Apr 7, 2012

Archie Bunker vs Al Bundy

I miss these TV shows All in the Family and Married with Children I am now watching some episodes from time to time.

Archie Bunker - source
Archibald "Archie" Bunker is a fictional New Yorker in the 1970s top-rated American television sitcom All in the Family and its spin-off Archie Bunker's Place, played to acclaim by Carroll O'Connor. Bunker is a veteran of World War II, reactionary, conservative, blue-collar worker, and family man. The Bunker character was first seen by the American public when All in the Family premiered on January 12, 1971. In 1979, the show was retooled and renamed Archie Bunker’s Place, finally going off the air in 1983. Bunker lived at the fictional address of 704 Hauser Street in the borough of Queens in New York City. TV Guide named Archie the greatest television character of all time.

When first introduced on All in the Family in 1971, Archie was the head of a family consisting of his wife Edith, his adult daughter Gloria, and his liberal son-in-law, college student Michael "Mike" Stivic, with whom Archie disagreed on virtually everything; he frequently characterized Mike as a "dumb Polack", and usually addressed him as "Meathead" because, in Archie's words, he was "dead from the neck up". During the show's first five seasons, Mike and Gloria were living with Archie and Edith, so that Mike could put himself through college. They later moved to their own home, though it turned out to be next door, allowing Archie and Mike to interact nearly as much as they had when they were living in the same house.

Meathead feud with Archie Episode.

Archie Bunker quotes - Link

Al Bundy character and brief history - source

Al is a simple man, and forever regretful of the turns his life has taken since the end of high school, when marriage and a broken leg prevented him from playing college football. The character was so popular that it has left O'Neill somewhat typecast since the series ended production.Al Bundy is married to Peggy. He mistakenly asked her to marry him after he got drunk. He has two children: Kelly, a promiscuous and dumb (albeit gorgeous) blonde, and Bud, an intelligent but perpetually horny and unpopular weasel named after a brand of beer. Al lives in Chicago and is the proud owner of a Dodge Dart he works as a shoe salesman at the fictional Gary's Shoes and Accessories for Today's Woman in the fictional New Market Mall. Al hates his job, loses it several times throughout the series, yet always ends up coming back to it. There is a running joke throughout the show that Al makes minimum-wage. However, in one episode, Al is offered early retirement and given a year's pay: $12,000. In "My Mom, The Mom", Al states that he earns a 10% commission on each sale. The family also brought in income through game-shows, theft, various absurd schemes and mooching off of the Rhoades and D'Arcy's wealth throughout the series.

Best of Season 9-11 (Married with Children)

Al Bundy quotes - Link

The Cream of Al Bundy

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