with this year marking the 35 aniversary of this legendary show, i'd thought i'd type up some interesting stuff about the cast that i've thought about. 1st. i wonder why Susan & Gordon for many years were the only ones married? was that just the way it was or was there a reason for this? i'm pretty sure Mr. Hooper was a married man though they never at lease durring the years i wached had anyone on who played any immediate family memeber though he had a brother who came on a couple of times. i rememeber reading that 1971 book the Hooperfan page 1st Gordon Matt Robinson or if not him it mentioned about that over the years in many black households have not always had a strong male role model and the book stressed the importance of a black male role model and maybe the CTW thought it was good to at the ame time have a married black couple who also live well and have good jobs. Gordon a teacher, and Susan though a house wife the 1st season became a nurse the following year. i hope i don't sound bigotted by saying this. certainly poverty, and broken homes certainly doesn't effect 1 group of people but i've often heard such stuff has been common with many black families over the years and i think the CTW realized this. also with the strong black male rolmodel issue i mentioned, that's probably 1 of the reasons why they hired others to play Gordon after Robinson left and since the show was relitivly new, they probably didn't feel comfortible at that point killing off the Gordon Character like they did with Mr. Hooper years later. more to come.