- Mar 11, 2004
Ok, I have found a strange trend that seems to puzzle me. When it comes to TV sitcoms done on videotape from the 70s, studios seem to have released alot more African American shows than non-African American shows. So far: What's Happening (all 3 seasons), Sanford and Son (all 6 seasons), Good Times (all 6 seasons), The Jeffersons (5 seasons so far)-not complete. Let's compare this to: All in the Family (5 seasons so far)-not complete, No Archie Bunker's Place, No Maude, Barney Miller (1 season then abandoned), No Fish, No Alice, No Flo, No One Day At a Time, Chico and the Man (1 "Best Of" DVD), Welcome Back Kotter (1 "Best Of" DVD), 3's Company (all 8 seasons), No "The Ropers"...Well you see a pattern here? I was just wondering, why is there such a pattern? I mean I enjoyed all of these shows equally, but it just seems like studios were in a rush to get the African American shows out alot sooner than the rest. Was there a reason they did this?