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Just finished Season 5 of All In The Family

Sat Jan 21, 2006 7:46 pm

What a KICK ASS show!!

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Sun Jan 22, 2006 3:20 am

One of the best shows ever. They don't make 'em like they used to.

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Sun Jan 22, 2006 3:38 am

To branch off topic quite a bit, I just watched In The Heat Of The Night (the movie) for the first time and was quite taken aback when I saw Steiger playing the lead role (and I say lead with hesitatingly as Poitier clearly stole the show). Why I was shocked was the uncanny resemblance between him and Carol O'connor. Was this part of the reason he got the role or simply coincidence?

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Tue Jan 24, 2006 2:39 am

You know, this may sound crazy, but I never watched the show!

I guess I still haven't got all I can from AITF.

Tomorrow is Archie Bunker's Place Season One release date. Which kind of sucks for people wanting to watch these in order. I wish they would have waited!

Tue Jan 24, 2006 8:31 am

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[color=blue][b]Memorable Quotes from
"All in the Family" (1971)

Gloria: Do you know that sixty percent of all deaths in America are caused by guns?
Archie Bunker: Would it make you feel any better, little girl, if they was pushed out of windows?

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Archie Bunker: Well, I'll tell you one thing about President Nixon. He keeps Pat home. Which was where Roosevelt should have kept Eleanor. Instead he let her run around loose until one day she discovered the colored. We never knew they were there. She told them they were gettin' the short end of the stick and we been having trouble ever since.

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Archie Bunker: If your spics and your spades want their rightful share of the American dream, let 'em get out there and hustle for it like I done.
Mike Stivic: So now you're going to tell me the black man has just as must chance as the white man to get a job?
Archie Bunker: More, he has more... I didn't have no million people marchin' and protestin' to get me my job.
Edith Bunker: No, his uncle got it for him.

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Archie Bunker: When your mother-in-law and me was goin' around together, it was two years - we never - I never - I mean absolutely nothin', not 'til the wedding night.
Edith Bunker: Yeah, and even then...

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Gloria: I'm sorry, Mr. Davis, sometimes my father says the wrong things.
Sammy Davis Jr.: Yeah, I've noticed that.
Lionel Jefferson: But he's not a bad guy, Mr. Davis. I mean like, he'd never burn a cross on your lawn.
Sammy Davis Jr.: No, but if he saw one burning, he's liable to toast a marshmallow on it.

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Archie Bunker: Now, no prejudice intended, but I always check with the Bible on these here things. I think that, I mean if God had meant for us to be together he'd a put us together. But look what he done. He put you over in Africa, and put the rest of us in all the white countries.
Sammy Davis Jr.: Well, he must've told 'em where we were because somebody came and got us.

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Mike Stivic: I just thank God I'm an atheist.

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[Describing a nightmare he had regarding organ donation]
Archie Bunker: My hands was pickin' pockets... my feet was runnin' away from bank robberies... and my eyes was lookin' at hard pore cornography.

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Archie Bunker: Now, thinking quick, I start giving her mouth to mouth restitution.

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Mike Stivic: You got me, Ma, Gloria and Joey.
Archie Bunker: Aw geez what a bunch that is: A meathead, A dingbat, a woman's lib and a bald headed kid.

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Archie Bunker: Let me tell you something else, wise guy, between Jerry Ford and Jerry Carter I know which way I'm going.
Mike Stivic: Too bad you couldn't vote for your real favorite, Jerry Reagan.

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Archie Bunker: Let me tell you one thing about Richard E. Nixon. He knows keep his wife, Pat, home. Roosevelt could never do that with Eleanor. She was always out on the loose. Runnin' around with the coloreds. Tell'in them they was getting the short end of the stick. She was the one that discovered the coloreds in this country, we never knew they was there.

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Archie Bunker: Who put the last roll of terlit paper on the spool up there?
Mike Stivic: I did.
Archie Bunker: I mighta knew that. The terlit paper is supposed to go over the spool not under.

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Mike Stivic: Hey it just occurred to me, Mickey Mouse is black.
Archie Bunker: Mickey Mouse ain't got no race. He represents all men.
Mike Stivic: Oh, I guess that's why Walt made him a mouse.

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Mike Stivic: Watergate. Watergate. Watergate. Watergate. Watergate.
Archie Bunker: Cut that out. GOD DAMMIT.
Edith Bunker: You shouldn't swear like that. Ever since this Watergate thing it's been GD this and GD that.
Archie Bunker: I didn't swear. GD. The first word is God. How can that be a swear word? It's the most popular word in the bible. The second word, damn, that's a perfectly good word, you hear it all the time, like they dam the river to keep it from flooding it. And you read in the Bible that some guy was damned for cheating or stealing or having sex in the family. And who damned him? Who else? God. God damned him. Edith, beautiful words right out of the Bible.

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Archie Bunker: That guy is a blackbuster.

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Mike Stivic: Did you ever think that possibly your father just might be wrong?
Archie Bunker: My old man? Don't be stupid. My old man? Let me tell you, he was never wrong about nothing.
Mike Stivic: Yes he was, Arch. My old man used to call people the same things as your old man. But I knew he was wrong. So is your old man.
Archie Bunker: Don't tell me my father was wrong. Let me tell you something, a father who made you is wrong? A father, the breadwinner of the house there? The man who goes out and busts his butt to keep a roof over your head and clothes on your back you call him wrong? Father, that's the man that comes home, bringing you candy. Father is the first guy to throw a baseball to you. And take you for walks in the park holding you by the hand? My father held me by the hand, hey, my father had a hand on him though I tell you. He busted that hand once, and he busted the other on me to teach me to do good. My father, he shoved my in a closet for seven hours to teach me to do good, 'cause he loved me. Don't be looking at me. Let me tell you something, you're supposed to love your father 'cause your father loves you. How can any man who loves you tell you anything that's wrong?

