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    Sanford and Son

    I just discovered these guys a few weeks ago, and I haven't been able to stop watching them. I just love how Fred meshes with Lamont.

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    Sitcoms back then were like live theater. Definitely great stuff!

    Love the other clips that come up too- The Puerto Ricans are Coming and Marijuana

    These were the shows my parents would watch, but I was too young to appreciate. Not until I was older did I start watching reruns of M*A*S*H, The Jeffersons, etc. etc.

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    irony

    Quote Originally Posted by Fredke
    I just discovered these guys a few weeks ago, and I haven't been able to stop watching them. I just love how Fred meshes with Lamont.

    In Sanford and Son, Fred Sanford (played by Redd Fox) always says, its the big one, I coming to join you Elizabeth and feigns having a heart attack.

    Red Foxx, actually died of....a heart attack
    This old anvil has cracked alot of hammers

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    Wait til you discover Barney Miller...
    When a cyclist in your area is injured or killed by a motorist, make an extra effort the next day to go for a ride. It doesn't have to be an organized ride, or even a long ride. Hell, ride a 15 minute loop around your neighborhood if you want.

    Just be seen riding your bike.

    Do it to make people aware we're out there. Do it to honor a fellow traveler. Do it because you're lucky enough to still be able to.

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    I am a WKRP fan.

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    Classic, maybe the greatest sitcom ever. Every character on the show was fantastic.




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    Memories galore

    Quote Originally Posted by Opus51569
    Wait til you discover Barney Miller...
    All in the Family
    Thats My Momma
    Taxi
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    Good Times
    Of course Barney Miller
    Thern its spin off Fish (YES, Abe had his own show)
    Avoid the show BJ and the Bear....it used to preceded Knight Rider and they both sucked ass IMO
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    Quote Originally Posted by tihsepa
    I am a WKRP fan.
    As God as my witness, I swear I thought turkeys could fly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fredke
    I just discovered these guys a few weeks ago, and I haven't been able to stop watching them. I just love how Fred meshes with Lamont.
    OMG you're kidding?...........I guess yer just a kid huh?......72 to 77.......that was 5 years i never even saw a TV....but I bet I've seen ever episode.....funny sh!t....Redd fox was a genius !
    Of course I'm sure...that doesn't mean I'm right......

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    Quote Originally Posted by Touch0Gray
    OMG you're kidding?...........I guess yer just a kid huh?......72 to 77.......that was 5 years i never even saw a TV....but I bet I've seen ever episode.....funny sh!t....Redd fox was a genius !
    Ummm. I'm tinklin' this is yet another Lounge derivative-title thread.

    That, or Fredke's even more a geek than we could possibly have imagined.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Touch0Gray
    OMG you're kidding?...........I guess yer just a kid huh?......72 to 77.......that was 5 years i never even saw a TV....but I bet I've seen ever episode.....funny sh!t....Redd fox was a genius !
    Who can forget this one? We used to love to play "Six Million Dollar Man" but the only problem was only one kid got to be Steve Austin! He was the shiznit of the 70's!


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    Steve Austin. A man barely alive.

    And completely unable to comprehend the laws of physics.
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    Quote Originally Posted by danl1
    Steve Austin. A man barely alive.

    And completely unable to comprehend the laws of physics.
    Don't be dissin' Steve Austin! He'll mess you up! He can run 60 mph you know. And he sees so well it makes a noise....that's pretty good eyesight.

    The kid next door was kind of nerdy and for some reason took pleasure on playing Oscar Goldman when we played "Six Million Dollar Man". Billy was a good kid. I did like being Steve though. Steve was da bomb! Cool red track suit too, with those snazzy red Adidas. Then Jamie Sommers had to come along and put a feminine touch on the whole bionic thing. And then they added the bionic dog...remember that? That was a total shark-jumping if there ever was one.

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    Hell, what about that other awesome 70's shows? Love Boat? Fantasy Island? My mom used to secretly watch Three's Company....I think she had a thing for John Ritter. She'd put us to bed because, you know, Three's Company wasn't for kids, what with Suzanne Sommers bouncing around all over the place and Ritter trying to "get it on" all the time. Good times, good times.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Henry Porter
    As God as my witness, I swear I thought turkeys could fly.
    Please pass the monitor cleaner spray stuff.

    Christine's got it right. New stuff has to be so polished and smooth that it loses it's edge. Nothing 'live' or in the moment about it at all. That's saying something that it's still funny today and funny (for different reasons) to different age groups. Well done.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Henry Porter
    As God as my witness, I swear I thought turkeys could fly.
    OMG... they're turkeys!!!

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    Loved Sanford and Son as a kid in the 70s. (I almost posted a Sanford and Son thread to parody the Mumford and Sons thread... hahaha! You beat me to it!)

    Barney Miller, Jeffersons, Taxi, Good Times and All in the Family were great too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bismo37
    Loved Sanford and Son as a kid in the 70s. (I almost posted a Sanford and Son thread to parody the Mumford and Sons thread... hahaha! You beat me to it!)

    Barney Miller, Jeffersons, Taxi, Good Times and All in the Family were great too.
    I still say "good googli moogli" on a regular basis. Drives the missus crazy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by azpeterb
    Don't be dissin' Steve Austin! He'll mess you up! He can run 60 mph you know. And he sees so well it makes a noise....that's pretty good eyesight.

    The kid next door was kind of nerdy and for some reason took pleasure on playing Oscar Goldman when we played "Six Million Dollar Man". Billy was a good kid. I did like being Steve though. Steve was da bomb! Cool red track suit too, with those snazzy red Adidas. Then Jamie Sommers had to come along and put a feminine touch on the whole bionic thing. And then they added the bionic dog...remember that? That was a total shark-jumping if there ever was one.
    Well yeah, but Jaime was squishy in all the right places. And better yet, remember the made-for-TV movie reunions that had Sandra Bullock as Bionic Woman 2.0?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Opus51569
    Wait til you discover Barney Miller...
    A little context: Mumford and Sons

    I never could get into Barney Miller or many of the other sitcoms of the era, but I honestly did appreciate Sanford and Son.
    Anything that doesn't take years of your life and drive you to suicide hardly seems worth doing. ---- Cormac McCarthy

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    May I highly suggest the Fred Sanford You Big Dummy T-Shirt it's full of win everytime I ware it people go nuts and ask for pictures with me. You could say that my big dummy
    T-shirt makes me more popular than say Don Jhonson!

    Wow just talking about it is a win I feel my tiger blood flowing! I gota go home and change! cheers

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    You mean to tell me all you throwbacks were talking about great old shows, and no one mentioned "The Bob Newhart Show"? (The Suzanne Pleshette one.)

    I even loved the theme song: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YRVy5jPtjMw

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    Sanford and Son, Welcome Back Kotter, and MASH were my childhood.
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    New stuff has to be so polished and smooth that it loses it's edge. Nothing 'live' or in the moment about it at all.

    Notice how the characters are often facing the audience- just like theater. It's similar today, but plot lines have become more complex, with several stories going on at once instead of just one or two at a time.

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    What? You just discovered Sanford and Son?
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