Nope... Still Not the Last Show to Beat the Dead Horse
Television can milk a good thing and beat a dead horse better than Hollywood can in the movies. All in the Family was television gold that broke new ground and will be just as funny two generations from now as it was when it originally aired. Obviously Gloria was yet another attempt to capitalize upon the success of the original. I suppose it can be considered an excellent example of the law of diminishing returns. Even the most in depth reviews of this show consist of vague memories of catching one of the 22 episodes around 35+ years ago, so it's probably best this show is totally forgotten. With a classic like All in the Family it's best to use your imagination to envision the future of everybody's favorite Queens, New York family. I don't think any fan's fantasy consists of Gloria being a struggling single mom. For that reason this show is best left in obscurity to be completely forgotten.
Although you'd think a series like this would have taught television a lesson, it did not. Nor was it the last attempt at a spin off. Take a moment to look up a show from the early 1990s which took place at Archie's old address called 704 Hauser Street.
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