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Goblet:Archie Bunker for President

1972

The Strong National Museum of Play

The Strong National Museum of Play

At the time of its debut in January 1971, "All in the Family" met with critical scorn and a meager audience. Networks shied away from the show's explicitly political content and controversial main character. Centered on events in the life of a working-class family in Queens, New York, the show took up the most controversial political topics of the time through the lens of its bigoted and opinionated main character, Archie Bunker. At once lovable for his charm and despicable for his views, Archie tackled issues ranging from Watergate and the war in Vietnam to feminism, abortion, and racial prejudice. The show's unflinching candor gradually earned it wider respect and popularity. Winning three Emmy awards in its first year, it ousted "Marcus Welby, M.D." from the #1 spot in the ratings by the fall. With an estimated 50 million Americans tuning every week, "All in the Family" remained the most popular show on television for the next five years. Its political discussions often crossed over into real life. In 1972, the year of a presidential election, this goblet suggests voting for Archie Bunker rather than the incumbent, Richard Nixon, or his Democratic opponent, George McGovern.

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  • Title: Goblet:Archie Bunker for President
  • Date Created: 1972
  • Location: USA
  • Subject Keywords: All in the Family, Archie Bunker, Edith Bunker, Gloria, Michael, election
  • Type: Character Products
  • Medium: pressed glass, enamelled

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