The Jeffersons

The Jeffersons: The Complete Second Season | 1 Jun 2003 // 7:00 PM

On occasion, The Jeffersons made some attempt to offer social commentary, but it was difficult for a show so laden with crude humor to suddenly get serious.

The Jeffersons | 11 Sep 2002 // 7:00 PM

The first 13 episodes of 'The Jeffersons', collected on Columbia's new DVD, reveal why the show was not, after all, another 'All in the Family': its comedy was too broad to be taken seriously.


"Miss Maude, ain’t you glad Florida showed up!" | 17 Jan 2010 // 5:00 PM

"Under this roof we are all the same... we are all people color!"

Not-So-Tragic-Mulatto's Low Point: Crossing the Color Line in 'The Jeffersons' | 6 Dec 2009 // 9:00 PM

This episode was played really well -- and played pretty close to the race line. Neither have iconic images as old as the archetypical bi-racial character in Imitation of Life, the 1959 classic with the tragic mulatto, nor has the sheer election of Barack Obama pressed Americans to tackle the race question head on. In the thick of those two eras stands a time when television seemed to have more gall around "difference".

//Mixed media

Because Blood Is Drama: Considering Carnage in Video Games and Other Media

// Moving Pixels

"It's easy to dismiss blood and violence as salacious without considering why it is there, what its context is, and what it might communicate.

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