Next up in The 2020 PopCult Gift Guide we have a complete collection of the entire run of one of the sitcoms that changed the face of television in the early 1970s. All In The Family: The Complete Series includes all 208 Original Episodes as well as the Three-Part Retrospective From 1979.
This is the perfect gift for the die-hard fan of the series (which is not being show unedited anywhere at the moment) and is also great for folks who like intelligent and well-acted comedy that addresses the issues of the day fifty years ago, which haven’t really changed much since.
Few television shows have left as substantial and enduring a footprint on American popular culture as Norman Lear’s masterpiece All In The Family. This groundbreaking comedy series looked at the state of the world through the eyes of an argumentative but loving family and gave us some of the most fully dimensional characters in television history. The jokes had a million targets, aiming at race, politics, sex and human foibles, but the humor was firmly rooted in the characters of Archie, Edith, Mike and Gloria.
Bonus Features include a new Interview With Norman Lear; Those Were The Days: The Birth Of “All In The Family” – Documentary; The Television Revolution Begins: “All In The Family” Is On The Air – Documentary; “Justice For All,” the original All In The Family Pilot; “Those Were The Days,” the second All In The Family Pilot; Gloria Spin-Off Pilot Episode; Archie Bunker’s Place Pilot Episode; 704 Hauser Pilot Episode (1994 Spin-Off); 40-Page Collectible Book With Essays By Television Critic Tom Shales And Media Professor Marty Kaplan.
All In The Family: The Complete Series is a great gift for any hardcore TV historian, or fan of the show. You can find it at Amazon for just over eighty bucks.