Ratings Against The Odds

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Critics didn’t receive the show well, with The New York Times calling it ‘strained and unfunny’. Despite the critical response, the show did exceptionally well when it came to ratings. The series was one of the most-watched shows in the US with around 60 million viewers! Season two had the highest ratings ever for a half-hour sitcom. 

Elly May Barbie Doll

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Manufacturing company Mattel created a barbie-doll of character Elly Mae, played by Donna Douglas. The actresses sued them for using her image for one of their toy collections without asking for her permission. Sadly, just after it was settled, the actress passed away.