While I've been smiling for an hour straight watching #AllInTheFamily & #TheJeffersons #LiveInFrontOfAStudioAudience it's amazing & disturbing to know we are having the same conversations & arguments today as in the 70s. All In The Family is one of my all-time favorite sitcoms, and I'd be very hesitant if it were a full-blown remake (I love Woody Harrelson, but when I think of Archie Bunker, I think of Carrol O'Connor). Depressing. That meant there were references to President Nixon and liberal use of the term "colored" to refer to black people, but the ways in which it sounded dated paled in comparison to the ways it was totally current. Woody Harrelson is far from what was needed to fill the great Carol O Conners' shoes. The relevance of the show still today was probably one of the starkest reminder of just how much things haven't changed socially in this country. Wanda Sykes is a PRO. When you get the G.O.A.T to reprise her role #LiveInFrontOfAStudioAudience pic.twitter.com/eYjq5XffUY, MARLA GIBBS!!!!!! The whole cast has been great. She shimmied through the Jefferson's apartment and nailed the attitude of the theme song perfectly, setting the stage for the next exciting adventure. SPOILER ALERT: This review contains details of tonight’s Live in Front of a Studio Audience: Norman... A version of this story about Marisa Tomei and “All in the Family” first appeared in the Movies &... What a difference an impeachment vote or two can make. Not an endearing bigot as Archie was. “I was very, very scared to do the (All in the Family theme) song at the opening. Foxx recreates classic episodes with Woody Harrelson, Marisa Tomei, Wanda Sykes, Kerry Washington, Will Ferrell and an incredible surprise cast-member! Apparently, Kimmel and Lear knew that, so they didn't even bother to try and replace her. Woody Harrelson and Marisa Tomei / ABC. Another huge notable difference that says much about our modern culture is the use of the censor button. At least until Jamie Foxx made his grand entrance as George Jefferson and absolutely blew one of his lines. They stretch their creative muscles by starring in a musical or starting a music career. We had done a taped version, which was always the plan. The following September, it was continued with the spin-off series Archie Bunker's Place, which picked up where All in the Family had ended and ran for four more seasons through 1983. #AllInTheFamily #LiveInFrontOfAStudioAudience pic.twitter.com/WvUeELnm1Q, Yesssss to Wanda Sykes! This is stellar sitcom writing that both exists in a certain time and space and yet manages to be timeless. #AllInTheFamily, Woody Harrelson is no Archie, but I am not sure there could be another Archie #AllInTheFamily, Woody Harrelson is giving me Al Bundy not Archie Bunker #AllInTheFamily, Okay, Harrelson is totally miscast in this. And yes, there has been progress, but clearly it has been very, very, very, very slow. For one thing, both episodes were as sharp and funny today as they ever were. If social media interaction is any indication, they absolutely watched. One of the most important lessons in life is to never forget the past lest you repeat it. So much of the humor is about the characters and their foibles that it never quite feels awkwardly dated. But as you said, it looks like it's just meant to be a celebration to the two shows, so you know they'll be putting in the care to "do it right". The sequel to Tom Hardy's Venom is releasing in June of next year with the title Venom: Let There Be Carnage, starring Zombieland actor Woody Harrelson in the role of the murder-crazed insane villain. #LiveInFrontOfAStudioAudience pic.twitter.com/BJRjyveD3W. Such as the theme song of a television series. Most viewers agreed that Jamie Foxx absolutely killed it as George Jefferson. Isabel Sanford is a legend and she had one of the toughest jobs on television, standing opposite Sherman Hemsley's cartoon character of a performance and making it all look real. And would scripts written almost a half-century ago resonate with modern audiences? MARLA GIBBS!!! He had the pleasure of appearing in both episodes, alongside Wanda Sykes as his long-suffering wife Louise, and