As for talent, I think Kirstie Alley was great at broad comedy, but that Shelley Long had more depth and subtlety.
I prefer the Diane years.... something about her timing and comedic input. She was a great play off of Carla. Also the fact that I can SO totally relate to her experience of having to work with such characters. They gave her some great lines that I STILL refer to.
I liked the first few Rebecca years. Then it turned into a series of Bed-Roulette with everyone sleeping around and the writing got WAY lame!
I loved the episode after Eddie died and the girls all had a slumber party over at Carla's. Lillith brought her friend, Dorthy, Dorthy. And they said the first one to fall asleep, they were going to put their bra in the freezer. Carla says to Lillith, "or we could let you wear it for 10 mins). LOL!!
(Lillith SO totally owned me when she was on!).
IMHO, the show went on about 3-4 yrs too long.
And I LOVED. LOVED. LOVED this show!! NEVER. NEVER. NEVER missed it.
It's hilarious to watch the old episodes with Coach.
He really had some great lines and was such a wonderful character.
Glad to find this thread!!