6.4/101 Votes Alchetron
Country of origin United States
No. of episodes 24 (list of episodes)
Final episode date 30 April 1977
Number of seasons 1
Created by Norman Lear
No. of seasons 1
First episode date 20 September 1976
Number of episodes 24
|Starring Richard Crenna
Running time approx. 0:30 (per episode)
Cast Bernadette Peters, Richard Crenna, Jack Dodson, Lee Chamberlin
Similar Maude, The Jeffersons, Archie Bunker's Place, Free Country, America 2‑Night
All s fair opening credits cbs sitcom
All's Fair is an American television situation comedy that aired on CBS from 1976 to 1977. The show co-stars Richard Crenna as a conservative political columnist, Bernadette Peters as a liberal photographer, and it concerns their romantic mismatch because of age and political opinions. It was also a very early role of Michael Keaton as Lanny Wolf. Peters was nominated for a Golden Globe Award for her role.
In Washington, D.C., an older (49) conservative columnist Richard C. Barrington (Richard Crenna) and a young (23) liberal photographer Charlotte (Charley) Drake (Bernadette Peters) become romantically involved. The complications of their politics and the age difference provide the story lines. They are "separated by politics, generation gap, manners and living styles".
Barrington is a gourmet cook who lives in a luxurious Washington townhouse, and Drake is a vegetarian. Barrington has a girl friend, a literary agent (Salome Jens), when he first meets Drake. The style of the show is "almost constant hysteria, the rapid pacing set to the sounds of argumentative shouting."
Cast and crew
Source: Nostalgia Central
The reviewer for Knight News Wire wrote that the show "looks like the best new comedy series of the year...The show looks sound in both writing and acting ... the characters spend a lot of time shouting. Lear seems to have decided ... that high-decibel dialogue is necessary to hold the attention of a large audience."
The critic for The New York Times wrote that "The casting is first-rate and the finger-snapping pace of the show leaves just about everything looking easy and undemanding.
The reviewer for Copley News Service wrote that he did not believe in the relationship (between Crenna and Peters). However, he wrote that "it works. It works because Crenna is an expert farceur and Peters is, well, cute and full of the old ginger. It works because the dialogue has crackle and wit. ... Peters has spunk and spirit and a bawdy and snappishly delightful wit ... a well-paced, intelligently conceived and altogether trenchant comedy and I don't see how it can miss."