Shortly after I wrote about what I think was the most dysfunctional show ever on television, someone reminded me about a show I had not thought of in awhile. In my mind, it was not nearly as dysfunctional because there were really only about four or five people involved in the dysfunctionality of it. I will let you decide.
In favor of this show being the most dysfunctional is that what happened on the show caused one of the leads to quit acting forever. Every once in awhile they will do something, but since the show ended its run in the 90's she has been out of the limelight. She was the Betty almost in this fivesome. I figure if threesome is a word, then fivesome should be too. Anyway, the lead actor (#1) who is still a solid B lister who keeps making good shows asked our actress out almost on the first day of filming and they dated awhile. This is where it gets kind of freaky. The lead actress on the show who is a C lister at best now was a head turner and is the Veronica in this fivesome. Our lead actor and his co-star (#2) who is probably the best known of the five now and has been in one of the most popular shows of all time both tried to ask her out and they kept failing. She would always turn them down cold. Ice cold. The reason? Well, it is one of the bigger secrets in Hollywood and one she would never in a million years make public because it would cost her so much face, but she was having a torrid affair with the Betty of the fivesome. Our Betty was quiet about it then and now and says it is the only woman she has ever been with. Neither of the other male leads had any clue. Now where it gets even more interesting is that #1 would often drop off Betty at her place at about midnight and waiting at her place would be Veronica. At some point, #2 started dating a former A lister known way more for her looks than her acting. In order to have a chance with her, Veronica agreed to sleep with #2 hoping she could convince him to have a threesome with his girlfriend. He was game, but his girlfriend was not. At the end of all of this and years of being manipulated by #1 and Veronica, our Betty walked away from the world of acting.