Saturday, January 29, 2011

Good Times: Alderman Davis Redux

"Stop acting like a politician and behave like a human being."  

--Michael Evans from Good Times admonishing Alderman Davis

In returning to topics in American popular culture, I lately have been reminded of this show, which I used to watch when I was a kid.  Many of you will remember "Alderman Davis." In Clip #1, an idealistic challenger of the status quo attempts to take on Alderman Davis on the issues.  In Clip #2, Alderman Davis calls the Evanses his "...favorite project family." In Clip #3, you will see how "patronage" works, as the Alderman admits he will use his political influence to get a job for his niece rather than have her compete fairly with Florida. Enjoy.

Clip #1 (at 1:25 in)

  Clip #2 (at :40 seconds in)

Clip #3 (from beginning)

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Hmmm . . . ummm . . .

. . . would I be crazy if I flipped the scene from this particular show into a reality show with the real people being Adrian Mapp, Vera Greaves, and of course, Jerry Green -to name a few?

Wow! Amazing! Simply unreal!