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12 January 1971 (USA) See more »
A working class bigot constantly squabbles with his family over the important issues of the day. Full summary »
Won 8 Golden Globes. Another 34 wins & 73 nominations See more »
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 (Series Cast Summary - 4 of 85)

Carroll O'Connor ... Archie Bunker / ... (207 episodes, 1968-1979)

Jean Stapleton ... Edith Bunker / ... (207 episodes, 1968-1979)

Rob Reiner ... Michael 'Meathead' Stivic (182 episodes, 1971-1978)

Sally Struthers ... Gloria Bunker-Stivic (182 episodes, 1971-1978)

Series Directed by
Paul Bogart (96 episodes, 1975-1979)
John Rich (81 episodes, 1971-1974)
Bob LaHendro (34 episodes, 1972-1974)
Wes Kenney (24 episodes, 1974-1975)
Norman Lear (2 episodes, 1968-1969)
Norman Campbell (2 episodes, 1972)
Hal Cooper (2 episodes, 1972)
Series Writing credits
Norman Lear (208 episodes, 1968-1979)
Johnny Speight (206 episodes, 1971-1979)
Larry Rhine (35 episodes, 1975-1979)
Mel Tolkin (34 episodes, 1975-1979)
Don Nicholl (31 episodes, 1971-1975)
Michael Ross (31 episodes, 1971-1975)
Bernard West (31 episodes, 1971-1975)
Milt Josefsberg (21 episodes, 1975-1979)
Lou Derman (17 episodes, 1974-1976)
Bob Schiller (17 episodes, 1977-1979)
Bob Weiskopf (17 episodes, 1977-1979)
Bill Davenport (13 episodes, 1974-1976)
Ben Starr (11 episodes, 1975-1978)
Phil Sharp (8 episodes, 1978-1979)
Phil Mishkin (7 episodes, 1971-1972)
Mort Lachman (6 episodes, 1976-1979)
Douglas Arango (6 episodes, 1976-1977)
Phil Doran (6 episodes, 1976-1977)
Charles Stewart (6 episodes, 1976-1977)
Lee Kalcheim (5 episodes, 1971-1972)
Austin Kalish (4 episodes, 1971-1973)
Irma Kalish (4 episodes, 1971-1973)
Rob Reiner (4 episodes, 1971-1972)
Burt Styler (4 episodes, 1971-1972)
Bryan Joseph (4 episodes, 1971)
Gordon Mitchell (4 episodes, 1973-1975)
Lloyd Turner (4 episodes, 1973-1975)
Michael Loman (4 episodes, 1976-1978)
Susan Harris (3 episodes, 1971-1973)
Stanley Ralph Ross (3 episodes, 1971-1973)
John Rappaport (3 episodes, 1973-1975)
Harve Brosten (3 episodes, 1974-1977)
Barry Harman (3 episodes, 1974-1977)
Erik Tarloff (3 episodes, 1977)
Patt Shea (3 episodes, 1979)
Harriett Weiss (3 episodes, 1979)
Paul Wayne (2 episodes, 1971-1974)
Alan J. Levitt (2 episodes, 1971-1972)
Paul Harrison (2 episodes, 1971)
Jerry Mayer (2 episodes, 1971)
Lennie Weinrib (2 episodes, 1971)
Lila Garrett (2 episodes, 1972-1974)
Sam Locke (2 episodes, 1972-1973)
Warren S. Murray (2 episodes, 1972-1973)
Olga Vallance (2 episodes, 1972-1973)
Steve Zacharias (2 episodes, 1972-1973)
Rod Parker (2 episodes, 1972)
Michael Morris (2 episodes, 1973-1975)
Bud Wiser (2 episodes, 1974-1975)
Heywood Kling (2 episodes, 1974)
Hal Kanter (2 episodes, 1975)

