DVD Tuesday Its a Wonderful Life wonderful not sappy Dont groan Im recommending holiday perennial Its a Wonderful Life because I think a lot of people refuse to see it because its picked up a reputation for sentimental uncoolness that it in no way deserves Far from being the epitome of Capra-corn Its a Wonderful Life has an edge that never fails to surprise the unsuspecting In case you dont know the story Born and raised in small-town Bedford Falls George Bailey James Stewart always dreamed of traveling the world but his dream kept taking second place to family responsibilities especially to the savings-and-loan association his father established without Bailey Savings and Loan heartless banker Mr Potter Lionel Barrymore would be the only game in town George married his high-school sweetheart Mary Donna Reed they have more children than they can comfortably afford and a handsome old house that needs repairs beyond their finances Out of fam
Question: I was watching some show that listed all of the spin-offs of All in the Family. Wasn't there a show about Archie Bunker's daughter Gloria, post-divorce, as a single mom? That show is never mentioned regarding Norman Lear spin-offs. Or are just the successful shows mentioned?
Answer: That would seem to be the case, Phyllis, though, to pat myself on the back once again, I mentioned it when discussing All in the Family spin-offs way back when. But I'm always happy to provide a little more detail.
Sally Struthers stepped into Gloria's shoes again for a year beginning in September 1982 as CBS' Gloria found the character doing veterinary-assistant work in a small upstate New York town. It seems Meathead had bailed on her to live on a commune when they were out in Califor