History Series / AllInTheFamily

30th Apr '17 2:56:37 PM mlsmithca
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* Onlysaneman: Often it is Archie, at least in retrospect.



* 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.
13th Apr '17 6:30:18 PM snichols1973
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* GenderBlenderName: Actor Lori Shannon, a gay female impersonator (he was a man), who played the role of Beverly La Salle.


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* KansasCityShuffle: In "Beverly Rides Again', Archie hopes to get the better of Pinky Peterson, who has been pulling pranks on Archie, by having him go out on a date with Beverly La Salle, played by [[GenderBlenderName Lori Shannon]], [[DragQueen a male transvestite who was a female impersonator,]] only to have Pinky get wise to the scheme [or so he believes]:
-->'''Pinky''': So, you're Beverly La Salle from out of town, huh? Is that your real name, or your stage name?
-->'''Beverly''': My God, you know!
-->'''Pinky''': I recognized you the minute you came in! I saw them putting up your picture today.
-->'''Beverly''': I'm so embarrassed, Mr. Peterson! I would never have done anything like this on my own.
-->'''Pinky''': Bunker put you up to this, didn't he? I knew he was up to something.
-->'''Beverly''': I'm glad you know; now we can go out to dinner and have a good time, and I can go back to the motel and change.
-->'''Pinky''': No, no. Since Archie lined this up, let's let him think we're pulling this off.
** Later on, the Bunkers, Pinky, and Beverly go out to dinner at a Chinese restaurant, and Pinky pretends to warm up to Beverly while two-timing his wife, Doris:
-->'''Pinky''': I really want to thank you, Arch. This is something new. I never felt like this before.
-->'''Archie''': Yeah, but... look, isn't it a shame about poor Doris, you know, your sweetheart who loves you? She's gonna be broken-hearted.
-->'''Pinky''': Oh, Doris is the same old thing. Beverly is something different.
-->'''Archie''': [[YouCanSayThatAgain In every way, buddy.]]

** A little later on, unbeknownst to the audience until later on, Archie has secretly made a phone call to Doris, and Beverly has to take off his wig to clear up the misunderstandings:
-->'''Edith''': Mr. Peterson, I got something to tell you! You see, Archie is playing a joke on you! Go on, tell him, Archie.
-->'''Archie''' [slightly annoyed]: All right, Edith, yeah. All right, it's a joke. That's right, Pinky, it's a joke, and the joke is on you for a change, and a helluva joke it is.
-->'''Pinky''': You mean that Beverly's a guy?
-->'''Archie''': Beverly- [Pinky laughs hysterically, Archie turns to Edith] Did you say something to him? I can never catch this guy at nothin'-
-->'''Pinky''': I got you again, Bunker!
-->'''Archie''': Aw, jeez!
-->'''Beverly''': You told me you wanted him to have his revenge. You rat! [Beverly punches Pinky]
-->'''Pinky''': Beverly, sweetheart, you're the only dame I ever loved! I love you! [Pinky's wife Doris enters the restaurant just as Pinky starts to hug her and hits Pinky with her purse] Doris!
-->'''Archie''': Doris, I thought you was never gonna get here!
-->'''Doris''': Is this what you mean by "going bowling with the boys"?
-->'''Pinky''': Oh, Doris, I can explain everything!
-->'''Doris''': Oh, Archie, you were so right! Thank you for calling me and tipping me off to this philanderer!
-->'''Archie''': Doris, I couldn't do nothing else.
-->'''Edith''': Archie, that was a terrible thing to do!
-->'''Archie''': I had to stand by Doris.
-->'''Pinky''': Doris, you don't understand! Beverly, explain it to Doris.
-->'''Beverly''' [deniably]: I don't know what you're talking about. [teasingly] Same time tomorrow night, Pinkums?
-->'''Pinky''': Doris, Beverly isn't a lady!
-->'''Doris''': Not if she's out with you, you crumb!
-->'''Edith''': Oh, no no no, he means that she- I mean he- ain't a woman.
-->'''Pinky''': Yeah, show 'em, Beverly.
-->'''Beverly''': Should I, Mr. Bunker?
-->'''Archie''': Yeah, go ahead, but be careful of the things you show, 'cause we could get locked up here.
-->'''Beverly''': All right, showtime! [Beverly takes off the wig, revealing him to be a man in drag]
-->'''Doris''': What is wrong- It's a man!
-->'''Archie''': Yeah.
-->'''Pinky''': You see, Doris, I wasn't out with a woman, I was out with a man!
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.
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