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Old 03-24-2012, 09:35 PM
 
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I wonder why that is when both shows started in the early 70's?
is there some magic about 1970s TV shows? Adam's Rib debuted in 1973 and Bridget Loves Bernie in 1972. When was the last time you saw those on Antenna TV?



Maude wasn't as good as All in the Family. Deal with it.
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Old 03-24-2012, 09:39 PM
 
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The number one reason, IMO, is that AITF had a cast that could act circles (if that is possible) around the cast on Maude.

Another reason, though, is that Maude just seemed like a heartless harpy. Even as much as Arch was a jerk, they did show bits and pieces of his softer side every now and again. Maude just seemed like a shrew.

I totally agree about Archie. Oddly, even though he was a racist and most times clueless, he was still loveable because they did show his softer side. Plus, he looked much like my father who was from Brooklyn. How could I not like him?

And, as you mentioned, the cast of AITF was really superior to most sitcomes at the time. Along with that, the show was so iconoclastic. We had not seen anything like it before.

I had forgotten about the yelling on "Maude." LOL. It was part of Maude's personality. Still, I liked the character because Bea Arthur was breaking new ground with her "Maude." Plus, I liked her vests.
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Old 03-24-2012, 10:20 PM
 
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What turned you off about the Maude character?

She reminds me of a female impersonator playing a feminist role. Okay, there, I said it.
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Old 03-24-2012, 10:27 PM
 
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Simple...Maude just wasn't as well written or funny as AITF.
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Old 03-24-2012, 10:40 PM
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is there some magic about 1970s TV shows? Adam's Rib debuted in 1973 and Bridget Loves Bernie in 1972. When was the last time you saw those on Antenna TV?



Maude wasn't as good as All in the Family. Deal with it.

That is the plain and simple answer. "All in the Family" was iconic and revolutionary for it's time.
Spin offs, like "Whatever Movie II, III" etc. are, IMO, almost NEVER GOOD.

I am not a big Summer blockbuster fan, as you may have guessed.

Taken by itself, "Maude" was a very good show. Compared to "A in the F" it was just not as good.
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Old 03-24-2012, 11:36 PM
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is there some magic about 1970s TV shows? Adam's Rib debuted in 1973 and Bridget Loves Bernie in 1972. When was the last time you saw those on Antenna TV?



Maude wasn't as good as All in the Family. Deal with it.

Bridget and Bernie and Adam's Rib were failures on network tv. Maude was a failure in syndication which was a big difference.
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Old 03-25-2012, 01:05 AM
 
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That is the plain and simple answer. "All in the Family" was iconic and revolutionary for it's time.
Spin offs, like "Whatever Movie II, III" etc. are, IMO, almost NEVER GOOD.

I am not a big Summer blockbuster fan, as you may have guessed.

Taken by itself, "Maude" was a very good show. Compared to "A in the F" it was just not as good.
Exactly, my feelings too.
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Old 03-25-2012, 01:58 AM
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Simple...Maude just wasn't as well written or funny as AITF.
It has to be something deeper than that. Its definitley not that simple since both shows were hits during their original run on CBS.
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Old 03-25-2012, 02:05 AM
 
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Something deeper, yes! Maude didn't deal with social issues of our day, then. AITF did! How can we forget some of these scenes and Archie was often right in some of his redneck simplicity.

For example, Archie on the democrats and then-President Jimmy Carter!


Archie Bunker on Democrats - YouTube

Also, it was such an honestly done TV show, not like we have now in the social engineering of Hollywood. AITF showed us both sides of the spectrum. How can we forget George Sanford the black racist that moved in next door, and was sooo much like Archie as they butted heads and then George "moved on up?!"

LOVED the show and dig the reruns.
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Old 03-25-2012, 06:19 AM
 
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It has to be something deeper than that.
Uh ... no, it doesn't.
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