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Posts tagged: All in the Family

Did you ever play this game?

Did you watch the show?

Where would you place Archie on the 2013 political spectrum?

Do you remember Oregon-born Sally Struthers in “Five Easy Pieces”?  

This night on “All in the Family”

Do you remember the theme song for the spin-off show, “The Jeffersons”?

You know, with the line “To a de-luxe apartment in the sky.”

Well, on Jan 11, 1975, that happened in an episode of  “All in the Family” called, fittingly, “The Jeffersons Move Up.”

I heard an NPR report this week on the fact that it has become increasingly more difficult to climb economic rungs in real life. (There were lots of statistics backing up that assertion.) But on TV 37 years ago, dreams could still come true.

The top-rated TV show 40 years ago

If audiences were encountering Archie Bunker for the first time today, he would be considered…

A) A centrist. B) The voice of reason. C) As ignorant and bigoted as he was seen to be in 1971. D) An obvious fan of certain radio shows and one particular TV news network. E) A retro-look fashion trendsetter. F) A role model. G) Dangerously willing to compromise. H) An old softy who was far from enlightened but really didn't have it in his heart to hate anybody. I) Other.

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Features writer Paul Turner is a columnist for The Spokesman-Review in the Features department. He writes "The Slice" column, which appears six times a week and produces general features stories for the Today section.

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