View Full Version : Say it ain't so! Doug can't go!
06-21-2001, 03:09 PM
WE love DOUG! We see it a few times each time we go to Disney! The main girl playing Patty Mayonnaise is SO GOOD!!!! Why does it have to go, the crowds are always huge! My poor daughter has tried really hard to get to be QUAIL KID too! We will miss you Doug Live!!! Goodbye Roger, Patty, Doug and all the Beets!:(
06-21-2001, 09:05 PM
I cannot believe they closed Doug before we've gotten there. Disneyland never had it, I don't think. Doug is one of my kid's favorites and mine as well!!
My son used to answer the phone,"QuailMan speaking!" and wear his underwear over the shorts! What a disappointment!
06-22-2001, 06:58 AM
I also wondered why Doug is going away. It seemed very popular.
I've seen it five times.
There were no empty seats.
I don't know why Disney's
Leaving 21 Jumbo Street.
06-23-2001, 03:55 AM
I agree it is sad that Doug is gone.:(
Everytime we went it was packed. Last time my daughter got to sit up front in the first row and had such a good time.
Does anyone remember how long it ran - two years?
I wish I knew why it was closed - another one of Disney's little mysteries!
This is what I was told (unofficially): Pressure was mounted, especially after Millionaire opened, to cut costs somewhere. Doug Live had the smallest cast, who were also versatile enough to do other shows within the parks. Also, if a show like Hunchback were taken down, the costs and problems of putting a new show in would be outrageous, as codes have all changed since the time the stage was installed.
The thought was that the ABC Theater (where Doug played) would stand the best chance of getting a new show shortly because of it's prominence in the park, and because it's very versatile for many things.
Also sad is that the last remaining Musicians in the park, the "Hollywood Hitmen" were laid off.
06-26-2001, 07:35 PM
Sad that Disney only worries about money these days, isn't it? Doug was a good show for people of all ages. The actors were exceptional.
Maybe it has to do with ending the cartoon on TV?
06-27-2001, 12:38 PM
Didn't the TV series just reach it's end? I remember watching it the other week and it ended with Doug getting a new diary, and his narration at the end of the show strongly suggested that it was the last show. . . Could Disney have factored that into the decision to close it? It's interesting to learn that there are so many adult fans of the show - Bob Sehlinger's Unofficial Guide panned the show, saying in particular that Doug's agonizing insecurity was actually painful to watch. . . Guess ol' Bob's kinda jaded.