KAREN (Megan Mullally) of Will & Grace to Reprise KAREN role!

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    Nov 06, 2009 5:11 AM GMT
    From Wikipedia:

    It was recently announced that Mullally is working on a new Broadway musical entitled Karen: The Musical, where she will reprise her role of Karen Walker from Will & Grace.

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    http://www.playbill.com/playblog/?p=459

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    Nov 06, 2009 5:38 AM GMT
    Ok. She is my dirty lil gay secret. I can't help but laugh my ass off. I watched the show purely for her! "What is this? A public pool? Why don't you just pee directly on me..."
  • GQjock

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    Nov 06, 2009 11:51 AM GMT
    If she does that it will be the Smash of the Century!

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    Nov 06, 2009 1:35 PM GMT
    It'll have the gayest audience since I saw Dame Edna on Broadway.
  • CuriousJockAZ

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    Nov 06, 2009 2:48 PM GMT
    I never understood why NBC didn't spin "Karen" off into her own series after "Will & Grace" ended. I know it didn't really work for "Joey" after "Friends", but somehow I think "Karen" had a lot more potential and is just funnier.
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    Nov 06, 2009 2:50 PM GMT
    It will bomb
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    Nov 06, 2009 2:53 PM GMT
    Blondizgd saidIt will bomb


    Probably not.
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    Nov 06, 2009 2:53 PM GMT
    CuriousJockAZ saidI never understood why NBC didn't spin "Karen" off into her own series after "Will & Grace" ended. I know it didn't really work for "Joey" after "Friends", but somehow I think "Karen" had a lot more potential and is just funnier.

    Unfortunately she tried a talk show format after W&G that didn't get good ratings. Where she sometimes demonstrated her singing abilities, that aren't half bad. She'd been in a revival of Grease years before W&G, along with Rosie O'Donnell, of all people. I once played the whole album on my radio show, when W&G was still in prime time, just giggled to hear "Karen" singing away.
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    Nov 06, 2009 2:57 PM GMT
    CuriousJockAZ saidI never understood why NBC didn't spin "Karen" off into her own series after "Will & Grace" ended. I know it didn't really work for "Joey" after "Friends", but somehow I think "Karen" had a lot more potential and is just funnier.


    Because the character is too one dimensional to be a success as a spin-off
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    Nov 06, 2009 3:06 PM GMT
    Look.... she was a fun character, but not important enough to really follow.
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    Nov 06, 2009 3:12 PM GMT
    Blondizgd said
    CuriousJockAZ saidI never understood why NBC didn't spin "Karen" off into her own series after "Will & Grace" ended. I know it didn't really work for "Joey" after "Friends", but somehow I think "Karen" had a lot more potential and is just funnier.


    Because the character is too one dimensional to be a success as a spin-off



    She wasn't any less dimensional than Mary Tyler Moore, Lucy, Rhoda, Cybil, Maude, or Roseanne
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    Nov 06, 2009 3:13 PM GMT
    CuriousJockAZ said
    Blondizgd said
    CuriousJockAZ saidI never understood why NBC didn't spin "Karen" off into her own series after "Will & Grace" ended. I know it didn't really work for "Joey" after "Friends", but somehow I think "Karen" had a lot more potential and is just funnier.


    Because the character is too one dimensional to be a success as a spin-off



    She wasn't any less dimensional than Mary Tyler Moore, Lucy, Rhoda, Cybil, Maude, or Roseanne


    Well obviously she was
  • groundcombat

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    Nov 06, 2009 3:19 PM GMT
    I read about a "Jack and Karen" spin off in Maxim a while back. What ever happened to that?
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    Nov 06, 2009 3:21 PM GMT
    I liked her in that show - - - (I really liked Will too) and I'd be happy to see her reprise her character. If I were in her shoes though, I'd be worrying about being typecast. It would make me nervous if the public would accept me only in one role............because, what would I do for a career when the public tired of my character?
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    Nov 06, 2009 3:22 PM GMT
    groundcombat saidI read about a "Jack and Karen" spin off in Maxim a while back. What ever happened to that?


