All in the Family

1971 TV-PG 6 seasons

All in the Family

1971 TV-PG 6 seasons
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Norman Lear's groundbreaking sitcom stars Carroll O'Connor as cranky conservative Archie Bunker and Jean Stapleton as his long-suffering wife, Edith. Rounding out the clan is daughter Gloria (Sally Struthers) and her hippie husband, Michael (Rob Reiner) aka "Meathead." Set in the blue-collar enclave of Queens, N.Y., the show deftly illustrates the country's growing generation gap, picking up countless awards and spawning several spinoffs.
Jean Stapleton, Carroll O'Connor, Rob Reiner, Sally Struthers, Mike Evans, Danielle Brisebois
  • SEASON  2
  • SEASON  3
  • SEASON  4
  • SEASON  5
  • SEASON  6
  • SEASON  7

Summary of Season 2 (1971) - 3 discs

It's all here: the entire second season of Norman Lear's groundbreaking, Emmy-winning series, featuring the ascerbic provocations of curmudgeonly family patriarch Archie Bunker, who has a nasty bark but reveals his big heart time and time again.
Full Screen 1.33:1
English, Spanish (Neutral)
English: Dolby Digital Mono
TV-PG - This program contains material that parents may find unsuitable for younger children.
age 12+
Common Sense rating OK for kids 12+
age 12+

Common Sense Note

Parents need to know that this landmark sitcom features a main character who is racist and homophobic -- and was recognized as such even when the show initially aired in the '70s. Archie's bigotry is used to highlight serious social topics like rape, breast cancer, and homosexuality in a humorous, thoughtful, ultimately positive way. Racially charged language (like the "N" word) is sometimes used. In one episode, a guest character is killed by an explosion in the distance.

Sexual Content

Some very tame allusions to Mike and Gloria's sex life. Some brief kissing. Discussion of sexually related issues, like homosexuality.


Usually no violence, except for occasional slapstick stuff. In one episode, a man is killed during a hate crime outside the Bunker house. Discussion of other crimes, including rape.


Some mild cursing, like "hell" and "dammit." Occasional bigoted language, like the n-word and derogatory terms for homosexuals.

Social Behavior

Archie Bunker is a conservative bigot with a good heart. His prejudices are meant to highlight cultural issues in a positive, thoughtful way. Serious topics like women's rights, gay rights, racial equality, etc. are addressed.


Not applicable

Drugs / Tobacco / Alcohol

The main character drinks an occasional beer and smokes a pipe.

  • Age appropriate
  • Not an issue
  • Depends on your child and your family
  • Parents strongly cautioned
  • Not appropriate for kids of the age

This information for parents is provided by Common Sense Media, a non-profit organization dedicated to improving kids' media lives.

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