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Michael Penn
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During the 90-minute event, Live in Front of a Studio Audience: Norman Lear's 'All in the Family' and 'The Jeffersons', the cast will recreate one episode of each classic show. It will be hosted by Jimmy Kimmel along with Norman Lear himself. It will be directed by 10-time Emmy winner James Burrows.


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I actually want to see this 
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Sounds interesting! I am amazed at the people taking part, too. I am going to try and watch it.
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Marisa Tomei: Edith Bunker

I guess Marisa Tomei is making hot versions of matronly characters a trend. 

The cast looks interesting. I might watch this. 
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Jean Stapleton was 48 when ALL IN THE FAMILY first aired. Tomei is 54.

People just got older quicker back then!
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I await the GOLDEN GIRLS remake starring Marisa Tomei, Mary Louise Parker, and Halle Berry.
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Jean Stapleton was 48...

Blew my mind the first time it hit me that I had gotten older than Archie -- and, even more, Fred Sanford!

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Loved ALL IN THE FAMILY. Not so much on THE JEFFERSON'S.

That being said, unless it's not butchered by the network censors, neither  show could not make it today.

Those of us who watched show during it's initial airings on CBS, got to see something special.
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I think this is fantastic - Jimmy Kimmel has an appreciation for the history of comedy, particularly from his youth.  In addition to this, Kimmel is hosting the SCTV documentary/interview, he had Don Rickles on his show on a regular basis right up until the end, and he recently has had Fred Willard doing opening bits.

Ive been following Kimmel since he was Jimmy the Sports Guy on KROQs Kevin & Bean show.  Hes been a smart and funny talent from the beginning.




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Hope its put on On Demand, because I forgot to set it up to record, and was not at home when it aired.

Dammit.....
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I enjoyed it. Wanda Sykes a d Jamie Fox were great. Marisa Tomei made me appreciate even more how great an actress Jean Stapleton was. Tomei is a fine actress herself, but she came off too over-the-top in the role.

Strange to think that 1970s TV was more edgier and willing to take risks than most modern television shows. Yes, some of the words used were then and now offensive,  but that's the point of using them within  the context of the show. They weren't meant to be acceptable in their usage even then, but that usage made a sharp point about racism that is muted somewhat by bleeping it. 

Politically and socially,  it's interesting how much "All In The Family" is still relevant.  "The Jeffersons" had less to do with politics,  but the show itself was a statement on race and class.

It's great that the two programs still receive recognition for not only being great comedies,  but also for their place within the culture. 

Oh, and it was awesome seeing Marla Gibbs return in her role as Florence.

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I watched it earlier tonight (fortunately, it was on On Demand), and enjoyed it. 

Enjoyed the All In The Family portion a bit more than The Jeffersons. Jamie Foxx's screw up was funny, and it was worth watching just to see Harrelson and Tomei do the opening theme.

Could have done a better job casting Mr. Bentley.

Hopefully, ABC does something like this again, but with other classic tv shows. 


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