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Man of the House 

In the post WWII days of American primetime television, the depictions of men at home as being the stable breadwinner who could solve any problem that faced the family was borne out of a ... See full summary »

Director:

Lloyd Kramer

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Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Ron Howard ... Himself / Opie, The Andy Griffith Show
Bill Paxton ... Himself / Bill Henrickson, Big Love
Mark V. Olsen Mark V. Olsen ... Himself - Co-Creator, Big Love
David Lynch ... Himself - Co-Creator, Twin Peaks
Alan Ball ... Himself - Creator, Six Feet Under & True Blood
Roseanne Barr ... Herself / Roseanne Conner, Roseanne (as Roseanne)
Rob Reiner ... Himself / Mike Stivic, All in the Family
Will Scheffer ... Himself - Co-Creator, Big Love
Jerry Mathers ... Himself / Beaver Cleaver, Leave it to Beaver
Shawn Ryan ... Himself - Creator, The Shield
Felicity Huffman ... Herself / Lynette Scavo, Desperate Housewives
Carl Reiner ... Himself - Creator, The Dick Van Dyke Show
Mary Tyler Moore ... Herself / Laura Petrie, The Dick Van Dyke Show
Dick Van Dyke ... Himself / Rob Petrie, The Dick Van Dyke Show
Marshall Herskovitz ... Himself - Co-Creator, Thirtysomething
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Storyline

In the post WWII days of American primetime television, the depictions of men at home as being the stable breadwinner who could solve any problem that faced the family was borne out of a need for the American populace to feel safe. The counterculture movement of the 1960's made those depictions seem outmoded and unrealistic. The shows of Norman Lear, most specifically _"All in the Family" (1968)_, broke open that mold, where the men were shown as being independent thinkers often regardless of the needs of the family. By the mid 1980's, these two trends melded with The Cosby Show (1984), where Cliff Huxtable had a very specific point of view with regard to how to raise his often defiant children. In the 1990's and beyond, the post-feminist era made the man at home more undefined, where he could be placed in almost any role, from the self-absorbed shlub (such as Ray Barone or Homer Simpson) to the self-doubting family man (such as Michael Steadman, Tony Soprano or Walter White). And ... Written by Huggo

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Documentary

Certificate:

TV-PG
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

6 November 2011 (USA) See more »

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Color
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Features The Simpsons (1989) See more »

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I'm Wearing Black
Performed by Angela Predhomme
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