Wednesday, April 1, 2015

A is for...

All in the Family

Shows I was watching in the seventies is my theme for the A-Z challenge this April.

"Oh, Aaaarchie" 


I loved Edith Bunker, the way she tried to keep the peace amidst people with opposing views, her smile while doing so. I believed that character was who Jean Stapleton was in real life.

Of course I have not abandoned music altogether this year, as some of these shows' theme songs still take up a very special place in my mind. Go ahead, give a listen to Edith and Archie. Can't you just feel yourself back on the old couch settling in to the cushions?

The a-z challenge is here! Thanks for stopping by. 
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  1. My husband and I love "All in The Family," and we continue to watch reruns of the show to this day. I've seen interviews with Jean Stapleton, who I believe is dead now, and she appeared to be very different from the character Edith.

    Precious Monsters

  2. Truly a 'blast from the past' - I look forward to the rest of them!

  3. My mom used to do a drama group at our church and they did a little skit on All in the family once. Edith was the best!

  4. I loved that show! Of course, it was an exaggeration of the times, but so fun to watch and so eye opening!

  5. Great show. I loved how Edith was always running every time she got up. I was really too little to appreciate most of the political humour when the show originally aired but my parents were laughing their heads off and that made me laugh too, esp. when Archie called Mike 'Meathead'.

    1. Yes, she was always moving at such a frantic pace!

  6. That was such a great show, and one that many could identify with. It made bigotry so visible, as well as the need to recognize each person as an individual with worth.

  7. We didn't have it here in South Africa, or perhaps we didn't have TV then ... but certainly I know of it and its humorous influence. Thank you!

  8. TV shows from the 70s. Oh I'm gonna enjoy this challenge!

  9. I loved that show! Edith was a hoot. This theme is going to be awesome

  10. I love your theme, Andrea! I never watched All in the Family, but I know that one of my favorite seventies shows, The Jeffersons, is a spin-off of that one.

  11. Never saw that- but Edith Bunker is a brilliant name :-)

  12. I don't know this show maybe because I'm too young (born in 81) or perhaps because I'm in the UK (more likely that because I know shows from the 70s here) but I like the sound of it!

  13. Great show! Love the choice, Andrea. Can't wait to see your other picks!

  14. I used to tease Mama and Daddy that, the show was about them. Not that they were actually all that much like the characters except maybe in how they'd fuss between themselves. Those were the good old days!
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  15. That was great - gosh, that took me back… which is a scary thing because that was like forever ago! LOL
    Great that your doing the A to Z - puts a smile on my face.

    Sent with smiles, Jenny, Pearson Report
    2015 A to Z Challenge Ambassador

  16. "Gee our old LaSalle ran great." It took this lyric obsessed crazy lady years to figure that one out!

  17. LOVE All in the Family. It's so scary there are people young enough who don't know the show! YIKES!


    My mom and dad watched this show religiously and I watched here and there.
    I had my favorites.
    The ones with Meathead and Gloria.
    The one where Edith dies.
    The one when Sammy Davis Jr. visits.

  19. This was a fantastic show that I appreciate more now than I did at the time, and I liked it plenty at the time:)