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No Elephants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-25-12 05:11 AM
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Sherman Hemsley ("George Jefferson of "The Jeffersons" TV show) dead at 74.
Cue endless cheesy "deeluxe apartment in the sky" and "finally got a piece of the pie" references.

The news folk cannot help themselves.
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rpannier Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-26-12 12:04 AM
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1. I was saddened when I heard he died
He was funny in the Jefferson's and he was a funny actor.
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No Elephants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-26-12 02:36 AM
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2. Whoopi Goldberg pointed out that the Jeffersons were the first African Americans portrayed on TV as
Edited on Thu Jul-26-12 03:07 AM by No Elephants
wealthy. And, of course, there was the interracial neighbor couple. But that was Norman Lear and the writers, more than the actors.

I assume that Whoopi was correct on that because the timing certainly seems right. However, all the women on that show say a lot of wrong stuff as though it were fact and no one catches or questions it.

Walters errs less often than the rest, but I wonder if they do any prep at all before they go on national tv and pull faux facts out of their ears?

Behar said on TV that Hasselbeck calls O'Reilly before the show--and Hasselbeck did not contradict her--but that certainly is not going to help anyone get their facts straight.
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