History Series / AllInTheFamily

22nd Mar '17 1:19:19 AM Martine34
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* Onlysaneman: Often it is Archie, at least in retrospect.


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* StrawmanPolitical: Archie is this for conservatives. Even though he is generally has a valid point, such as believing in sex after marriage only, or believing that affirmative action is by its very nature inequality, the way he argues his points make them seem absurd.
21st Feb '17 3:24:34 PM JustTroper
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* DoesNotLikeShoes: Robin from "Mike's Hippie Friends Come to Visit" is perpetually barefoot, being a [[GranolaGirl hippie girl]].


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* ElectiveMute: Robin ''can'' speak, but she believes that "words are a waste of time", so she only speaks with her eyes and facial expressions. Her boyfriend Paul translates for her.
13th Feb '17 2:19:28 PM faunas
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* YourApprovalFillsMeWithShame: A real life example. Archie, an enthusiastic proponent of "Richard E. Nixon" (sic), praised him to anyone who would listen. According to the Watergate tapes, Nixon was not amused.
30th Jan '17 4:53:41 PM snichols1973
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** Near the end of Archie vs. the KKK [Part 2], after Mike learns that Archie was involved with the KKK, gets livid and tells Archie that he is no longer welcome in their apartment. Archie, remembering that his blood donor was African-American, turns PapaWolf on the KKK.
11th Dec '16 10:55:35 PM Mdumas43073
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--->'''Henry:''' It's been a great experience, living on this street and watching this wonderful family of Edith, Gloria, and Mike. I want to thank you, Bunker, for letting me know and letting me see that some white folks are better than other white folks.

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--->'''Henry:''' It's been a great experience, living on this street and watching [[SnubByOmission this wonderful family of Edith, Gloria, and Mike.Mike]]. I want to thank you, Bunker, for letting me know and letting me see that some white folks are better than other white folks.
11th Dec '16 10:53:13 PM Mdumas43073
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* SeinfeldianConversation:
** Archie and Mike have several conversations -- or, rather, arguments -- like this, which are treated (especially by Archie) as very SeriousBusiness indeed.

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* SeinfeldianConversation:
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SeinfeldianConversation: Archie and Mike have several conversations -- or, rather, arguments -- like this, which are treated (especially by Archie) as very SeriousBusiness indeed.
25th Nov '16 4:46:10 PM snichols1973
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* HomoeroticSubtext: In Season 8's "Cousin Liz" episode, Archie and Edith go to a motel to attend the funeral of Edith's cousin Liz. Archie is hoping to receive the silver tea service set which has been in Edith's family for 100 years. Veronica approaches Edith, asking to keep the service, stating that she and Liz had afternoon tea from the service for 25 years. Veronica struggles to explain her relationship with Liz, saying it was "more like a marriage". An understanding Edith reluctantly gives the tea set to Veronica, much to Archie's chagrin. If Archie were to publicize Veronica's lesbianism, she would have lost her teaching job and been ostracized by the community. Edith tells Veronica to keep the tea set and Archie ultimately relents and suggests that she should go and find herself a man.



* LesYay: In Season 8's "Cousin Liz" episode, Archie and Edith go to a motel to attend the funeral of Edith's cousin Liz. Archie is hoping to receive the silver tea service set which has been in Edith's family for 100 years. Veronica approaches Edith, asking to keep the service, stating that she and Liz had afternoon tea from the service for 25 years. Veronica struggles to explain her relationship with Liz, saying it was "more like a marriage". An understanding Edith reluctantly gives the tea set to Veronica, much to Archie's chagrin. If Archie were to publicize Veronica's lesbianism, she would have lost her teaching job and been ostracized by the community. Edith tells Veronica to keep the tea set and Archie ultimately relents and suggests that she should go and find herself a man.
25th Nov '16 4:42:11 PM snichols1973
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* LesYay: In Season 8's "Cousin Liz" episode, Archie and Edith go to a motel to attend the funeral of Edith's cousin Liz. Archie is hoping to receive the silver tea service set which has been in Edith's family for 100 years. Veronica approaches Edith, asking to keep the service, stating that she and Liz had afternoon tea from the service for 25 years. Veronica struggles to explain her relationship with Liz, saying it was "more like a marriage". An understanding Edith reluctantly gives the tea set to Veronica, much to Archie's chagrin. If Archie were to publicize Veronica's lesbianism, she would have lost her teaching job and been ostracized by the community. Edith tells Veronica to keep the tea set and Archie ultimately relents and suggests that she should go and find herself a man.
18th Jun '16 2:18:03 PM SteveMB
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* GrumpyBear: Archie was this to an exent.