Series Produced by
Bud Yorkin .... executive producer (205 episodes, 1971-1979)
Norman Lear .... executive producer / producer (100 episodes, 1971-1976)
Brigit Jensen .... associate producer (94 episodes, 1975-1979)
Milt Josefsberg .... producer (72 episodes, 1976-1979)
Mort Lachman .... executive producer (72 episodes, 1976-1979)
Gene Marcione .... associate producer (61 episodes, 1972-1975)
John Rich .... producer / associate producer (48 episodes, 1972-1974)
George Turpin .... associate producer (24 episodes, 1971-1972)
Don Nicholl .... executive producer (24 episodes, 1974-1975)
Michael Ross .... producer (24 episodes, 1974-1975)
Bernard West .... producer (24 episodes, 1974-1975)
Lou Derman .... producer (24 episodes, 1975-1976)
Bill Davenport .... producer (19 episodes, 1975-1976)
Jane Hoyt Thompson .... associate producer (13 episodes, 1971)
George Sunga .... associate producer (11 episodes, 1974-1975)
Heywood Kling .... executive producer (7 episodes, 1976)
Hal Kanter .... executive producer (6 episodes, 1975)
Series Original Music by
Roger Kellaway (13 episodes, 1971)
Series Film Editing by
Marco Zappia (95 episodes, 1971-1976)
Harold McKenzie (34 episodes, 1976-1978)
Kris Trexler (23 episodes, 1978-1979)
Jim Steiner (13 episodes, 1971)
Andy Zall (13 episodes, 1975-1977)
Jerry Greene (8 episodes, 1973)
Chuck Adams (7 episodes, 1976-1978)
Bill Kendall (5 episodes, 1974-1976)
Jay Cook (3 episodes, 1975-1976)
Jay Scherberth (3 episodes, 1976)
Tucker Wiard (2 episodes, 1976)
Series Casting by
Jane Murray (135 episodes, 1971-1977)
Pam Polifroni (13 episodes, 1971)
Pat Kirkland (9 episodes, 1976-1977)
Series Art Direction by
Don Roberts (203 episodes, 1971-1979)
Peter Clemens (2 episodes, 1978)
Series Set Decoration by
Earl Carlson (118 episodes, 1971-1976)
Series Costume Design by
Rita Riggs (166 episodes, 1971-1978)
Gunnel Eriksson (23 episodes, 1978-1979)
Series Makeup Department
Rita O'Dell .... makeup artist (56 episodes, 1976-1978)
Ariel Bagdadi .... hair stylist (46 episodes, 1977-1979)
Edie Panda .... hair stylist (37 episodes, 1971-1972)
Dana Nye .... assistant makeup artist (25 episodes, 1972)
Ellis Burman Jr. .... makeup artist (24 episodes, 1971-1972)
Billie Jordan .... hair stylist (23 episodes, 1976-1977)
Al Schultz .... makeup artist (13 episodes, 1971)
Jim Nielsen .... makeup artist (12 episodes, 1978-1979)
Michael Lorenz .... makeup artist (11 episodes, 1975-1976)
Series Production Management
Norman Lear .... production supervisor (95 episodes, 1974-1978)
Bob Davis .... production supervisor (71 episodes, 1972-1975)
Jim Terry .... unit manager / unit production manager (70 episodes, 1976-1979)
Allan Baumrucker .... production supervisor (24 episodes, 1971-1972)
Alan Horn .... production supervisor (23 episodes, 1978-1979)
David Osborne .... production supervisor (13 episodes, 1971)
Loretta Townsley .... production supervisor (12 episodes, 1975-1976)
Don Dresser .... unit manager (11 episodes, 1975-1976)
Martin Vagts .... production supervisor (2 episodes, 1974-1975)
Series Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Gary Shimokawa .... associate director / second assistant director (65 episodes, 1973-1977)
Bob LaHendro .... associate director (44 episodes, 1971-1972)
Marlene Laird .... associate director (41 episodes, 1976-1978)
Jon Sharp .... associate director (23 episodes, 1978-1979)
Jerry Preshaw .... associate director / assistant director (17 episodes, 1972-1973)
Jim Drake .... associate director (13 episodes, 1975-1976)
Bob Lally .... associate director (4 episodes, 1977-1978)
Series Art Department
Warren L. Shaffer .... property master (181 episodes, 1971-1979)
Series Sound Department
Norman Dewes .... audio (87 episodes, 1971-1974)
Georja Skinner .... audio (81 episodes, 1975-1979)
Hal Kolker .... audio consultant (25 episodes, 1975-1976)
Art Warshaw .... audio consultant (25 episodes, 1975-1976)
Marshall King .... audio (24 episodes, 1974-1975)
Don Helvey .... audio (3 episodes, 1974-1975)
Ray Kemper .... audio (3 episodes, 1975-1976)
Neal Weinstein .... audio (2 episodes, 1974-1975)
Series Camera and Electrical Department
Joe Epperson .... camera operator (86 episodes, 1975-1979)
Chris Roberts .... lighting director (50 episodes, 1977-1979)
Tom Schamp .... lighting director (49 episodes, 1976-1978)
Dick Holbrook .... lighting director (45 episodes, 1971-1973)
Tony Cestare .... lighting director (36 episodes, 1974-1976)
