A little Flashback with All In The Family when Meathead trashed the National Anthem Archie fought back! Today’s liberals act like this now. Oh, and Rob Reiner is still a Meathead.
Archie Bunker may not have been one of the most articulate characters on TV, but he is one of the most memorable. He never worried about being patriotic and was always politically incorrect.
As a Veteran and a hardworking American, Bunker was not about to stand by and let someone disrespect the National Anthem.
When it comes to the debate over Colin Kaepernick’s protests during the National Anthem, it’s pretty clear that Archie would not have approved. Archie Bunker loved being an American.
While watching a game with his son-in-law Meathead, Archie got upset because liberal Meathead said the National Anthem was an awful song because it glorified war.
The leftist also objects to the confusing words that are in the song. Archie came to the ‘Star Spangled Banner’s’ defense.
When Archie tried to sing the song on his own, he got the very first part right but then slipped up a bit. This is classic “All In The Family.”
Below is the partial transcript:
“That is one terrible song,” Meathead complains to his father-in-law.
“Don’t start up nothing with me, Meathead. I’m watching the game. That’s a beautiful song, and shut your face.”
“Huh? The song glorifies war, and even as a song, it stinks. Nobody can remember the words.”
“You’re going to ruin this game for me?” Bunker lashed back.
“Can you remember the words?”
“Certainly I can!” Bunker shouts.
Meathead then challenges the patriotic Archie Bunker to sing the first few lines of the national anthem. What happens next will have you rolling on the floor with laughter. Meathead doubles down and refuses to put the game back on until Bunker recites the words of the anthem.
Although he recites his lines with gusto, Meathead is the one who gets the pleasure of telling Bunker he is “wrong!”
Even though he disagreed with Meathead on nearly everything, Bunker still accepted him as part of the family. Back then, people had a sense of humor and families always came first.
The Bunker family was relatable to so many families during the 1970s. His blue-collar background and patriotism were on full display in each episode.
And, ironically, Meathead turned out to be a Meathead in real life. Rob Reiner is a big liberal until this day.
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