What you missed on ABC’s live version of ‘All in the Family’ and ‘The Jeffersons’
Timeless is the word that comes to mind when watching modern-day actors read words Norman Lear and his staff of television writers penned 45 years ago.
“Live in Front of a Studio Audience: Norman Lear’s ‘All in the Family’ and ‘The Jeffersons’” was a risky feat, certainly.
Success was found, however, mostly because the episodes chosen to be recreated could have, with minor adjustments, been made yesterday.
In the “All in the Family” episode, which aired first, the Bunkers played host to the Jefferson family after Edith (Marisa Tomei) accidentally volunteered to have her home be the site of a going away party.