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Old 03-26-2012, 11:59 PM   #16
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Why do you think "All in the Family" does well in syndication but it's spinoff "Maude" doesn't? (television, cast)
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The simple reasons are that ALL IN THE FAMILY was funnier, had better writing, and featured a stronger cast.

As for the characters of Archie vs. Maude, I think ALL IN THE FAMILY has remained more popular than MAUDE because Archie's extremist beliefs were constantly derided and existed as the series' principal source of comedy. Everything that made him unlikable was mocked and shown to be from ignorance; thus, he was made likable.

Maude's extremist beliefs, though they got her into comedic predicaments, could not be truly mocked by the series. Not only did most of the creative team personally identify more with the character, but the progressive mood of the time would not allow for derision of the kind afforded Archie. Sure, she became the butt of jokes, but she couldn't be shown as ignorant or outdated. And because she was equally extreme, just as obnoxious, and NOT shown as ignorant, she was a less lovable character.

That said, Arthur is a superb actress and comedienne, and her talents, coupled with the show's topicality, made it exciting in its first run.
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The simple reasons are that ALL IN THE FAMILY was funnier, had better writing, and featured a stronger cast.

As for the characters of Archie vs. Maude, I think ALL IN THE FAMILY has remained more popular than MAUDE because Archie's extremist beliefs were constantly derided and existed as the series' principal source of comedy. Everything that made him unlikable was mocked and shown to be from ignorance; thus, he was made likable.

Maude's extremist beliefs, though they got her into comedic predicaments, could not be truly mocked by the series. Not only did most of the creative team personally identify more with the character, but the progressive mood of the time would not allow for derision of the kind afforded Archie. Sure, she became the butt of jokes, but she couldn't be shown as ignorant or outdated. And because she was equally extreme, just as obnoxious, and NOT shown as ignorant, she was a less lovable character.

That said, Arthur is a superb actress and comedienne, and her talents, coupled with the show's topicality, made it exciting in its first run.
Agree 100% with everything you said.

Would especially stress the impact that the rest of the cast had on each show's legacy too - both had terrific comedic actors in supporting roles but All in the Family had probably the most all-around talented core cast in TV history.

I don't think though that it's accurate that Maude doesn't do well in syndication though. Most shows would look mediocre compared to AITF. It's been on Antenna TV for years now (while other shows have been dropped completely at times) and now thankfully Shout Factory is releasing the entire series so clearly there is lingering interest in the show.
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Agree 100% with everything you said.

Would especially stress the impact that the rest of the cast had on each show's legacy too - both had terrific comedic actors in supporting roles but All in the Family had probably the most all-around talented core cast in TV history.

I don't think though that it's accurate that Maude doesn't do well in syndication though. Most shows would look mediocre compared to AITF. It's been on Antenna TV for years now (while other shows have been dropped completely at times) and now thankfully Shout Factory is releasing the entire series so clearly there is lingering interest in the show.

It's actually doing great in syndication now lol Maybe it finally got the right slot
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