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* GrumpyBear: Archie was this to an exent.extent.
* GuiltByAssociationGag: After a news report about a protest Mike is attending indicates that things are starting to turn ugly, Gloria inveigles Archie into going to find Mike and bring him home. A bit later, Mike returns home and describes what went on up to the point where he left just as the cops were starting to arrest everybody in sight. Cue [[ExplainExplainOhCrap horrified realization]] and a cut to Archie in jail along with a bunch of hippie protestors.
13th Jun '16 6:08:26 AM crazyrabbits
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* AbsenteeActor: George Jefferson was [[HeWhoMustNotBeSeen kept offscreen]] until season 3 due to actor Sherman Helmsley's commitment to a Broadway show.

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George Jefferson was [[HeWhoMustNotBeSeen kept offscreen]] until season 3 due to actor Sherman Helmsley's Hemsley's commitment to a Broadway show.



* AffectionateNickname: Archie usually addressed Gloria as his "Little Girl".

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* AffectionateNickname: AffectionateNickname:
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Archie usually addressed Gloria as his "Little Girl".



** The ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'' opening credits sequence is a ShoutOut to the show.
*** And one ''Family Guy'' episode ("Stewie Loves Lois") parodies the ClosingCredits sequence.

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** The ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'' opening credits sequence is a ShoutOut to the show.
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show, and one ''Family Guy'' episode ("Stewie Loves Lois") parodies the ClosingCredits sequence.



* AwLookTheyReallyDoLoveEachOther: Every now and then in each season they need to make an episode that reminds the audience that yes, Archie is an asshole and gets frustrated with Edith a lot, but for all their squabbles, he loves her just as much as she does him, if not even ''more'' so.

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* AwLookTheyReallyDoLoveEachOther: AwLookTheyReallyDoLoveEachOther:
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Every now and then in each season they need to make an episode that reminds the audience that yes, Archie is an asshole and gets frustrated with Edith a lot, but for all their squabbles, he loves her just as much as she does him, if not even ''more'' so.



*** That all said, there were times where Archie and more than once, even Mike pissed Edith off. Archie's cases came when he too often opened his mouth, going on tirades about how certain things were "God's business" ... to which Edith would throw it right back at him and say, "Then you let God tend to that business" (and in essence, you butt out). Mike would do it when he either wasn't thinking or when he'd go on the occasional tirade about Archie and how life is better for him than he this hateful, ignorant racist asshole truly deserves; Edith, while admitting she doesn't always see eye-to-eye with her husband, would set her son-in-law straight very swiftly and decisively.

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*** ** That all said, there were times where Archie and more than once, even Mike pissed Edith off. Archie's cases came when he too often opened his mouth, going on tirades about how certain things were "God's business" ... to which Edith would throw it right back at him and say, "Then you let God tend to that business" (and in essence, you butt out). Mike would do it when he either wasn't thinking or when he'd go on the occasional tirade about Archie and how life is better for him than he this hateful, ignorant racist asshole truly deserves; Edith, while admitting she doesn't always see eye-to-eye with her husband, would set her son-in-law straight very swiftly and decisively.



* BigotVsBigot: Archie vs. Mike.

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* BigotVsBigot: BigotVsBigot:
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Archie vs. Mike.



