History Creator / NormanLear

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* SlidingScaleOfIdealismVsCynicism: While arguably could be more on the cynical end, the heartfelt moments and decency and HiddenDepths of even the most UnsympatheticComedyProtagonist 's make the scale much more balanced.
9th Oct '17 7:18:07 PM PaulA
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* LongRunners: ''Series/TheJeffersons'' (11 seasons, 253 episodes), ''Series/{{One Day at a Time|1975}}'' (9 seasons, 209 episodes) and ''Series/AllInTheFamily'' (9 seasons, 208 episodes)[[note]] That stretches out to 13 seasons and 305 episodes if you count ''Series/ArchieBunkersPlace'' and its 4 seasons that contained 97 episodes.[[/note]]. Though only the first two were under his supervision for the entire duration.
9th Oct '17 7:16:17 PM PaulA
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* ''Series/OneDayAtATime'' (1975-1984)

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* ''Series/OneDayAtATime'' ''Series/{{One Day at a Time|1975}}'' (1975-1984)



* ''Series/OneDayAtATime2017'' (2017-)

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* ''Series/OneDayAtATime2017'' ''Series/{{One Day at a Time|2017}}'' (2017-)



* GrandFinale: ''Series/GoodTimes'', ''Series/OneDayAtATime'' and ''Series/{{Maude}}'' all received these.
* LongRunners: ''Series/TheJeffersons'' (11 seasons, 253 episodes), ''Series/OneDayAtATime'' (9 seasons, 209 episodes) and ''Series/AllInTheFamily'' (9 seasons, 208 episodes)[[note]] That stretches out to 13 seasons and 305 episodes if you count ''Series/ArchieBunkersPlace'' and its 4 seasons that contained 97 episodes.[[/note]]. Though only the first two were under his supervision for the entire duration.

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* GrandFinale: ''Series/GoodTimes'', ''Series/OneDayAtATime'' ''Series/{{One Day at a Time|1975}}'' and ''Series/{{Maude}}'' all received these.
* LongRunners: ''Series/TheJeffersons'' (11 seasons, 253 episodes), ''Series/OneDayAtATime'' ''Series/{{One Day at a Time|1975}}'' (9 seasons, 209 episodes) and ''Series/AllInTheFamily'' (9 seasons, 208 episodes)[[note]] That stretches out to 13 seasons and 305 episodes if you count ''Series/ArchieBunkersPlace'' and its 4 seasons that contained 97 episodes.[[/note]]. Though only the first two were under his supervision for the entire duration.
10th Jul '17 4:58:30 PM themisterfree
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Norman Milton Lear (born July 27, 1922) is an Emmy and Peabody Award winning and UsefulNotes/AcademyAward nominated television writer, producer, screenwriter and occasional voice actor best known for being the creator, producer or developer of a number of [[SitCom sitcom]] megahits in [[TheSeventies 1970s]] including ''Series/AllInTheFamily'', ''Series/TheJeffersons'', ''Series/{{Maude}}'', ''Series/GoodTimes'' and ''Series/SanfordAndSon'' (with Bud Yorkin) among others. Lear's sitcoms are fondly remembered amongst the best of era and as revolutionary [[TropeCodifier trope codifiers]] of the socially conscious SitCom as his shows often dealt frankly (even by today's standards) with social issues of the day and breaking taboos of the day (everything from ''Series/AllInTheFamily'' having the first audible toilet to ''Series/{{Maude}}'' featuring the first sitcom character to get an abortion) without being overly preachy. Lear's various production companies continued pumping out sitcoms through TheEighties and into TheNineties (''Series/DiffrentStrokes'', ''Series/WhosTheBoss'' and ''Series/TheFactsOfLife'' among them) before hitting a bit of a lull with a string of shows that got ScrewedByTheNetwork after only a few episodes and generally aren't as highly regarded (or well remembered) as his early work. He found a surprise new success with the highly popular 2017 Netflix remake of ''Series/OneDayAtATime2017'', at age 93.

