Thursday, April 28, 2005

If You're a Taurus, See Your Florist

Way cool article up about Norman Lear at the The Onion A.V. Club. If you don't know, Lear created a lot of great TV shows, like "All in the Family" and "Good Times" and "Maude." (He also created "Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman," which no one knows but totally rocks nonetheless. Louise Lasser owns me.) Anyway, it mentioned a show called "704 Hauser."

I had never heard of "704 Hauser."

"All in the Family" has a ton of spin-offs, including "Maude," "The Jeffersons," "Gloria," and "Archie Bunker's Place," but apparently "704 Hauser is one too. So I looked into it. Apparently, Lear developed this show in the mid-nineties. Though short-lived, it starred a then unknown Maura Tierney and centered on a multi-ethnic family moving into Archie Bunker's old house. I never even heard about this show while it was on, but apparently people weren't shocked by a black guy sitting in Archie's old chair.

If anything, I guess that shows people progressed a little since 1971.

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