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Archie Bunker: George Jefferson is the only black guy I know that calls Abe Lincoln a honky.

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Mike Stivic: You know, you are totally incomprehensible.
Archie Bunker: Maybe so, but I make a lot of sense.

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Archie Bunker: Little boys who play with dolls grow up to be other boys' roommates.

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Paul: Every person knows that Homo Sapiens is a killer.
Edith Bunker: Homo Sapiens. Is he an Arab?
Archie Bunker: No, Edith. Homo Sapiens. That's a killer fag.

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Edith Bunker: This is a nice restaurant, and it's called the Gay Paris.
Gloria Stivic: That's Gay Paree, Ma.
Archie Bunker: Gay, gay, what'd you do? Bring us into a fag hangout?

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Archie Bunker: Now wait a minute, Meathead, I never said your black beauties was lazy. You don't believe me, look it up.
Gloria Stivic: He's prejudice, there's no hope for him at all.
Archie Bunker: I ain't prejudice, any man deserves my respect and he's gonna get it regardless of his color.
Mike Stivic: Then why are you calling them black beauties?
Archie Bunker: Now that's where I got you, wise guy, there's a black guy who works down at the building with me, he's got a bumper sticker on his car that says 'Black is Beautiful' so what's the matter with black beauties?
Edith Bunker: It's nicer than when he called them coons.

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[after Archie stuffs his breakfast into his pockets and leaves]
Mike Stivic: That man is on something.
Gloria: Bananas.
Edith: He's on bananas?

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Archie Bunker: [after being sung awake] I musta died and gone to the wrong place. 'Cause yas all sure sound like hell.

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Nurse: You wanna stand up?
Archie: Yeah sure. Okay. I feel right as rain. Tell 'em they can keep the ambulance in the garage.

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Archie Bunker: [Seeing a Chinese man at the blood bank] They're a yellow race.
Mike Stivic: And so naturally they've got yellow blood? Look there's an Irish man with green blood. Hey look over there, there's Governor Rockefellar.
Archie Bunker: Where?
Mike Stivic: There, the guy with the blue blood.

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Mike Stivic: Alotta places have the same names like Odessa, Russia and Odessa, Texas.
Gloria Stivic: Yeah, Birmingham, England and Birmingham, Alabama.
Edith Bunker: New York, New York.

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Archie Bunker: [on the lawyer he hired] So what does their religion got to do with it?
Mike Stivic: That's what we wanna know.
Archie Bunker: Now look here, Mr. Liberal, you brought up their religion, not me. If they're good lawyers, for all I care they could be Chinks.

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Archie Bunker: Don't talk that way about Ford. He's doing damn well for a guy that was hit in the head playing football.

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Archie Bunker: [about bug he finds in the kitchen] There's gonna be a lot more of them things around here since Carter made friends with the Chinks.

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Mike Stivic: Why couldn't they say "Buddha, bless you" in Chinese?
Archie Bunker: Because they don't say that, that's why. If they say... Well, if they say anything at all, it's "Sayonara".
Mike Stivic: That's Japanese.
Archie Bunker: Same thing.
Mike Stivic: It's not the same thing!
Archie Bunker: What are you talking about? You put a Jap and a Chink together, you gonna tell me which is which?
Mike Stivic: That's right, because I find out about them. I talk to them as individuals.
Archie Bunker: Sure you talk to them. You say, "Which one of you guys is the Chink?"
Mike Stivic: [yells] I don't believe this. He's making me crazy!

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Archie: I ain't gonna eat this food with these Chink pick-up sticks.
Mike Stivic: How can you say that, Arch? With one word you attack an entire race of people and not just the Chinese, the Laotians, the Cambodians, the Vietnamese.
Archie: Wait a minute, Meathead, I never call them countries Chinks.
Edith: He calls them Gooks.
Archie: I'm saying they're all a yellow race. They ain't exactly Chinks, but they are definitely offshoots of your Chinks, they're what you call Chinkish.

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Archie Bunker: Edith, I'm always nice. Go let the jerk in.

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Gloria: [doorbell rings] Oh, that must be Uncle Kasim. Daddy, now please be nice. Please?
Archie Bunker: I'm always nice, little girl. Now go and open the door and let Uncle Polack in.

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Lionel Jefferson: Now listen, Mr. Bunker, I was 19 when we first moved into this neighborhood and I got a big kick out of you then but I'm pushing 21 now and I'm not getting that big of a kick out of it anymore.
Archie Bunker: Now, Lionel, put a lid on that.
Lionel Jefferson: I'm not finished now we've been friends and we can go on being friends, but when it comes to black and white and all the other wonderful thoughts you have in between, put a lid on that, Archie.

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Mike Stivic: So you must be Mr. Bunker.
Archie Bunker: You figured that out, huh?

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Mike Stivic: [to Gloria] You know, ever since we got separated, you got fat.

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Archie Bunker: Well if all blood's the same, let me ask you this: how come they ain't got no Swedes in the mafia?
Mike Stivic: What does that got to do with anything?
Archie Bunker: Because your Italians got a lock on it. That's why. It's in their blood. Same way it's in your blacks' blood to do the 'scooby-dooby-doo'.

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Mike Stivic: Double header today huh Arch?
Archie Bunker: What do you mean?
Mike Stivic: You're gonna cheat the insurance company and Ma.
Archie Bunker: Why don't you mind your own beeswax.

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Archie Bunker: Hey, Edith, open a fresh box of Twinkies for Mr. Davis.
Sammy Davis Jr.: Twinkies?
Mike Stivic: It's kind of a wasp soul food.

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Archie Bunker: This country was ruined by Franklin Delano Roosevelt.
Maude: You're fat.

