bob_wooler wrote:I've watched Obnoxious and Anonymous' vlogs on Youtube over the years. I don't think he's trolling or anything like that (not since "the other half" of the duo quit, anyway). But he may get overexcited at times.
He's the one who made up the bogus thing about Showtime wanting the old cast members written out that was referenced above. And with this he's either just making shit up or he's spreading a clearly bogus rumor one of his buddies made up and told him.
I have a foggy memory of one of the duo actually asserting that they wanted younger actors to replace certain older actors in the same roles.
As in a younger person comes in to play Audrey or something. I could be remembering this incorrectly, so don't use me as a source, but as I recall that's when people really stopped taking them seriously. I also think that this alleged recasting was asserted to be the reason that Lynch walked away. Again, I'm just going from memories from a few years back.
Now, of course the network would want new young sexy stars to come in as new
characters. I'd be astonished if they didn't strongly push that particular suggestion, but even clueless network executives would understand that actually replacing a bunch of major, beloved actors with different, younger actors would cause a tremendous uproar amongst fans, not to mention accusations of sexism/ageism. That would be awful publicity.
If I'm remembering things correctly, my thought would be that the network wanted some new young characters, but through the game of telephone, these guys ended up hearing that the network wanted to recast existing characters with younger actors, which doesn't even make sense, because they'd then be the wrong ages relative to actors who hadn't been recast.