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Posted: Jun 1, 2013 4:07 pm
jean stapleton.

all in the family = top 5 tv show in my lifetime
Posted: Jun 1, 2013 6:20 pm
Probably top three of mine. This is very sad.
Posted: Jun 1, 2013 6:24 pm

Best ever.
Posted: Jun 2, 2013 11:03 am
Hark! Heaven has gained the voice of a new angel. Without Edith Bunker there could have been no Spinal Tap.
Posted: Jun 2, 2013 11:16 am
Gee, our old LaSalle ran great. Those were the days.
Posted: Jun 2, 2013 8:19 pm
I can't find a version of it on youtube, but if you've never heard the full version of the All In the Family theme song, here are the lyrics!

Boy, the way Glen Miller played
Songs that made the Hit Parade
Guys like us, we had it made
Those were the days

Didn't need no welfare state
Everybody pulled his weight
Gee, our old LaSalle ran great
Those were the days

And you knew where you were then
Girls were girls and men were men
Mister, we could use a man like Herbert Hoover again

People seemed to be content
Fifty dollars paid the rent
Freaks were in a circus tent
Those were the days

Take a little Sunday spin
Go to watch the Dodgers win
Have yourself a dandy day that cost you under a fin

Hair was short and skirts were long
Kate Smith really sold a song
I don't know just what went wrong
Those Were the Days
Posted: Jun 3, 2013 3:08 am
In the days before Cable / Dish TV, there are only the 3 major networks (CBS, ABC, NBC) and a few local channels to choose from. The Marxist-Zionist networks truly have a captive audience.

From 1971-1979, the most highly rated TV show (by far!) is the sitcom "All in the Family," produced by Zionist-Marxists Norman Lear and Bud Yorkin, and carried by the CBS network (owned by Zionist William S. Paley (originally Paloff).

Set in the Queens, NY living room of the Bunker family, every episode of AITF contains at least one heated political argument between Archie Bunker (middle aged, patriotic, anti-communist, conservative Republican white man) and some liberal Democrat character (Michael, Gloria, Irene, Lionel, Maude etc)

Archie's (played by Carrol O'Conner) arguments are always made in an angry, buffoonish tone and bigoted towards blacks, hispanics, and Jews. But the liberals on the show are always portrayed as oh-so-intelligent and "tolerant". Week after week, the massive national audience, prompted by phony laughtracks, can't help but laugh at stupid and angry Archie, a World War II veteran who proudly wears a flag pin.

Archie's wife Edith is also presented as the object of ridicule. Played by the Jewish actress Jean Stapleton, Edith is portrayed as a stupid housewife who allows the abusive Archie to walk all over.

Even Archie's white friends from the lodge (such as "Barney") are also portrayed as ignorant clowns with exxagerated "New Yawker" accents. But of course, liberal Michael's hippie college friends are portrayed as worldly and well spoken.

In the subconcious of the public mind, traditional conservative ideals become associated with stupidity and hate, whereas liberal opinions are associated with education and tolerance. In the final year of AITF's decade long run, Archie "matures" into a much more liberal minded, and likeable older man, taking in a Jewish business partner and even adopting a Jewish step-daughter!

Like Archie, Edith's character also "matures". In later years, she begins to stand up to the bully Archie and gradually take on feminist positions.

The viewing audience of AITF (and other shows) cannot detect the psychological manipulation of this admittedly very funny show, but AITF's unflattering portrayal of Archie & Edith, along with their eventual redemption, serves to gradually turn millions of reactive viewers away from conservative, patriotic thought, and towards a more socialistic, liberal worldview.
Posted: Jun 3, 2013 8:16 am
that's all true except for the part about edith being portrayed as a stupid housewife, because between her and archie, she is always the voice of reason.

i actually wanted to write her a fan letter a couple years ago but i never did.

r.i.p. to my all time favorite actress.
Posted: Jun 3, 2013 12:43 pm | Edited by: Uptight White
"But the liberals on the show are always portrayed as oh-so-intelligent and "tolerant".

Most of the time, but not always. There were several episodes where liberal naivete was mocked. One of my favorite's had Cleavon Little and Desmond Wilson playing thieves performing a home invasion on the Bunker residence. They show how one's most basic sense of self-preservation can be compromised by modern liberalism when Meathead was making excuses for the burglars while they are in the process of being burgled.
Posted: Jun 3, 2013 12:52 pm
over the years, i've known a few people who were at least (but only) a few years younger than me who did not realize all in the family was meant to counter racism, sexism, etc.

they thought it was a show to, instead, promote archie bunker's views & therefore never got into watching it.
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