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Old 03-25-2012, 09:16 AM
 
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Archie was a lovable old curmudgeon. Most people knew someone like Archie, my father was the perfect example. Needless to say my, father did not like Maude.

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Old 03-25-2012, 09:29 AM
 
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Bea Arthurs syndication of "Golden Girls" has done well. Personally, I didn't like the show "Maude".

"All in the Family" is iconic. Was a first in televisions humorus portrayal of a bigoted patriarch during the feminist movement when family dynamics were changing.

All in the Family Characters, Cast & Crew
I agree with you. Maude had Bea Arthur, but as far as I was concerned, the rest of the cast just wasn't up to par with the cast on All in the Family.

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Old 03-25-2012, 10:01 AM
 
Location: Matthews, NC
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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.
You mean George Sanford of the spin off Sanford & Son? The one where he and his "big dummy" son ran a dry cleaners? And they had that wacky English neighbor? Mr. Belvedere, I believe was his name.
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Old 03-25-2012, 01:09 PM
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Archie was a lovable old curmudgeon. Most people knew someone like Archie, my father was the perfect example. Needless to say my, father did not like Maude.
So it could be that not many people knew someone like maude like they did with Archie?
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Old 03-25-2012, 01:11 PM
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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.


The character was GEORGE JEFFERSON and I'm afraid you are no longer qualified to discuss this topic because the fact that you didn't know the name of the Bunkers next door neighbor confirmed that you were not a fan of All in the Family.
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Old 03-25-2012, 01:57 PM
 
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So it could be that not many people knew someone like maude like they did with Archie?
Right. Archie reminded me of my dad. Maude reminded me of my scary Aunt, who I avoided at all costs.
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Old 03-25-2012, 02:40 PM
 
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AITF was a groundbreaking show, and much funnier than Maude.
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Old 03-25-2012, 02:47 PM
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AITF was a groundbreaking show, and much funnier than Maude.
What made Maude less funny?
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Old 03-25-2012, 03:00 PM
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It has to be something deeper than that. Its definitley not that simple since both shows were hits during their original run on CBS.
That was then and this is now. My husband and I barely even remember Maude yet we remember all the characters on All In The Family and how they interacted. I guess All In The Family was timeless and Maude just highly forgettable except for being loud and her style was out of style even at the time. Maude was just odd and I doubt anyone really identified with her or knew anyone like her unlike those characters in All In The Family.
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Old 03-25-2012, 03:03 PM
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That was then and this is now. My husband and I barely even remember Maude yet we remember all the characters on All In The Family and how they interacted. I guess All In The Family was timeless and Maude just highly forgettable except for being loud and her style was out of style even at the time. Maude was just odd and I doubt anyone really identified with her or knew anyone like her unlike those characters in All In The Family.

Ok we maybe coming close to another reason here. So it sounds like the Maude character overshadowed the other characters because she was such a MAJOR character and everyone else to a backseat? Interesting. Good discussion.

I think I will start another thread about two more 70's shows
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