History Series / AllInTheFamily

5th Feb '18 5:55:37 PM nombretomado
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A groundbreaking and controversial Creator/{{CBS}} {{sitcom}} from NormanLear, based on the [[BritCom British sitcom]] ''[='Til Death Us Do Part=]''. It aired from 1971 to 1979 (and on to 1983, if the run of ''Series/ArchieBunkersPlace'' is counted). The show has consistently been rated one of the greatest television shows of all time. It was the highest-rated show in the U.S. for five consecutive seasons between 1971 and 1976, and earned multiple Emmy and Golden Globe awards (as did each of its lead actors) as well as a Peabody during its run.

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A groundbreaking and controversial Creator/{{CBS}} {{sitcom}} from NormanLear, Creator/NormanLear, based on the [[BritCom British sitcom]] ''[='Til Death Us Do Part=]''. It aired from 1971 to 1979 (and on to 1983, if the run of ''Series/ArchieBunkersPlace'' is counted). The show has consistently been rated one of the greatest television shows of all time. It was the highest-rated show in the U.S. for five consecutive seasons between 1971 and 1976, and earned multiple Emmy and Golden Globe awards (as did each of its lead actors) as well as a Peabody during its run.



* ClipShow: There were two of them, both titled "The Best of ''All in the Family''". The first was hosted by Creator/HenryFonda midway through season 5, while the second was hosted by NormanLear toward the end of the ninth and final season.

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* ClipShow: There were two of them, both titled "The Best of ''All in the Family''". The first was hosted by Creator/HenryFonda midway through season 5, while the second was hosted by NormanLear Creator/NormanLear toward the end of the ninth and final season.
13th Jan '18 9:12:02 PM MackWylde
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* SlidingScaleOfIdealismVsCynicism: For a show about two opposing sides constantly opposing and bickering at each other, the shows heart, love, humor, and family dynamics surprisingly make this a more idealistic show. Probably one of Norman Lear's most optimistic shows come to think of it.
9th Dec '17 11:20:44 PM bfunc
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** Beverly is never stated to be gay, just a drag queen(someone who dresses as a woman as part of an act but not necessarily in their personal life) and his iffeminate mannerisms could be explained by spending so much time in character.

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** Beverly is never stated to be gay, just a drag queen(someone queen (someone who dresses as a woman as part of an act but not necessarily in their personal life) and his iffeminate effeminate mannerisms could be explained by spending so much time in character. character (or just ''not breaking'' character; Beverly is pretty much only ever seen in drag, which is somewhat at odds with the "not going out in public in drag" part).
9th Dec '17 11:12:39 PM bfunc
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* StockLateralThinkingPuzzle: Gloria's riddle -- 'A man and his son are in a car accident and the man is killed. The boy is rushed to hospital. The doctor takes one look at him and says "I can't operate on this child, he's my son!" How is that possible?'[[note]]The doctor is a woman - it's his mother.[[/note]]

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* StockLateralThinkingPuzzle: Gloria's riddle -- 'A man and his son are in a car accident and the man is killed. The boy is rushed to hospital. The doctor takes one look at him and says "I can't operate on this child, he's my son!" How is that possible?'[[note]]The doctor is a woman - it's his mother.[[/note]][[/note]] Edith is the one who figures it out. While it's to be expected that Archie wouldn't guess it, this solution doesn't occur to Mike either, though Mike at least gets the point after being told the answer.
9th Dec '17 10:53:55 PM bfunc
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** Or birthday cake, rather. Into the face of an attempted rapist.

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** Or birthday cake, rather. Into the face of an attempted rapist.[[note]]More effective than it sounds, due to the fact that this particular cake had ''just come out of the oven''.[[/note]]
4th Nov '17 5:00:30 PM Brainbin
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*** Joey was born in "Birth of the Baby", which aired in December, 1975. Like most infant characters on television, he was initially played by twins (Jason and Justin Draeger). His lone appearance on ''All in the Family'' after his parents depart the series as regulars (in the "California, Here We Are") sees him played by Cory R. Miller, born August 15, 1975 (four months older than his character).

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*** Joey was born in "Birth of the Baby", which aired in December, 1975. Like most infant characters on television, he was initially played by twins (Jason and Justin Draeger). His lone appearance on ''All in the Family'' after his parents depart the series as regulars (in the "California, Here We Are") sees him played by Cory R. Miller, born August 15, 1975 (four months older than his character).
4th Nov '17 4:52:45 PM Brainbin
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*** Joey made one final appearance on ''704 Hauser'', a failed spinoff set in the Bunker home (after Archie had sold it to a new family), reminiscing about his childhood in the Bunker home. This childhood must have taken place before his parents even ''met'', because he was played by Casey Siemaszko, born in early 1961 (almost ''fifteen'' years before Joey Stivic). The character also had a drastic change in appearance and temperament: all previous incarnations of Joey took after his mother in looks, whereas Siemaszko's Joey was essentially a carbon copy of his father (ironically, unlike Rob Reiner, Siemaszko actually ''is'' Chicago Polish).

