One of my father’s favorite TV shows was “All in the Family.”
This comedy that featured a family living in the suburbs of NYC aired in the 70’s. Aired weekly on CBS, there is no way the show could be made today as it was filled with political incorrectness….. and it was AWESOME!
“All in the Family” was an equal opportunity offender, no one was off-limits with Archie Bunker and his family. In our house, “All in the Family” was must see TV, my daddy would laugh so hard that his cackle could be heard all over the house.
The great Carroll O’Connor, who played Archie Bunker, was born on this date in 1924, he passed in 2001, but his comedic genius lives on.
In the 70’s race relations were tense, one of my dad’s favorite episodes featured a visit to the Bunker house by Sammy Davis Jr., if you have never seen the episode or any of the other landmark episodes of “All in the Family,” I encourage you to find it and watch!
In honor of the show, Carroll O’Connor’s birthday and the great Sammy Davis Jr., today’s Life’s Playlist is “Candy Man,” with a special bonus….. Archie Bunker Meets Sammy Davis Jr.