Thoughts On the Live All in the Family and The Jeffersons

Last night, ABC aired two episodes of All in the Family and The Jeffersons live.

Stepping into the iconic shoes of Archie Bunker (Carroll O’Connor) and George Jefferson (Sherman Hemsley) were Woody Harrelson and Jamie Foxx. Airing as they did in 1973 and 1975 respectively, both episodes tackled two subjects that are as difficult to talk about today as they were in the 1970’s: racism and sexism.

What I think made the live episodes so potent and so in your face is that not only to they still induce deep belly laughs, but they also force us to ask questions that can only be described as uncomfortable.

If you missed it or you would like to watch it again, the episode is available on the ABC site.

I absolutely recommend it.

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