I've just been looking at your website. I read your likes and dislikes page about the 1999 TV movie and I have to say that I completely agree with you. It was a real letdown.
I was most disappointed by Cathy Bates, though. I only got the chance to see the movie in full quite recently and I gave her a chance, knowing that she'd never do justice to Carol Burnett's phenomenal performance in 1981. She was awful, especially in Little Girls. There was none of the manic-ness of Carol Burnett's version.