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|Albert Sailhorst wrote:
One BIG criticism that I have is the fact that Sherman called Grant "Grant" and not Sam, and that Grant called Sherman "Sherman" and not, perhaps, 'Cump. In my opinion, I found the fact that they called each other by last name a little "corny".....Maybe I'm being trivial, but I think the narrator could have explained the "Sam" and "'Cump" names, and then the characters could have used them....The filmmakers did a great job in getting the point across that the two were good freinds, but then they lost that point by not using more familiar names....
I think I read somewhere that when Grant was president Sherman and Grant called each other by their last names, but I do think that Sherman called Grant "Sam". I have yet to watch the entire show, but luckily I recorded it!