In Honor of Jean Stapleton and All in the Family — Share Your Memories

02stapleton_337-articleLargeThe ground breaking show of the 1970s; the show was brilliant as was Stapleton. She will be missed. Please feel free to share any memories.

Boy the way Glen Miller played

Songs that made the hit parade.

Guys like us we had it made,
Those were the days.

And you knew who you were then,
Girls were girls and men were men,
Mister we could use a man
Like Herbert Hoover again.

Didn’t need no welfare state,
Everybody pulled his weight.
Gee our old LaSalle ran great.
Those were the days.

source: http://www.lyricsondemand.com/tvthemes/allinthefamilylyrics.html

More on Ms. Stapleton:

http://www.washingtonpost.com/entertainment/tv/jean-stapleton-tvs-beloved-edith-bunker-from-all-in-the-family-dies-at-90-in-nyc/2013/06/01/cd90f05c-caff-11e2-9cd9-3b9a22a4000a_story.html?hpid=z3

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424127887324412604578519671381458336.html?mod=WSJ_hpp_LEFTTopStories

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4 thoughts on “In Honor of Jean Stapleton and All in the Family — Share Your Memories

  1. Favorite Jean Stapelton memory: The Bells Are Ringing
    Favorite All In The Family memories: too many to list. The tender ones resonated the most; the kids moving to California, Edith’s health scare on St. Patrick’s Day, Pinky Peterson (draft dodger), etc.

    1. I was too young at the time to get a lot of what was going on, the topics didnt seem controversial because I was watching them on TV as a kid. The one episode that stands out in my mind is when Archie’s football playing friend told him he was gay and Archie was shocked! Oh, also, the Edith getting raped episode/s still appalls me to this day; that should would have to go through such a horrible experience. Its one thing to hear about it, its another to know someone you loved went through it. Thats how good the show was and how good Jean was, 35 years later still feeling like I loved her and felt so sorry for her.

      1. I couldn’t agree more. I don’t think I got any of it when I watched it as a child. But watching it now is amazing. To think of the barriers they broke w/ such intelligence and devoid of exploitation! Sigh

      2. So you must be about the same age I am, 27 :), but its funny, because watching shows like Mary Tyler Moore just seemed natural to see a woman as a lead character, we didnt know it was one of the first shows on TV centered around a woman – although everyone forgets about That Girl, and even The Lucy Show!

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