Series: Archie Bunker's Place
In which Archie Bunker gets to loudly voice his opinions at his bar instead of at home.Archie Bunker's Place
is a Work Com
comedy-drama, and a continuation of the classic sitcom All in the Family
, began airing on CBS
in 1979. While not as popular or acclaimed as its predecessor, the show maintained a large enough audience to last four seasons, ending its run in 1983.
Following the previous series, Archie Bunker
(Carroll O'Connor) and his wife Edith (Jean Stapleton) continued to nag each other and deal with Archie's very conservative
views, all while attempting to raise their adopted grandniece, Stephanie (Danielle Brisebois), who was rapidly growing up. The major difference in this series was that most of the stories were set at the eponymous neighborhood tavern
he'd purchased in the eighth-season premiere of AITF
. The tavern was the place for him to sound off on current issues, get support from his friends, and argue with the bar's liberal, Jewish co-owner Murray Klein (Martin Balsam).
The series, like its predecessor, was set in the New York City
borough of Queens. The opening and closing themes used re-scored instrumental
versions of the songs from AITF
Although not as well-regarded as the original series, Archie Bunker's Place
still had a number of memorable moments. The show is probably best known for the heartbreaking second-season premiere "Archie Alone", which deals with the aftermath of Edith's offscreen death from a stroke (Stapleton having left the series midway through the first season, due to her belief that she'd done all she could with the character); the episode earned O'Connor two Emmy Awards for his performance.
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