Bunkers All in the Family

All in the Family theme song & lyrics

All in the Family cast

Starring Carroll O’Connor (Archie Bunker), Jean Stapleton (Edith Bunker), Rob Reiner (Michael Stivic/”Meathead”)and Sally Struthers (Gloria Bunker), “All in the Family” aired on CBS from January 12, 1971 to April 8, 1979, and was number 1 in the Nielsen ratings from 1971 to 1976.

“All in the Family” was also notable in that it was the first major American series to be videotaped (rather than filmed) — and the performances were done in front of a live studio audience.

Want more of Archie Bunker and his family? See some photos and a story from the last “All in the Family” filming with the original cast here.)

All in the Family TV show cast


“All in the Family” opening credits/theme song (1975)

All in the Family


“All in the Family” theme song: Those were the Days – lyrics

Boy, the way Glen Miller played
Songs that made the hit parade.
Guys like us we had it made.
Those were the days.

And you knew who you were then,
Girls were girls and men were men.
Mister, we could use a man
Like Herbert Hoover again.

Didn’t need no welfare state.
Everybody pulled his weight.
Gee, our old LaSalle ran great.
Those were the days.

All in the Family theme song & lyrics

Thomas Edison says that people work too hard and worry too much (1913)

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