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 / ... (208 episodes, 1968-1979)
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 Edith Bunker / ... (208 episodes, 1968-1979)
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 Michael 'Meathead' Stivic / ... (184 episodes, 1971-1979)
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 Gloria Bunker-Stivic / ... (184 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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12 January 1971 (USA)  »

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Justice for All  »

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Jean Stapleton decided to do the series over starring in Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory (1971). She would have played Mrs. Teevee. See more »

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The house in the opening credits (that is presumably supposed to be Archie and Edith Bunker's house) does not come anywhere near matching the studio sets that represent the house in the show. For example, window placement and size is completely wrong, and the sets depict the house as having a large front porch whereas, the house in the credits has only a small stoop. See more »

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Mike Stivic: Archie, if there *is* a God, how come there's so much unhappiness in the world?
Archie Bunker: If there is a God how come there's so much unhappiness in the world? Uh... uh... hey, Edith... If there *is* a God, how come there's so much unhappiness in the world?
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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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Archie, Meathead, Dingbat and Little Goil
17 September 2009 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

The headline truly does say it all. You certainly did have ALL in this family. Conservative,uneducated bigot in Archie. Liberal smug college student in Mike,the son in law. Naive with her shining moments in Edith the housewife. Womens libber daughter Gloria. What a fun family. First 5 yrs impeccable. My 10 is based on those. Funny with clashes constantly. Bring in Lionel, the families young, black friend and you had full blown fits of laughter. As the show went on the feistiness and bluntness slowly seeped . The final season not even a shell of this wonderful show. Sometimes the show did get more serious after the initial 5 seasons. All in all this show was a microcosm and realistic picture of Americana in a working class mans home. Lots of humor eased tension on issues of the day, such as picketing,gun control, Vietnam,homosexuality,privacy rights, religion,political affiliation clash, race etc. Hmmm we have quite a few of these same issues today, go figure. In a nutshell, even though the show lost steam after the first 5 seasons, after the Stivics moved away from the Bunkers... It is still my favorite show of all time. In all fairness to AITF- I believe there must have been pressure to tone down due to political correctness rearing its ugly head= What a shame. Enjoy this show on DVD or TVLAND. At least the early seasons come out first on DVD.


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