One Day at a Time: Season 5, Episode 8

Et tu, Ann? (25 Nov. 1979)

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Episode credited cast:
Dwayne F. Schneider (as Pat Harrington)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Gary Dontzig ...
Craig Simmons


Ann hires a handsome male assistant.

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The line is a parody of "Et tu, Brute?" ("You too, Brutus?") from Shakespeare's Julius Caesar. See more »

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29 May 2015 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I just finished watching this episode on Antenna TV. I noticed it had two female writers-- Linda Marsh & Margie Peters (who also worked on 'The Facts of Life'). I wouldn't say this episode was ahead of its time because it showed women could be pigs like men. That was not the point at all. It was ahead of its time because it was forward in its thinking, looking at how women can impede their own progress. If women slip up, then men who are still threatened by their a dvancement would have a legitimate complaint that what feminists were accomplishing was nothing significant at all.

The main point of this 25-minute story was to show that for women to be taken seriously and make strides as real feminists, they cannot fall into the traps that their corrupt male counterparts do. It's a clarion call for empowerment in a more honest way that helps women take steps forward, not steps backward.

If you think about it, the episode functions as a cautionary feminist morality tale-- it's an anti-backlash story, one that would make Susan Faludi take notice.

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