Art Roberts .... lighting director (22 episodes, 1973-1975)
Ed S. Hill .... lighting director (12 episodes, 1971)
Marc Palius .... lighting director (11 episodes, 1975-1976)
George Schamp .... lighting director (11 episodes, 1976-1977)
Tom Lindner .... lighting director (7 episodes, 1976)
Vito J. Giambalvo .... camera operator (5 episodes, 1974-1977)
Hank Renek .... lighting director (4 episodes, 1971-1972)
Charles Guzzi .... camera operator (2 episodes, 1975-1976)
Series Casting Department
Jane Murray .... casting executive (55 episodes, 1976-1979)
Series Costume and Wardrobe Department
George Whittaker .... wardrobe (13 episodes, 1971)
Liza Stewart .... costumes (8 episodes, 1978)
Series Editorial Department
Emil Zvarich .... video tape editor (1 episode, 1969)
Series Music Department
Lee Adams .... composer: opening theme "Those Were the Days" / composer: opening theme (205 episodes, 1971-1979)
Charles Strouse .... composer: opening theme "Those Were the Days" / composer: opening theme (205 episodes, 1971-1979)
Roger Kellaway .... composer: closing theme "Remembering You" / composer: closing theme (195 episodes, 1971-1979)
Carroll O'Connor .... composer: closing theme "Remembering You" / composer: closing theme (194 episodes, 1971-1979)
Series Transportation Department
Chris Haynes .... driver (4 episodes, 1973)
Series Other crew
Norman Lear .... developed for television by / developer / ... (187 episodes, 1971-1979)
Leslie Vaught .... technical director (103 episodes, 1971-1975)
Brigit Jensen .... assistant to producer / stage manager (96 episodes, 1971-1975)
Milt Josefsberg .... script supervisor / story editor (94 episodes, 1975-1979)
Gail Liberti-Kennedy .... assistant to producer (94 episodes, 1975-1979)
Larry Rhine .... story editor / executive story editor (94 episodes, 1975-1979)
Mel Tolkin .... story editor / executive story editor / ... (94 episodes, 1975-1979)
Michael Ross .... story editor / script supervisor (82 episodes, 1971-1975)
Bernard West .... story editor / script supervisor / ... (82 episodes, 1971-1975)
Don Nicholl .... script consultant / script supervisor / ... (77 episodes, 1971-1975)
John Westbrook .... technical director (74 episodes, 1975-1979)
Mort Lachman .... script supervisor (70 episodes, 1976-1979)
Michael Mount .... production assistant / assistant to executive producer (67 episodes, 1976-1979)
Ted Ray .... stage manager (66 episodes, 1976-1979)
Jim Rice .... stage manager (53 episodes, 1971-1976)
Marc Bass .... maintenance engineer (48 episodes, 1975-1976)
Lou Derman .... script supervisor / story editor (47 episodes, 1974-1976)
Bob Schiller .... script consultant (46 episodes, 1977-1979)
Bob Weiskopf .... script consultant (46 episodes, 1977-1979)
Bill Davenport .... story editor / script supervisor (42 episodes, 1974-1976)
Sharyn E. Burg .... production assistant (28 episodes, 1976-1977)
Douglas Arango .... story editor (27 episodes, 1976-1977)
Phil Doran .... story editor (27 episodes, 1976-1977)
Harry Rogue .... stage manager (26 episodes, 1971-1975)
Mary Hughes .... production assistant (24 episodes, 1971-1972)
Gary Shimokawa .... stage manager (24 episodes, 1972-1973)
Bea Dallas .... assistant to executive producer (24 episodes, 1974-1975)
Phil Sharp .... story consultant (23 episodes, 1978-1979)
Anne Siegel .... production assistant (14 episodes, 1977-1978)
Anne Hopkins .... assistant to producer (13 episodes, 1971)
Selig Frank .... stage manager (12 episodes, 1975-1976)
Jay Merrick .... stage manager (11 episodes, 1971)
Dick Hall .... technical director (10 episodes, 1971-1974)
Ben Starr .... program consultant (9 episodes, 1975-1976)
Hal Kanter .... script supervisor (6 episodes, 1975)
Robert Zavala .... props (6 episodes, 1976-1977)
Richard Baxter .... stage manager (6 episodes, 1977-1979)
Heywood Kling .... script supervisor (5 episodes, 1976)
Buddy Borgen .... stage manager (4 episodes, 1973)
Clive Bassett .... technical director (4 episodes, 1975-1976)
Alice G. Tapp .... production assistant (4 episodes, 1976)
Robert A. Bowen .... technical director (3 episodes, 1976-1977)
Arlando Smith .... stage manager (3 episodes, 1977-1979)
Charles Franklin .... technical director (2 episodes, 1972)
John Liberti .... stage manager (2 episodes, 1974)
David Eisenbise .... technical director (2 episodes, 1976-1977)
Dick Woodka .... technical director (2 episodes, 1976)
Gail Abarbanel .... consultant (2 episodes, 1977)
Len Uslaner .... technical director (2 episodes, 1978)

