CBS started "All in the Family" when it saw how NBC-TV was going crazy making various shows pushing ethnic insults, mostly at Poles.
Yes Archie mocked many ethnic groups, but some groups were mocked more frequently and worse then others.
The Polish people were mocked the most as far as actual number of ethnic insult sound bites if you added them up. Also the only Nazi stereotype used in the show was the Nazi one about Polish people. Archie never used Nazi stereotypes about Jews. Did he ever call Jews "K-kes"? He used the word Hebe which is not as bad as "K-ke" and many of his remarks about Jews were MILD. Correct me if I'm wrong but he never portrayed the Jews as people who "look and act like RATS". That's how the Nazis joked about the Jews. The Nazis joked about how the Polish people have inferior intelligence which was always on the tip of Archie's tongue.
Archie joked about how Jews are "cheap and stingy". WOW!!! Well Wooptee doo!! How degrading!!!! LOL Its almost a complement since it shows Jews are good at budgeting their money.
Archie joked about how the Germans "like to March". WOW!!! Well Wooptee doo!! How degrading!!!! LOL Its not like Archie made Lampshade jokes about the Germans.
I will agree with the Polish slurs, the show was full of slurs of every ethnic origin. My point was Mike the Polish character was portrayed as a loving husband to Archie's daughter and it was Archie that looked like the bigoted jerk for making fun of him all the time
Are you kidding me? With the exception of a couple shows where Mike had some good come back answers to Archie and his Polish family was portrayed in a positive light (token shows) half of the time Mike was portrayed as a bafoon and slob who was deserving of Archie's anti-Polish insults. Like when Mike had cereal coming out of his mouth, or how Mike didn't have a job and was leaching off of Archie. The TV viewer was prompted to agree with most of Archie's anti-Polish slurs.
If the purpose of the show was to show Archie's bigotry was wrong, the producer of the show did a bad job of it. As the Anti-Defamation League said, the Archie Bunker character GLORIFIED Archie Bunker's bigotry. Norman Lear know his talk of "making fun of bigotry" is a ruse. Everyone knows that.
Archie bunker was called "the loveable bigot" by other elements of the American media and the American people themselves!! How can that be? Isn't that an oxymoron??
I and many other Polish Americans used to hear people who just watched "All in the Family" say things like "I AM SO GLAD THAT ARCHIE GAVE IT TO THAT DUMB MEATHEAD POLACK!!!" They were SIDING WITH ARCHIE BUNKER against the Polish people!!!
I used to remember thinking to myself.......My God its just a MADE UP SHOW. This Archie Bunker guy is FICTIONAL. But through the TREMENDOUS POWER OF TV MEDIA on the human brain......these people actually felt like Archie Bunker and the "Meathead Dumb Polack" were REAL!!!!
I used to remember people going up to Polish Americans whenever they made a mistake and say to them.....You are like that MEATHEAD DUMB POLACK I see on TV!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I have never heard anyone say anything bad about the "All in the Family" show. The show was designed by Norman Lear to be LAPPED UP by the American people and to INSERT bigotry into American culture especially anti-Polish bigotry. Norman Lear was even reported to make anti-Polish slurs after the show was broadcasted. His Archie Bunker character reflected his own anti-Polish Bigotry.
You do realize that almost all if not all of SNL's news reporters were Roman Catholic /Christian minus the most recent Seth Meyers. And yes there have been many skits on SNL mocking Jews IN fact more recently than Nov of last year. I think it was in January, they were making fun of a bar mitzvah. In fact they make fun of Jews far more than they make fun of the Poles.
How do they mock Jews?? That Jews are cheap?? That Jewish mothers are tough?? OH MY GOD Such anti-Jewish Bigotry!! How horrible!! LOL!!
Can you reference one SNL show that made fun of Jews the way the Nazis made fun of the Jews??? Is there one show where the face of a Jew was mocked as being a "funny looking rat"? Is there one show where a Jew is called a rat because of his Jewish ancestry? Just name me one SNL show like this.
If SNL can ridicule the Poles in the same way the Nazis did, certainly they can also ridicule the Jews the way the Nazis did.
Or is Nazi propaganda only acceptable and PC when Polish people are the target?