Television: Archie Bunker Looks at Flip

Racial jokes are also the staple of television's other top comedy show, All in the Family—but with a difference. Where Flip Wilson kids conventional prejudices by turning them inside out, Family's archbigot Archie Bunker (Carroll O'Connor) is a living compendium of those prejudices. To see how Archie might react to Flip, TIME asked Family Producer-Writer Norman Lear to imagine a scene in the Bunker living room after the family has watched Flip's show. Lear's script:

Gloria: Daddy, Flip Wilson really flips you, doesn't he?

Archie: Flip Wilson? I can take him or leave him.


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