About All In The Family - Season 3
The hilarious landmark comedy series ALL IN THE FAMILY returns for its third season with its flawless sense of ensemble chemistry, precision timing, and lasting political relevance intact (and went on to win both the Emmy® and Golden Globe® for Outstanding Comedy Series). These characters have become television's first dysfunctional family: blue-collar conservative Archie (Carroll O'Connor), his long-suffering but loving wife Edith (Jean Stapleton), "little girl" Gloria (Sally Struthers), and her liberal husband "Meathead" Mike (Rob Reiner). Series creator Norman Lear broke nearly every rule and taboo, but the characters' foibles produced some of television's biggest laughs. They could also make us cry, in the heartbreaking "Gloria, the Victim", or shock us, in "The Bunkers & the Swingers" (1973 Emmy® for Outstanding Writing Achievement in Comedy). The model for sitcoms to come, ALL IN THE FAMILY brilliantly and intimately portrayed the American family while reflecting the social and political landscape of the '70s, leaving an indelible mark on popular culture.
Carroll O'Connor, Rob Reiner, Jean Stapleton, Sally Struthers