Nov 26 2008
As you guys saw yesterday, I shared a clip from All in the Family where Archie Bunker goes off on England calling it a “Fairy” (though he doesn’t use that word) country.Â It’s amazing to me that 20-30 years ago this kind of stuff went on as commonplace in television sitcoms.
However, none was as prevalent as in All in the Family.
All In The Family was very progressive for its time, and its portrayal of Archie Bunker was meant to be over the top and the subject of ridicule.
The show dealt with racism, sexism, homophobia, rape, and other issues with a lot more courage than any modern sitcom would.Â But today?Â Today’s there’s no way that stuff could be pulled off.
Well at least shows like Chapelle’s Show can still poke fun at the race card.Â And I enjoy how comedy shows are finally not taking it so seriously.Â Still though, the stuff in these 5 clips is pretty hardcore.
Enjoy these racist/non PC moments from All in the Family
England is a F*g Country
You have to be kidding me.Â Queer?Â Fag?Â What?
Archie Meet Sammy Davis Jr.
“Get him some twinkies?”Â “Soulfood.”
Archie Bunker on Democrats
Even on politics Archie is as ignorant as they come.
Jefferson, Archie, and Santa
It’s at the end, but it’s there.
Letting Jackie Robinson into the Majors
Even More Uncoachable Stuff