Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Spin Offs: Gloria

All in the Family spawned some great spin off series in it's hey day but this is not one of them.

Gloria is all about, you guessed it, a newly seperated Gloria Bunker working at Veterinary hospital with veteran actor Burgess Meredith. Archie made a brief appearance in the pilot (his show was circling the drain by this point as well)

Audiences didn't seem to care too much for the adventures of Archie Bunker's little "goil" and CBS sent Sally Struthers packing after a single season

If actor Lou Richards seems familiar, he should, while he never seemed to catch a break with his own show, he appeared in absolutely EVERYTHING on television, starting with Logan's Run (a great episode called "The Innocent"), guest starring on all the top sitcoms like Diff'rent Strokes, was recurring on "She's the Sherriff" and was even the voice of Flash Gordon and "Leader 1" from the Go Bots.

1 comment:

rob! said...

Didn't this show start off with the premise that Meathead dumped her and they got divorced?

I always thought that was a nasty, mean-spirited way to write off a character. I know it was necessary because Rob Reiner wasn't on the show (good for him!), but jeez.