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Paul: You see Robin and I took our vows too.
Archie Bunker: Tell him if they didn't take them in church, then God didn't hear them. He ain't married in the eyes of God.
Paul: But wouldn't Mr. Bunker agree that God is everywhere?
Archie Bunker: Tell him He certainly is.
Paul: Then He was was there when we took our sacred vows.
Archie Bunker: BUT HE WASN'T LISTENING NOT WITHOUT THE LICENSE.

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Gloria Stivic: Robin's burning incense. I think it smells nice.
Archie Bunker: It smells like a house of Ill Refute.

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Archie Bunker: Well in the words of Harry S. Truman, if it's too hot in the kitchen, stay away from the cook.

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Archie Bunker: I ain't gonna carry that umbrella, Edith, if the guys at work saw me walk in with that, they'd thing I've turned into an English fruit.

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Edith Bunker: You better take your rubbers too.
Archie Bunker: I don't want no rubbers, every time I put 'em off, my shoes come off with 'em.

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Archie: [Mike is at the door] Oh, I thought there was somebody at the door. There's a beard out there with a nobody under it.

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Mike Stivic: Why is Jefferson number 2?
Archie Bunker: Because, Meathead, there can only be one number 1 and one number 2 and life made Jefferson number 2 long before I come along.
Gloria Stivic: So then Puerto Ricans are number 3 then, huh Daddy?
Archie Bunker: Well not necissarily there, Little Girl, your Puerto Ricans can be 4. Your Japs and your Chinks can be 3 - 3A, 3B.

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[when Mike is worried that he failed his college exams]
Irene Lorenzo: Don't worry so much Mike, as I always say Que Sera, Sera.
Edith Bunker: That's right Mike, if at first you don't succeed, try, try again.

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Archie: Let me tell you something Mister Stivic. You are a MEATHEAD. As in Meathead... dead from the neck up.

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Archie Bunker: Roosevelt sold us out to Joe Stalin at Gibraltar.
Maude: They met at Yalta.
Archie Bunker: He sold us out there too.

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Archie Bunker: I know all about your woman's troubles there, Edith, but when I had the hernia that time, I didn't make you wear the truss. If you're gonna have the change of life, you gotta do it right now. I'm gonna give you just 30 seconds. Now c'mon and change.
Edith Bunker: Can I finish my soup first?

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George Jefferson: If he's gonna have the last laugh, I'm gonna have it first.

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Archie Bunker: Some red nail polish, Edith? Why didn't you just buy her some rouge, high heels and a lamp post.

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Archie Bunker: That ain't the American Way, buddy. No, siree. Listen here, professor. You're the one who need an American History lesson. You don't know nothin' about Lady Liberty standin' there in the harbor, with her torch on high screamin' out to all the nations in the world: "Send me your poor, your deadbeats, your filthy." And all the nations send 'em in here, they come swarming in like ants. Your Spanish P.R.'s from the Caribboin, your Japs, your Chinamen, your Krauts and your Hebes and your English fags. All of 'em come in here and they're all free to live in their own separate sections where they feel safe. And they'll bust your head if you go in there. *That's* what makes America great, buddy.
[exits Stivic house]
Mike Stivic: [to Gloria] I think we just heard Archie Bunker's Bicentennial Minute.

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Archie: ...So I started giving her mouth to mouth restitution, there.

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Edith: Mike, how did you hurt your back?
Mike Stivic: Lifting a hibachi.
Archie: What a dope, you lifed a motorcycle?

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Archie Bunker: Uh, no intense offended there.

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Archie Bunker: Will you vacate the chair meathead?

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[after returning from the bathroom]
Archie Bunker: Lemme tell ya, Edith, you can't really *buy* beer... you can only rent it.

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[when a presidential speech interrupts his TV show]
Archie Bunker: Aww, geez... if Nixon keeps goin' on like that, he won't have Archie Bunker to kick around anymore.

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Sammy Davis Jr.: If you were prejudiced, Archie, when I came into your home, you would have called me a coon or a deleted - see guidelines #2. But you didn't say that, I heard you clear as a bell, you came right out and said it: colored. And if you were prejudiced, you'd go around thinking that you were better than everybody. But after spending these wonderful moments with you, Archie, I can tell ya - you ain't better than nobody.
Archie Bunker: Can I have your hand on that, Mr. Davis?

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[after watching kids dance to Jesus Christ Superstar]
Archie Bunker: The Lord wants you to come to him on your knees, not wigglin' and jigglin' 'til your parts fall off.

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Archie Bunker: Go ahead, ask your mother, *she* believes in capital punishment.
Gloria Stivic: Do you Ma?
Edith Bunker: Well, sure.
Gloria Stivic: MA?
Edith Bunker: Well, as long as it ain't too severe.

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Archie: Free treatment for VD. VD. Do you know what *that* means, Edith?
Edith: oh, yeah. V-D day.

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Archie Bunker: Everyone I like stays the hell away from me.

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[after Archie stuffs his breakfast into his pockets and leaves]
Mike Stivic: He's on something.
Gloria: Bananas.
Edith: Archie's on bananas?

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Archie: I feel like Rip Van Heussen.
Mike, Gloria, Edith: Winkle.
Archie: Alright, Winkle Van Heussen.

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Archie: Well, you know what they say, Edith. Birds gotta fly, fish gotta fry.
Edith: Swim.
Archie: That too.

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Gloria Stivic: Hi Dad, where's Ma?
Archie Bunker: I don't know, she flew out of here like a dingbat outta Hell.

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Archie Bunker: You worse than that hebe congressman Sam Irving.

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Archie: Do you believe that guy making suppository remarks while I'm singing "God Bless America"?

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Archie: In my day we didn't have no Anglo Americans or African Americans, we was all Americans so if a guy was a jig or a spick, it was his own business.

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Archie Bunker: Back in my day, they wasn't called Chicanos or Anglo-Americans or Afro-Americans, we was all Americans so if a guy was a jig or a spick, it was his own business.

