Norman Lear and His Masterpieces

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    Another somewhat surprising off-shoot of the Norman Lear sitcoms occurred thanks to The Jeffersons. Near the end of that show's run, they hired Michael Moye and Ron Leavitt in producer/show-runner roles. When CBS unceremoniously cancelled The Jeffersons, Leavitt and Moye were freed up to collaborate on a pilot they pitched to a fledgling broadcast network that later became known as the Fox Broadcasting Channel...and that show was called Married With Children.
     
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    I think Sophia´s character always had the underlining trait of a possible (but unlikely) senility or Alzheimer that actually makes her, in today´s re-watchings, the most timely element of the show. They constantly wrote this in for one-episode characters or even for one-time jokes, but the overall feeling was that they were respectful toward elderly people, ill or not.

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