History YMMV / AllInTheFamily

24th Apr '17 10:58:00 AM TheFarmboy
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* HarsherInHindsight: Archie's prank on Pinky Peterson in "Beverly Rides Again" involved Pinky's girlfriend breaking up with him. At the time it seemed pretty cruel but not outside of Archie's wheelhouse. Then in "The Draft Dodger" it's revealed that Pinky's only son was recently KIA in Vietnam. This pushes the prank into almost MoralEventHorizon territory.
** When Archie learned that Gloria had been sexually assaulted and Edith tried to stop him calling the police in "Gloria the Victim", Archie mentioned that the perp might go after her or anyone. It's more harder to watch that episode with "Edith's 50th Birthday" where Edith had narrowly escaped being raped in her own home.

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* HarsherInHindsight: HarsherInHindsight:
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Archie's prank on Pinky Peterson in "Beverly Rides Again" involved Pinky's girlfriend breaking up with him. At the time it seemed pretty cruel but not outside of Archie's wheelhouse. Then in "The Draft Dodger" it's revealed that Pinky's only son was recently KIA in Vietnam. This pushes the prank into almost MoralEventHorizon territory.
** When Archie learned that Gloria had been sexually assaulted and Edith tried to stop him calling the police in "Gloria the Victim", Archie mentioned that the perp might go after her (Edith) or anyone. It's more harder to watch that episode with "Edith's 50th Birthday" where Edith had narrowly escaped being raped in her own home.
27th Nov '16 5:04:56 PM ImperialMajestyXO
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** In one late '70s episode Archie calls after Mike, "And you're gonna get Reagan in '80, too!"

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** In one late '70s episode Archie calls after Mike, "And you're gonna get Reagan [[UsefulNotes/RonaldReagan Reagan]] in '80, too!"
17th Nov '16 9:13:24 PM lifelover91
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*** Mike then claims there are no jobs available. Archie points out that, while not glamorous, there are jobs available for anyone willing to do a hard day's work for an honest paycheque.

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*** Mike then claims there are no jobs available. Archie points out that, while not glamorous, there are jobs available for anyone willing to do a hard day's work for an honest paycheque.paycheck.
5th Nov '16 2:52:27 PM TheFarmboy
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** When Archie learned that Gloria had been sexually assaulted and Edith tried to stop him calling the police in "Gloria the Victim", Archie mentioned that the perp might go after her or anyone. It's more harder to watch that episode with "Edith's 50th Birthday" where Edith had narrowly escaped being raped in her own home.
23rd Sep '16 6:06:29 PM maxwellsilver
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*** Mike then claims there are no jobs available. Archie points out that, while not glamorous, there are jobs available for anyone willing to do a hard day's work for an honest paycheque.
15th Jul '16 5:27:20 PM maxwellsilver
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** Between the two of them Mike comes across as the more reasonable the majority of the time, but Archie does indeed have his moments. For example, in part one of "Archie and the KKK", there's a power failure and Archie talks about how people were looting during the last one...

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** Between the two of them Mike comes across as the more reasonable the majority of the time, but Archie does indeed have his moments. For example, in In part one of "Archie and the KKK", there's a power failure and Archie talks about how people were looting during the last one...
12th Jun '16 6:46:08 AM crazyrabbits
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* FridgeBrilliance:
** In the earlier seasons, Gloria was worried that Mike wouldn't want her after he started associating with intellectuals. But Edith and Archie would help solve her marital problems. [[spoiler:But after Mike and Gloria move to California, their marriage falls apart beyond repair, because Edith and Archie weren't there to help them, for the exact reasons she was afraid of.]]
** The entire sitcom is transformed when you realize Archie isn't ''that'' bigoted. He just plays it up to annoy a son-in-law he despises. Supported by the fact that in ''Series/ArchieBunkersPlace'' Mike is gone and Archie has a Jewish business partner and a black maid. He loves his Jewish niece he is raising and he dates a Puerto Rican after Edith's death. He is still ignorant of other cultures and believes stereotypes but he isn't nearly as bigoted as he seemed when Mike was around.
*** The conventional interpretation isn't that Archie was pretending to be more bigoted to annoy Mike, but that he actually became less bigoted throughout the show as he started building relationships with blacks, Jews, and other groups he once wanted nothing to do with.
* FridgeHorror: Archie was mentally and physically abused by his father, yet he remembered him admirably and spoke of him quite fondly in "Two's A Crowd." Would Archie be the same kind of father if he had a son instead of a daughter?
28th Apr '16 3:32:56 PM marbehraglaim
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*** The conventional interpretation isn't that Archie was pretending to be more bigoted to annoy Mike, but that he actually became less bigoted throughout the show as he started building relationships with blacks, Jews, and other groups he once wanted nothing to do with.
26th Apr '16 6:32:35 PM maxwellsilver
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* FridgeBrilliance: In the earlier seasons, Gloria was worried that Mike wouldn't want her after he started associating with intellectuals. But Edith and Archie would help solve her marital problems. [[spoiler:But after Mike and Gloria move to California, their marriage falls apart beyond repair, because Edith and Archie weren't there to help them, for the exact reasons she was afraid of.]]

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* FridgeBrilliance: FridgeBrilliance:
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In the earlier seasons, Gloria was worried that Mike wouldn't want her after he started associating with intellectuals. But Edith and Archie would help solve her marital problems. [[spoiler:But after Mike and Gloria move to California, their marriage falls apart beyond repair, because Edith and Archie weren't there to help them, for the exact reasons she was afraid of.]]
27th Jul '15 9:09:44 PM maxwellsilver
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** The entire sitcom is transformed when you realize Archie isn't ''that'' bigoted. He just plays it up to annoy a son-in-law he despises.
** Supported by the fact that in ''Series/ArchieBunkersPlace'' Mike is gone and Archie has a Jewish business partner and a black maid. He loves his Jewish niece he is raising and he dates a Puerto Rican after Edith's death. He is still ignorant of other cultures and believes stereotypes but he isn't nearly as bigoted as he seemed when Mike was around.

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** The entire sitcom is transformed when you realize Archie isn't ''that'' bigoted. He just plays it up to annoy a son-in-law he despises.
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despises. Supported by the fact that in ''Series/ArchieBunkersPlace'' Mike is gone and Archie has a Jewish business partner and a black maid. He loves his Jewish niece he is raising and he dates a Puerto Rican after Edith's death. He is still ignorant of other cultures and believes stereotypes but he isn't nearly as bigoted as he seemed when Mike was around.
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