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Old 03-26-2012, 05:20 PM
 
Location: NW Orlando
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I;m a TVResearcher in my sparetime and have several newspapers and magazines I collected over the years to back up that good times is not a spinoff.
Alright alright...no need to get upset about it. Forget I mentioned it.
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Old 03-26-2012, 05:21 PM
 
Location: 39 20' 59"N / 75 30' 53"W
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I;m a TVResearcher in my sparetime and have several newspapers and magazines I collected over the years to back up that good times is not a spinoff.
Interesting hobby.

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Like Archie, Maude was a character written to be very abrasive (almost antagonistic) and "in your face" about her political and personal views.

It worked for the male character and show, but not that much for the female version/show.
Kind of a double standard there, but IMO she wasn't funny, he was.
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Old 03-26-2012, 05:25 PM
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Location: Tall Building down by the river
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Interesting hobby.



Kind of a double standard there, but IMO she wasn't funny, he was.

There were funny moments with her and Walter I remember like when carol told her she is always being put in her place by Florida because she is black. And then Walter goes

"I wish I was black"

LOL
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Old 03-26-2012, 05:27 PM
 
Location: The Jar
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Interesting hobby.



Kind of a double standard there, but IMO she wasn't funny, he was.
She was just down right irritating-much like nails on a chalkboard!

Bunker had a few redeeming qualities written into his DNA/character. Maude? Not so much.
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Old 03-26-2012, 05:28 PM
 
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TV ACRES: Spin-offs & Sequels > "M"


TV Spin-Off Series

Here are two websites devoted to TV history, both of which classify Good Times as a spin-off of Maude. Can you provide a link to a site which says it is not a spin-off?
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Old 03-26-2012, 05:31 PM
 
Location: Matthews, NC
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Good Times is absolutely a spin off of Maude. Until you post some proof otherwise, you have no case.
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Old 03-26-2012, 05:35 PM
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TV ACRES: Spin-offs & Sequels > "M"


TV Spin-Off Series

Here are two websites devoted to TV history, both of which classify Good Times as a spin-off of Maude. Can you provide a link to a site which says it is not a spin-off?


No I just have 20/20 vision, common sense, and tons of books and newspapers that confirm it;s not a spinoff.


Unless you can tell me how a family who was living in NYC ended up in another Ghetto in Chicago then it's no point in debating this. Also why did the husband have a different name on Good Times???
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Old 03-26-2012, 05:40 PM
 
Location: Chicago
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Why do you think "All in the Family" does well in syndication but it's spinoff "Maude" doesn't?
Because "All in the Family" was a general clash of ideas; and even though one one side was presented condescendingly, most people could sympathize and/or relate to at least one of the characters. And since the main theme was a clash of ideologies in general (even if they often used specific subject to play them out), it's still relevant today. And then there's the intergenerational conflict theme that's also timeless.

"Maude" in comparison was a nonstop, pious rant on on a single topic (feminism) whose ideas were novel in the 1970s but we've heard a million times since then.

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Old 03-26-2012, 05:44 PM
 
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Maude, like All In The Family, has that live, intimate feel when you are watching it. It is supposed to portray the idea that a female liberal can be as bigoted and narrow minded as a male conservative and i suppose it does that, but it does it with far less earthiness, gusto and superior humor. The humor is there, but it's more nuanced and less spontaneous than All In The Family. Maude can be entertaining but it just doesn't give one the urgency to watch it like All In The Family does. Could be because the stereotype of an elitist liberal (stuck up, humorless, hypocritical) just can't be as funny as the stereotype of a bigot can?

Maude reminds very much what like All In The Family became after Mike and GLoria moved out in early 1978. Archie became softer and lost his humorous hard edge and it was pretty lukewarm until Archie Bunkers Place in 1980. It had it's moments, but then...
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Old 03-26-2012, 05:51 PM
 
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Changes are made in shows all the time.
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