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PostSubject: Linwood Boomer & Melissa Sue Anderson   Wed Aug 24, 2011 7:33 am

Hi! I'm new here and I just have a quick question. Has Linwood Boomer ever said anything about working with Melissa Sue Anderson? Just curious. I'm a fan of her on LH but after reading Alison Arngrim's and Melissa Gilbert's books it doesn't seem like Ms. Anderson had any friends on set.

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PostSubject: Re: Linwood Boomer & Melissa Sue Anderson   Wed Aug 24, 2011 8:06 am

Here is an old interview of Melissa's. She talks about Linwood, and other cast members, briefly.

http://www.zunshine.com/littlehouse/anderson.html


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PostSubject: Re: Linwood Boomer & Melissa Sue Anderson   Wed Aug 24, 2011 1:48 pm

I have to say that in the interview included with the final movies, MSA spoke fondly of Linwood too. She felt bad that when she decided to leave the show that meant he was out of a job. I always thought they had great chemistry--more so than Dean Butler and Melissa Gilbert. Part of that was an age thing, which lessened as she got older, but it wasn't until Days of Sunshine, Days of Shadow that I felt they acted like a true couple.


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PostSubject: Re: Linwood Boomer & Melissa Sue Anderson   Wed Aug 24, 2011 3:02 pm

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I have to say that in the interview included with the final movies, MSA spoke fondly of Linwood too. She felt bad that when she decided to leave the show that meant he was out of a job. I always thought they had great chemistry--more so than Dean Butler and Melissa Gilbert. Part of that was an age thing, which lessened as she got older, but it wasn't until Days of Sunshine, Days of Shadow that I felt they acted like a true couple.

Yes, I've noticed that too. Melissa Sue and Linwod Boomer had a great chemistry and they really acted like a married couple on the set.

I don't think MSA didn't have any friends on the show. I think she had just another way of acting, less outspoken , less bright. She was sure of herfself, but shy at the same time. I like her as a person and as an actress a great deal. Smile

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PostSubject: Re: Linwood Boomer & Melissa Sue Anderson   Wed Aug 24, 2011 6:17 pm

I loved reading this... The chili-onion-contest!!! Oh dear.If Mike asked me to do that-I'd say NO! ShyGirl

Thanks, Teresa!!! grinsmiley


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PostSubject: Re: Linwood Boomer & Melissa Sue Anderson   Fri Sep 02, 2011 8:28 am

Thanks! I've seen the interviews with Melissa Sue Anderson that were mentioned but I hadn't read this one: http://www.zunshine.com/littlehouse/anderson.html . Very interesting :) I was more curious on what Linwood personally has said about LH and/or Melissa Sue. Thanks though!
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PostSubject: Re: Linwood Boomer & Melissa Sue Anderson   Fri Sep 02, 2011 2:05 pm

prairiedances wrote:
Thanks! I've seen the interviews with Melissa Sue Anderson that were mentioned but I hadn't read this one: http://www.zunshine.com/littlehouse/anderson.html . Very interesting :) I was more curious on what Linwood personally has said about LH and/or Melissa Sue. Thanks though!

I've already read those interviews and I've fund Melissa Sue as the kind of person I really like. She never slanders anyone and she seems very quiet and reflexive.

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PostSubject: Re: Linwood Boomer & Melissa Sue Anderson   Mon Sep 03, 2012 5:44 am

I've never seen many interviews with him and ones like this one below, gloss over his LHOP years. It was short and he didn't like acting as much as being in the back of the camera. He had an interesting life beforehand. Has he ever gone to a LHOP fan gathering?

http://www.malcolminthemiddle.co.uk/2009/08/18/linwood-boomer-the-origins-of-malcolm/
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PostSubject: Re: Linwood Boomer & Melissa Sue Anderson   Mon Sep 03, 2012 1:11 pm

I don't believe he has ever attended anything LHOP related. I remember reading an interview with him once--maybe it was a short one for TV Guide--when Malcom in the Middle was popular. He seemed to pick on shows like LHOP, stating real life wasn't like that. That always tainted my opinion of him a bit, because even though real life isn't that way, a show like that kept putting money in his bank account.