    Maybe that can still happen and the actors wanted a break after "Will & Grace" ended to do other things. God knows neither of them will ever have to work again with the residuals they are probably making off of "Will & Grace" which will probably be in syndication internationally forever. The key is getting good writers to give the characters the added dimensions to carry the show
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    Nov 06, 2009 3:27 PM GMT
    CuriousJockAZ said
    groundcombat saidI read about a "Jack and Karen" spin off in Maxim a while back. What ever happened to that?


    Maybe that can still happen and the actors wanted a break after "Will & Grace" ended to do other things. God knows neither of them will ever have to work again with the residuals they are probably making off of "Will & Grace" which will probably be in syndication internationally forever. The key is getting good writers to give the characters the added dimensions to carry the show


    I have to agree with Blondizgd. She has been typecasted as a drunken, shrill harpy.

    I don't think there's much you can do with such a character. Unless you place her in a coma and when she comes out there's a personality change. Or she could always fall down some steps and bash her head. Or perhaps get alcoholic poisoning....

    Or Stan could always crush her under his weight.... Come to think of it now, the possibilities are endless
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    Nov 06, 2009 3:33 PM GMT
    Blackguy4you said
    I don't think there's much you can do with such a character. Unless you place her in a coma and when she comes out there's a personality change. Or she could always fall down some steps and bash her head. Or perhaps get alcoholic poisoning....

    Or Stan could always crush her under his weight.... Come to think of it now, the possibilities are endless



    Yes, the possibilities are endless...that is IF you have great writers, which is the key to any successful sitcom. There are a gazillion of situations they could put the "Karen" character in to further develop the character, not to mention bring fresh new characters in for her to play off of. Add to that the occasional cameo appearance by "Will & Grace", and the ratings could soar
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    Nov 06, 2009 3:59 PM GMT
    without the will & grace characters to bounce lines off of, the karen character is nothing but a slightly insane rich bitch.

    FAIL.
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    Nov 06, 2009 4:05 PM GMT
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    Blackguy4you said
    I don't think there's much you can do with such a character. Unless you place her in a coma and when she comes out there's a personality change. Or she could always fall down some steps and bash her head. Or perhaps get alcoholic poisoning....

    Or Stan could always crush her under his weight.... Come to think of it now, the possibilities are endless



    Yes, the possibilities are endless...that is IF you have great writers, which is the key to any successful sitcom. There are a gazillion of situations they could put the "Karen" character in to further develop the character, not to mention bring fresh new characters in for her to play off of. Add to that the occasional cameo appearance by "Will & Grace", and the ratings could soar


    No I don't think it would work.

    What made the character fun for some people was the "shrill harpy drunken drug addledness" as Blondizgd said.

    This is too one dimensional. If what made Karen, Karen is changed too much then the character becomes unrecognizable and would no longer be the character that people loved. If she remained as is - then there's no point to the spin off - she has already been done- on W&G.

    Think of Christine Baranski’s character from Cybill, which was a very similar sort of character to Karen. Wasn’t there a spin off of Christine’s character?


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    Nov 06, 2009 4:26 PM GMT
    Mullally has struggled to find another avenue for her career after W&G, it's pretty much Karen or nothing at this point.
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    Nov 06, 2009 4:29 PM GMT
    She had a guest spot on Parks and Recreation last night that was hillarious!
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    Nov 06, 2009 5:05 PM GMT
    She definitely should...everything else she's done since W&G ended has flopped!
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    Nov 06, 2009 5:31 PM GMT
    JaseinOC saidShe had a guest spot on Parks and Recreation last night that was hillarious!



    Here's a clip of it on Youtube:

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    Nov 06, 2009 5:31 PM GMT
    Blackguy4you said
    This is too one dimensional. If what made Karen, Karen is changed too much then the character becomes unrecognizable and would no longer be the character that people loved. If she remained as is - then there's no point to the spin off - she has already been done- on W&G.

    Think of Christine Baranski’s character from Cybill, which was a very similar sort of character to Karen. Wasn’t there a spin off of Christine’s character?




    I still don't agree...think of both "Rhoda" and "Phyliss" which were spinoffs of the "Mary Tyler Moore Show" and very successful. "Maude" was a spinoff of "All In The Family", and also successful. It all comes down to the writing. Sometimes it can work, others it flops.
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    Nov 06, 2009 5:46 PM GMT
    she was well funny, but mostly good for one-liners



    singing was funny too



    and the voice of course