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Mike Stivic: You got a hang-up about sex.
Archie: I ain't got a hang-up about... That.
Mike Stivic: See, you can't even say it.
Archie: I don't use four letter words in front of women, ya dope.
Gloria: Daddy, you shouldn't be afraid of sex.
Archie: Listen, little girl, if I was a afraid of it, you wouldn't be here. Right, Edith?

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Archie: Sticks and stones may break my bones, but you are one dumb Pollack.

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Archie: Sticks and stones may break my bones, but FRANKLIN DELANO ROOSEVELT.

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Archie: What kind of fathead would send us something like this?
Edith: It's from your mother.

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Mike Stivic: You think that just because a guy wears glasses, he's a queer.
Archie Bunker: No, a guy who wears glasses is a four-eyes. A guy who's a fag is a queer.

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Jeff: Hey, what's happenin', Man?
Archie: I'm having a stroke.
Jeff: Far out. I can dig it.

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[Edith's high school is being torn down to build a grocery store]
Edith Bunker: It won't be the same saying "I went to school there," while pointing at the A&P.

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Archie: [Admiring his new watch] This here tells me that it's morning in China. So right at this moment, eight hundred million Chinks are sitting down to breakfast.
Mike Stivic: Archie, in the first place they are called Chinese.
Archie: That's what I said, Chinks.

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Archie: Three Men in a Tub, they had a water shortage in them days. So everything in Fairyland was in threes, you know, except the dwarfs. There was seven of them 'cause they was little and the wolf was after them so the wolf came running after them and boy he had one hell of a breath. He blew down their house and they had to find another joint so they run through the woods and they run into Goldilocks and she took them all in to live with her and there's nothin' wrong with that because she was a nice girl and they're old anyway. So they got another house but the wolf came along and blew that one down too so then they run through the woods again and they come to a brick house and that belonged to Disney so they all moved in there and started working for him.

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Archie: [singing] London Bridge is falling down, falling down, falling down. London Bridge is falling down, the Limeys built it wrong.

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Gloria: You just don't want to be alone with the baby 'cause you're afraid you might have to change him.
Archie: You think I never changed you, little girl?
Gloria: If I had waited for you to do that, I would've worn the same diaper since I was two. Ma told me that.
Archie: Don't believe your mother, you believe me. Many is the time I changed you, little girl, and it wasn't always wee-wee. Sometimes it was this here.
[Holds up two fingers]
Gloria: Well I never promised you a rose garden.

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Archie: Oh, a scarf. It's got that beautiful beege color.
Edith: Beige.
Archie: Some of that too.

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Archie Bunker: What's this here?
Babysitter: Baby oil.
Archie Bunker: And how many table spoons are you supposed to give it?
Babysitter: You rub it on, you don't feed it to them.

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[Michael says that Archie's friend Steve is gay]
Archie Bunker: You are SICK, you know that? YOU NEED HELP. I've listened to this guy around here for ten months. All this pinko stuff, that's all right, that's what they're fillin' 'em up with in the schools nowadays, huh? The clothes, well, that's all right, they take from each other, one kid looks crummier than the next. Their wide-open sex any time of the day or night for no reason at all, that's all right, that's their submissive society. But when he goes besmearing - when he goes besmearing the name of a great line-backer, a second-choice all-American, a man, and I mean a REAL MAN, THEN YOU MIGHT AS WELL SHUT THE DOORS OF THIS COUNTRY AND HANG UP A SIGN, "CLOSED. OWNER GONE NUTS".

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Archie Bunker: I says, "Edith, Darling, what is, is" and then I said, "Edith, Darlin, what was, was". And finally, I say, "Edith, Darling, what's going to be, is going to be". But your mother in-law don't know nothin' about philosophy.
[Mikes stares blankly at him]
Archie Bunker: Don't seem like you know a hell of a lot about it yourself.

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Archie: [about Beverly LaSalle] I wish I could've told her what a nice fellow she was.

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Archie: Whatever happened to the good old days when kids was scared to death of their parents?

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Archie: Hey Sydney, you're a real chimp off the old block.

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Stephanie: Thanks, Uncle Archie.
Archie: Me? But it's from your father.
Stephanie: My father doesn't spell "Daddy" D-A-D-Y.

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Archie Bunker: You're colored.
Chester Byrd: Yes I am.
Archie Bunker: You didn't sound colored on the phone.
Chester Byrd: That's 'cause I used the white telephone.

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Archie Bunker: Here's something we can see in Disney World. They got an all bear band.
Edith Bunker: They got a naked band at Disney World?

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Edith Bunker: I hate bears.
Archie Bunker: Well they ain't real bears, they...
Edith Bunker: I hate all bears.
Archie Bunker: Edith, I'm trying to show you...
Edith Bunker: STIFLE.

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Edith Bunker: What's wrong, Archie?
Mike Stivic: It's just indigestion. It comes from eating his own words.

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Archie Bunker: [Working a crossword puzzle] A four letter Italian word for "goodbye". Bang. B-A-N-G.

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Coke: Your neighbor, Mr. McNab, just called to tell you that two Jigaboos just robbed Morgan's Jewelry Store and they hiding in the neighborhood.
Archie: Hi, how are ya?

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Edith Bunker: We should take you to the doctor.
Archie Bunker: No, I've already had one attempted robbery today.

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Coke: [on the phone with Mr. McNab] This is the family physician, Dr. Black. What's that, Mr. McNab? Oh. Mrs. Bunker. Your neighbor, Mr. McNab, called to say that two fellows just robbed... What did you say, Mr. McNab? Oh, two jigaboos.

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Archie Bunker: That's what I keep telling my big, dumb Pollack son in-law.
Desk Sergeant: Big, dumb what?
Archie Bunker: Pollack.
Mike Stivic: Say it louder, Arch, Sgt. Pulaski didn't hear you.

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Archie Bunker: [Lionel has brought over some food] Let me guess: pork chops?
Lionel Jefferson: Uh yeah, we was gonna bring some watermelon too, but they's out of season.

