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Tonight: Woody Harrelson as Archie Bunker...

KaijuGooGoo

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Seeing these shows is a reminder of how the baseline of tolerance of interracial marriages (like my son and daughter-in-law) has changed in society, but that there are still plenty of people whose views (“She’s one of the ‘good ones’, I think” as one of my relatives said) haven’t changed all that much.
 

JoeNotCharles

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God! This was so good and so much fun. Beyond the cultural and political relevance of these two shows in particular, I’d actually really like to see, every year or so, a live recreation of old sitcoms. Could you imagine who they’d get to do The Golden Girls, or Newhart?
Hmm, John Hodgman as Bob Newhart, maybe?

The Golden Girls is obvious: Jean Smart as Dorothy, Annie Potts as Rose, and Delta Burke as Blanche.

Betty White could play her old role!
...and Betty White as Sophia.
 

Robert A. Rodger

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Seeing these shows is a reminder of how the baseline of tolerance of interracial marriages (like my son and daughter-in-law) has changed in society, but that there are still plenty of people whose views (“She’s one of the ‘good ones’, I think” as one of my relatives said) haven’t changed all that much.
Was it set in period?

I'm hoping it becomes available on Hulu, because I was curious about it.
 

KaijuGooGoo

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Was it set in period?

I'm hoping it becomes available on Hulu, because I was curious about it.
Yes, it was 2 actual episode scripts, set in the original time period. There were some words that they bleeped out, but the actors still did the lines.
 

Robert A. Rodger

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Yes, it was 2 actual episode scripts, set in the original time period. There were some words that they bleeped out, but the actors still did the lines.
Huh. It took me a moment to think through what you could say on national TV in the 60s/70s you couldn't today.
 
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