Mr Blue Sky wrote:Quote from DB:- "Perhaps JM wanted a bit more to do?"
I think that's more like it, DB. John Mahoney had threatened to quit after season 8 but stayed on when the cast were offered a massive pay deal to film another 3 seasons. He apparently wanted a storyline covering the effects of ageing, and in particular a disease very close to his (and DHP's) heart - Alzheimer’s. The writers decided against this and I think Martin's sub-plot in ADIM was by way of an 'artistic concession' made to John Mahoney. It's presence is very hard to explain otherwise, as the segment was not followed up in subsequent episodes (thank god!)
Incidentally, I don't blame JM for wanting more to do or wanting more serious storylines for his character. An actor of his ability must have been mightily bored during much of Season 8 and I'm not surprised he considered quitting.
Users browsing this forum: Google [Bot] and 2 guests
|© Site contents are copyright Stuart Lee 1999 - 2013. This is a Frasier fan site and is not affiliated in any way with the program, Grub St Productions, Paramount or NBC.|