Archie Bunker Was Smarter Than Norman Lear Thought

Posted by Larry Miller on April 4, 2011 under Why | Read the First Comment

With all the trouble and strife in the world, sometimes we just need to smile a bit to keep our humanity. It is particularly satisfying when those who would do us harm unintentionally make our point for us.

Trying to mock traditional Americans, Norman Lear put words in Archie Bunker’s mouth that accidentally echoed some areas of truth. For those readers too young to have known Archie and Edith, enjoy this little introduction. They came into our homes every week with a generous dose of working class wisdom.

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  • ReturnofJo said,

    Not only that he had black friends.

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