The big blogs all have theme days, and I need to get in step.
I have a plan to start Tuesday Shoe Review, in which I’ll blog footwear worthy of note. I have a great pair of shoes — boots, really — that I planned to write about tonight. Unfortunately, I forgot to bring home the cable to download photos from my camera, and i can hardly do a shoe review without a photo, can I?
So for today, we’ll instead have TV Tuesday, a new recurring theme in which I’ll write about TV shows that changed my life.
Actually, that’s all blather to introduce something that actually did affect my life. Today I saw this photo:
All in the Family was one of few sitcoms showing on TV when I was growing up, so I didn’t appreciate how unusual it was. And of course I couldn’t guess how influential it would be, how it would affect me and the way I thought, how it would change how sitcoms worked. For me then, it was just funny.
It still is funny. Here’s a stellar episode — the one where Maude (played by the amazing Beatrice Arthur) is introduced as a prime opponent to Archie.
* Well, the Tuesday Shoe Review thing is real. I’ll start next week. !!