History YMMV / AllInTheFamily

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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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.
27th Jul '15 9:07:17 PM maxwellsilver
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--->'''Gloria:''' They bredd those animals, daddy.
--->'''Mike:''' That's right, Arch mink is not an endangered species.

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--->'''Gloria:''' They bredd bred those animals, daddy.
--->'''Mike:''' That's right, Arch mink Arch. Mink is not an endangered species.
7th Jul '15 6:13:15 PM Business21
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* HollywoodPudgy: In the episode "Archie's Weighty Problem," Archie is treated and talked to as if he is morbidly obese and will drop dead if he doesn't start seriously dieting immediately. He really only appears to be slightly overweight, with more of a stocky-framed, muscular build.
25th Apr '15 6:10:09 PM robodirect
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** Archie twice shows surprisingly progressive opinions on the fur trade, which is in deep contrast to the rest of his family, who in one early episode can't stop admiring Edith's mink coat
--->'''Gloria:''' They bredd those animals, daddy.
--->'''Mike:''' That's right, Arch mink is not an endangered species.
--->'''Archie:''' Oh, geez. Them minks hangin' around your mother-in-law's neck out there, they'll be glad to hear that, that they ain't endangered, just murdered.
23rd Apr '15 7:20:18 AM robodirect
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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.
27th Jan '15 4:00:50 PM maxwellsilver
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* SeasonalRot: The episodes after the departure of Gloria and Mike more or less take all the tension out of the show and aren't as well liked. Cranked UpToEleven with the AfterShow ''ArchieBunkersPlace'' which saw Archie grow as a person and have a social circle full of ethnic diversity. Sure he was a nicer guy but comedy with a bunch of folks always getting long isn't exactly good television.

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* SeasonalRot: The episodes after the departure of Gloria and Mike more or less take all the tension out of the show and aren't as well liked. Cranked UpToEleven with the AfterShow ''ArchieBunkersPlace'' ''Series/ArchieBunkersPlace'' which saw Archie grow as a person and have a social circle full of ethnic diversity. Sure he was a nicer guy but comedy with a bunch of folks always getting long isn't exactly good television.
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