Buzzfeed throws back to 15 groundbreaking moments in Tv history

Apr 29, 2021 16:31


15 Groundbreaking TV Show Moments That Were Actually A Really Big Deal When They Aired https://t.co/zVY8X4EkBL
- Guncelkal.net (@guncelkalnet) April 23, 2021

-There's always a first for everything and these moments shook tv audiences at the time.

-5 moments (read the rest at the link) that were groundbreaking at the time of airing were:
  1. Maude ( Read more... )

nostalgia, 1990s, star trek, television, 1960s, lgbtq film / media, 1970s, 1980s, race / racism

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blahhhnata17 April 29 2021, 21:44:50 UTC
Damn Bea Arthur was so amazing. Re watching golden girls I hate how they always call her ugly and dateless. I think Bea was getting sick of it too.

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maidenhell April 29 2021, 23:06:30 UTC
Bea Arthur is a BOSS. I love and miss her.

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epicdonald April 29 2021, 23:36:44 UTC
Yeah I think that was one of the reasons she wanted to leave the show even though it was still a huge success, they kept making her appearance a punchline. But the writers tried to redeem it by giving her the big happy ending (that set the other 3 up for the spinoff that tanked).

As a kid I didn't see anything wrong with the jokes about her looks but looking back as an adult that thread of jokes was so unnecessary.

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karis_azura April 30 2021, 01:29:39 UTC
holy shit I didn't even know there was a spin off.

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darklitplanet April 29 2021, 21:48:15 UTC
the maude abortion episodes are great, i saw them for the first time recently and was really awed by how well they handled the topic. absolutely wild to think those episodes aired before roe v wade was passed, and that all these decades later it’s still only very, very recently that representations of abortion on tv have started to get a little better.

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adam_pally April 29 2021, 21:54:45 UTC
Oh wow I thought that episode was from the late 70's after Roe vs Wade.

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tragedyofempty April 29 2021, 23:55:22 UTC
It was one year before roe v wade was decided but a year after it was sent to the supreme court, so it happened during the case

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comava April 29 2021, 22:47:41 UTC
Sex Education had an honestly fantastic abortion episode, that was not only handled well but also portrayed accurately

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professor_chaos April 29 2021, 21:49:52 UTC
Granted gay moments on not were not as prominent way back when as they are now so I'm surprised they didn't mention Ellen coming out as gay on her TV show which was pretty iconic back then when she just started out as a celeb and was actually likeable before she became who she is today.

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darklitplanet April 29 2021, 21:54:51 UTC
i was too young when that episode aired to catch anything about it, but i watched those episodes and read about their release recently and damn, it truly was an Event. so many celebrity cameos in the episodes too. shame ellen turned out to be the way she is.

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helliosx April 29 2021, 22:02:38 UTC
Probably because the friends episode with Susan and Carol's wedding aired a whole year before that.

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kinkiestofboots April 29 2021, 22:12:35 UTC
Ellen’s coming out was way more iconic though.

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mwffj April 29 2021, 21:50:34 UTC
Maude was really ahead of it's time for a lot of things.

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backwardsjoker April 29 2021, 21:51:38 UTC
I rewatch GG a lot when I clean (which is, in itself, a lot lol) and have been rewatching episodes with new eyes~ What they did with certain subjects, they did excellent - homelessness among elderly, age discrimination, and having a character that was as sex-positive as Blanche. So it makes all the shit comments they make stand all the more (I still can't believe in so many eps they elude that Stan r*ped Dorothy and that's?? a?? joke???)

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skyler_white_yo April 29 2021, 22:00:40 UTC
I remember the GG episode where Rose gets notified that she may have gotten HIV through a blood transfusion. Rose says something to the effect of “but I’m not a bad person, how did this happen” and Dorothy tears into her.

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val_garland April 29 2021, 22:22:47 UTC
Blanche does. "Aids is not a gay people's disease Rose. It is not God punishing people for their sins"

Apparently a lot of the execs were hesitant about the subjects that they talked about but they were very daring at the time.

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skyler_white_yo April 29 2021, 22:28:48 UTC
Oops, it was Blanche. I should go and rewatch, because it was such a good episode.

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