Would love to have an Archie Bunker character on TV today, reacting to MAGA/KAG!
I loved Archie, Edith and Gloria (most of the time).
However, I couldn’t take much of Meathead.
Strangely enough, Carroll O’Connor was decidedly more liberal in real life.
That was dramatically reflected in his subsequent series, In The Heat of The Night, set in the South wherein he even had an interracial romance.
Carroll O’Connor was great as Archie. It’s called acting.
IS having an interracial romance liberal? I guess a couple of times in my life i was liberal. Very liberal.
To this day, many conservatives consider “Archie Bunker” a hero of the right.
Yet, his creator, uber-liberal Norman Lear, intended the narrow-minded Archie to be an example of atrocious conservative thinking.
Lear intended to show the world that conservatives were idiots.
In the Heat of the Night is a great novel. John Ball wrote a great novel about nudism called The Cool Cottontail. It is about a murder and the murderer left the body at a nudist resort. Virgil Tibbs ran into some troubles, but John Ball was a naturist, so the resort was realistic.
“Strangely enough, Carroll OConnor was decidedly more liberal in real life.”
He was very pro-gun though. I saw him doing an interview on tv shortly after his drug addicted son committed suicide. The shows host tried to get him to blame the gun for his sons death. But he wasnt having any of it. Insisting it was the drugs that altered his sons behavior. Not the gun.