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16th Mar '17 9:15:48 AM hszmv1
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** Some credit needs to go to Archie's behavior in the second episode. It's show to take place some time after the first one, Archie has been show to be completely attentive to Edith's obvious trauma. While he is frustrated by it, he has never shown it to Edith and is portrayed as being frustrated that with himself for being unable to protect his wife and unable to help her and his own upbringing make it difficult for him to even broach the subject in any meaningful way.
14th Feb '17 10:12:16 PM TroperBeDoper
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* "The Elevator Story" gives us Hugh Victor Thompson III. Who from the start til the end verbally smacks Archie around. The standout being when Archie trots out his military service to belittle his race.
-->'''Archie''': I saw a lot of action in the war!
-->'''Hugh:''' During KP or latrine duty?
-->'''Archie:''' As a soldier in the Army Air Corp, that's the only place we'd see you people.
-->'''Hugh:''' As an officer in the Intelligence Service, I would have ''never'' seen you.
13th Dec '16 3:03:14 PM FrankLinegar
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* In one episode Lionel takes Archie's niece out dancing. Archie, who still believes whites and blacks have don't belong in relationships, beings to lecture Lionel on the subject. Lionel, who's known for always taking Archie's idle bigotry with good humour, promptly gives his own speech to Archie on the subject, telling him that when it comes to black and white and all the opinions Archie has, he can put a lid on them.

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* In one episode Lionel takes Archie's niece out dancing. Archie, who still believes whites and blacks have don't belong in relationships, beings to lecture Lionel on the subject. Lionel, who's known for always taking Archie's idle bigotry with good humour, promptly gives his own speech to Archie on the subject, telling him that when it comes to black and white and all the opinions Archie has, he can put a lid on them.
* A meta example is that Archie was intended to be disliked by the audience, but Carrol O'Connor's performance turned him into one of the most beloved TV characters of all time.
13th Dec '16 3:00:22 PM FrankLinegar
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* In one episode Lionel takes Archie's niece out dancing. Archie, who still believes whites and blacks have don't belong in relationships, tells beings to lecture Lionel on the subject. Lionel, who's known for always taking Archie's idle bigotry with good humour, promptly gives his own speech to Archie on the subject, telling him that when it comes to black and white and all the opinions Archie has, he can put a lid on them.

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* In one episode Lionel takes Archie's niece out dancing. Archie, who still believes whites and blacks have don't belong in relationships, tells beings to lecture Lionel on the subject. Lionel, who's known for always taking Archie's idle bigotry with good humour, promptly gives his own speech to Archie on the subject, telling him that when it comes to black and white and all the opinions Archie has, he can put a lid on them.
13th Dec '16 2:59:28 PM FrankLinegar
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** Finally, this episode aired in ''1977'', when it was considered taboo to even mention gay people on television, let alone present them as being in long-term relationships.[[note]]A 1977 NBC TV-movie, ''Alexander: The Other Side of Dawn'', broke ground in depicting ''any'' homosexuality on television.[[/note]] Barry Harman, one of the episode's writers, pointed out that a rerun of the episode aired the night before Californians voted on a law that would have barred homosexual individuals from working in public schools; the law was not passed, and Harman suggested that the message of the episode may have had something to do with it.

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** Finally, this episode aired in ''1977'', when it was considered taboo to even mention gay people on television, let alone present them as being in long-term relationships.[[note]]A 1977 NBC TV-movie, ''Alexander: The Other Side of Dawn'', broke ground in depicting ''any'' homosexuality on television.[[/note]] Barry Harman, one of the episode's writers, pointed out that a rerun of the episode aired the night before Californians voted on a law that would have barred homosexual individuals from working in public schools; the law was not passed, and Harman suggested that the message of the episode may have had something to do with it.it.
* Archie punching Theresa's brother(who he had mistaken for her abusive ex boyfriend) when he tries to enter the house.
* In one episode Lionel takes Archie's niece out dancing. Archie, who still believes whites and blacks have don't belong in relationships, tells beings to lecture Lionel on the subject. Lionel, who's known for always taking Archie's idle bigotry with good humour, promptly gives his own speech to Archie on the subject, telling him that when it comes to black and white and all the opinions Archie has, he can put a lid on them.
7th Jul '16 10:24:00 PM CaptEquinox
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** And in the second part of the episode, both Gloria and Edith get crowning moments. Gloria calls her mother out on why she refuses to testify against the rapist, getting increasingly angry before finally screaming, "You're not my mother anymore!" Edith, in response, slaps her across the face, breaks down, and then confidently walks towards the front door.