he was an absolute hoot to watch. This wasn't a script that offered him much sentiment, and a lot of the love people had for O'Connor was built over time. Spot on Edith!! It was -- as it always was -- an exploration of small-minded bigotry even when it wasn't being presented in a hateful way but rather an ignorant way. We are in a time now where society is learning to be very careful about what it can and can't say to anyone for fear of offending them. Marisa Tomei, on the other hand, brilliantly brought to life Archie's dingbat wife Edith. ABC is staging one-night-only revivals of two iconic Norman Lear sitcoms, All in the Family and The Jeffersons, Jimmy Kimmel announced during his show on Thursday. Woody Harrelson and Marisa Tomei sang this on May 22, 2019 when they played Archie and Edith in a live performance of All in the Family on ABC.The Jeffersons, another iconic Norman Lear sitcom with a famous theme song, was also revived that night with Jamie Foxx as George Jefferson. 12 months ago. #AllInTheFamily pic.twitter.com/oD6OnDmzOV, Marisa Tomei is stealing the show as Edith #AllInTheFamily pic.twitter.com/obLVtPzXjn, Give Marisa Tomei an Emmy IMMEDIATELY for her performance as Edith Bunker. #TheJeffersons pic.twitter.com/zH3RlVCuXe, Stop. If the phrase “Woody Harrelson as Archie Bunker” is at all up your alley, you’ve come to the right place. Jimmy Kimmel coordinated with the 96-year-old Lear to revive both shows as live programs with all-star casts reprising some of the most famous characters in television history. Four decades ago, "All in the Family" and "The Jeffersons" dominated television and pop culture. All in The Family 2019 Theme Song Marissa Tome and Woody Harrelson. Would they watch? Either way, it's important to see that these conversations were happening then and they're still happening now. That theme is a bop and they absolutely nailed it by bringing in Jennifer Hudson. #TheJeffersons pic.twitter.com/mSyfg4Jrpa. Actor | Producer | Soundtrack . #AllInTheFamily pic.twitter.com/PvuEMgzkhA, Not impressed with Woody Harrelson as Archie. Many can sing or play an instrument. All in the Family 'All in the Family' Live: Marisa Tomei and Woody Harrelson Recreate Famous Intro Theme Song . Culled directly from the original series, each tribute was a full episode of each series with absolutely zero alterations to the scripts. Later tonight (December 18), this live sitcom holiday special will deliver reimagined episodes of two iconic sitcoms: All in the Family and Good Times. "Live in Front of a Studio Audience" is the banner Kimmel presented this under, which means we could totally do this again. And no one could play that role like Marla Gibbs. At his best, George Jefferson was always a bit of a cartoon character, from Helmsley's exaggerated strut to his ridiculous posture and even his staccato line deliveries, but Foxx was on top of all of that. Woody Harrelson (* 23. His breakthrough role was as bartender Woody Boyd on the NBC sitcom Cheers (1985–1993), which garnered Harrelson a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series from a total of five nominations. It's a hard character to portray without slipping into parody, and it took a couple scenes for Tomei to have it, but she really brought it home. However, for the most part, the theme was sung by Gary Portnoy. Disney's 'Aladdin' Premiere Brought Out All the Stars and Their Families. Woody Harrelson, Marisa Tomei, Jamie Foxx and Wanda Sykes head the A-list group of actors in the staging of Norman Lear's classic sitcoms. Kevin Bacon joins Woody Harrelson and Marisa Tomei for an 'All in the Family' episode in ABC's latest 'Live in Front of a Studio Audience' special. She's knocking it out of the park!! That cast was clearly having a blast; the audience was loving the fresh take on these classic shows, and viewers spent the whole night sharing their favorite moments. Would people take Jamie Foxx doing an impression of Sherman Hemsley's iconic George Jefferson seriously? Maybe he toned it down, or maybe we just got used to it, but he seemed a little more grounded by the time we got to "The Jeffersons" itself. It was meta-nostalgia: The couple are looking back fondly on pre-Depression... Jamie Foxx Hilariously Flubs Line in Live ', ABC To Repeat Performance Of Norman Lear Sitcoms ‘. Was it wrong for them to have those conversations so directly? But it does say something that the conversations being had in a sitcom more than 40 years ago are not only conversations we're still having, but ones we still need to have. !