Herschel Walker blames Warnock for ‘All In The Family’ not being aired today.
“I used to love Archie Bunker. Did you not like Archie Bunker? But because of Senator Warnock, it wouldn’t be on the air because he’s still living in the past.” 9 comments
I THINK Walker is trying to appeal to bigoted racists by showing his approval of Archie Bunker. I guess Walker doesn’t understand that ‘All In The Family’ was made to MAKE FUN of Archie and his attitudes.
Lucky for Walker, most of the voters he’s trying to attract didn’t know that, either.
Oh, just launch into your full-blown minstrel show already, Hershel.
@KeithInc.: My dad loved AITF because he didn't realize Archie was a caricature.
I was, like, nine? Ten? Even I knew that Archie’s mouth was the butt of the joke, most of the time.
Of course, Meathead got almost as much shit for knee-jerk liberalism, too.
Got news for ya. Herschel: “All in the Family” was based on the British sitcom “
Till Death Us Do Part”. The main character in that was Alf Garnett: a bigot who lived in the past.
…oh, and newsflash: that which featured a bigot - a British sitcom - was played by Warren Mitchell:
While said sitcom's creator
Johnny Speight had Irish Catholic origins, ‘tis a fact that in his writings for TV he exposed bigotry such as misogyny and racism. No doubt Mitchell used the character he played to show unjustifiable bigotry in certain people through the irony of Garnett being played by someone who was the target of worse-than bigotry via such comedic social satire.
That last word: it's something you have no concept of.
But it's something - certainly via that which others will use against you, OP - which will ensure
you won't have the last word in this matter.
Not sure what Mr. CTE is going for here, but I think you can still catch AITF reruns sometimes. And the thing about Archie was that while he wasn’t really a bad guy, his prejudices were still a serious character flaw, even if they were more ignorant than malicious.
So were we! You can find all of this, and more, on Fundies Say the Darndest Things!
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