Some television sitcoms of the '70s are "All In The Family," "Happy Days," "Sanford and Son," "The Mary Tyler Moore Show" and "The Partridge Family." Some others are "The Brady Bunch," "M.A.S.H." and "The Jeffersons."Continue Reading
In "All In The Family," Carroll O'Connor played the bigoted family patriarch Archie Bunker. The show was the number one television series from 1971 through 1976. "Happy Days" starred Ron Howard as Richie Cunningham and Henry Winkler as Arthur "Fonzie" Fonzarelli. "Sanford and Son" featured comedian Redd Foxx as a junk collector living in a small apartment with his adult son. The acclaimed sitcom "The Mary Tyler Moore Show" ran for seven years and starred Moore as a television producer.
"The Partridge Family" was about a family of musicians. The cast included Shirley Jones, David Cassidy and Susan Dey. "The Brady Bunch" was an incredibly popular show about a blended family with six children. "M.A.S.H." followed the staff of a mobile military hospital in South Korea. The long-running series had a depth not often seen on television sitcoms, exploring comedic and dramatic plotlines. "The Jeffersons" was a spinoff off "All In The Family," where the African-American family had appeared as the neighbors of the Bunker family.Learn more about Art & Literature