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“The first politically risque comedy in prime time. Archie Bunker was laughable but sadly sometimes real. Hopefully, our society has come a long way from the prejudices highlighted
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“One of the best American satirical television series ever. With a perfect cast, intelligent writing, and one of the most painfully memorable theme songs ever, All in the Family won
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On Saturday nights in the mid-Seventies, 60 per cent of all television sets were tuned into the landmark sitcom in which a Queens loading dock worker named Archie Bunker was the hero.  All in the Family was simultaneously the most popular and controversial show of the 1970's. Never before had a situation comedy brought Americans face-to-face with each other via the medium of television, utilizing controversial themes such as sexuality and race relations to comprise story lines. 

By 1971, television had become a mix of comedic cardboard cutouts screwing up cozy life in the suburbs and dramatic superman heroes involved in comic book plots. Producers Norman Lear and Bud Yorkin were afraid that any attempt to lampoon the blue-collar lifestyle would surely fail because Americans had become too dour to laugh at themselves. 

With nothing to lose, Lear and York didn't hold back. CBS unsuccessfully tried to convince them to revise the opening scene of the pilot, which showed son-in-law Mike "Meathead" Stivic (played by Rob Reiner) desperately trying to persuade his wife Gloria (Sally Struthers) to have sex at eleven in the morning while father-in-law Archie and mother-in-law Edith (Jean Stapleton) were at church. When he arrives home, Archie (played brilliantly by Carroll O'Connor) enjoys his Sabbath from his easy chair, supermarket beer in hand, vociferously denouncing the contemporary attack on the white male in general, addressing African-Americans as ...
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Premiere Date: January 12, 1971
Description: 1971 sit-com that was created by Norman Lear. The show is a remake of the English sit-com 'Til Death Us Do Part.
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Studio: Bud Yorkin Productions , CBS
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