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** Archie always considered Gloria his "Little Goil" ... and meant that with pride and the love only a father could have. Gloria, for all she disagrees with her father, dearly loves her father, too and can unfailingly count on him in time of need.

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* ShoutOut:In "Archie's Chair", Archie mentions [[Series/SanfordAndSon a junk shop with minority people]].


* BuxomIsBetter: Bobbi Jo Loomis and Mildred "Boom Boom" Turner, two different characters played by Gloria [=LeRoy=].

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* BuxomIsBetter: [[https://all-in-the-family-tv-show.fandom.com/wiki/Gloria_LeRoy Bobbi Jo Loomis and Mildred "Boom Boom" Turner, Turner]], two different characters played by Gloria [=LeRoy=].

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* BothSidesHaveAPoint: Inverted with Archie and Mike. Both characters were deliberately written as [[StealthParody stealth parodies]] of each side of the political spectrum, and neither character was meant to illicit much sympathy. It was frequently implied that [[GeniusDitz Edith]] was wiser than both men despite her tendency toward [[LiteralMinded literal mindedness.]]

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* EarlyInstallmentWeirdness: In the first couple episodes Jean Stapleton used her actual voice when portraying Edith, and the character was just as brusque and sarcastic as Archie.

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* FormerBigot: Archie Bunker became this over the course of the series. While he still held some outdated views, he became more accepting of others. He actually quit a club he was part of who held similar racist views when they insulted Archie's black maid.


* ''[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vBvNcSFzda4 Gloria]]'' (1982-1983), a spin-off starring only Gloria, the premise being that Mike left her to live in a hippie commune so she takes their kid and goes on a journey to find herself... In the Big City.

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* ''[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vBvNcSFzda4 ''[[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gloria_(TV_series) Gloria]]'' (1982-1983), a spin-off starring only Gloria, the premise being that Mike left her to live in a hippie commune so she takes their kid and goes on a journey to find herself... In the Big City.

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* ProtagonistCenteredMorality: One of the few sitcoms to invert the trope. Archie, the main character, is clearly written to be a buffoon, with supporting characters Mike and Gloria supposedly providing voices of reason.


** The Netflix original animated series ''FIsForFamily'' is essentially a new version of the series set in 1973, though with some differences such as the cast being younger and having three young children rather than an adult daughter and son-in-law, and the wife searching for an identity outside the home. Despite this, the show hits all the marks, the father even has the same clothes as Archie!
** Seth Macfarlane has often said that the original idea behind ''WesternAnimation/AmericanDad'' was to have "''All in the Family'' in the 21st century", with the ultraconservative Stan and the die-hard liberal Hayley taking Archie and Mike's places respectively.

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** The Netflix original animated series ''FIsForFamily'' ''WesternAnimation/FIsForFamily'' is essentially a new version of the series set in 1973, though with some differences such as the cast being younger and having three young children rather than an adult daughter and son-in-law, and the wife searching for an identity outside the home. Despite this, the show hits all the marks, the father even has the same clothes as Archie!
** Seth Macfarlane has often said that the original idea behind ''WesternAnimation/AmericanDad'' was to have "''All in the Family'' in the 21st century", with the ultraconservative Stan and the die-hard liberal Hayley taking Archie and Mike's places respectively. (However, the show lost that idea relatively early on.)



** Following that, we hear a flushing noise and out steps Archie with a newspaper tucked under his arm. How's that for a series opener?

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** Following that, we hear a flushing noise and out steps Archie with a newspaper tucked under his arm. [[EstablishingSeriesMoment How's that for a series opener?opener?]]


** 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/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''.)

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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/OneDayAtATime1975 One Day at a Time]]'' so that their reactions could be edited in. The closing-credits announcement, voiceover, 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''.)


** Mike, for all his liberal attitudes, is shown in a few episodes to be just as bullheaded and chauvinistic as Archie. One episode in particular -- "The Games Bunkers Play" -- is more or less built around pointing this out. However, he's (usually) much more willing to admit his mistakes.

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** Mike, for all his liberal attitudes, is shown in a few episodes to be just as bullheaded and chauvinistic as Archie. One episode in particular -- "The Games Bunkers Play" -- is more or less built around pointing this out. However, he's (usually) much more willing to admit his mistakes.mistakes once he's made aware of them.

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** Sally Struthers was absent from four season 6 episodes due to her (unsuccessful) attempt to break her contract so she could star in the film ''Film/TheDayOfTheLocust''.


* SpecialGuest: SammyDavisJr, in the classic Season 2 episode "Sammy's Visit".

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* SpecialGuest: SammyDavisJr, Creator/SammyDavisJr, in the classic Season 2 episode "Sammy's Visit".

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* MrViceGuy: Most of the family members or their friends and neighbors are very much like normal, real people you would most likely meet, or at least in the 1970's. They all have either deep flaws or moments of stubbornness but everyone, even ''Archie'', as been portrayed as rather decent or well-meaning to some extent.


* MeanCharacterNiceActor:
** Carroll O'Connor used to get piles of hate mail (and fan mail from bigots) while he played Archie Bunker from people who thought he was like his character. In RealLife, O'Connor was involved in the boycott of Florida orange juice, in protest of the Florida Citrus Commission's support of Anita Bryant and her anti-gay Save Our Children coalition. He did this in TheSeventies, an era when gay people were AcceptableTargets (both in the "butt-of-jokes"- and the "thrown paving brick"-sense) and anybody who supported any form of equality for gay people was suspected of being gay themselves.
** David Dukes, the actor who played the man who attempted to rape Edith on her 50th birthday, recalled in an interview several years after the episode first aired that he got hate mail and threatening phone calls from viewers who were unable (or unwilling) to understand that he was playing a fictional character and would never hurt a woman in real life.

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