* CerebusSyndrome: The first seasons treated issues more lightly (almost bordering in farce, such as the DreamSequence in [[EarlyInstallmentWeirdness "Writing the President"]]) while later seasons tended to be closer to a comedy-drama. Also Archie progressed from being a total {{Jerkass}} to just a GrumpyBear, while Mike's hypocrisy was increasingly played up.

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* CerebusSyndrome: CerebusSyndrome:
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The first seasons treated issues more lightly (almost bordering in farce, such as the DreamSequence in [[EarlyInstallmentWeirdness "Writing the President"]]) while later seasons tended to be closer to a comedy-drama. Also Archie progressed from being a total {{Jerkass}} to just a GrumpyBear, while Mike's hypocrisy was increasingly played up.



* ChuckCunninghamSyndrome: Frank and Irene Lorenzo, an Italian Catholic couple who moved into the neighborhood, began appearing in season 4. Frank was phased out without explanation after one season; Irene hung on a couple more years before vanishing without a trace herself.

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* ChuckCunninghamSyndrome: ChuckCunninghamSyndrome:
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Frank and Irene Lorenzo, an Italian Catholic couple who moved into the neighborhood, began appearing in season 4. Frank was phased out without explanation after one season; Irene hung on a couple more years before vanishing without a trace herself.



* DoItYourselfThemeTune: The opening credits featured Archie and Edith singing and playing the piano in front of the live studio audience (who would applaud at the end). Several different versions were used throughout the show's run, the first version noted for the burst of audience laughter at Edith's singing.
** This was a very literal example...CBS didn't want to waste money on an opening title sequence for a show that wasn't likely (in their opinion) to go past 13 weeks (if it even aired at all). Lear created this now classic opening since it was all he could afford.

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* DoItYourselfThemeTune: DoItYourselfThemeTune:
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The opening credits featured Archie and Edith singing and playing the piano in front of the live studio audience (who would applaud at the end). Several different versions were used throughout the show's run, the first version noted for the burst of audience laughter at Edith's singing.
** This was a very literal example...CBS didn't want to waste money on an opening title sequence for a show that wasn't likely (in their opinion) to go past 13 weeks (if it even aired at all). Lear created this now classic now-classic opening since it was all he could afford.



* DomesticAbuse: Archie constantly criticized and insulted Edith. However, he never physically assaulted her.

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Archie constantly criticized and insulted Edith. However, he never physically assaulted her.



* DropInCharacter: The Jeffersons (particularly Lionel), in the early seasons; and then the Lorenzos (particularly Irene), after the Jeffersons' departure.

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The Jeffersons (particularly Lionel), in the early seasons; and then the Lorenzos (particularly Irene), after the Jeffersons' departure.



* InsaneTrollLogic: In "Henry's Farewell", Archie tricks George Jefferson into entering his house by claiming that standing on his stoop counts as being inside his house. George, caught up in the argument, chases him into the house, thus breaking his vow.

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* InsaneTrollLogic: InsaneTrollLogic:
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In "Henry's Farewell", Archie tricks George Jefferson into entering his house by claiming that standing on his stoop counts as being inside his house. George, caught up in the argument, chases him into the house, thus breaking his vow.



* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: Archie gradually developed into one of these as the years went by. While he was a bigot, his attitudes came about more due to the society he grew up in, rather than genuine malice or racism. Once he actually got to know other cultures and peoples better, he was able to accept them at least a little more easily.

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* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: JerkWithAHeartOfGold:
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Archie gradually developed into one of these as the years went by. While he was a bigot, his attitudes came about more due to the society he grew up in, rather than genuine malice or racism. Once he actually got to know other cultures and peoples better, he was able to accept them at least a little more easily.



** The aforementioned Klan
** Stephanie's alcoholic father

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** The aforementioned Klan
Klan.
** Stephanie's alcoholic fatherfather.