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Archie Bunker: How do youse people manage to store things in them tiny bathrooms?
Lionel Jefferson: Well, we have this little cabinet under the table and we shove our things into it. So, Mr. Bunker, why don't you shove yours.
[Exits]
Archie Bunker: You know, a guy could take that two ways.
Mike Stivic: Knowing Lionel, I'm sure he only meant it one way.

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Archie Bunker: I have you into my house, there, you break bread with me and then you go and do a thing like this, thank you very much, Lionel.
Lionel Jefferson: You mean me taking out Linda?
Archie Bunker: Yes.
Lionel Jefferson: Oh you don't have to thank me for that, Mr. Bunker. I'd do it again but she's leaving tomorrow.
Archie Bunker: Let's cut the funnies. You know what I'm saying to you. I'm saying that youse guys ought to stick with yourselves.
Lionel Jefferson: You mean guys ought to stay with guys?

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Kate Korman: [to Archie] I have a name for you. Mr. Edith Bunker.

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Archie: Hey, Kiddo, do the cockroaches come over here on the big ships or do they fly nowadays?
Stephanie: I think the American ones are born here.
Archie: Don't be fresh.

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Manuel: The piano, the refrigerator, everything was possessed and you got to go to Sicily to play the pin ball machine. This is a bad day for me.
Archie: A bad day for you?
Manuel: Yeah, I was going to ask you for a raise.

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Judge: Mrs. Bunker, you're out of order.
Archie Bunker: No, she ain't pregnant. Just my daughter.

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Principal: I'm having some regulatory problems.
Archie: Oh, just try some Epsom salts. Works for me.

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Sybil Gooley: He never liked me.
Archie Bunker: And I always will.

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Archie: I ain't a bigot, I'm just saying it ain't your fault that youse guys is colored.

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Hugh Victor Thompson III: I am Hugh Victor Thompson III. What is your name?
Archie Bunker: I ain't telling you my name.
Hugh Victor Thompson III: Why? Is it a funny name?
Archie Bunker: No. It's a name right out of American history. Bunker, as in the Battle Of.
Hugh Victor Thompson III: Ladies and gentlemen, Mr. Bunker Hill.

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Archie Bunker: [trapped in an elevator; trying the elevator phone] Hello? Operator?
Carlos Mendoza: [to Archie] Señor?
Archie Bunker: [into phone] Operator?
Carlos Mendoza: [to Archie] Señor?
Archie Bunker: Would somebody translate for this Spic here and tell him I'm trying to use the phone?
Carlos Mendoza: [Hispanic accent] Is no need; this… uh… "Spic" speak English.
Archie Bunker: Well, then you oughta know that I'm trying to call for help.
Carlos Mendoza: I try to tell you, the phone only rings in the janitor's office.
Archie Bunker: Well, then, that's who I'm trying to call.
Carlos Mendoza: I am the janitor.

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[Archie is missing]
Mike Stivic: I'd better go over to the Friedman building and try to find him at the insurance office. Ma, can you remember the name?
Edith: [Drunk] Archie Bunker.

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Hugh Victor Thompson III: [the lights come back on and Archie finds himself staring Mr. Thompson, a black man, in the face] Hello! What's the matter, Bunker? Afraid to face the future?
[looks stunned; walks away]
Hugh Victor Thompson III: What's the matter, Bunker? Afraid to face the future?

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Archie Bunker: I saw a lot of action in the war.
Black Man: During KP or latrine duty?
Archie Bunker: As a soldier in the Army Air Corp, that's the only place we'd see you people.
Black Man: As an officer in the Intelligence Division, I would never have seen you.

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Archie: Good going there, Pedro.
Carlos Mendoza: My name is Carlos.
Archie: Carlos it is, Pedro.

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Archie: [after seeing the bag filled with the blood he has just given] Is that mine?
Nurse: Not anymore.

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Archie Bunker: I was in the war. The big war, you know. It was nice over there in Italy. Say, you wouldn't be one of them senoritas, would ya? You could be what with the dark hair and dark eyes and all.

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Mike Stivic: Ma, can you remember the name of the insurance guy?
Edith Bunker: Um... It's a German name... Hinklemeyer. That's it.
Archie Bunker: Hinklemeyer, okay.
[exits]
Gloria Stivic: Ma, are you sure that's the name?
Edith Bunker: Yeah. Hinklemeyer, that's it.
[takes sip of wine]
Edith Bunker: Or Swanson.

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Archie: I'm gonna wallop her behind and make it look like two Jap flags.

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Carlos Mendoza: Let me 'splain something to you, Mister. 1: How many children we have is 'cause we love each other very much. 2: You talk very intelligent, Mister, but you not so smart. 3: Shut up you face.

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Archie Bunker: You go back where you came from and send me a Jew.

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Edith Bunker: I gotta get the cranberry sauce.
Archie Bunker: Edith, the lord and me don't give a damn about cranberry sauce.

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Archie Bunker: If God had intended whites and coloreds to dance together...
Mike Stivic: He'd had given us rhythm too.

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Archie Bunker: Not against His will.
[Points skyward]
Mike Stivic: What does 'His will' have to do with it? Since when did He get into it?
Archie Bunker: He was never out of it. When He calls, you gotta go.
Gloria Stivic: Unless modern medicine saves you.
Archie Bunker: It can't.
Mike Stivic: Sure it can. It does all the time.
Archie Bunker: That's when He wasn't really calling, but when He calls, you gotta go. He don't want no quack doctors down here trying to save you. It throws His schedule all off. If you throw off His schedule, when you get up there you gotta answer to him. He's gonna want to know from you, why you didn't come when you was called. Why you was late. And you also gotta answer to the guy whose heart you got. He's gonna want it back so you'll be walking around Heaven with a hole in your chest.

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Archie Bunker: I got bigger fish to fly.