#AllInTheFamily pic.twitter.com/zVZB4wFmdU, Jaime Foxx as George Jefferson #AllInTheFamily pic.twitter.com/Gm4D821sNr, Jamie Foxx has the George Jefferson mannerisms down pact. I definitely remember hearing a few episodes where the theme was sung by Woody Harrelson. They got the legendary queen #MarlaGibbs on this program! As with the original All in the Family, Marisa Tomei and Woody Harrelson took to the piano as Edith and Archie Bunker to offer their own rendition of the show's theme. These shows today proved that either we've not grown at all, or we're in danger of repeating this near past already. Is it progress that we're not allowed to hear that word on broadcast television in 2019, no matter the context, when they were allowed to say it then or is the progress that we know better than to say it now, no matter the context? As expected, reviews for each portrayal were mixed, but it was Harrelson who took the most heat for his attempts to mimic Archie's unique accent and line delivery. But the real question was how much a modern audience would connect with shows that existed in the 1970s and '80s. Now if only he'd been on top of his lines as well. We had done a taped version, which was always the plan. Live. I am hollering "singing" and the kids don't even understand #Jeffersons #LiveInFrontOfAStudioAudience #AllInTheFamily pic.twitter.com/gp4JtsnMJn, Jennifer Hudson with ... "fish don't fry in the kitchen, beans don't burn on the grill." At 87-years old, Gibbs came out and smashed it in her most iconic role, earning the night's biggest ovation and even getting its last line. Not every show was as groundbreaking and relevant and topical as Norman Lear's body of work, but many spoke to their eras in ways that could resonate with modern audiences. Woody Harrelson, Jamie Foxx Star in 'All in the Family,' 'Jeffersons' Special By Jacquie Cadorette. There was a twinkle in Carroll O'Connor's eye and a sweetness behind his ignorance that Harrelson didn't quite nail. What a difference an impeachment vote or two can make. We had done a taped version, which was always the plan. #AllInTheFamily #TheJeffersons #LiveInFrontOfAStudioAudience pic.twitter.com/PwwzSAlyAU, I almost fell out my chair when Marla Gibbs walked through the door!!! #AllInTheFamily #TheJeffersons #LiveInFrontOfAStudioAudience pic.twitter.com/04qn4XbtMS. #LiveInFrontOfAStudioAudience pic.twitter.com/P2hQpcGpBQ, To all the younger audience members out there, trust me, they didn't alter a single element from the 1970's television scripts. #LiveInFrontOfAStudioAudience, YES LORD Jennifer Hudson's rendition of “Movin' On Up”!!! Plus, how much fun was this night? The risks were many. Woody Harrelson and Marisa Tomei / ABC. Here's hoping it kicks off a revival of classic shows recreated as lovingly as these were, as opposed to the musical revival that quickly turned into trash. #LiveInFrontOfAStudioAudience #TheJeffersons pic.twitter.com/Y1dZaG5plL, OG Florence in the house! Sometimes, they set their sights on something a little bit smaller. As it stood, Harrelson just seemed a little more mean-spirited than the original, and people picked up on it. It's absolutely crazy how these lines about blacks and women hold up in 2019. Reproduction in whole or in part without permission is prohibited. This time it was Woody Harrelson and Marisa Tomei playing Archie and Edith. Additionally, Marisa Tomei will be playing the role of Edith Bunker while Jamie Foxx and Wanda Sykes will be playing George and Louise Jefferson. See all photos. 