Ever been watching Cheers and think, wow, Woody Harrelson is great as Woody, but do you know who else he could play? Archie Bunker!
Yeah, we didn’t think so, and yet, that’s exactly what is going to happen when Norman Lear and Jimmy Kimmel team up to reboot a single episode each of The Jeffersons and All in the Family to form a brand-new TV special called Live In Front Of A Studio Audience: Norman Lear’s All In The Family and The Jeffersons.
And if you think Woody as Archie is odd, prepare to scratch your head as Jamie Foxx is set to take on the role of George Jefferson across from Wanda Sykes as Weezy. For the role of Edith Bunker, they’ve cast Marisa Tomei. It’s certainly an impressive list of celebrities, but we can already tell this is going to look a lot different from the versions of the hit Seventies sitcoms we’re accustomed to enjoying.
There have actually been even more cast announcements for the curious: As the Jeffersons’ neighbor Tom Willis, they’ve cast Will Ferrell; as Florence, Justina Machado (One Day at a Time); and as Gloria Stivic, Ellie Kemper (Unbreakable Kimmi Schmidt). Now we’re just left wondering, who’s gonna be the new Meathead?