All In The Family: Eighth Season [DVD] (1977) *NEW*

All In The Family: Eighth Season [DVD] (1977) *NEW*


All 24 Original Half-Hour Episodes from 1977 – 1978.

Season Eight of the award-winning television series from Norman Lear earned Emmys for Carroll O’Connor, Jean Stapleton and Rob Reiner, not to mention the award for Outstanding Comedy Series, Outstanding Writing in a Comedy Series, and Outstanding Directing in a Comedy Series.

This second to last season finds Archie (O’Connor), Edith (Stapleton) and the Stivics (Reiner and Sally Struthers) battling some difficult issues when Archie buys a bar he cannot afford, Edith questions her faith and Mike and Gloria plan a move to California. As dark as the plots run at times, the laughs always shine through in this perfectly balanced and performed sitcom that inspired spin-offs Maude and The Jeffersons.

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All in the Family is an American sitcom TV-series that was originally broadcast on the CBS television network for nine seasons, from January 12, 1971 to April 8, 1979. The following September, it was continued with the spin-off series Archie Bunker's Place, which picked up where All in the Family had ended and ran for four more seasons.

All in the Family was produced by Norman Lear and Bud Yorkin. It starred Carroll O'ConnorJean StapletonSally Struthers, and Rob Reiner. The show revolves around the life of a working-class bigot and his family. The show broke ground in its depiction of issues previously considered unsuitable for a U.S. network television comedy, such as racismantisemitisminfidelityhomosexualitywomen's liberationrapereligionmiscarriagesabortionbreast cancerthe Vietnam Warmenopause, and impotence. Through depicting these controversial issues, the series became arguably one of television's most influential comedic programs, as it injected the sitcom format with more dramatic moments and realistic, topical conflicts.

The show was an American version of an earlier British show, the BBC sitcom Till Death Us Do Part, with Archie Bunker modeled after his British counterpart, Alf Garnett.

All in the Family is often regarded in the United States as one of the greatest television series of all time. Following a lackluster first season, the show soon became the most watched show in the United States during summer reruns and afterwards ranked number one in the yearly Nielsen ratings from 1971 to 1976. It became the first television series to reach the milestone of having topped the Nielsen ratings for five consecutive years. The episode "Sammy's Visit" was ranked number 13 on TV Guide's 100 Greatest Episodes of All Time. TV Guide's 50 Greatest TV Shows of All Time ranked All in the Family as number four. Bravo also named the show's protagonist, Archie Bunker, TV's greatest character of all time. In 2013, the Writers Guild of America ranked All in the Family the fourth-best written TV series ever, and TV Guide ranked it as the fourth-greatest show of all time.

All in the Family
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Genre Sitcom
Based on Till Death Us Do Part created by Johnny Speight
Developed by Norman Lear and Bud Yorkin
Starring Carroll O'Connor
Jean Stapleton
Sally Struthers
Rob Reiner
Danielle Brisebois
Theme music composer Lee Adams (lyrics),
Charles Strouse (music), Roger Kellaway (ending theme)
Opening theme "Those Were the Days"
Performed by Carroll O'Connorand Jean Stapleton
Ending theme "Remembering You"
by Roger Kellaway, (music) and Carroll O'Connor (additional lyrics added in 1971; instrumental version)
Country of origin United States
No. of seasons 9
No. of episodes 205

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