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All in the Family 

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

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Archie Bunker, was a bigoted working-class family man who held his views of the world. His viewpoints clash with nearly everyone he comes into contact with especially his 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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12 January 1971 (USA)  »

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Justice for All  »

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Rob Reiner and Billy Crystal were best friends in real life, which is why it makes sense that Crystal was brought in to play Mike's close friend in the "New Years Wedding" episode. See more »

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Mike is shown being a college student in the 1970s. Assuming that he went to college straight from high school (or even after an open year) he would still be in his early 20s when the series began. Rob Reiner is clearly older than the character would be and he seems to be a very poor student as it takes him nearly six years to complete college (despite going full time) only to obtain a job that would require just a four-year degree. See more »

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[repeated line]
Archie: Button your face.
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Referenced in 500 Questions: Episode #2.3 (2016) See more »

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Remembering You
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Music by Roger Kellaway
Lyrics by Carroll O'Connor
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Too Bad It Couldn't Be Made Today
29 March 2003 | by 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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