All in the Family (1971–1979)

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A working class bigot constantly squabbles with his family over the important issues of the day.

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 Archie Bunker / ... (209 episodes, 1968-1979)
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 Edith Bunker / ... (209 episodes, 1968-1979)
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 Michael 'Meathead' Stivic / ... (185 episodes, 1971-1979)
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 Gloria Bunker-Stivic / ... (185 episodes, 1971-1979)
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Archie Bunker, was a working-class family man who held bigoted, conservative views of the world. His viewpoints clash with nearly everyone he comes into contact with especially his liberal son-in-law Mike Stivic (or, as Archie delights in calling him, "Meathead"). Written by Brian Rathjen <briguy_52732@yahoo.com>

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Justice for All  »

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For each episode, two performances were taped and the broadcast version combined the best takes from the two, which is how almost all comedy series are shot today. This was also the first comedy series shot on videotape rather than film. See more »

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From the inside, reading backwards, we see "Kelcy's Bar". In most, but not all episodes, the ending credits spell the name of the Brendan Dillon or Bob Hastings character as "Kelsey", not "Kelcy". See more »

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Edith Bunker: [Archie's in the bathroom] Archie! When are ya comin' out?
Archie Bunker: Why, ya sellin' the house?
Edith Bunker: You've been in there for 20 minutes.
Archie Bunker: Who are you? The official time-keeper?
Edith Bunker: What are ya doin' in there?
Archie Bunker: I'm changing the tile. One more word out of ya and I ain't never comin' out!
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Referenced in I Love You Phillip Morris (2009) See more »

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Those Were the Days
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Written by Lee Adams and Charles Strouse
Performed by Carroll O'Connor and Jean Stapleton
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Too Bad It Couldn't Be Made Today
29 March 2003 | by (Los Angeles, California) – See all my reviews

In today's politically correct environment, a show like this could not be made today. This show dealt with the prejudices that ALL of us have in us. I am African-American and I admit that at times I have said things about other races that I now regret. I get that from my late father who was a Black version of Archie, even down to the favorite easy chair. Anyone can be a bigot and I feel that this show pointed it out in its own unique way.

Also, this show really dealt with issues besides predjudice. In fact it was groundbreaking due to the fact it dealt with so many controversial issues such as Vietnam, menopause, impotence, gun control and rape. In fact, the episode that pretty much stands out in a lot of peoples minds is when Edith had to deal with the fact that she was nearly raped on her birthday and what she went through to face her worst fear.


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