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    Archie Bunker

    Norman Lear, the creator of Archie Bunker and many, many other TV shows passed this week at 101.

    I can't think of anyone whose work provided more entertainment for me than his. He was a genius.
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    What a legacy to leave to the world. He was such a brilliant writer.
    I read recipes the same way I read science fiction. I get to the end and I think, "Well, thatís not going to happen."

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mike Null View Post
    I can't think of anyone whose work provided more entertainment for me than his. He was a genius.
    I agree, he led the golden era before reality TV.
    Sad, the last generation or two have no idea what they missed.
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    He was an incredibly talented man who could poke fun at social problems in a humorous manner.
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    Coincidentally just saw a short about the creator of the show, a WWII hero. Looking for that name and short...

    Norman Lear.
    I loved all of the characters but landed on meatheads side fairly often.
    Last edited by Maurice Mcmurry; 12-06-2023 at 8:17 PM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Maurice Mcmurry View Post
    Coincidentally just saw a short about the creator of the show, a WWII hero. Looking for that name and short...

    Norman Lear.
    I loved all of the characters but landed on meatheads side fairly often.
    Archie was my personal favorite. So many shocking scenes or touching scenes - speaking at his Jewish friend’s funeral, the time Edith hooked up with a swinger club, the scene after Edith’s death. The list goes on. Archie and Edith were played by superb entertainers.
    "All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing."

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    There was a time when there was great TV. I spent last evening watching woodworking on YouTube. (all the stuff I wish I had known how to do when I was able)
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    The first All in the Family I came across was the one where his brother died in his house. Pointed comments about the funeral industry to the extent I was surprised it was on TV back then.
    The racial exchanges between Archie and Lionel were my favorites - Lionel always led him on and then came the gotcha.

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    Truly groundbreaking. Parents and kids watched together and both found things to like and think about.
    < insert spurious quote here >

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    Sadly I missed most of it because of not having a TV at the time.

    Most of my exposure to Carol O'Connor was in Kelly's Heroes (1970) where he played Major General Colt. It is a fun movie if you haven't seen it.

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    About Norman Lehr from YouTube. His WWII contributions and a brief eulogy are told in the first link below.

    https://youtube.com/shorts/H6SJ5r4tm...OWAk2dIlOBS98c




    More...

    Last edited by Maurice Mcmurry; 12-07-2023 at 10:30 PM.
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    I thought Carrol O Connor was best in In the Heat of the Night.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jim Koepke View Post
    Sadly I missed most of it because of not having a TV at the time.
    You can watch all 9 seasons of All in the Family on Amazon Prime.
    I read recipes the same way I read science fiction. I get to the end and I think, "Well, thatís not going to happen."

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ron Citerone View Post
    I thought Carrol O Connor was best in In the Heat of the Night.
    My wife was a fan of that show. It was really toned down from the movie on which it was based, but I agree. It was a good show and Carrol O'Connor was excellent.

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    Some of the funniest interactions were between Archie and Edith's sister, Maude. One of my favorites was when Maude was telling Archie dinner was ready. She said something like, "Are you going to come to the table or just sit there and live off your fat? In your case, that should last you about six months."

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