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Funny Moms And Funny Pages

This week on Pop Culture Happy Hour, NPR Monkey See's Linda Holmes, Stephen Thompson, Trey Graham and Glen Weldon talk about the moms and wives that make sitcoms run. From 'Mork and Mindy' to 'Modern Family,' they'll cite examples of fully fleshed out characters, as well as women relegated as props to their on-screen husbands. They'll also remember the late Jean Stapleton and her portrayal of Edith Bunker on 'All in the Family.'  Next, they'll talk about comic strips. They'll breeze through some of their favorites, including 'The Far Side' and 'Calvin and Hobbes,' and discuss the challenges in following their favorite funnies into the digital age. All that, plus What's Making Us Happy This Week.

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