Lear is also known for being a social and political activist for liberal causes (often of the 1st Amendment variety) having founded the progressive advocacy group People For the American Way and often contributing to Democrat campaigns. He's also credited by Rob Reiner (who had acted on Lear's ''All in the Family'') as having helped jump start his directing career by fronting the money for ''Film/ThisIsSpinalTap''. As of late he's become close friends with Creator/TreyParkerAndMattStone of ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark'' fame having voice acted in a couple episodes, being credited as a consultant on a few others and even officiating Trey Parker's wedding.

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Norman Milton Lear (born July 27, 1922) is an Emmy and Peabody Award winning and UsefulNotes/AcademyAward nominated television writer, producer, screenwriter and occasional voice actor best known for being the creator, producer or developer of a number of [[SitCom sitcom]] megahits in [[TheSeventies 1970s]] including ''Series/AllInTheFamily'', ''Series/TheJeffersons'', ''Series/{{Maude}}'', ''Series/GoodTimes'' and ''Series/SanfordAndSon'' (with Bud Yorkin) among others. Lear's sitcoms are fondly remembered amongst the best of era and as revolutionary [[TropeCodifier trope codifiers]] of the socially conscious SitCom as his shows often dealt frankly (even by today's standards) with social issues of the day and breaking taboos of the day (everything from ''Series/AllInTheFamily'' having the first audible toilet to ''Series/{{Maude}}'' featuring the first sitcom character to get an abortion) without being overly preachy. Lear's various production companies continued pumping out sitcoms through TheEighties and into TheNineties (''Series/DiffrentStrokes'', ''Series/WhosTheBoss'' and ''Series/TheFactsOfLife'' among them) before hitting a bit of a lull with lull, between having sold his assets to what eventually became Creator/SonyPicturesTelevision, and creating a string of shows that got ScrewedByTheNetwork after only a few episodes and generally aren't as highly regarded (or well remembered) as his early work. He found a surprise new success with the highly popular 2017 Netflix remake of ''Series/OneDayAtATime2017'', at age 93.

Lear is also known for being a social and political activist for liberal causes (often of the 1st Amendment variety) having founded the progressive advocacy group People For the American Way and often contributing to Democrat campaigns. He's also credited by Rob Reiner (who had acted on Lear's ''All in the Family'') as having helped jump start his directing career by fronting the money for ''Film/ThisIsSpinalTap''.''Film/ThisIsSpinalTap'' (having owned Embassy Pictures at the time). As of late he's become close friends with Creator/TreyParkerAndMattStone of ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark'' fame having voice acted in a couple episodes, being credited as a consultant on a few others and even officiating Trey Parker's wedding.
26th Jan '17 8:46:32 PM Pren
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Norman Milton Lear (born July 27, 1922) is an Emmy and Peabody Award winning and UsefulNotes/AcademyAward nominated television writer, producer, screenwriter and occasional voice actor best known for being the creator, producer or developer of a number of [[SitCom sitcom]] megahits in [[TheSeventies 1970s]] including ''Series/AllInTheFamily'', ''Series/TheJeffersons'', ''Series/{{Maude}}'', ''Series/GoodTimes'' and ''Series/SanfordAndSon'' (with Bud Yorkin) among others. Lear's sitcoms are fondly remembered amongst the best of era and as revolutionary [[TropeCodifier trope codifiers]] of the socially conscious SitCom as his shows often dealt frankly (even by today's standards) with social issues of the day and breaking taboos of the day (everything from ''Series/AllInTheFamily'' having the first audible toilet to ''Series/{{Maude}}'' featuring the first sitcom character to get an abortion) without being overly preachy. Lear's various production companies continued pumping out sitcoms through TheEighties and into TheNineties (''Series/DiffrentStrokes'', ''Series/WhosTheBoss'' and ''Series/TheFactsOfLife'' among them) before hitting a bit of a lull with a string of shows that got ScrewedByTheNetwork after only a few episodes and generally aren't as highly regarded (or well remembered) as his early work.

