A Tribute to Archie Bunker

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January 12, 2011 marks the 40th anniversary of the debut of All in the Family, which gave us television’s most lovable bigot, Archie Bunker, played expertly by the late, great Carroll O’Connor.

First, let’s watch the best opening credits theme song for any sitcom, ever.

Great Archie Bunker Quotes

sammy davis archie bunker kiss 300x203“No bum that can’t speak poifect English oughta stay in this country…oughta be de-exported the hell outta here!”

“Why doncha get some chinkypuncture?”

“Entertainment is a thing of the past, today we’ve got television.”

“Sit right down there, seniorora.”

“There’s nothing wrong with revenge – it’s the best way to get even!”

“The only thing that holds a marriage together is the husband being big enough to step back and see where the wife is wrong.”

“Listen Edith, I know you’re singing, you know you’re singing, but the neighbors may think I’m torturing you.”

“It ain’t supposed to make sense; it’s faith. Faith is something that you believe that nobody in his right mind would believe.”

“Now I’m gonna synchrosize the watch.”

“We hold these semi-animal meetings.”

“Was Uncle Oscar’s death very untimely, you ask? Well, it was near lunch.”

“Sticks and stones may break my bones, but you are one dumb Polack.”

Check out more Archie Bunker Quotes.

Archie Bunker on Gun Control

Archie Bunker Tattoo

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Archie Bunker on Race

Archie Bunker Audio

There was no Archie Bunker doll that I could find, but there is a doll of his grandson, Joey Stivic. The box says “This drink and wet doll is a physically correct male.” CREEPY.

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Archie Bunker on Women’s Liberation

Archie Bunker Links

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Archie Bunker. Those were the days, indeed.