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Old 09-14-2002, 07:29 PM
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Originally posted by ratty
Social conventions can be jaw-droppingly dated, as well. Look at the crinoline 'house dresses' in shows like Donna Reed and Leave It To Beaver. It would have been sort of shocking to see women in pants on television then, I suppose.
Not really. Lucy Ricardo wore pants often enough. And she smoked, too -- because Phillip Morris was their sponsor.

[/QUOTE]And the racist stereotypes! . . . Remember Three's Company? The whole premise of the show was John Ritter pretending to be gay so he could stay in the apartment with two women.[/QUOTE]

Gays are a race?