Good night, Edith Bunker

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    Good night, Edith Bunker

    Just cuz ....

           we've had some fun with a poster named Edith Bunker ... the remarkable actress Jean Stapleton passed at the remarkable age of 90, and this is just a quick moment of smiling with her as she helped bring an iconic character to life forever.

     

         RIP, mother of Meathead, wife of Archie, and "those were the days!"

     

     

     
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    One of the best shows EVER!  RIP

    FYI.....she was the mother in law to 'meathead'.  Hard to believe meathead became a world renown director!! 

     
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    One of the best shows EVER!  RIP

    FYI.....she was the mother in law to 'meathead'.  Hard to believe meathead became a world renown director!! 




    Thanks for the correction

     
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    RIP..Miss Stapleton (not the parent of the poster)

     
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    great character, amazing show...tremendous cast, but most of all, socially significant...

     
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    Sammy Davis Jr episode and his conversation with Archie, one of the best scenes in TV history.

     
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      EDITH,  the mother of CONAN  !!!!   It all makes sense NOW !!!!!

     
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    Was Archie your dad, BILL?

    That would explain a lot.

     
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    Was Archie your dad, BILL?

    That would explain a lot.



    That would make him Gloria 

     
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    Goodbye, Jean Stapleton. Everyone remembers her best as Edith, but she did so much more. Starting in the early '40s she appeared on Broadway, early television and movies. One of my most favorite of her roles was opposite John Travolta in the movie "Michael". Hilarious!

    Requiescant In Pace

     
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    Was Archie your dad, BILL?

    That would explain a lot.

     



    That would make him Gloria 

     



    Not if he was the " love child" of Mrs. Jefferson.

     
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    Goodbye, Jean Stapleton. Everyone remembers her best as Edith, but she did so much more. Starting in the early '40s she appeared on Broadway, early television and movies. One of my most favorite of her roles was opposite John Travolta in the movie "Michael". Hilarious!

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    Quite right about all, but I did like that role in "Michael."   At first I was unhappy with another misrepresentation of angels, but I allowed the spirit of the movie to take me away. 

     
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    Was Archie your dad, BILL?

    That would explain a lot.

     



    That would make him Gloria 

     

     



    Not if he was the " love child" of Mrs. Jefferson.

     




    +1 FUNNY, Moon!

     
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    Was Archie your dad, BILL?

    That would explain a lot.

    You are more right on than you think !!!!!!!


     
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    Goodbye, Jean Stapleton. Everyone remembers her best as Edith, but she did so much more. Starting in the early '40s she appeared on Broadway, early television and movies. One of my most favorite of her roles was opposite John Travolta in the movie "Michael". Hilarious!

    Requiescant In Pace

     




    Quite right about all, but I did like that role in "Michael."   At first I was unhappy with another misrepresentation of angels, but I allowed the spirit of the movie to take me away. 

     




    Happy to hear you did that as I felt that it was a very heartwarming movie. The thing about misrepresentations is that we cannot always be sure that what we've been told to begin with is absolute. I find it is best to keep an open spirit, particularly in matters concerning the infinite.

    Sorry, I guess I'm straying too far afield. Glad you liked the movie.

     
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    Goodbye, Jean Stapleton. Everyone remembers her best as Edith, but she did so much more. Starting in the early '40s she appeared on Broadway, early television and movies. One of my most favorite of her roles was opposite John Travolta in the movie "Michael". Hilarious!

    Requiescant In Pace

     




    Quite right about all, but I did like that role in "Michael."   At first I was unhappy with another misrepresentation of angels, but I allowed the spirit of the movie to take me away. 

     



    I was going to post about that movie too. Incredibly funny film; if you have never seen it, you should. John Travolta did a great job as Michael; Ms Stapleton was also hilarious. RIP, Jean Stapleton.

     
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    Re: Good night, Edith Bunker

    Angel was a great movie...

    I'll never forget Archie's solution to plane highjacking...give all the passengers guns...LOL

    Jean Stapleton was priceless...RIP

     
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    Was Archie your dad, BILL?

    That would explain a lot.

     

    You are more right on than you think !!!!!!!


     




    I knew it :-)

     
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    great character, amazing show...tremendous cast, but most of all, socially significant...




    Agree with all of the above. Some truly remarkable moments, some hilarious, some controversial, some poignant. Sheer brilliance.

    Edith was a dingbat who, when Mike told her he was an agnostic, though that  meant he wanted to be married by a rabbi. But in truth, she had more common sense than any of them.

     

     
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    great character, amazing show...tremendous cast, but most of all, socially significant...

     

     




    Agree with all of the above. Some truly remarkable moments, some hilarious, some controversial, some poignant. Sheer brilliance.

     

     

    Edith was a dingbat who, when Mike told her he was an agnostic, though that  meant he wanted to be married by a rabbi. But in truth, she had more common sense than any of them.

     

     



     In the early first season episodes the Edith character was a little more edgy, in a sense more gritty than the over-the-top "dingbat" that she evolved into. In any case, a brilliant series. So true to life. It's a shame to think that there won't be another like it any time soon. It's unthinkable that a show like AITF would be allowed to be shown today with so many people so sensitive about damned near everything.


    "Those Were The Days" indeed.

     

     

     
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