'All in the Family' cast returning: Marisa Tomei and Woody Harrelson to be joined by Kevin Bacon in 'Live in Front of a Studio Audience.' Juli 1961 als Woodrow Tracy Harrelson in Midland, Texas) ist ein US-amerikanischer Schauspieler und Regisseur. #LiveInFrontOfAStudioAudience #AllInTheFamily pic.twitter.com/QFnUbds55X, I almost forgot how raw the language was on network TV back in the day. #AllInTheFamily pic.twitter.com/euTDu6jq6O, The has been dropped! ! #TheJeffersons #LiveInFrontOfAStudioAudience pic.twitter.com/ygIahjGWRy, They got Florence as Florence! "All in the Family" and "The Jeffersons" dealt with harsh topics head-on, including inflammatory and hateful language. #TheJeffersons I found the bleed out part! Woody Harrelson is an American actor, director, playwright, and writer who made his film debut as an uncredited extra in Harper Valley PTA (1978). #AllInTheFamily #LiveInFrontOfAStudioAudience, #AllInTheFamily 46 years since this episode aired and all the issues remain unresolved: treatment of blacks, women's rights, racism and a lousy president. #LiveInFrontOfAStudioAudience #AllInTheFamily, In this age of political correctness (with the exception of our highest ranking political leader) this is FASCINATING.All In The Family doing a script that aired in 1973 that couldn't possibly air today.Except it is. Woody Harrelson has been tapped to play the role of Archie Bunker in All in the Family and both of these recreated specials will air Wednesday, May 22nd, 8-9:30 PM EST on ABC. Wanda Sykes a close second as Weezy. The cast barely kept it together pic.twitter.com/OBe3Zz7wY7, First blooper of the night & it's Jamie Foxx, he recovered masterfully! Tomei says she was very nervous when Lear taps her to play the role of Edith Bunker. The big debate in "All in the Family" was about the struggle for equality for black people in this country, as well as for women. She was daft and sweet and perfectly nailed Jean Stapleton's shuffle through the house, as well as her nasally voice and that one-of-a-kind accent. Academy Award-nominated and Emmy Award-winning actor Woodrow Tracy Harrelson was born on July 23, ... Born: July 23, 1961 Photos. Woody Harrelson, Marisa Tomei, Ellie Kemper and Ike Barinholtz will be returning for ABC's second "All in the Family" live special that will be paired with "Good Times." Just like my jaw!! When Woody Harrelson joined the cast, I always thought Portnoy's voice and Woody's sounded virtually the same, like Woody was doing the singing. How relevant could they still be? You can watch the star-studded "All in the Family" & "Jefferson's" re-boot on WCVB Channel 5 this May. Woody Harrelson's portrayal of Archie Bunker shows how wonderful Carroll O'Connor was in that role. Woody Harrelson & Marisa Tomei Among 4 Returning For ABC’s ‘All In the Family’ Live Special, 3 New Stars Join By Anita Bennett , Nellie Andreeva December 11, 2019 8:00am I definitely remember hearing a few episodes where the theme was sung by Woody Harrelson. #AllInTheFamily. But in this context, it was supposed to be offensive, and its usage was intended to be shocking and uncomfortable and, yes, even incendiary. #LiveInFrontOfAStudioAudience #TheJeffersons pic.twitter.com/hHd5ERrbU1, Interesting that the bleeped that out... given that it was NOT bleeped out in the original episode. Finally, he gave up on the line and looked directly into the crowd. Of course, that's more than likely the reason Jimmy Kimmel spearheaded this project in the first place. © 2020 EHM Productions, Inc. All rights reserved. Jennifer Hudson can literally sing anything pic.twitter.com/Q8EDRiV10q, I was not ready Jennifer! Email TooFab editors at tips@toofab.com. Woody Harrelson & Marisa Tomei Among 4 Returning For ABC’s ‘All In the Family’ Live Special, 3 New Stars Join By Anita Bennett , Nellie Andreeva December 11, 2019 8:00am Woody Harrelson has been tapped to play the role of Archie Bunker in All in the Family and both of these recreated specials will air Wednesday, May 22nd, 8-9:30 PM EST on ABC. I'm screaming. Marisa Tomei and Woody Harrelson in All in the Family ... which in this iteration begins with a snappy take on the gospel-soul theme song, “Movin’ on Up,” this time sung by Jennifer Hudson. “I was very, very scared to do the (All in the Family theme) song at the opening. All in the Family 'All in the Family' Live: Marisa Tomei and Woody Harrelson Recreate Famous Intro Theme Song . The Handsome