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PostSubject: Re: Linwood Boomer & Melissa Sue Anderson   Mon Sep 03, 2012 1:22 pm

That's like the Brady" kids lamenting it ruined their careers when it also made them money as they rode the waves of fame for 5-7 years. They didn't want to leave then.
I wonder if LHOP stayed on, if Linwood would have.

If you read the interview I linked he isn't a very social person, at least in high school, maybe he has his opinions but doesn't have the best way of expressing them to the public.

one quote:
“I was more self-centered and antagonistic, so basically I took a belligerent jackass and turned him (Malcolm) into a charming eccentric,” Boomer says. “I was a troubled kid with very few social skills and did not connect to the people around me. I was not a sociopath, but I wasn’t social. I was always telling the principal he was stupid and arguing with my teachers. I would be horrified if my children ever did that.

If he meant LHOP as a whole wasn't real, well, it was real enough and we don't need all "Law and Order" and realistic shows about teen pregnancy all the time. If he meant HIS role wasn't, well, at times, it was true. He was blind, not blind, got a law degree pretty quickly, much of their storyline was a bit dramatic. I wish they stayed on though without all the bad things happening to them. And believe it or not, there are communities that still are close and know each other, fewer than many years ago, but some.
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PostSubject: Re: Linwood Boomer & Melissa Sue Anderson   Mon Sep 03, 2012 7:03 pm

littlehouselover wrote:
If he meant LHOP as a whole wasn't real, well, it was real enough and we don't need all "Law and Order" and realistic shows about teen pregnancy all the time. If he meant HIS role wasn't, well, at times, it was true. He was blind, not blind, got a law degree pretty quickly, much of their storyline was a bit dramatic. I wish they stayed on though without all the bad things happening to them. And believe it or not, there are communities that still are close and know each other, fewer than many years ago, but some.

He didn't come out and say LHOP specifically, but he talked about family shows where the characters got along, the kids were basically good, the parents always had great advice, etc. not being real. That's probably true for him, because of how he grew up. That's not true for everyone. And, if more families were like that, and more of today's shows focused on how families could work together versus all the dysfunction, the world would probably be a nicer place.
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PostSubject: Re: Linwood Boomer & Melissa Sue Anderson   Mon Sep 03, 2012 9:30 pm

Yes. I'm always shocked when people believes that things are only the way they are used to see they are. They only knows ONE way to live and to see life. These kind of people also believes that if you believes in an unite family, in which basically evryone loves each other, this must be hypoccrite or pure fantasy. And this is not true. Well; it's not always true, at least. Wink

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PostSubject: Re: Linwood Boomer & Melissa Sue Anderson   Tue Sep 04, 2012 2:41 am

Well, even Micheal's life wasn't LHOP, but he was "Hollywood". I had a somewhat dysfunctional family like most kids, you just didn't really notice until adulthood. Smile I had a Dad like "My Three Sons" (not quite Andy Griffith) my Mom was a little crazy, but a homemaker, sometimes Rosanne (early shows) seemed realistic, sometimes Cosby, sometimes Growing Pains....never Brady Bunch, LoL. I think our lives mirror a lot of things and shows like LHOP, maybe they are goodness, but you should strive for that. They certainly had their bad moments, maybe most people (except the Amish) would have more trouble responding in kind, but that doesn't mean it isn't a good example.
That's why it angered me when stinging from his affair, Mr. Landon said "Charles would have cheated if the homes weren't so far away". NOT! Some people are like Charles, I've known them, not perfect but they try every day to be a good person and help others. We don't have to mirror the worst in society, we should strive for the best.
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PostSubject: Re: Linwood Boomer & Melissa Sue Anderson   Wed Sep 05, 2012 8:55 pm

Yes. I agree 100% to which you've written. Our families ARE a little mix of all those TV shows (and I agree too with the "Brady Bunch" thing...Hehehe HeeHee ). Not Ifyllic but *almost* grinsmiley greenS

And yes; I've also known men like Charles. Thumbsup

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