The Theater: Scorn Along with Archie

People seemed to be content Fifty dollars paid the rent Freaks were in a circus tent Those were the days.

The lyrics are flat, the accompaniment tinny and the voices dreadful. But the theme song of TV's No. 1 family, the Bunkers, has been released both as a single record and as part of an LP, and it seems to be scoring with the same mass audience that watches All in the Family each week (an estimated 50 million). The album, a sort of singalong, scorn-along with Archie, has risen into the top ten of...

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