Articles for tag: Hollywood Remakes, Lindsay Wagner, Sanford and Son

Karla News

Television During the ’70s

If there was one word to describe television during the 1970s that word would be cheese. The very definition of the boob tube was evident during this decade as television programmers turned to implausible, high-concept sitcoms and variety shows to entertain audiences. Shows like The Brady Bunch, The Partridge Family, The Love Boat, Charlie’s Angels, ...

There’s a Patron Saint for Just About Everything

A Patron Saint is a saint who has special affinity for a particular group. Prayers by such people are considered more likely to be answered if asked through their patron saint. It’s kind of like knowing somebody who knows somebody. Most versions of Christianity that believe in the Intercession of Saints have a whole catalog ...

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Black Sitcoms of the 70’s

The 1970’s was a time of change for black people in the area of television in the United States. White actors in TV shows mass marketed toward white audiences since the advent of television shows in the late 1940’s had dominated television. Before the 1970’s there were only three situation comedies (sitcoms) geared toward black ...

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Top Ten 70’s Television Sitcoms

The 70’s steamrolled in a new era of sitcom. The top ten sitcoms of the 70’s were not passive comedies, but social commentaries. Sitcoms of this decade unveiled social injustice, grappled with tough questions, and challenged the status quo. Sitcoms of the 70’s ventured into new areas of drama and social justice which were previously ...

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The Story of Comic Redd Foxx: Sanford and Son and Beyond

He was born “John Elroy Sanford” on December 9, 1922, in St. Louis, Missouri. But you know him better as being Redd Foxx. Foxx began his career by doing stand-up comedy at nightclubs in Harlem. His brand of comedy was rather raunchy, but the audiences kept coming back for more. Many of his acts were ...