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memories of the ’80s – Kate & Allie

In the 1980s, a sitcom focused on the reality of the changing families came to the small screen with the series Kate & Allie. Created by Sherry Coben, the TV series focused on two women who are recently divorced and … Continue reading

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memories of the ’80s – Once a Hero

In the late 1980s, a new drama combined comic books and real life stories in the tv series Once a Hero. Created by Dusty Kay, this action-adventure/sitcom was led by Abner Bevis (Milo O’Shea), an unsuccessful comic book artist. His … Continue reading

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memories of the ’70s – Operation Petticoat

A 1950s movie that was a box office success was not as successful when transformed for the small screen – Operation Petticoat. Released in 1959 as a big screen film starring Cary Grant and Tony Curtis, Operation Petticoat was a … Continue reading

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memories of the ’70s – Statler & Waldorf

The fine art of heckling took a new turn with the debut of two characters to the small screen in the mid 1970s: Statler & Waldorf. For those who don’t know this duo, do you know those two guys on … Continue reading

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memories of the ’70s – The Turkey drop episode of WKRP in Cincinnati

In the first season of 1970s sitcom WKRP in Cincinnati, the writers had many characters to get the laughs. In the seventh episode, they wanted to focus on Mr. Carlson, who felt he wasn’t being included in the daily running … Continue reading

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memories of the ’80s – The Golden Girls

Despite the fixation on youth culture, 1980s tv featured four women who were seniors – and certainly unabashedly living their lives to their fullest: The Golden Girls. Created by Susan Harris in 1985, the girls were Dorothy (Bea Arthur), an … Continue reading

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memories of the ’70s – Maude

And then there was Maude. A spinoff of 1970s’ All in the Family, Maude Finlay is the cousin of Edith Bunker and her notable appearances from 1971 resulted in her own sitcom, debuting on CBS in 1972. Created by Norman … Continue reading

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