Thursday, November 23, 2023

Archie Bunker Wore A Rolex...


Archie Bunker Wore A Rolex

I thought I would change it up a little bit this Thanksgiving by taking a heartwarming look back at one of the most famous curmudgeons in history, Archie Bunker, played brilliantly by Carroll O'Connor.

The original "All in the Family" TV series was the brainchild of Norman Lear, and ran from 1971 to 1979. As a child I remember enjoying many episodes of this amazing show. My Aunt Dora Jane who raised me LOVED watching All in the family and I remember she once profoundly quipped, "There is a little Archie Bunker in all of us!"


The opening intro and outro from All in the Family is one of the most iconic TV song intros in History...particularly if you are old enough to remember having watch the show back when it aired on TV...

Carroll O'Connor who played Archie Bunker wore a two tone Rolex Datejust in real life as pictured below.

Carroll O'Connor and Jean Stapleton who played "Archie and Edith Bunker" appeared on a episode of the Donny and Marie show, and if you were a fan you will love this interview...

Carroll O'Connor's brilliant role as Archie Bunker was played so well as he portrayed the ultimate politically incorrect, male chauvinist, loudmouthed bigot that believes in every single stereotype.