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Edith Bunker: I gotta go to the bathroom.
[Starts to run upstairs but Lambert races after her]
Edith Bunker: What are you doing?
Lambert: You're going to the bathroom? I'm going with you.
Edith Bunker: I'll wait 'til tomorrow.

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Archie: [about Mike and Gloria] Edith, why do them two always gotta be over here? I can't stand to look at them.
Edith: What are you going to do today, Archie?
Archie: I'm going over to their house.

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[Mike and Archie search the house for a rapist]
Archie: Search the closet.
Mike Stivic: [Knocks on closet door] There's nobody in there.
Archie: What the hell did you expect him to say, "Entre-vous?"

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Archie: Hey, little girl, does your fish ever so often come out of water and lay on a rock?
Gloria: No.
Archie: Then he's dead.
Gloria: [crying] Mr. Jaws died.

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Officer Gorsky: Now you say the suspect was Caucasian?
Archie Bunker: No, he was white. Well he could've had some colored mixed in him the way things are now adays. Yeah, he could've been one of them macaroons.

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Archie: Edith, go set the alarm clock for 1997.
Edith: You're gonna sleep for 20 years?
Archie: If it was good enough for Rip Van Heussen...
Edith, Mike, Gloria: Winkle.
Archie: Alright, Winkle Van Heussen, then ipso fatso, it's good enough for Archie Bunker.

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Archie Bunker: Do you know how to swim?
Mike Stivic: Yeah.
Archie Bunker: Then why don't you go take a flying leap into the middle of Lake Polack?

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Archie Bunker: I got a rubbery feeling it's Beverly La Salle.

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Archie Bunker: Everything's fine, Officers. Everything is just peaches and beans.

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Gloria: Look at him, Ma. Curled up like a fetus in the womb.
Archie: I don't care what Ma's gonna feed us at noon.

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Archie: Who are you, Ralph Nuder?

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Archie: Why did the Irish farmer pour alcohol on his vegetable crop? Because he wanted to have stewed tomatoes.

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Archie: Archie's Place. Fresh beer on tap. Family environment, we cater to straights.

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Archie: Edith, come on. 'Tis the season to be jolly, so be jolly.

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Archie: Youse all seen a bar in a motel, right? But who the hell ever heard a motel in a bar?

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Archie: You wanna put your mother and me through the same kind of shame? Besmooze the family name like that?

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Archie: So I was drivin' by Kennedy...
Edith: Kennedy airport?
Archie: No, Cape Kennedy. I'm looking for a flight to the moon.

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Archie Bunker: I'm up the creek in a boat with a hole.

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Mike Stivic: Arch, let me help you close up.
Archie Bunker: No. To close up is to close down, to close down is to go out of business. Never close, stay open all the time.

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Archie Bunker: The Lord can forgive me for being up to my butt in debts, but you Harry are going straight to hell for being up to your butt in boobs.

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Archie Bunker: You mean the guy... Raped you?
Edith Bunker: He tried to.
Archie Bunker: So he was at the house when I was there, why didn't you tell me?
Edith Bunker: He said he would do something to you.
Archie Bunker: Do something to me? What the hell was he, a fruit too?

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Edith: You should apologize to Harry.
Archie: Apologize for what? For killing me? Did Abe Lincoln apologize to Alexander Graham Booth?
Gloria: John Wilkes Booth.
Archie: Don't repeat what I say.

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Archie Bunker: Don't holler the word RAPE.

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Archie Bunker: There's a gas station, only the pumps ain't pumping gas. See, they got a pump for scotch and a pump for bourbon. They also got a premium pump, little girl, and you know what the premium pump is for? Champagne.

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Archie Bunker: [Reading a comic book] Ha ha ha. Oh that Dennis. He really is a menace. Such a rotten kid I love him.

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Archie: Well, Doctor, she's... B-L-A-K.
Doctor: But her blood is R-E-D-D.

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Edith: Archie, there's someone here to see you.
Archie: If it ain't Alice Faye, tell him to get the hell out of here.

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Archie: Manuel, you got the stuff?
Manuel: Stuff?
Archie: You know, the P-I-L-Z.

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Archie: I'm gonna go into town and get me a good Jew lawyer.
Mike Stivic: Do you always have to label people? Why can't you just get a lawyer. Why does it have to be a Jewish lawyer?
Archie: Because if I'm going to sue an "A-rab," I want a guy that's full o' hate!

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[after playing a game of Karate Men]
Mike Stivic: You're a sore loser.
Archie: I am not. You reached over with your hand and knocked my Jap over.

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Archie Bunker: Don't bother the U.S.A Government with the Constitution.
Mike Stivic: Why? Afraid they're gonna read it?

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Archie Bunker: Go take care of the bathroom wall.
Manuel: What's wrong with it?
Archie Bunker: The poem is back about the man from Nantucket.

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Archie: God created the universe in seven days.
Edith: Six days. On the seventh day he rested.
Archie: Well only for a while then He looked over what He done.

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Archie: Archie Bunker don't need no clothes for the rest of his life.

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Archie: Where's my grandson?
Mike Stivic: He's asleep.
Archie: Well wake him up.
Mike Stivic: He's tired.
Archie: But every time I come over here the kid is either in bed, in the bath tub or on the pot.

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Archie: [Floyd has asked the Bunkers to look after Stephanie] Tell him he's barking up the wrong tree.
Edith: You're barking up the wrong tree.
Archie: You heard the boss.
Edith: We'd love to take in Stephie.

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Floyd: Gee Arch, I hate to ask for help.
Archie: Good, 'cause I hate to give it. Especially if it's money.
Floyd: Oh no, this ain't about money.
Archie: Then you got a chance.
Floyd: I need you to watch Stephanie for a few weeks.
Archie: You had a better chance at money.

