Wednesday, May 28
If Whitney Houston were a Huxtable...
Inside TV has a list of stars that were turned down for top TV roles. Picture it: Kramer as Al Bundy? Chandler BING on Smellrose Place? Whoa...
10. Star: RAQUEL WELCH; Part: Mary Ann on "Gilligan's Island"
Lost to: Dawn Wells; Year: 1964
9. Star: MICHAEL RICHARDS; Part: Al Bundy on "Married...with Children"
Lost to: Ed O'Neill; Year: 1987
8. Star: TERI HATCHER; Part: Jamie Buchman on "Mad About You"
Lost to: Helen Hunt; Year: 1992
7. Star: LARA FLYNN BOYLE; Part: Ally McBeal on "Ally McBeal"
Lost to: Calista Flockhart; Year: 1997
6. Star: MATTHEW PERRY; Part: Billy Campbell on "Melrose Place"
Lost to: Andrew Shue; Year: 1992
5. Star: PATRICIA HEATON; Part: Elaine on "Seinfeld"
Lost to: Julia Louis-Dreyfus; Year: 1990
4. Star: JASON BATEMAN; Part: Alex P. Keaton on "Family Ties"
Lost to: Michael J. Fox; Year: 1982
3. Star: LISA KUDROW; Part: Roz Doyle on "Frasier"
Lost to: Peri Gilpin; Year: 1993
2. Star: WHITNEY HOUSTON; Part: Sondra Huxtable on "The Cosby Show"
Lost to: Sabrina Le Beauf; Year: 1984
1. Star: KATIE HOLMES; Part: Buffy Summers on "Buffy the Vampire Slayer"
Lost to: Sarah Michelle Gellar; Year: 1997
Made me think of roles that wouldn't be the same if played by somebody else:
- Any of the Desperate Housewives
- Ben Linus on Lost
- Mulder or Scully
- Barney on How I met Your Mother (Doogie Howser rocks!)
- Tony Micelli
- Karen or Jack on Will & Grace
- The Fonz
- Prez Jed Bartlett on West Wing
- Prez David Palmer on 24
... Says Toni Ryan