History Creator / NormanLear

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.
9th Mar '16 6:55:42 AM Hossmeister
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* VerySpecialEpisode: All of Lear's shows had these from time to time but they often managed to avoid coming off as Anvilicious. The most famous ones are probably the ''AllInTheFamily'' episode where Edith is nearly raped and the episode of ''Series/{{Maude}}'' where she gets an abortion.

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* VerySpecialEpisode: All of Lear's shows had these from time to time but they often managed to avoid coming off as Anvilicious. The most famous ones are probably the ''AllInTheFamily'' ''Series/AllInTheFamily'' episode where Edith is nearly raped and the episode of ''Series/{{Maude}}'' where she gets an abortion.
2nd Feb '16 8:17:36 AM themisterfree
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* ''Channel Umptee-3'' (1997)

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* ''Channel Umptee-3'' ''WesternAnimation/ChannelUmptee3'' (1997)
13th Oct '15 2:21:43 AM Morgenthaler
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* SpinOff: ''Series/AllInTheFamily'' was the launching pad for more than any other show in TV history, its spin-offs even had their spin-offs! The mothership spun off several successful shows including ''Series/{{Maude}}'', ''Series/TheJeffersons'' and a ReTool[=/=]AfterShow called ''Series/ArchieBunkersPlace'' (without Lear's involvement). Then ''Maude'' spun off ''Series/GoodTimes'', ''The Jeffersons'' spun off ''Checking In'' and ''ArchieBunkersPlace'' spun off ''Gloria'' but ''Good Times'' was the only one of these to be successful or even last more than a few episodes.

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* SpinOff: ''Series/AllInTheFamily'' was the launching pad for more than any other show in TV history, its spin-offs even had their spin-offs! The mothership spun off several successful shows including ''Series/{{Maude}}'', ''Series/TheJeffersons'' and a ReTool[=/=]AfterShow called ''Series/ArchieBunkersPlace'' (without Lear's involvement). Then ''Maude'' spun off ''Series/GoodTimes'', ''The Jeffersons'' spun off ''Checking In'' and ''ArchieBunkersPlace'' ''Series/ArchieBunkersPlace'' spun off ''Gloria'' but ''Good Times'' was the only one of these to be successful or even last more than a few episodes.
20th May '15 4:27:48 PM nombretomado
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Norman Milton Lear (born July 27, 1922) is an Emmy and Peabody Award winning and 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 AcademyAward 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.



* ''Divorce American Style'' (1967) - AcademyAward nomination for Best Original Screenplay

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* ''Divorce American Style'' (1967) - AcademyAward UsefulNotes/AcademyAward nomination for Best Original Screenplay
21st Apr '15 9:04:13 AM priestessofdan
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* SpinOff: ''Series/AllInTheFamily'' was the launching pad for more than any other show in TV history, its spin-offs even had their spin-offs! The mothership spun off several successful shows including ''Series/{{Maude}}'', ''Series/TheJeffersons'' and a ReTool[=/=]AfterShow called ''Series/ArchieBunkersPlace'' (without Lear's involvement). Then ''Maude' spun off ''Series/GoodTimes'', ''The Jeffersons'' spun off ''Checking In'' and ''ArchieBunkersPlace'' spun off ''Gloria'' but ''Good Times'' was the only one of these to be successful or even last more than a few episodes.

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* SpinOff: ''Series/AllInTheFamily'' was the launching pad for more than any other show in TV history, its spin-offs even had their spin-offs! The mothership spun off several successful shows including ''Series/{{Maude}}'', ''Series/TheJeffersons'' and a ReTool[=/=]AfterShow called ''Series/ArchieBunkersPlace'' (without Lear's involvement). Then ''Maude' ''Maude'' spun off ''Series/GoodTimes'', ''The Jeffersons'' spun off ''Checking In'' and ''ArchieBunkersPlace'' spun off ''Gloria'' but ''Good Times'' was the only one of these to be successful or even last more than a few episodes.
11th Feb '15 7:34:15 AM MossMill
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* ''Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman'' (1976-1977)

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* ''Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman'' ''Series/MaryHartmanMaryHartman'' (1976-1977)
20th Nov '14 1:51:54 AM Mdumas43073
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* ''Series/MaryHartmanMaryHartman'' (1976-1977)

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* ''Series/MaryHartmanMaryHartman'' ''Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman'' (1976-1977)
20th Nov '14 1:49:03 AM Mdumas43073
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* UnsympatheticComedyProtagonist: Archie Bunker of ''Series/AllInTheFamily'' and Fred Sanford of ''Series/SanfordAndSon'' are two of the most famous examples of this trope. George Jefferson of ''Series/TheJeffersons'' also qualifies much of the time, as does [[Series/{{Maude}} Maude Findlay]]. To Lear's credit, though, all of these characters had HiddenDepths and over time developed into fairly sympathetic characters.

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* UnsympatheticComedyProtagonist: Archie Bunker of ''Series/AllInTheFamily'' and Fred Sanford of ''Series/SanfordAndSon'' are two of the most famous examples of this trope. George Jefferson of ''Series/TheJeffersons'' also qualifies much of the time, as does [[Series/{{Maude}} Maude Findlay]].Findlay of ''Series/{{Maude}}''. To Lear's credit, though, all of these characters had HiddenDepths and over time developed into fairly sympathetic characters.
20th Nov '14 1:48:26 AM Mdumas43073
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* UnsympatheticComedyProtagonist: Archie Bunker of ''Series/AllInTheFamily'' and Fred Sanford of ''Series/SanfordAndSon'' are two of the most famous examples of this trope, George Jefferson of ''Series/TheJeffersons'' also qualifies. To Lear's credit though all of these characters had HiddenDepths and over time developed into fairly sympathetic characters.

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* UnsympatheticComedyProtagonist: Archie Bunker of ''Series/AllInTheFamily'' and Fred Sanford of ''Series/SanfordAndSon'' are two of the most famous examples of this trope, trope. George Jefferson of ''Series/TheJeffersons'' also qualifies. qualifies much of the time, as does [[Series/{{Maude}} Maude Findlay]]. To Lear's credit though credit, though, all of these characters had HiddenDepths and over time developed into fairly sympathetic characters.
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