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[Finding out Stephanie is Jewish]
Stephanie Mills: My father said not to talk about it.
Edith Bunker: Why?
Stephanie Mills: He said if Uncle Archie knew he would call be a Hebe.

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Edith Bunker: Archie, I think you owe Mike an apology.
Archie Bunker: Yeah? And he owes me two years rent. So now we're even.

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Gloria Stivic: Daddy, what I don't understand is how can the Duke be alive if he threw himself on a grenade?
Archie Bunker: 'Cause it was an Italian grenade. It was a dud like everything else them Pasta-Fazoos made.

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Gloria: You know, pizza's actually not from Italy. I read that Marco Polo discovered it in China and then brought it back to Italy.
Archie: Leave it to a dago to go halfway around the world to get a take-home meal.

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Archie Bunker: You know what else has been missing lately? My little box of war memorials with my sharp-shooters badge, my good conduct medal, purple heart and that piece of Kraut shrapnel the medics took out of my butt. Now who besides you and me would like that?

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Archie Bunker: Don't hit the knee that got hit with the trolley.

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Archie Bunker: Every man should be king of his castle. And in this here castle, I am the king.
Edith Bunker: And I am the queen.
Archie Bunker: [Concerning Beverly LaSalle] Well this king can only handle one queen at a time.

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[Archie's socks are missing]
Edith: Did you look in the top drawer?
Archie: Certainly I looked in the top drawer.
Edith: Well they ain't in the top drawer.

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Archie Bunker: What she done was wrong and she gotta be punished. For the next two weeks, no out after school. No out at all. If you find yourself having fun at something, stop it. And no delicious foods for three weeks. You only gotta eat the terrible foods that are good for you. And then no TV for a week. And the next week, and this is gonna be tougher: educational TV only.

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Henry Jefferson: Let them mix the races but we're gonna keep ours pure. No more cream into the coffee.

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[Henry Jefferson is dressed as Santa Claus]
Archie: Santa Claus is white.
Henry: Yeah well when I was a kid, the man filling my stocking was black.

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[Edith hands Archie a beer on the left side instead of the usual right]
Archie: What are you doing?
Edith: I thought you might like it on this side for a change.
Archie: Is it gonna taste better on this side?

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Archie Bunker: Here's my argaroll socks straight from California, made in Taiwan.
Stephanie: Is Aunt Rose is still sick?
Archie: No, she has D-Y-E-D.
Stephanie: You mean D-I-E-D. D-Y-E-D means she changed color.
Archie: She probably done that too.

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Mike Stivic: [to Archie] In the last election you didn't like Carter, you didn't like Ford so he wrote in Richard Nixon.

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Edith: Archie, did you really write in "Richard Nixon"?
Archie: Of course not. I wrote in Reagan.

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Archie Bunker: Go out and get me a beer.
Edith: Can or bottle?
Archie: We never buy bottles.

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Wendell: Let me make this perfectly clear.
Mike Stivic: Gee where have I heard that before?

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[on a subway]
Mike Stivic: You've moved us through three cars already.
Archie: There was a gang war in the first car.
Mike Stivic: What gang? It was three kids fighting over a strap to hold onto.
Archie: I'll bet if you went back now the little one would be hanging from that strap.

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Archie: Look at this, Edith. We lost a daughter but gained a meathead.

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[Mike has climbed into bed with Archie and accidentally spilled water on him]
Archie: You got into bed with me to do this here?
Mike Stivic: It was an accident.
Archie: With Little Joey it's an accident. With you, it's a dishonorable discharge.

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Archie: Your honor, may I encroach the bench?

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Mike Stivic: I'll drive a truck, pump gas, collect garbage.
Archie: Bingo. Start collecting the garbage off of the table.

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Archie Bunker: His chest is all puffed out like Raquel Walsh.

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Archie: When Sammy Davis Jr. get's here, don't say nothing about his eye.
Edith: What eye?
Archie: One of them is glass. You'll find out which one when he get's here, now don't say nothing about it. Now you got any fried chicken out in the kitchen? 'Cause they like to snack on that.

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Archie: Button your face.

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Archie Bunker: Maybe she's lucky he lived as long as she did.

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Stephanie: A person can't go paralyzed by smelling cabbage.
Archie Bunker: I don't know, the nose is a pretty strong thing. One time I was changing one of Joey's diapers and I nearly passed out.

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Beverly La Salle: I have the best dress-maker in town: Mr. Florence.
Edith Bunker: Is he a man or a woman?
Beverly La Salle: Yes.

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Edith Bunker: Why don't you sit down?
Beverly La Salle: In this dress? Are you kidding?
[Imitating Mae West]
Beverly La Salle: One false move and you'll have wall to wall foam rubber.

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Archie Bunker: I stopped in the gent's room the other day, so help me there was a man in there with a ponytail. My heart nearly turned over, I thought I was in the wrong toilet.

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[Archie is spreading smoke around the room]
Mike Stivic: What are you doing?
Archie Bunker: Did you ever hear of smoke damage?
Mike Stivic: Did you ever hear of fraud?
Archie Bunker: Did you ever hear of getting lucky?
Mike Stivic: Did you ever hear of going to jail?
Archie Bunker: Did you ever hear of shut up.

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Archie Bunker: [to vagrant] Why don't you go to sleep and dream about the tragedy that is your life.

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Edith: Archie learned how to save lives in the toilet at work.
Beverly La Salle: Really? He saved mine in a cab.

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Archie Bunker: When the firemen come I want them looking at the fire in the can, not the fire in your Spanish eyes.

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Edith Bunker: Are your neighbors all poor?
Gloria Stivic: No, why?
Edith Bunker: Because they're all sitting in a circle sharing the same cigarette.

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Archie Bunker: And remember, don't talk to strangers unless you know them very well.

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Archie: Edith, I am trying to speak unto the Lord
[points skyward with a stick of celery; looks skyward]
Archie: Forgive me, Lord, for pointing at you with a vegetable.