* MeanCharacterNiceActor: Carroll O'Connor used to get piles of hate mail (and fan mail from bigots) while he played Archie Bunker from people who thought he was like his character. In RealLife, O'Connor was involved in the boycott of Florida orange juice, in protest of the Florida Citrus Commission's support of Anita Bryant and her anti-gay Save Our Children coalition. He did this in TheSeventies, an era when gay people were AcceptableTargets (both in the "butt-of-jokes"- and the "thrown paving brick"-sense) and anybody who supported any form of equality for gay people was suspected of being gay themselves.

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* MeanCharacterNiceActor: MeanCharacterNiceActor:
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Carroll O'Connor used to get piles of hate mail (and fan mail from bigots) while he played Archie Bunker from people who thought he was like his character. In RealLife, O'Connor was involved in the boycott of Florida orange juice, in protest of the Florida Citrus Commission's support of Anita Bryant and her anti-gay Save Our Children coalition. He did this in TheSeventies, an era when gay people were AcceptableTargets (both in the "butt-of-jokes"- and the "thrown paving brick"-sense) and anybody who supported any form of equality for gay people was suspected of being gay themselves.



* NotSoDifferent: Mike, for all his liberal attitudes, is shown in a few episodes to be just as bullheaded and chauvinistic as Archie. One episode in particular -- "The Games Bunkers Play" -- is more or less built around pointing this out. However, he's (usually) much more willing to admit his mistakes.

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* NotSoDifferent: NotSoDifferent:
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Mike, for all his liberal attitudes, is shown in a few episodes to be just as bullheaded and chauvinistic as Archie. One episode in particular -- "The Games Bunkers Play" -- is more or less built around pointing this out. However, he's (usually) much more willing to admit his mistakes.



* PieInTheFace: Or birthday cake rather. Into the face of an attempted rapist.

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* PieInTheFace: PieInTheFace:
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Or birthday cake cake, rather. Into the face of an attempted rapist.



* PutOnABus: Henry Jefferson moves upstate in season 4; the rest of the Jeffersons "move on up" to Manhattan (and their own series) in season 5; Mike, Gloria and Joey depart for California at the end of season 8.

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* PutOnABus: PutOnABus:
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Henry Jefferson moves upstate in season 4; the rest of the Jeffersons "move on up" to Manhattan (and their own series) in season 5; Mike, Gloria and Joey depart for California at the end of season 8.



* ReactionShot: Seen constantly, especially when Archie is shown reacting to one of Edith's long-winded speeches.



* SeinfeldianConversation: Archie and Mike have several conversations -- or, rather, arguments -- like this, which are treated (especially by Archie) as very SeriousBusiness indeed.

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* SeinfeldianConversation: SeinfeldianConversation:
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Archie and Mike have several conversations -- or, rather, arguments -- like this, which are treated (especially by Archie) as very SeriousBusiness indeed.



* StayInTheKitchen: Invoked many times over the course of the series by Archie towards Edith. One episode in particular, "Edith Breaks Out", has Archie essentially try to force her to stay at home after she tells him of her volunteer work at a senior citizen's home. When he threatens to call the man in charge of the home and tell him that Edith won't be going over there any more, she blows a gasket and calls him out for trying to pigeonhole her into the role of a housewife, and storms out the front door while the audience hollers in appreciation.



* StudioAudience: Lampshaded in the closing credits, with a voiceover by Rob Reiner: "''All in the Family'' was recorded on tape before a live audience."

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Lampshaded in the closing credits, with a voiceover by Rob Reiner: "''All in the Family'' was recorded on tape before a live audience."



* SuddenlyEthnicity: In the "Archie in the Hospital" episode (but only for Archie, not the audience).

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* SuddenlyEthnicity: SuddenlyEthnicity:
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In the "Archie in the Hospital" episode (but only for Archie, not the audience).



* WomenAreWiser: Edith in some ways. She was, indeed, as Archie often called her, a "dingbat", but she was also much more socially sensitive and moral than him.

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* WomenAreWiser: WomenAreWiser:
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Edith in some ways. She was, indeed, as Archie often called her, a "dingbat", but she was also much more socially sensitive and moral than him.
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