Family may not be the most famous band in America, but their song “Far From Any Road" is currently haunting the dreams of many TV fans. Get Toofab breaking news sent right to your browser! April 19, 2019 04/19/2019 6:52 pm. Edith , and Meathead were the best replacements. Additionally, Marisa Tomei will be playing the role of Edith Bunker while Jamie Foxx and Wanda Sykes will be … If he bust out with the dance moves. Wanda Sykes was largely herself in this role, but herself is a lot like what Sanford was doing. Who knew Norman Lear could do it again. It was a momentary blip -- and the only one on the night -- but Twitter was loving it. This post about the 'Cheers' them always brings to mind Andrew Gold's 'Thank You For Being A Friend', which existed for years before it got sliced and diced and re-recorded by someone else to be 'The Golden Girls' theme. For the most part, for a 90-minute live production, the cast did a great job with the material. Wanda Sykes was an equal letdown as a match for Louises' persona. Wanda Sykes is so so good as Louise Jefferson. What may be the most remarkable and disappointing and amazing and depressing thing of all is that the scripts couldn't be more relevant. Woody Harrelson and Marisa Tomei starred as Archie and Edith Bunker in ABC's re-creation of All in the Family and The Jeffersons, a live event staged in front of a … George Jefferson , and Gloria were passable. Subscribe To My Page. Some write, others direct. by Hannah Barnes May 23, 2019. He's easily offended and insulted and yet he has very little understanding of the things he's talking about. Accent too fake. Kevin Bacon joins Woody Harrelson and Marisa Tomei for an 'All in the Family' episode in ABC's latest 'Live in Front of a Studio Audience' special. Marisa Tomei and Wanda Sykes were almost universally praised for their respective work as Edith and Louise, but it was Jamie Foxx who really got people talking. Later tonight (December 18), this live sitcom holiday special will deliver reimagined episodes of two iconic sitcoms: All in the Family and Good Times. -Ray. There were a few stammered lines or stutters here and there, but no major breaks or cracks like you see on "Saturday Night Live." THE LEGEND HERSELF!!!!!! Easily the most important role on "The Jeffersons" went to Marla Gibbs as the family's maid, Florence Johnston. by Hannah Barnes May 23, 2019. Y'all, just stop! Scary how very little has changed isn't it? #TheJeffersons #LiveInFrontOfAStudioAudience. Tomei says she was very nervous when Lear taps her to play the role of Edith Bunker. Thanks I DO NOT OWN THE RIGHTS TO THIS CONTENT. Woody Harrelson and Marisa Tomei are recreating a classic All In The Family TV moment!. Airing Wednesday, May 22 at 8/7c, the 90-minute live event stars Woody Harrelson and Marisa Tomei as All in the Family‘s Archie and Edith Bunker (originally played by … Who the heck is Woody Harrelson playing because it sure as heck isn't Archie Bunker? While it made perfect sense for Woody Harrelson and Marisa Tomei to butcher their own take on the "All in the Family" theme, who was going to help us move on up to "The Jeffersons." Wow #allinthefamily #LiveInFrontOfAStudioAudience pic.twitter.com/ZnrOlFOwFf, They NEVER blocked or bleeped anything back in the day! All in the Family is an American sitcom television series that was originally broadcast on the CBS television network for nine seasons, from January 12, 1971, to April 8, 1979. #LiveInFrontOfAStudioAudience This is Horrible! Woody Harrelson, Marisa Tomei, Ellie … Doing Jean Stapleton proud!! Woody Harrelson, Marisa Tomei, Ellie … And she absolutely brought the same amount of humanity, compassion and heart that made people fall in love with Weezy in the first place. All in all, the casts of both shows did a fantastic job of bringing their characters to life. And fans were loving it! I stayed for Marisa Tomei. For All in the Family, the cast took on the episode "Henry's Farewell," with Woody Harrelson starring as Archie Bunker and Marisa Tomei starring as Archie's wife, Edith Bunker. Marla Gibbs? The special dominated the top of the trending topics for both shows, for its combined title "Live