How can this be the case when Kirstie Alley was the first to be the character? Setting aside acting ability, looks, takes on the character, whatever, Kirstie was first.
This logic makes about as much sense as "Chris Pine will always be Krik because he's better looking and not an emoting ham like Shatner!
I just like the way Curtis portrayed the character better.
Just because someone was first in a role, doesn't necessarily mean they're the best. I think Dirk Benedict did the best job as Faceman in The A-Team
, but he was the second person to play the role. I also liked the second Becky in Roseanne
better than the first.