Anyone else watch the All in the Family / Jeffersons tribute?

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  1. TheGoodTexan

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    Recognizing that it was a live tribute... I thought it was terrific. No need for me to critique it too hard... it was just fun. I think the magic of a live studio audience really helped.

    I wish we could still have shows where the active protagonist was seriously flawed in regard to social matters, and the point of the show was to show how ridiculous he or she was.
     
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    I missed it, but I agree with your opinion. :)
     
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    Jamie Foxx as George and Jovan Adepo as Lionel were outstanding. Everyone else was bad to mediocre. The beautiful Marisa Tomei as Edith?.....well, I don't know how I feel about that - confused? ;)
     
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    Glad I clicked on this thread, it comes on in about a half hour here.
     
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    Forgot all about that. Hopefully they’ll be on demand eventually


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    Marisa Tomei is awesome! Woody Harrelson just can’t do Archie though.
     
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    NOPE.
    Loved the Original All In the Family back in the day.
    Never cared for the Jeffersons.

    Times were different in the early 70's. They broke a lot of ground (Both shows).
    These days, it just seems like another rerun.
    Edith, go get me a Beer.
    Whadda you looking at, Meathead!?
     
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    It was a one time only tribute. Not a relaunch.
     
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    I think a better tribute would have been to replay some of the original episodes. All in the Family is a classic.
     
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    I get it. That would even provide many “teachable moments” for a generation who has never seen it.

    But the cool thing was... the tribute did indeed “cover” an original episode. Both episodes even bleeped out a couple of offensive slurs, which were originally aired.
     
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    Sorry, not TV watcher and been really busy. I appreciate your bringing it up as a moderator because a lot of times stuff that I see as economics and sociology get taken as politics or religion. On the whole this place can be really good for working out understandings.

    I'll look up the show when I have more time in the near future.
     
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    I missed it. I do like "live" theatre.
    I think Norman looks spry and great at 90something.!
     
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    I missed it because I was at my son's high-school graduation. But said son is familiar with these shows, because I've talked about how groundbreaking they were. Unfortunately, he blew an Academic Bowl question earlier this year when he misidentified the show as "Archie Bunker" instead of "All In the Family." Nothing to say about that but, "Aww geeztheye, Edith."
     
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    Missed it... and not intentionally. Hope it becomes available.

    When watching old episodes, I think parts of Norman Lear's vision have not aged well - I think the whole "very special episode" trope can be attributed to his influence - but the comedic interpersonal exchanges he coaxed from his actors and characters is utterly timeless and bests almost everything that came afterwards.

    I would VERY much like to know what Maude would think of 2019... :lol:

    Was there a Lionel Jefferson character on the All In The Family part? He was always the smartest character on that show!
     
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    got home early from work... we went to a super early supper and a walk and got home and "WHAT?"

    It was awesome... and Jennifer Hudson did Janet Dubois proud... we laughed at how preachy the script was (and we thought this is us was bad about that) I thought everyone did great. No one could replace any of those people in those parts, but it was really really great. nice to see Marla Gibbs on and 'gracious'.. she was always so sassy on the show....

    I think Jimmy Kimmel is becoming a force... to put all that together was not easy....
     
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    Yep. Wife and I watched it - and had a good laugh!
     
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    I avoided it. Is there no original ideas. How many reboots, remakes. How many Godzillas are there now?
     
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    Glad they used original scripts. The fact that in today’s society they had to bleep anything tells you everything you need to know about NOW.

    I forgot Jimmy was behind it which is cool. I like Jimmy a lot, ever since Ben Stein’s Money - holy crap I’m old !
     
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