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30 min | USA:30 min (212 episodes)
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Series producer Norman Lear wanted the show to be shot in black and white, but CBS refused to allow this.See more »
Errors in geography: 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 »
Edith:Why don't you go out and finish dinner.
Mike Stivic:Nah, I ain't hungry.
Edith:Ya can't depend on nothing no more.
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Those Were the DaysSee more »


In what episode do we first learn of the Jeffersons' dry cleaning business?
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23 out of 30 people found the following review useful.
Archie Rules!!!!, 19 October 2003
Author: edmundmuskie from America

Many people will tell you that the perfect show, yet alone the perfect sitcom does not exist. I normally would agree, but I watched All in the Family, and this show is without a doubt one of the top contenders in my opinion and, well, to me is the greatest TV show of all time. You never can get television like this these days, a show that is controversial, groundbreaking, different and all around brilliant, as you do in this show.

The show centers around Archie Bunker, a bigoted dock worker living in Queens. His wife is Edith Bunker, nice sweet woman who stays at home. His son in law is Mike Stivic, an idealistic college student of Polish descent, and Gloria, Mike's wife and Archie's daughter.

Archie is not your typical sitcom character, he comes across more as a real person, exactly what he is supposed to be. He is aging, obnoxious, quite angry, his hair is out of place, and his motives are hardly altruistic. He always barks at his wife and his son in law, always arguing at someone, and always saying something bad about The I-talians, the Chinkies, the Catholics, the coloreds, the A-rabs, pretty much anyone that is not American.

Mike Stivic is the idealistic college student and constantly arguing with Archie. The two rarely if ever saw eye to eye and were always on each others nerves. That in the early years was the core of the show. The two discussed issues ranging from the Vietnam War, Nixon, affirmative action, racism, women's liberation, television never saw such debate on television before, and all of these issues, the way they talked (it was one of the first times someone cussed on television) and the realistic dialogue on very current issues made this one of the most popular shows of all time.

Archie Bunker was your typical working class guy, something rare in television up until that point and definitely since that point. Television always had people that were well to do, nice looking and always wealthy, for the most part. This show was about a regular family, people identified with the regular people, and they fell in love with the show. A show like this would be hard to do today. There was so much controversy at the time and people were really divided, like they were on this show. This was a show that reflected the day, and the hot button issues of the day are not nearly as hot button today. This still is great as a time piece, and definitely funny because of the brilliant Carroll O'Connor, who played Archie.

Nick at Nite said Archie was the original King of Queens, that is absolutely true, no question. Archie was great, and there will never be a show on TV quite like this one. This show captured the time so perfectly, and TV wouldn't allow to be a show to be so edgy today. This would be too much. It would be too issue oriented, unlike a lot of these shows today, where every show is a cookie cutter show, and all of the shows are not funny today.

But then there is the supporting cast. First there was George Jefferson, and his precursor Henry Jefferson, who was George's brother. They were only in one show together, which was Henry Jefferson's last show. When George Jefferson was on the show it was some of the best shows ever on television to me.

The two best George Jefferson episodes were when George wanted Archie to sign a re-zoning petition to further expand George's dry-cleaning business and the other one was when we met Lionel's fiancée who was part white and this drove Archie and George crazy. The climax of that one show was brilliant. Tom Willis, the father of Lionel's fiancée and Louise Jefferson started dancing and both George and Archie toasted to a time that would have never happened. That was brilliant.

Then there was Barney Heffner, one of Archie's best friends, my personal favorite of his buddies but a bit of a late arrival. Kelsey owned the bar where Archie hang out, then there was the bartender Harry and many more. Then there are all of the very small parts, people that appeared in maybe one or two episodes but were constantly referred to, like next door neighbor McNabb, Stretch Cunningham, Mr. Quigley, all the family members and so many more. All of the supporting cast made this show so good to, no question.

In all of the characters that came on this show, few if any supporting characters were weak. All of them provided something unique to the episodes they were in. I do find some very minor weaknesses in the show. I thought Edith should have been a little less dingbatty. She should have argued with Archie a little bit more, stood up to Archie a little more.

This show works on another level as well. Gloria's character can be a spoiled brat, and outright mean sometimes. I cannot stand her character on occasion. In television characters tend to be very inoffensive, perfect and laid back. She annoyed me and I could not stand her. Character development was excellent in this show.

Among my favorite episodes other than those with George Jefferson were the ones like the one where Cleavon Little and Demond Wilson (later Lamont of Sanford and Son) robbed the Bunker residence, the one where Archie witnessed an Italian guy get mugged and he insisted the mob mugged him, those are my two favorites, I crack up whenever I hear Archie arguing with the Italian shoemaker, that cracks me up.

All in all this is to me perhaps the best show ever on television, if not definitely the best sitcom. This is classic stuff, the standard bearer for American comedy on television, if you have not seen it, you have absolutely no idea what you're missing. SEE IT!!

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