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Old 05-10-2020, 09:36 AM
 
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Shows from the 70's and 80's were not innocent or benign. We just don't remember that.

OP I'd try having the kids watch The Brady Bunch. It's on Hulu and we've actually been watching it during this homebound time. It's one of the only shows that doesn't draw on anything dark or depressing, and I've really grown to appreciate the decent acting by most of the kids (as well as the positive depiction of the dad compared to sitcoms today). It's a fun dose of wholesomeness.
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Old 05-10-2020, 05:08 PM
 
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12 Bizarre Things That Actually Happened On Little House

I'm dyin' over here
Very cool. I'd forgotten about some of those.
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Old 05-12-2020, 02:15 PM
 
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I can't watch that All In The Family episode where the rapist threatens Edith. I read somewhere that the cast complained
and protested about that episode when they read the script. The producers felt maybe Edith will encourage other women to come forward and report assaults. Too uncomfortable to watch.

There was also an AITF episode where Archie caused a slow box boy to be fired. They used the word "retarded" back then in shows instead of "special needs."

I think there was A Partridge Family episode (later one) where Lori went out with a "fast" guy. Something like that. Her
mother asked her if she was okay. Didn't Fonzie save Joanie (of course) from being attacked in her classroom?

Family Ties had that episode where Alex needed help getting over losing a friend in a car accident.
Michael J. Fox -
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Old 05-14-2020, 04:26 AM
 
Location: in your dreams
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The 'Golden Girls' When Betty White Banged A Guy To Death


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sEPgGg78viU


lol
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Old 05-23-2020, 06:49 AM
 
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Well, I think we are rather talking apples and changing horses midstream here in that Golden Girls and Andy were comedies but Little House was drama.

Personally, I think the only episode of Little House I ever saw was where Don Knight (Fletcher from The Immortal or the TV version of Hardy Kreuger) guest starred, Pa was at a mining camp, and at the end, Don accidently gets blown up. That's rather dark in itself.

As to "teachings" from TV shows, a few examples, here and there. I am sure I probably picked up some from Bonanza or Gunsmoke. Then there is the one from "The Jeffersons" where George returns to his old neighborhood at Christmas time and leaves a gift each year for a not so well off family.

Curiously enough, that sort of falls into my concept of "Give once more to the one before." It's from a Conan comic, this one https://i.ebayimg.com/images/g/8osAA...8Y/s-l1600.jpg
but I have adopted it as my quality of mercy. That is, as someone once did for me, I shall do now for you.

Then there a few teachings from classic Hawaii 5-0, those small little details in this or that story. In "In the center ring, MURDER" (or a Won Fat episode of a similar title), Danny and perhaps Chin return from visiting the Cuban high wire act. Danny said they seemed nervous, even more than opening night jitters.

Steve says, "Well, Danny, you have to remember where they are from. In their home (Communist, "Warsaw Pact", Cuba), a visit from the State Police usually means the end of the line.".

Similarly in an episode of "The FBI", the inspector and crew stop by to interview an immigrant owned deli on Sunday. The owner says, "But this is a food store! We are permitted to be open on Sunday!". The Inspector smiles and goes on from there but once again, where the owner comes from, visits like that from the State Police are quite known.

HENCE, for the teaching of the episode, intended or not, appreciate where people come from, what they may remember in their personal history, and that they may not see things the way you do.
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Old 06-08-2020, 04:43 AM
 
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Well, I think we are rather talking apples and changing horses midstream here in that Golden Girls and Andy were comedies but Little House was drama.

Personally, I think the only episode of Little House I ever saw was where Don Knight (Fletcher from The Immortal or the TV version of Hardy Kreuger) guest starred, Pa was at a mining camp, and at the end, Don accidently gets blown up. That's rather dark in itself.

As to "teachings" from TV shows, a few examples, here and there. I am sure I probably picked up some from Bonanza or Gunsmoke. Then there is the one from "The Jeffersons" where George returns to his old neighborhood at Christmas time and leaves a gift each year for a not so well off family.

Curiously enough, that sort of falls into my concept of "Give once more to the one before." It's from a Conan comic, this one https://i.ebayimg.com/images/g/8osAA...8Y/s-l1600.jpg
but I have adopted it as my quality of mercy. That is, as someone once did for me, I shall do now for you.

Then there a few teachings from classic Hawaii 5-0, those small little details in this or that story. In "In the center ring, MURDER" (or a Won Fat episode of a similar title), Danny and perhaps Chin return from visiting the Cuban high wire act. Danny said they seemed nervous, even more than opening night jitters.

Steve says, "Well, Danny, you have to remember where they are from. In their home (Communist, "Warsaw Pact", Cuba), a visit from the State Police usually means the end of the line.".

Similarly in an episode of "The FBI", the inspector and crew stop by to interview an immigrant owned deli on Sunday. The owner says, "But this is a food store! We are permitted to be open on Sunday!". The Inspector smiles and goes on from there but once again, where the owner comes from, visits like that from the State Police are quite known.

HENCE, for the teaching of the episode, intended or not, appreciate where people come from, what they may remember in their personal history, and that they may not see things the way you do.

So wholesome. I love it. It's a humble reminder of our humanity.
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Old 06-08-2020, 04:58 AM
 
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Spoiler alert:

Little House Gets Blow'd Up


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nL_hzVmkUoc


I love a good music montage
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Old 06-29-2020, 03:14 PM
 
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Hulu removed an episode of the Golden Girls because of a blackface because they had cosmetics masks moment to virtue-signaling who got lots of backlash.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W5rDuro6s9s
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Old Yesterday, 09:53 PM
 
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Morphine addiction... ghosts... clown killers... Nellie's recording machine... elderly Colonel Sanders living in the 1800's...

To me the most unrealistic episode was about a big farm boy who was not doing well in school and causing a lot of trouble in the classroom. He didn't get along with the teacher and apparently his father didn't want him to be there.
Anyway, the female school teacher pays a home visit to them on their remote farm. Really? I just can't see a single lady visiting the home of two hostile men in the country by herself. It didn't seem very safe or realistic.
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Old Today, 08:28 AM
 
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Golden Girls was a funny show, but sometimes the writing was moronic. I remember the episode where the gals wanted Rose to come off her tranquilizers and threw them in the trash. Obviously, this is not how you come off of benzos.
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