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4: Archie Bunker Meets a Homo

| March 28, 2018
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“Judging Books by Covers” (February 9, 1971): At the very least, the fact that Richard Nixon hated this episode of All in Family should motivate you to consider why it’s actually good. In it, Archie Bunker (Carroll O’Connor) fails to learn a lesson about who’s gay and who seems gay. This Norman Lear-penned script has one of the first positive portrayals of an LGBT character ever in an American TV series, and Glen and Drew’s discussion covers everything from TaleSpin to Carol Danvers to Luke and Laura from General Hospital. Trigger warning: You will hear the word “fag” a lot.

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