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Gloria: My parents gave us five years of happiness in their house.
Mike Stivic: Those were the worst five years of my life.
Gloria: Those were the first five years we were married.
Mike Stivic: Bingo.

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Stephanie Mills: I'd like to go to the John.
Edith Bunker: We're going to the John.
Archie Bunker: I heard.
[to Floyd]
Archie Bunker: "John"? Couldn't you have taught her to say "toilet" like educated people?
Floyd Mills: I try the best I can.
Archie Bunker: Well you failed.

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Edith Bunker: Stephie, don't you want to come with us and have fun at Disneyland?
Stephanie Mills: No.
Archie Bunker: You will have fun where I tell you to have fun.

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Edith Bunker: Stephie, you can stay with us forever.
Archie Bunker: Not after she get's married. I've had enough of son in-laws under this roof.

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[Mike slips into the bed with the sheets tucked in]
Archie: I don't believe what I just seen there. You slid in there like a card into a time clock.

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Archie: You go off and leave me here with nobody home.
Edith: Mike was here.
Archie: Like I said, nobody was home.

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Repairman: I can't go against my religion.
Archie Bunker: Hey, turning down business. THAT'S against your religion.
Repairman: Mr. Bunker, I can only answer that insult with an old Jewish expression:
[speaks Hebrew]
Repairman: .
Archie Bunker: What the hell does that mean?
Repairman: You'll never know, but believe me, I got even.

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Archie: Business ain't too, what-do-you-call, quick on Friday nights.
Mike Stivic: Why is that?
Archie: Uh, nobody knows.

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Archie Bunker: I changed my mind. I don't want no stranger in the house. He'd probably snuggle girls up the stairs.
Edith Bunker: Well suppose the 'he' is a she?
Archie Bunker: You wouldn't want that either.

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Archie Bunker: I would take will into court and have it thrown out.
Mike Stivic: On what grounds?
Archie Bunker: On the courtroom grounds under the windows.

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Archie Bunker: [on a female boarder] Get one with the flat chests and big feet who want nothing out of life other than to work hard and pay the rent.

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Edith: Do you know what today is?
Archie: Certainly I do. Today is the first day of National Spay the Cat Week.

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Mike Stivic: Ask him if he sells dinosaur insurance.

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Edith: Do you know how old I am today?
Archie: Yeah, you're 50. I got a very romantic way of remembering that: you are as old as Lindburg's airplane.

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Archie Bunker: Are you all right in there?
Mike Stivic: Yeah, I just slipped on some cake. Hey, the cake tastes burnt.

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Archie: How did you get rid of the lousy bum?
Edith: I hit him with my cake.
Archie: Thank God you had something heavy.

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Edith Bunker: I'm an old lady. I'm very old. I'm as old as Lindburg's airplane.
Lambert: I like older women.
Edith Bunker: But I'm married.
Lambert: So am I.

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Archie Bunker: Wait 'til you hear this, Edith. They decided not to will Joey to anyone, and you know why? 'Cause they decided they ain't never gonna die.

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Archie Bunker: Don't you know that California is sitting on a shelf out there, they call that the Pacific Shelf. There's three states on that shelf: Oregon, California and Missouri. When the big earthquake hits, all them three states are going to be shoved right off that shelf there. They call that the Continental Divide.
Mike Stivic: What?
Archie Bunker: Yes. The Pope knew about this years ago. He said it was St. Andrew's fault.

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Mike Stivic: So when Sammy Davis gets here, are you gonna call him a jungle bunny?
Archie Bunker: Certainly not. I'll call him Mr. Davis.
Mike Stivic: What's the difference between him and our neighbor Lionel?
Archie Bunker: 10 million dollars and several Catillacs.

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Archie Bunker: California is full of nuts and fruits. Every fruit is a little nutty and every nut is a little fruity.

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Mike Stivic: Nice to see you, Arch.
Archie: Yeah well, nice to see you too, Michael.
Mike Stivic: You called me Michael.
Archie: What the hell, it's Christmas.

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Archie Bunker: Guess which famous personality I had in my cab?
Edith Bunker: Oh, this is fun. Living or dead?
Archie Bunker: I was driving a cab, Edith, not a hearse.

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Archie: This woman's lib is infiltrating our home and your daughter's bringing it in here. I suppose next she'll have you prancing around in hot pants and burning your brassier.
Edith: No, I'm afraid of fire.

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Archie Bunker: What has hate got to do with this, you dumb Polack?

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Archie Bunker: I been thinking this whole thing over, and you can't leave. 'Cause you can't go to school at night, work at the same time, pay for an apartment, support a wife and a baby, see? Now to begin with, you ain't got the brains. The boy didn't even have the brains to keep himself from getting pregnant.
Mike Stivic: Archie, I've been trying to tell you something. We're not pregnant anymore.
Archie Bunker: Will you let me finish? You what?
Mike Stivic: Well, we're not gonna have a baby now.
Archie Bunker: You big dumb Polack, did you do something illegal?

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Archie: They put a woman's heart in a man's body.
Mike Stivic: So?
Archie: So, it's hard enough for a man and woman to live together in the same house, never mind the same body.

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Edith: [playing Monopoly] Aw, I gotta go to jail.
Archie: Make it solitary confinement.

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Archie: [on the phone] No, no, I ain't got nothing against them people. I'm calling you from a home that used to be colored.

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Mike Stivic: Why are you always bothered by a simple show of affection?
Archie: Because I hate it.

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Tue Jan 24, 2006 6:35 pm

The first quote is the best. He may have been an ignorant man, but it is funny how a liberal producer...a liberal actor...can do so much for the protrayal of conservative men.

In hidsight it is meathead that looks like the fool. Ever notice that it is the same end of the world phony crap that was being spewed even back then.

To me the show was progressive. Even the Archie Terrorist episode where he talked about arming all the passengers. :lol: