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(Topic created on: 12-07-2023 01:51 PM)
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davidjay362
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Archie Bunkers chair. Wonder where it is . Paula, you are bringing me down memory lane again.
PaulaJensen
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The original Archie Bunker chair is on display at the Smithsonian Institute Museum (alongside Edith Bunker's chair). The one shown above is a replica.
davidjay362
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Really, that is so cool. How would they've gotten the replica to look worn like that?
PaulaJensen
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They sure did a good job replicating it. Those wizards of make-believe in Tinseltown, they sure are masters of making things look so authentic or so realistic πŸ€”.
davidjay362
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Absolutely
davidjay362
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Make you wonder what it would go for, of they ever sold one...especially now!!!
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RedDogRabbit
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I wonder what the most likely market for this would be a misogynistic racist...or a progressive thinking individual who appreciated Lear's genius, amplifying some of society's often hidden negatives, maybe even helping some people to change for the better?

It was a great show, Lear left us with a monumental amount of thought provoking work. 

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davidjay362
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Hey RedDog. What do you mean by that?
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RedDogRabbit
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Well, I think that in the very early 70s when All In The Family first aired, Lear was provoking people to consider what was typically accepted behaviour.

Bunker's misogynistic attitudes towards women, which many people at the up until then, probably thought it was acceptable, because "That's how it's always been". Similarly his views towards anyone who wasn't a straight, white "Christian" male, any decent human being would hopefully be deeply offended by.

It wasn't just All In The Family either, The Jeffersons, Maude, Good Times etc. Hopefully opened some people's eyes, to think beyond their own noses.

Probably not the best place for this, but.