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The audience today has heard every joke. They know every plot. They know where you're going before you even start. That's a tough audience to surprise, and a tough audience to write for. It's much more competitive now, because the audience is so much more - I want to say sophisticated.
Betty was originally considered for the role of the sexpot, "Blanche," on The Golden Girls
(1985). However, Betty had already been the aggressive "Sue Ann Nivens" on Mary Tyler Moore
(1970) and Rue McClanahan
had played the introverted "Vivian" on Maude
(1972). It was thought best not to have these two actresses reprise similar characters. Therefore, Betty got the part of naive "Rose Nylund" and ...