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*** Joey made one final appearance on ''704 Hauser'', a failed spinoff set in the Bunker home (after Archie had sold it to a new family), reminiscing about his childhood in the Bunker home. This childhood must have taken place before his parents even ''met'', because he was played by Casey Siemaszko, born in early 1961 (almost ''fifteen'' years before Joey Stivic). The character character, who ''should'' have been barely out of high school, looked and acted like a man in his thirties. He also had a drastic change in appearance and temperament: all previous incarnations of Joey took after his mother in looks, whereas Siemaszko's Joey was essentially a carbon copy of his father (ironically, unlike Rob Reiner, Siemaszko actually ''is'' Chicago Polish).
4th Nov '17 4:50:59 PM Brainbin
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* SoapOperaRapidAgingSyndrome: A really weird example with Justin Quigley, the Bunker's adopted Grandfather. In his first episode, he claimed to be 82. In "Archie's 50th Birthday" he turns 83. Then in "Archie's Weighty Problem" he suddenly claims to be 92.

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* SoapOperaRapidAgingSyndrome: SoapOperaRapidAgingSyndrome:
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A really weird example with Justin Quigley, the Bunker's adopted Grandfather. In his first episode, he claimed to be 82. In "Archie's 50th Birthday" he turns 83. Then in "Archie's Weighty Problem" he suddenly claims to be 92.92 (without a change in actor; Mustin was 91 when this last episode was filmed and had been playing younger than he was before).
** Joey Stivic, Archie's grandson, also undergoes this, though it spans four different series:
*** Joey was born in "Birth of the Baby", which aired in December, 1975. Like most infant characters on television, he was initially played by twins (Jason and Justin Draeger). His lone appearance on ''All in the Family'' after his parents depart the series as regulars (in the "California, Here We Are") sees him played by Cory R. Miller, born August 15, 1975 (four months older than his character).
*** When Joey returns for the "Thanksgiving Reunion" two-parter on ''Archie Bunker's Place'' in 1979, he is played by Dick Billingsley, born January 6, 1975 (just about a year older than his character).
*** The actor most closely associated with the role of Joey is Christian Jacobs, who played him in the short-lived ''Gloria'' spinoff. He was born on January 11, 1972, and the character of Joey was aged up to make up for this four-year gap (depicted as a preteen instead of the seven-year-old child he should have been).
*** Joey made one final appearance on ''704 Hauser'', a failed spinoff set in the Bunker home (after Archie had sold it to a new family), reminiscing about his childhood in the Bunker home. This childhood must have taken place before his parents even ''met'', because he was played by Casey Siemaszko, born in early 1961 (almost ''fifteen'' years before Joey Stivic). The character also had a drastic change in appearance and temperament: all previous incarnations of Joey took after his mother in looks, whereas Siemaszko's Joey was essentially a carbon copy of his father (ironically, unlike Rob Reiner, Siemaszko actually ''is'' Chicago Polish).
9th Oct '17 7:06:04 PM PaulA
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** Averted in Season 9 at Carroll O'Connor's behest. Instead, episodes were shot on a closed set and then screened after completion for audiences attending live tapings of ''[[Series/OneDayAtATime1974 One Day at a Time]]'' so that their reactions could be edited in. The closing-credits announcement, now given by O'Connor, was rephrased to reflect this: "''All in the Family'' was played to a studio audience for live responses." (This setup was continued for ''Series/ArchieBunkersPlace''.)

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** Averted in Season 9 at Carroll O'Connor's behest. Instead, episodes were shot on a closed set and then screened after completion for audiences attending live tapings of ''[[Series/OneDayAtATime1974 ''[[Series/OneDayAtATime1975 One Day at a Time]]'' so that their reactions could be edited in. The closing-credits announcement, now given by O'Connor, was rephrased to reflect this: "''All in the Family'' was played to a studio audience for live responses." (This setup was continued for ''Series/ArchieBunkersPlace''.)
9th Oct '17 6:22:20 PM PaulA
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** Averted in Season 9 at Carroll O'Connor's behest. Instead, episodes were shot on a closed set and then screened after completion for audiences attending live tapings of ''[[Series/OneDayAtATime One Day at a Time]]'' so that their reactions could be edited in. The closing-credits announcement, now given by O'Connor, was rephrased to reflect this: "''All in the Family'' was played to a studio audience for live responses." (This setup was continued for ''Series/ArchieBunkersPlace''.)

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** Averted in Season 9 at Carroll O'Connor's behest. Instead, episodes were shot on a closed set and then screened after completion for audiences attending live tapings of ''[[Series/OneDayAtATime ''[[Series/OneDayAtATime1974 One Day at a Time]]'' so that their reactions could be edited in. The closing-credits announcement, now given by O'Connor, was rephrased to reflect this: "''All in the Family'' was played to a studio audience for live responses." (This setup was continued for ''Series/ArchieBunkersPlace''.)
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