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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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memories of the ’80s – Thanksgiving Orphans

In the 1980s, tv viewers were treated to a Thanksgiving special from one of their favourite sitcoms, and its become a classic, viewed over and over: the Thanksgiving Orphans episode of Cheers. First aired on November 27, 1986, this season … Continue reading

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memories of the ’80s – Newhart

Comedian Bob Newhart returned to the small screen in the 1980s to welcome back his old audience and bring in a new fanbase with his sitcom Newhart. Newhart’s new show debuted on CBS in October 1982, paired with actress Mary … Continue reading

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memories of the ’70s – The Bob Newhart Show

A well-known comedian in the 1960s, Bob Newhart took his low-key brand of laughs and created a sitcom for the 1970s: The Bob Newhart Show. Newhart played psychologist Dr. Bob Hartley, with his wife Emily played by Suzanne Pleshette and … Continue reading

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