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Pop Culture Happy Hour is a lively chat about books, movies, music, television, comics and pretty much anything else that strikes a nerve, all in a weekly roundtable from NPR. Features "Monkey See" blogger Linda Holmes and an occasionally rowdy cast of characters. Join the club at NPR.org/pchh.
June 7th, 2013
Episode 311 of 611 episodes
This week on Pop Culture Happy Hour, NPR Monkey See's Linda Holmes, Stephen Thompson, Trey Graham and Glen Weldon talkabout themoms and wives that make sitcoms run.From 'Mork and Mindy' to 'Modern Family,' they'll cite examples offully 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 Bunkeron '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.