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All in the Family

Discussion in 'TV Show Talk' started by Paul Secic, Jan 23, 2012.

  1. Paul Secic

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    Yesterday I was browsing HULU and I stumbled upon All in the Family. They don't have all episodes. I thought you would like to know.
     
  2. Drew2k

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    Did you intend this for someone in a PM maybe? :confused:
     
  3. Paul Secic

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    No.
     
  4. SayWhat?

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    Never watched it.


    Never will.
     
  5. MysteryMan

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    Why not? Some of those episodes are classics. I love the one where Edith is going through her "change of life" and Archie runs out of patience and tells her I'm going to give you another ten minutes to change. That was hilarious. Decades later I found myself wanting to tell my wife the same thing.
     
  6. TBoneit

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    There was mention of All in the Family in a message in this forum not to far back.

    Occam's razor
     
  7. Drew2k

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    Well that rings a bell! :D
     
  8. SayWhat?

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    For one thing, I can't stand Stapleton, Struthers or the goofball, whatever his name was.

    O'Connor was OK as Gillespie and in quite a few other roles.
     
  9. AntAltMike

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    "I didn't need no 50,000 people marching to get me no job!"

    "That's right, Aahchee, all you needed was one call from your uncle Harry, the shop steward."
     
  10. djlong

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    You couldn't make that show on TV today.
     
  11. Herdfan

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    No you could not. I don't think there was a race or religion he didn't belittle. Of course you could not have aired 2.5 Men back then.
     
  12. MikeW

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    That's quite an interesting statement about the changing morals of our society.

    I enjoyed watching AIF on Nick at Nite. It aired at 3:30 PM M-F. Thanks for the heads up.
     
  13. Paul Secic

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    It's a great show. You''re missing a classic. Oh well.
     
  14. AntAltMike

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    Sipowicz evolved from a commonplace anti-black bigot to an all-purpose, "anyone-who-isn't-just-like-me-is wrong" bigot

    Or it may have more to do with the availability of cable TV. When broadcast TV chickens out and doesn't carry something that might be considered "insensitive', there is little pressure applied by those who might want such a product because there are other outlets for it.
     
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    "Those Were The Days"
    by Lee Adams and Charles Strouse
    Boy, the way Glen Miller played. Songs that made the hit parade.
    Guys like us, we had it made. Those were the days.
    Didn't need no welfare state. Everybody pulled his weight.
    Gee, our old LaSalle ran great. Those were the days.
    And you know who you were then, girls were girls and men were men.
    Mister, we could use a man like Herbert Hoover again.
    People seemed to be content. Fifty dollars paid the rent.
    Freaks were in a circus tent. Those were the days.
    Take a little Sunday spin, go to watch the Dodgers win.
    Have yourself a dandy day that cost you under a fin.
    Hair was short and skirts were long. Kate Smith really sold a song.
    I don't know just what went wrong. Those Were The Days.
     
  16. n3ntj

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    "All In The Family" was a great show.. luckily it's on every weeknight on AntennaTV. Never will be another show like it.
     
  17. Carl Spock

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    Prime family viewing in my house growing up.

    Seeing it occasionally on Nick At Night, if that's where it was a few years ago, the humor of many of the episodes is dated. Its comment on the human condition is not. Some folks still don't like others for what they are, not who they are.
     
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    posted this a while back, very funny jab at fcc decancy laws
     
  19. QuickDrop

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    In real political terms, not really. In the 70s, with shows from Norman Lear and M*A*S*H, there was a true left wing tilt in popular primetime programming, largely due to the acceptable unpopularity of Vietnam and support for the civil rights movements of African Americans and women, which made baby boomers feel more sophisticated than their parents. As the economy worsen in the late 70s, American audiences began fantasizing about, and eventually celebrating, wealth, with shows like Dallas, Dynasty, and the Reagan Administration. A stark difference from both the humble conservatism of television during the Eisenhower-Kennedy years and the active progressiveness of the later Johnson and Nixon years.

    Today's popular cable programming provides stronger sex and violence than current network programming but it usually doesn't have the explicit political/moral component that the best remembered 70s sitcoms did.

    The one similarity I believe is valid is that what allowed All in the Family to be the #1 watched program was that Archie Bunker was the original "politically incorrect" spokesman. He was a bigot, but he was a lovable bigot which allowed many people to vicariously say things that were increasingly socially unacceptable. Shows like The Sopranos and Man Men work the same way today. The intelligence of the writing and production allows it to be acceptable to enjoy "men behaving badly," either through characters who are murderers or characters whose time period allows them to be written as less liberal than Archie Bunker.
     
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