I take it that back in the day
This would have been considered reality TV ( I don't know I wasnt' born yet)
Wow how times have changed !
No, WJ, it wasn't an early version of reality
TV. (There was no such thing
!) It was real
people doing real
things that everyone else could relate to. The characters on the show (and other similar shows) were like your next-door neighbors or good friends (or people you would want
as next-door neighbors or good friends). It was funny at times, and sad at other times, just like real
life, but never crude
TV seems to like to specialize in).