Oh, Archie Bunker Where would the world of television be without this lovable bigot? Before TV executives cracked down on content, there was no telling what this man was liable to say. Though most of his dialogue has aged poorly with the cultural shifts, there are still some nuggets of Bunker wisdom that are absolutely hysterical. Archie was a gold mine of hyperboles, misspeakings, and buckets of malapropisms that make up his twisted sense of humor.
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Archie Bunker is a character from the 70s show, All in the Family. While his character was originally created for audiences to hate, the exact opposite happened. Archie Bunker represented the white male in America who was struggling to come to grasps with the changing society. He struggled with just about all minority groups but showed that he was able to learn and overcome his beliefs about them through his personal experiences. You are a meathead!
The success of "Key and Peele," the sketch comedy show ending its run today, was built on racial satire at a time when racial tensions were running high. Courting controversy, it found an audience — and a broadcaster. In ,"All in the Family" dared for the first time to use racist language and racially themed jokes in prime-time entertainment. Its ratings success convinced the networks and the advertisers that racial comedy could make for profitable prime-time entries.
Archie Bunker : Guess what famous and important personality I carry as a passenger in my cab today. Edith Bunker : Oh, tell us! Archie Bunker : Oh, no, no, you ain't gonna get it out of me that easy.