Racial jokes are also the staple of television's other top comedy show, All in the Familybut 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.