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Wed May 22, 2019, 10:39 PM

Seriously? Am I the first to post about All in the Family/Jeffersons?

Well, I thought it was epic. And I will not spoil the last character to show. Except to say that I suspected it all along .

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Reply Seriously? Am I the first to post about All in the Family/Jeffersons? (Original post)
Susan Calvin May 2019 OP
Demovictory9 May 2019 #1
elleng May 2019 #2
UniteFightBack May 2019 #3
Susan Calvin May 2019 #5
blue neen May 2019 #4
Susan Calvin May 2019 #10
hlthe2b May 2019 #6
Susan Calvin May 2019 #8
LonePirate May 2019 #12
Susan Calvin May 2019 #14
LonePirate May 2019 #15
Lisa0825 May 2019 #7
Susan Calvin May 2019 #9
Lisa0825 May 2019 #17
marlakay May 2019 #20
mountain grammy May 2019 #11
Susan Calvin May 2019 #13
Lisa0825 May 2019 #16
procon May 2019 #18
brush May 2019 #19
Silver Gaia May 2019 #21
malaise May 2019 #22

Response to Susan Calvin (Original post)

Wed May 22, 2019, 10:40 PM

1. ???

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Response to Susan Calvin (Original post)

Wed May 22, 2019, 10:40 PM

2. Sorry missed it; watching 'live' news.

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Response to Susan Calvin (Original post)

Wed May 22, 2019, 10:41 PM

3. No you are not the first but it was a parade of negative comments. Parade. I will watch it over

 

the weekend and judge for myself. I will not compare it apple to apple with the original...that is not fair to do.

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Response to UniteFightBack (Reply #3)

Wed May 22, 2019, 10:43 PM

5. Oh no way it matched the original.

But it sure said things that need to be said.

I see the other thread now. Don't know why it didn't show when I posted this.

Jamie Foxx, bless his heart . He started out trying to do a Sherman Hemsley impersonation, and then progressed into doing it his way. Good for him. It was still the same character.

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Response to Susan Calvin (Original post)

Wed May 22, 2019, 10:41 PM

4. I enjoyed them both immensely.

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Response to blue neen (Reply #4)

Wed May 22, 2019, 10:52 PM

10. Me too! nt

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Response to Susan Calvin (Original post)

Wed May 22, 2019, 10:46 PM

6. I saw first part (and will try to stream the Jeffersons later). I thought it incredibly well done

I loved seeing Norman Lear looking so sharp and rather spry for his age. He's a treasure.

I thought the casting was superb. Funny, I thought Marisa Tomei was a strange choice for Edith, but she was GREAT! I knew Woody would nail it. I'm a big Wanda Sykes fan, so she was a great Louise. Really all of them were great.

Looking forward to seeing the second half...


BTW, I'm guessing it was a shock for some younger audiences...LOL

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Response to hlthe2b (Reply #6)

Wed May 22, 2019, 10:48 PM

8. It was a good job for a live redo with contemporary actors .

And I sure enjoyed seeing Norman Lear. And the last character to show, I will not post a spoiler, but I screamed and cried.

TV is hard. I still remember the actor from airplane, I have forgotten his name , doing a live version of Mr. Roberts, I had such high hopes and he choked . Life theater is hard. Life TV2 millions and billions is harder.

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Response to Susan Calvin (Reply #8)

Wed May 22, 2019, 10:54 PM

12. I can't imagine anyone who saw the original not shedding a tear when that final character arrived.

It was by far the best moment of the night. Just awesome beyond words.

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Response to LonePirate (Reply #12)

Wed May 22, 2019, 10:55 PM

14. Screamed and cried.

Melted in a puddle on the floor.

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Response to Susan Calvin (Reply #14)

Wed May 22, 2019, 10:57 PM

15. I didn't scream but I gasped and many happy tears flowed freely. Simply wonderful.

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Response to Susan Calvin (Original post)

Wed May 22, 2019, 10:46 PM

7. I loved it! and I loved the post-show special even more!

I thought The Jeffersons was better than All in the Family, primarily due to better casting. I was amazed at the accuracy of the sets.

In honor of the show - since I used to watch it with my parents when I was a kid - I made one of my mom's comfort food dinners to have while I watched, and thought about how she'd react every time Archie was a jerk to Edith and then Edith got the punch line.

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Response to Lisa0825 (Reply #7)

Wed May 22, 2019, 10:50 PM

9. I wonder if they borrowed Archie's chair from the Smithsonian . nt

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Response to Susan Calvin (Reply #9)

Wed May 22, 2019, 11:05 PM

17. It looked legit, but I would expect no one is allowed to sit in that

valuable piece of Americana <3

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Response to Lisa0825 (Reply #7)

Thu May 23, 2019, 02:17 AM

20. I used to watch it with my dad

My mom didnít like the show, I would tease my dad he was Archie but really he wasnít racist at all but my mom was stay at home.

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Response to Susan Calvin (Original post)

Wed May 22, 2019, 10:53 PM

11. It was terrific.. I loved it!

Great casting. Very funny. Big surprise at the end.

Best TV I've seen in a while. Let the haters hate. That was a great live show.

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Response to mountain grammy (Reply #11)

Wed May 22, 2019, 10:55 PM

13. Oh the surprise at the end!

I suspected, and was gratified.

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Response to Susan Calvin (Reply #13)

Wed May 22, 2019, 11:04 PM

16. Yes, that was awesome!!! :-) nt

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Response to Susan Calvin (Original post)

Wed May 22, 2019, 11:32 PM

18. No cable, but wanted to watch for the sake of nostalgia. nt

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Response to Susan Calvin (Original post)

Thu May 23, 2019, 12:05 AM

19. I'm watching "The Jefferson's" rignt now.

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Response to Susan Calvin (Original post)

Thu May 23, 2019, 06:52 AM

21. It was awesome!

Marisa Tomei cracked me up! She had Edith down.

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Response to Susan Calvin (Original post)

Thu May 23, 2019, 06:57 AM

22. I fell asleep

Hope I can find them on line

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