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Norman Milton Lear (born July 27, 1922) is an Emmy and Peabody Award winning and UsefulNotes/AcademyAward nominated television writer, producer, screenwriter and occasional voice actor best known for being the creator, producer or developer of a number of [[SitCom sitcom]] megahits in [[TheSeventies 1970s]] including ''Series/AllInTheFamily'', ''Series/TheJeffersons'', ''Series/{{Maude}}'', ''Series/GoodTimes'' and ''Series/SanfordAndSon'' (with Bud Yorkin) among others. Lear's sitcoms are fondly remembered amongst the best of era and as revolutionary [[TropeCodifier trope codifiers]] of the socially conscious SitCom as his shows often dealt frankly (even by today's standards) with social issues of the day and breaking taboos of the day (everything from ''Series/AllInTheFamily'' having the first audible toilet to ''Series/{{Maude}}'' featuring the first sitcom character to get an abortion) without being overly preachy. Lear's various production companies continued pumping out sitcoms through TheEighties and into TheNineties (''Series/DiffrentStrokes'', ''Series/WhosTheBoss'' and ''Series/TheFactsOfLife'' among them) before hitting a bit of a lull with a string of shows that got ScrewedByTheNetwork after only a few episodes and generally aren't as highly regarded (or well remembered) as his early work.
work. He found a surprise new success with the highly popular 2017 Netflix remake of ''Series/OneDayAtATime2017'', at age 93.
17th Jan '17 4:46:06 AM Tuomas
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* ''Series/OneDayAtATime2017'' (2017-)
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* ''All That Glitters'' (1977)
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* ''Film/ColdTurkey'' (1971)

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* ''Film/ColdTurkey'' (1971)
(1971) - also directed
29th Dec '16 12:32:15 PM Mdumas43073
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* ''a.k.a. Pablo'' (1984)
9th Mar '16 7:40:12 AM Hossmeister
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Norman Milton Lear (born July 27, 1922) is an Emmy and Peabody Award winning and UsefulNotes/AcademyAward nominated television writer, producer, screenwriter and occasional voice actor best known for being the creator, producer or developer of a number of [[SitCom sitcom]] megahits in [[TheSeventies 1970s]] including ''Series/AllInTheFamily'', ''Series/TheJeffersons'', ''Series/{{Maude}}'', ''Series/GoodTimes'' and ''Series/SanfordAndSon'' (with Bud Yorkin) among others. Lear's sitcoms are fondly remembered amongst the best of era and as revolutionary [[TropeCodifier trope codifiers]] of the socially conscious SitCom as his shows often dealt frankly (even by today's standards) with social issues of the day and breaking taboos of the day (everything from ''AllInTheFamily'' having the first audible toilet to ''Series/{{Maude}}'' featuring the first sitcom character to get an abortion) without being overly preachy. Lear's various production companies continued pumping out sitcoms through TheEighties and into TheNineties (''Series/DiffrentStrokes'', ''Series/WhosTheBoss'' and ''Series/TheFactsOfLife'' among them) before hitting a bit of a lull with a string of shows that got ScrewedByTheNetwork after only a few episodes and generally aren't as highly regarded (or well remembered) as his early work.

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Norman Milton Lear (born July 27, 1922) is an Emmy and Peabody Award winning and UsefulNotes/AcademyAward nominated television writer, producer, screenwriter and occasional voice actor best known for being the creator, producer or developer of a number of [[SitCom sitcom]] megahits in [[TheSeventies 1970s]] including ''Series/AllInTheFamily'', ''Series/TheJeffersons'', ''Series/{{Maude}}'', ''Series/GoodTimes'' and ''Series/SanfordAndSon'' (with Bud Yorkin) among others. Lear's sitcoms are fondly remembered amongst the best of era and as revolutionary [[TropeCodifier trope codifiers]] of the socially conscious SitCom as his shows often dealt frankly (even by today's standards) with social issues of the day and breaking taboos of the day (everything from ''AllInTheFamily'' ''Series/AllInTheFamily'' having the first audible toilet to ''Series/{{Maude}}'' featuring the first sitcom character to get an abortion) without being overly preachy. Lear's various production companies continued pumping out sitcoms through TheEighties and into TheNineties (''Series/DiffrentStrokes'', ''Series/WhosTheBoss'' and ''Series/TheFactsOfLife'' among them) before hitting a bit of a lull with a string of shows that got ScrewedByTheNetwork after only a few episodes and generally aren't as highly regarded (or well remembered) as his early work.
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