in Front of a Studio Audience" and for a huge surprise Kimmel and Lear saved for the closing moments of their "Jeffersons" tribute episode. And for me, I was very, very scared to do the (“All in the Family” theme) song at the opening. #AllInTheFamily Jamie Foxx and Wanda Sykes got George and Weezy down! And for one night in 2019, they were all anyone was talking about all over again. Check out the social media reaction to the shows as well as some of the individual performances below, including Kimmel and Lear's big surprise that had audiences cheering across the nation, and for several minutes live in studio. Jamie Foxx handled his slip up like a champ #TheJeffersons #AllInTheFamily #LiveInFrontOfAStudioAudience pic.twitter.com/0ikaf8YlkJ, Jaime Foxx breaking on #AllInTheFamily live was beyond hilarious. 0:31. #AllInTheFamily #LiveInFrontOfAStudioAudience pic.twitter.com/ifa2qxbfZa, Marisa Tomei is a freakin' national treasure. Archie Bunker; as portrayed by Carroll O'Connor originally and Woody Harrelson Wednesday night; is a loud-mouthed racist, sexist, homophobic, insensitive jerk who never thinks before he speaks and says whatever comes into his mind. Really interesting how the women are stealing the thunder in both episodes of #LiveInFrontOfAStudioAudience. Contact Info View agent, publicist, legal on IMDbPro Filmography. "It's live. -Ray. Woody Harrelson and Marisa Tomei starred as Archie and Edith Bunker in ABC's re-creation of All in the Family and The Jeffersons, a live event staged in front of a … Jamie Foxx as George Jefferson? Woody Harrelson wasn't as good doing Archie Bunker though maybe I'm too used to ... has a big set of pipes and she gave a great live rendition of the 'Moving On Up' theme song. However, for the most part, the theme was sung by Gary Portnoy. #LiveInFrontOfAStudioAudience #AllInTheFamily, Marisa Tomei is MVP of the night as Edith. She was standing there and not letting Jamie Foxx break her at all. Woody Harrelson and Marisa Tomei are recreating a classic All In The Family TV moment!. While it made perfect sense for Woody Harrelson and Marisa Tomei to butcher their own take on the "All in the Family" theme, who was going to help us move on up to "The Jeffersons." No one else can do it like Marla Gibbs!!!! #AllInTheFamily #TheJeffersons pic.twitter.com/NHUXZ0L8bK, Jamie Foxx has me CHOKING! RADIO.COM. #AllInTheFamily ❤️ pic.twitter.com/jwGfqdbtRy, I'm freakin' loving @marisatomei's Edith Bunker!! He just forced it too much (and not in a meaningful good way) as performances go. Trailer. The n-word was beeped twice through Wednesday's production, and yet it was not censored when it originally aired. Yessssssss! ... the actors, the ridiculousness of some of the stereotypes. 2018's Venom, might not have been received well by critics, but the box-office performance speaks a different story. While it made perfect sense for Woody Harrelson and Marisa Tomei to butcher their own take on the "All in the Family" theme, who was going to help us move on up to "The Jeffersons." #LiveInFrontOfAStudioAudience. Woody Harrelson as Archie Bunker? Fans were not as enamored with Woody Harrelson's portrayal of the bigoted Archie Bunker. Got a story or a tip for us? Now, it's a party! ABC Taps Woody Harrelson, Jamie Foxx and More Stars to Recreate Episodes of All in the Family and The Jeffersons By Andy Swift / April 18 2019, 8:59 PM PDT Shutterstock, Courtesy of Sony … This has made my entire night @ABCNetwork !! Everyone sitting at home just think they TV just messed up," he said as his fellow cast-members cracked up around him. I came for Marisa Tomei. Jamie Foxx sound just like George Jefferson #AllInTheFamily pic.twitter.com/NzXqH6e8Q8, Jamie Foxx is killin' it as George Jefferson tonight. Should we shy away from these conversations or should we just have them without invoking the hateful words they're about? Mega stardom took a toll on Woody Harrelson's family life Tristan Fewings/Getty Images Though many people dream of making it big in Hollywood, the life of a mega star does come with some downfalls. #TheJeffersons #LiveInFrontOfAStudioAudience. 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