What's Your Favorite "All In The Family" Episode?

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  1. dcwrestlefan

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    Seeing the Looney Tunes thread and flipping the channels tonight inspires this new thread. ;) Tonight's episode on TVLand is where Edith gets hit on
    to do a TV commercial for "Sunny Suds" while at the laundromat. Its pretty good.

    What's your favorite?
     
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    I can't recall my favorite episode, but I think my favorite line was "thank God I'm an athiest", by Meathead.

    If anybody starts a thread about favorite Seinfeld episodes, it would be no contest. "The Contest" was my all-time favorite.
     
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    LOL dc I saw that one too ... hard to say what my fav would be out of the ones i remember and have seen again. I know they did do alot of controversal topics on there sometimes (and if i mispelled it oh well lol )

    :rolleyes:
     
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    I've never seen an episode of this show.
     
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    My favorite episode was the last one.

    Hated the show and its spinoffs Maude, Gloria, The Jeffersons.

    But Maude spun off Good Times which made it all worthwhile.
     
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    If you haven't watched "All in the family", you should. It was one of the all-time great sit-coms. It broke lots of taboos, making fun of extreme red-neck right wing politics, as well as feminism, extreme left-wing politics, religion, racism, gays, just about everything that wasn't talked about in popular sit-coms before.
     
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    you know the sad thing is that "all in the family" would NEVER EVER EVER be on tv today.
     
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    Just last week, TV Land aired their idea of the top 10 episodes. Predictably, the episode where Archie meets Sammy Davis Jr., topped the list. The rest of the list can be found here.

    Of the episodes which didn't make the list, my favorite was the episode when Archie and Edith reconciled after she learned he had kissed another woman. Really top-notch acting there, and much less yelling than in most episodes.
     
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    Any one with the Jeffersons in it.
     
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    the last second of the last episode.
     
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    There were so many good episodes that it's hard to pick just one. A particularly daring one was "Edith's Crisis of Faith". This was originally aired in the days that subjects like gay-bashing weren't mentioned on television, and certainly not on a sitcom. It was disturbing and poignant. Beverly LaSalle, played by Lori Shannon, appeared in three episodes of All In The Family and was a very popular character with the show's fans. Beverly's death at the hands of homophobes upset the viewing audience: they were hoping for a gay female impersonator to beat the odds. The acting in this episode, especially by Jean Stapleton, was outstanding. That episode was nominated for an Emmy.
     
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    [to Archie] "My mother had a word for people like you: meathead!"
     
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    "Everybody Does It" was a wonderful exercise in exactly what constitutes theft and how widespread it is.

    I also like the first episode when Cousin Maude comes to nurse the flu stricken Bunkers. I think it was episode 5.
     
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    I like the episode where Archie gets a blood transfusion from a black person. Hilarity ensues. Funny, just tonight (this morning, whatever) they re-aired the TV-Land Top 10 All in the Family episode.
     
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    That one was funny. I also liked the episode with Sammy Davis Junior.

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    My favorite without a doubt is the one where Sammy Davis jr comes to visit, and at the very end kisses Archie right on the cheek. It really made me laugh like crazy when a hyprocritical bigot was put in his place by a person he had very little personal preference for except his celebrity status. Of course later on in Archie Bunker's Place, Archie returned the favor to Sammy, which made it turnabout is fair play.

    My favorite line from that episode; Sammy, your being Jewish, that wasn't your idea was it?"
     
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    Forgive me, but I never really liked All in the Family, nor its British predecessor 'Til Death us do Part. Yeah, it broke taboos, but nothing beyond using words like "kike" and "nigger". The humour wasn't actually very clever, IMHO.
     
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