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Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Songbird, Jun 30, 2020.

  1. Songbird

    Songbird Well-Known Member

    How dare they have a pubescent white boy say that Wonder Woman is "too butch" ...

  2. poindexter

    poindexter Well-Known Member

  3. MTM

    MTM Well-Known Member

    Hey now!!
  4. MTM

    MTM Well-Known Member

    Speaking of '70s sitcoms, I stumbled across an episode of Happy Days from 1974 when Howard Cunningham was asked to be the best man for a Black Army buddy. For a '70s show set in the '50s, it was interesting how they handled race.


    In this episode, Howard brings home Fred Washington, a soon-to-be married army buddy who'll stay with them until his wedding. Marion is taken by surprise as she didn't know that Fred was an African-American. At dinner, Howard and Joanie act nervous and even Fred admits it is a little strange. Then, Howard and Fred look at an old scrapbook before Fred asks Howard to be his best man.

    Fred informs the Cunninghams that they may be the only white couple at the wedding. Next, neighbor Mrs. Finley comes by to borrow the phone and is stunned to see Fred in the kitchen. Mrs. Finley is nervous about Fred being in the neighborhood and he jokes that he may buy a home there. At bedtime, Howard accuses Marion of bigotry and she admits that she may be prejudiced.

    The next day, Fred and Howard meet with his future father-in-law to discuss the wedding. Mr. Davis claims that it is inappropriate for Howard to be the best man. Fred has it out with his Mr. Davis, claiming he will have the wedding his way. Later, with no other options, Marion offers to hold the wedding in the Cunningham house. Everyone wonders if this is a wise idea. Then, Officer Kincaid brings Fred to the house after finding him in the neighborhood, not believing that he's staying with Howard.

    The following morning, Richie and Fonz help set up for the wedding, with Fonzie noting that "being cool" is more important than skin color. During the wedding, Fred sprints from the altar, angering Mr. Davis and bride-to-be Carol. As Richie, Joanie, and Marion provide some lame entertainment, Howard goes outside to talk some sense into Fred. Fred admits that he's afraid of bringing children into such a prejudiced world.

    Finally, Howard makes Fred realize that he wants to get married, and must work to change the world. After Fred apologizes to Carol, the wedding goes off without any more hitches. Howard and Marion then reflect on their own wedding night.

    Last edited: Jul 1, 2020
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  5. Songbird

    Songbird Well-Known Member

    lol "12" cents. Not 10 and not 15 ... but 12! Marketing geniuses.
  6. Neutral Corner

    Neutral Corner Well-Known Member

    November, 1965. The minimum wage was $1.25. One tenth of an hour's wage for that comic book.

    Wonder Woman 756, June 2020, $3.99. Minimum wage $7.25. Hmmm.
  7. swingline

    swingline Well-Known Member

    Minimum was $3.33 in the mid-80s when I worked at a grocery store.
  8. TheSportsPredictor

    TheSportsPredictor Well-Known Member

    Betty White was old then. Still outlived Mary Tyler Moore.
  9. qtlaw

    qtlaw Well-Known Member

    That was some Fantastic writing.
  10. qtlaw

    qtlaw Well-Known Member

    Yeah I should just laugh along when someone says “The Oriental Egghead!” Same as calling someone a cracker right?
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