Jamie Foxx botches lines on 'All in the Family,' rebounds hilariously

Brenda Watkins
May 23, 2019

Live TV carries a lot of pressure and it appears that pressure got to Jamie Foxx, who stepped into George Jefferson's shoes for the night. "Everyone sitting at home just thinking their TV just messed up".

The star studded cast continues with Oscar victor Marisa Tomei playing Edith Bunker, Woody Harrelson as Archie Bunker, and Ellie Kemper as Gloria Stivic.

Producers had previously announced in press releases that the part was to be played by Justina Machado, of One Day at a Time stardom. Highlights of the evening included Foxx's flubbing of a line - and breaking character - during the All in the Family segment and Jennifer Hudson's performance of The Jeffersons' incredibly catchy theme song.

Jennifer Hudson made a surprise appearance on ABC's Live in Front of a Studio Audience: Norman Lear's All in the Family and The Jeffersons special!

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Gibbs played the role of Florence Johnston for 11 seasons and it was clear how ideal she was for the part, pulling off some of the most flawless timing of the entire cast, and her instant chemistry with Foxx and Sykes was immediately apparent.

Lear was behind All in the Family which ran from 1971 to 1979 and its spinoff The Jeffersons which ran from 1975 to 1985.

Jimmy Kimmel's ambitious star-studded re-staging of two Norman Lear sitcoms dominated Wednesday primetime, scoring a metered market 7.5 rating/13 share, where previous week Toy Story 2 was hovering around 1.6/3.

Live in Front of a Studio Audience recreated two of the Lear's classic sitcoms with a star-packed cast (including Jamie Foxx, Kerry Washington, Will Ferrell, Woody Harrelson and Marisa Tomei) in a one-night-only live performance.

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