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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 (183 episodes, 1971-1979)
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 Gloria Bunker-Stivic (183 episodes, 1971-1979)
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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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The Bunkers' neighbors Frank and Irene Lorenzo disappeared from the series with no explanation. Vincent Gardenia, who played Frank, quit the series due to personal disputes with Norman Lear. Betty Garrett continued as Irene until she left the series to join the cast of Laverne & Shirley (1976). 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 »

Quotes

Mike Stivic: You can't do that, Archie! That's largesse!
Archie Bunker: I don't care if it's largesse, smallesse or any kind of esse!
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Referenced in NCIS: Housekeeping (2012) 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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