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    Jean Stapleton, All in the Family star, dies at 90

    Jean Stapleton died today. Here's her obit from Variety:

    http://variety.com/2013/tv/news/jean...90-1200490998/
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    Re: Jean Stapleton, All in the Family star, dies at 90

    A brilliant comedic actress, R.I.P. dingbat

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    So sad to hear. RIP.

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    Re: Jean Stapleton, All in the Family star, dies at 90

    I hope, wherever she is now, someone's bringing HER a beer.

    RIP, Jean and Edith.
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    Re: Jean Stapleton, All in the Family star, dies at 90

    I saw this over the weekend. She was a great actress and did a lot of other things besides being Edith Bunker. She absolutley astounding in that role and will forever be known as Edith Bunker. RIP
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    Re: Jean Stapleton, All in the Family star, dies at 90

    Finally her reign of terror is over
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    Re: Jean Stapleton, All in the Family star, dies at 90

    Does anyone even think a show like that could be on network tv today? That's probably a question more appropriate to a different thread but that show was pretty unique in that it was sooo politically incorrect even though at the time it wasn't. It was just honest. But, there's no way a show like that could be on network tv today and that's a shame.

    Anyway, goodnight Edith. R.I.P
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    Re: Jean Stapleton, All in the Family star, dies at 90

    Politically incorrect? Archie was the one that was politically incorrect and the whole object of the show was to show him as a buffoon. That show was as politically correct as they come.

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    Re: Jean Stapleton, All in the Family star, dies at 90

    Quote Originally Posted by redsfandan View Post
    Does anyone even think a show like that could be on network tv today? That's probably a question more appropriate to a different thread but that show was pretty unique in that it was sooo politically incorrect even though at the time it wasn't. It was just honest. But, there's no way a show like that could be on network tv today and that's a shame.

    Anyway, goodnight Edith. R.I.P
    Agree with you. No way that show would be on TV today. Too many people would be offended by Archie.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cumberlandreds View Post
    Agree with you. No way that show would be on TV today. Too many people would be offended by Archie.
    I think it could make it on HBO.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RBA View Post
    I think it could make it on HBO.

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    Your right it could on the cable avenue but on the networks like CBS,NBC etc... no chance.
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    Re: Jean Stapleton, All in the Family star, dies at 90

    Quote Originally Posted by JaxRed View Post
    Politically incorrect? Archie was the one that was politically incorrect and the whole object of the show was to show him as a buffoon. That show was as politically correct as they come.
    I disagree. That show would be very politically incorrect today. Times have changed. Too much imo. But, if you think that show could be on network tv today then you're mistaken.
    "Now that's a real shame when folks be throwin' away a perfectly good white boy like that."

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    Re: Jean Stapleton, All in the Family star, dies at 90

    Then we'll agree to disagree, I think you are completely wrong.

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    Re: Jean Stapleton, All in the Family star, dies at 90

    Quote Originally Posted by JaxRed View Post
    Then we'll agree to disagree, I think you are completely wrong.
    That's fine. But, there might be a reason why you're in the minority.
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    Re: Jean Stapleton, All in the Family star, dies at 90

    Quote Originally Posted by cumberlandreds View Post
    I saw this over the weekend. She was a great actress and did a lot of other things besides being Edith Bunker. She absolutley astounding in that role and will forever be known as Edith Bunker. RIP
    Definitely a lot more to her than Edith Bunker

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