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** And in the second part of the episode, both Gloria and Edith get crowning moments. Gloria calls her mother out on why she refuses to testify against identify the rapist, rapist when he's caught, even though it would stop him from doing this to other women; getting increasingly angry before finally screaming, "You're not my mother anymore!" Edith, in response, slaps her across the face, breaks down, and then confidently walks towards the front door.



--->'''Arcie''': What?!

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--->'''Arcie''': --->'''Archie''': What?!


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* And again in "Edith Breaks Out", when Edith refuses to stop her volunteer work at the Sunshine Home:
--> '''Archie.''' Edith, that was an order.
--> '''Edith'''. I ain't taking no orders. I can be a Sunshine Lady if I wanna be. And I wanna be. And I am.
--> '''Archie'''. You are in trouble, Edith. You are in big trouble.
--> '''Edith.''' No, ''you are''. 'Cause I ain't getting your dinner on the table until you ''take back what you said!!!'' About my work bein' nothin'! (runs up the stairs)
--> '''Archie.''' What I said -- goes! And you don't gotta get no dinner for me 'cause I'm going down to Kelsey's.
--> '''Edith.''' (racing back down the stairs) Oh, nooooo, you ain't gonna slam this door in my face 'cause this time it's gonna be ''your'' face! '''''And I'm gonna be the slammer!!!'''''
25th Mar '16 6:06:38 AM Movienut376
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**What really makes the above work is that Gloria faced a similar situation in an earlier season - the roles are basically reversed here.
4th Mar '16 6:32:28 PM CurledUpWithDakka
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** Perhaps the greatest-ever CMOA on the part of a StudioAudience, who ''immediately'' fill the studio with ''deafening'' cheers once Edith evades her would-be rapist, even stamping their feet on the bleachers[[note]]The sequence was shot in one uninterrupted take. The studio audience got tenser and tenser as it went on that there was a good chance that they'd actually rush the set to save Edith. That's how much tension is being released in those cheers.[[/note]]. All by itself, it elevates the scene from great to unforgettable.

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** Perhaps the greatest-ever CMOA on the part of a StudioAudience, who ''immediately'' fill the studio with ''deafening'' cheers once Edith evades her would-be rapist, even stamping their feet on the bleachers[[note]]The bleachers.[[note]]The sequence was shot in one uninterrupted take. The studio audience got tenser and tenser as it went on that there was a good chance that they'd actually rush the set to save Edith. That's how much tension is being released in those cheers.[[/note]]. [[/note]] All by itself, it elevates the scene from great to unforgettable.
27th Aug '15 5:32:57 PM robodirect
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** In "Unequal Partners" Archie wants to go on a fishing trip at 6.30 the following morning, but Edith has already agreed to host the wedding of two of the residents of the Sunshine Home at 12 PM. A lengthy argument ensues, during which Edith gets more and more worked up until Archie declares that the argument is over and she lets loose with this:
--->'''Edith''': Now, I ain't leavin' here tomorrow till after that weddin', and neither are you.
--->'''Arcie''': What?!
--->'''Edith''': No, them people is dependin' on us, and I'm dependin' on you, and if you walk out on me tomorrow, you can keep on walkin'! Now the argument is over!
16th Apr '15 4:54:53 PM CaptEquinox
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* STIFLE! - Edith Bunker

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* STIFLE! - Any time Edith Bunkertells ''Archie'' to "STIFLE!"
* During a lengthy strike, everyone in the family tries to find work, including Edith, over Archie's protests:
-->'''Archie.''' If a woman don't have no experience, then she should stick to unskilled labor. Like being a wife.
-->'''Edith.''' But that don't pay nothing.
-->'''Archie''' But it ain't supposed to pay nothing, Edith. You're supposed to be satisfied with what you call your unseen rewards.
-->'''Edith.''' How would you like an ''unseen dinner??!''
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