prairie #@!%" for ever. batEyes

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PostSubject: Re: what happened to Nellie?   Wed Aug 18, 2010 9:32 am

Gin wrote:
Well stay tuned....I'm reading her book right now. Only started it last night but I read myself to sleep. Its good so far.


Cool....can't wait to hear what you think! I'm in the middle of MG's right now....what a page turner. I love it!! Thumbsup
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PostSubject: Re: what happened to Nellie?   Fri Aug 27, 2010 11:28 am

she did a good job being the "brat" of the show..lol..Ya i guess season 8 is when the show really changed.. Smile
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PostSubject: Re: what happened to Nellie?   Sat Aug 28, 2010 11:50 pm

Yep.When she changed to a "goodie-goodie young mother" she was not ur dear meannie Nellie any more! greenS

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PostSubject: Re: what happened to Nellie?   Sun Aug 29, 2010 4:45 pm

It would have been interesting to see if Jennifer and Benjamin turned out to be naughty or nice though. :P




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PostSubject: Re: what happened to Nellie?   Mon Aug 30, 2010 12:12 am

Great idea! Maybe in a LHOTP spin-off, Jenniffer could be a new edition of a young brattie Nellie and Benjamin could act like Willie would do! laugh3

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PostSubject: Re: what happened to Nellie?   Tue Aug 31, 2010 9:04 pm

thats way nancy was added to the show to take nellie's meanness
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PostSubject: Re: what happened to Nellie?   Tue Aug 31, 2010 9:20 pm

I think Nancy was far worse than Nellie. What a trouble maker, lol.


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PostSubject: Re: what happened to Nellie?   Tue Aug 31, 2010 11:29 pm

Yes, Nancy was, by far, worse than Nellie. It seems she had no feelings. Nellie could be good time to time. Sometimes, Nancy gets on my nerves for she seems to love no one, not even her adoptive parents. Huh?

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