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PostPosted: 09/26/18 11:28 am    ::: Reply Reply with quote

All in the Family would be great to reboot right now because we’re in the age of Trump. What better than to showcase a disgusting bigot, sexist and racist blowhard man when there is also one in the Oval Office right now.


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PostPosted: 09/26/18 11:29 am    ::: Reply Reply with quote

GlennMacGrady wrote:
I recall Saturday night on CBS in the 1970's as the all-time peak experience of prime time comedy viewing. Never missed it for years. Many spinoffs from, and characters in, these shows became famous themselves.

8:00 - All in the Family
8:30 - The New Dick Van Dyke Show, M.A.S.H., Bridget Loves Bernie, The Jeffersons
9:00 - The Mary Tyler Moore Show
9:30 - The Bob Newhart Show
10:00 - The Carol Burnett Show


Bridget Loves Bernie? Never heard of it.


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PostPosted: 09/26/18 11:51 am    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Ay Mate wrote:
GlennMacGrady wrote:
I recall Saturday night on CBS in the 1970's as the all-time peak experience of prime time comedy viewing. Never missed it for years. Many spinoffs from, and characters in, these shows became famous themselves.

8:00 - All in the Family
8:30 - The New Dick Van Dyke Show, M.A.S.H., Bridget Loves Bernie, The Jeffersons
9:00 - The Mary Tyler Moore Show
9:30 - The Bob Newhart Show
10:00 - The Carol Burnett Show


Bridget Loves Bernie? Never heard of it.


It was cancelled after one season even though it had very high ratings. Wikipedia says it's the highest rated show ever to get cancelled after only one season, presumably because of controversy over the mixed religious marriage plot. I once met the female star, Meredith Baxter (Birney), in a grocery store in Pacific Palisades.

CBS seemed to have the most difficult time filling the 8:30 time slot until The Jeffersons settled in. M.A.S.H., a giant hit, was only in the Saturday night slot for one season and then got moved all around weekly dial over the years.
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PostPosted: 09/26/18 12:42 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

The All In The Family references in this thread is timely, not because of Trump, but because I've catching up on episodes of AITF's continuation of the show, called Archie Bunker's Place. It ran from 1979-1983, but I was in college then, and seldom watched any primetime TV in those days.

That show is now on the nostalgic Antenna TV cable channel network.

https://antennatv.tv/shows/

I have to say that I do like watching Archie Bunker's Place. In that one, Archie had left his foreman and cab driver jobs, and buys Kelsey's Bar and renamed it after himself. He would take on a Jewish partner named Murray Klein (played by Martin Balsam).

The show doesn't have the groundbreaking edge that AITF had, but I think the producers had realized that many taboos had been broken already. I would much rather watch that show instead of most sitcoms today.



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PostPosted: 09/26/18 4:19 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

They could re-make the Cosby Show minus a life-time serial rapist.


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PostPosted: 09/26/18 8:12 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

StevenHW wrote:
The All In The Family references in this thread is timely, not because of Trump, but because I've catching up on episodes of AITF's continuation of the show, called Archie Bunker's Place. It ran from 1979-1983, but I was in college then, and seldom watched any primetime TV in those days.

That show is now on the nostalgic Antenna TV cable channel network.

https://antennatv.tv/shows/

I have to say that I do like watching Archie Bunker's Place. In that one, Archie had left his foreman and cab driver jobs, and buys Kelsey's Bar and renamed it after himself. He would take on a Jewish partner named Murray Klein (played by Martin Balsam).

The show doesn't have the groundbreaking edge that AITF had, but I think the producers had realized that many taboos had been broken already. I would much rather watch that show instead of most sitcoms today.


Sadly, only the first season is available on DVD.
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PostPosted: 09/27/18 4:45 am    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Ay Mate wrote:
GlennMacGrady wrote:
I recall Saturday night on CBS in the 1970's as the all-time peak experience of prime time comedy viewing. Never missed it for years. Many spinoffs from, and characters in, these shows became famous themselves.

8:00 - All in the Family
8:30 - The New Dick Van Dyke Show, M.A.S.H., Bridget Loves Bernie, The Jeffersons
9:00 - The Mary Tyler Moore Show
9:30 - The Bob Newhart Show
10:00 - The Carol Burnett Show


Bridget Loves Bernie? Never heard of it.


mary tyler moore (chuckles the clown) * sigh! *
carol burnett (gone with the wind skit, w/burnett snatching curtains down to wear as a dress . . . "just something i saw in the window" . . . * sigh! * i wanted to be a comedian like carol burnett when i grew up.



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PostPosted: 09/27/18 4:55 am    ::: Reply Reply with quote

okay, y'all made me do this.

<iframe width="560" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/TJny78bpsgo" frameborder="0" allow="autoplay; encrypted-media" allowfullscreen></iframe>

seems i forgot the exact script . . .
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PostPosted: 09/27/18 9:53 am    ::: Reply Reply with quote

sambista wrote:
okay, y'all made me do this.

<iframe width="560" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/TJny78bpsgo" frameborder="0" allow="autoplay; encrypted-media" allowfullscreen></iframe>

seems i forgot the exact script . . .
<iframe width="560" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/eTKhw-v5h2I" frameborder="0" allow="autoplay; encrypted-media" allowfullscreen></iframe>


The Carol Burnette Show is probably the funniest show in the history of television. I just wish they’d release every episode uncut and un-edited on DVD or Blu-ray. Most people don’t even remember that the show was originally 1 hour in length.


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PostPosted: 09/30/18 12:03 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Another sitcom making a comeback after being initially cancelled by ABC a year ago is Last Man Standing, starring Tim Allen. It is being revived on the Fox network and shown on Friday nights.

https://www.usatoday.com/story/life/tv/2018/09/27/tim-allen-last-man-standing-returns-fox/1435614002/



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PostPosted: 09/30/18 4:17 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

I think Kate McKinnon could star in a show like Carol.

Her humor style reminds me of women in that time period.



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PostPosted: 10/03/18 1:20 am    ::: Reply Reply with quote


    Night Court? Razz Arrow
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PostPosted: 10/03/18 11:15 am    ::: Reply Reply with quote

StevenHW wrote:
Another sitcom making a comeback after being initially cancelled by ABC a year ago is Last Man Standing, starring Tim Allen. It is being revived on the Fox network and shown on Friday nights.

https://www.usatoday.com/story/life/tv/2018/09/27/tim-allen-last-man-standing-returns-fox/1435614002/


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PostPosted: 10/03/18 3:17 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

I would say no to Night Court. The show was fresh and original, and the characters are classic. Night Court is best left untouched.



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PostPosted: 10/03/18 6:02 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Richard 77 wrote:
I would say no to Night Court. The show was fresh and original, and the characters are classic. Night Court is best left untouched.


I agree. And with Harry Anderson having died, it really makes no sense anyway.
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PostPosted: 10/05/18 7:53 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

I thought Night Court was an unwatchable mess.


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PostPosted: 10/09/18 9:51 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Ay Mate wrote:
I thought Night Court was an unwatchable mess.



I disagree. It had its low points, all shows do, but you can't forget some of the classic characters and guests.

John Astin as Harry's father. "I'm feeling much better now."

Yakov Smirnoff as Yakov Korolenko.

Mel Torme as himself and Harry's guardian angel.

And who can forget Brent Spiner and Annie O'Donnell and Bob and June Wheeler?



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