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All in the Family 

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

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Norman Lear
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Complete series cast summary:
Carroll O'Connor ...  Archie Bunker / ... 208 episodes, 1968-1979
Jean Stapleton ...  Edith Bunker / ... 208 episodes, 1968-1979
Rob Reiner ...  Michael 'Meathead' Stivic 183 episodes, 1971-1979
Sally Struthers ...  Gloria Bunker-Stivic 183 episodes, 1971-1979
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Storyline

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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You are about to see something new in comedy. Real people. To err is human. Which makes the Bunkers just about the most human family you'll ever want to meet. Also the funniest. Enjoy a laugh on them and the prejudices which keep them in constant battle and bafflement. (season 1)

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Comedy | Drama

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Country:

USA

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English

Release Date:

12 January 1971 (USA) See more »

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Justice for All See more »

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Tandem Productions See more »
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Runtime:

| (212 episodes)

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Mono

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Color

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1.33 : 1
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The penultimate line of the theme song is "Gee, our old LaSalle ran great." Carroll O'Connor and Jean Stapleton slurred the line some, and the LaSalle--a lower-priced version of the Cadillac that was made by General Motors in the 1930s--was not much remembered, so few people could make sense of this line. In later seasons the opening theme was re-shot and O'Connor pronounced the line phonetically "Gee..our..old..La Salle..ran..great" so that people could understand it easier. See more »

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In the season 8 episode "Mike's New Job", Mike accepts a position in Los Angeles, and will move out of the house they are renting from the Jeffersons. George then arrives announcing that he has sold the house, and asks that Mike and Gloria move immediately, However, in the season 9 episode "The Family Next Door", Louise arrives at the Bunkers and tells Edith that they are renting out the house to Ed and Polly Lewis...The same house that they sold the season before. 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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A Classic 70s Sitcom
21 March 2008 | by hfan77See all my reviews

Even though it took three years and three pilots to get All in the Family on network TV, it has become one of the most classic 70s sitcoms as well as the show that broke the genteel world of comedies like Ozzie and Harriet, Father Knows Best and Leave it to Beaver by featuring subjects that weren't explored on those shows. Subjects like bigotry, racism and menopause were controversial topics that were finally brought out of the closet and used as the basis for a number of episodes.

The four main actors, Carroll O'Connor as Archie, Jean Stapleton as Edith, Rob Reiner as Mike and Sally Struthers as Gloria had great chemistry but it was O'Connor's portrayal of Archie is what made the show a major hit after a slow start. His bigoted rants and numerous malaprops stood out and were very funny. Also, the many scenes with Archie and Mike clashing on a lot of subjects were also extremely funny, especially in the flashback episode where Archie met mike for the first time.

All in the Family's success paved the way for more shows with more controversial topics such as Maude and Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman. Besides Maude, the show also had two other spinoffs, the hit sitcom The Jeffersons and the not so successful Gloria.

As the years went by, I felt the show jumped the shark when Archie became a lot mellower after buying Kelsey's Bar and when Rob Reiner and Sally Struthers left the show. The episode about Mike and Gloria leaving for California was one of the saddest sitcom episodes I ever saw but it remains a classic. Mike and Gloria leaving also lost most of the show's edge since the Archie-Mike conflict was one of the show's centerpieces. Another shark jump was the addition of Edith's niece Stephanie, another example of a sitcom adding another kid.

All in the Family, despite all the racial slurs was one of my all-time sitcom favorites. There well never be another show like it.


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