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Archie Bunker's Place - The Complete First Season


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  • Actors: Carroll O'Connor, Danielle Brisebois, Allan Melvin, Jason Wingreen, Bill Quinn
  • Directors: Carroll O'Connor, Alex March, Bob LaHendro, Dick Martin, Frank Corsaro
  • Format: Multiple Formats, Box set, Color, Full Screen, NTSC
  • Language: English (PCM Mono)
  • Subtitles: Japanese
  • Subtitles for the Hearing Impaired: English
  • Region: Region 1 encoding (US and Canada only)
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  • Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
  • Number of discs: 3
  • Rated: NR (Not Rated)
  • Studio: Sony Pictures Home Entertainment
  • DVD Release Date: January 31, 2006
  • Run Time: 590 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (54 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B000CCBCCG
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #158,844 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
  • Learn more about "Archie Bunker's Place - The Complete First Season" on IMDb

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Carroll O'Connor, Jean Stapleton, Martin Balsam. O'Connor takes his All in the Family character to the next level and Archie opens up a tavern in Queens complete with a liberal new business partner Murray Klein. Guest appearances during the Emmy-nominated first season by Rob Reiner and Sally Struthers as Mike and Gloria add a little flavor to the brew. 24 episodes on 3 DVDs. 1979/color/9 hrs., 50 min/NR/fullscreen.

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Archie Bunker's Place followed Norman Lear's long-running hit sitcom All in the Family with a largely new cast of characters surrounding Carroll O'Connor's beloved bigot from Queens, Archie Bunker. Jean Stapleton, reprising her role as Archie's wife, Edith, occasionally appeared in the new show for continuity's sake, but was gone by the second season. (Archie Bunker's Place ran from 1979 to 1983.) Seen much more often was young Danielle Brisbois as Archie's feisty niece, Stephanie, who moved into the Bunker home toward the end of All in the Family's duration.

The "place" in the series title is not, in fact, Archie's house but rather the saloon he bought into with barkeep Harry Snowden (Jason Wingreen), a development that also happened toward the conclusion of the previous series. Happy to have his own business, Archie still finds plenty to grouse about, not least of all the opinions and private affairs of his regular patrons (as well as Harry). Among the faces one is likely to find at Archie Bunker's Place at any time of the day or night are old pal and neighbor Barney Hefner (Allan Melvin) and Mr. Van Ranseleer (Bill Quinn), whose blindness seems to intensify his focus on surrounding conversations. (He's good at inserting the uninvited zinger in other people's dialogue.) The Complete First Season begins with something unexpected, however: Harry wants to sell his stake in the bar. Unable to raise the cash, Archie watches with great discontent from the sidelines as Murray Klein (Martin Balsam), a complete stranger, buys Harry out and becomes a partner. Archie and Murray's initially rocky relationship becomes more stable over time, and the two even develop a bond of trust and shared insight. Other highlights of the season include an episode in which kindly Edith takes a job helping patients at a psychiatric hospital (much to Archie's chagrin); a two-part Thanksgiving tale featuring daughter Gloria (Sally Struthers) and her husband Mike (Rob Reiner), who pay a visit following Mike's dismissal from his teaching job in California; and stories starring Estelle Parsons (as Barney's sexy ex-wife) and Sammy Davis Jr. in a follow-up to one of the most popular All in the Family episodes. --Tom Keogh

Customer Reviews

Then Archie Bunker(the late great Carroll O'Connor) was spun off on ABP.
andy8047
There is another good episode where Sammy Davis, Jr. makes a second appearance on a Archie Bunker show, first being the one second season episode of All In The Family.
Greg M. Davis
I plan on getting all of both of these shows,I am 24 years old and I love this show.
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38 of 42 people found the following review helpful By Greg M. Davis on November 22, 2005
Format: DVD
Archie Bunker's Place ran for 4 seasons from 1979-1983. The first season, though, still had Jean Stapleton playing Edith. It isn't until the second season when she leaves the show and is put into the script that she died in her sleep. (Not in real life, of course.) This first season will bring many people good memories, too. There is the Thanksgiving Reunion Two-part episode that features Gloria, Mike, and Joey coming back for a visit after moving to California. There is another good episode where Sammy Davis, Jr. makes a second appearance on a Archie Bunker show, first being the one second season episode of All In The Family. Relive all these memories by buying the first season of Archie Bunker's Place. Its only $29.99, and thats without the AMAZON DISCOUNT!

Here is an episode guide for the first season:

(1). "Archie's New Partner, pt. 1"

(Original Air Date 9/23/79)

Archie decides to expand the bar in to the defunked restaurant next-door which he already in the process of leasing. Not wanting anything to do with the ownership of a restaurant Harry decides to sell his half of the bar to Jewish liberal Murray Klein who likes Archie's idea to expand. Archie tries in vain to get a loan to buyout Harry .

(2). "Archie's New Partner, pt. 2"

(Original Air Date 9/23/79)

Harry finalizes the sale of his half of the Bar to Murray. Archie learns he has a new partner and must come to grips with that. Murray discovers there is more to Archie then you may see at first glance.

(3). "Edith Gets Hired"

(Original Air Date 9/30/79)

Edith gets a job as working as a recreation assistant at the Rego Park Center for the mentally ill but Archie has some reservations about her working.

(4).
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37 of 41 people found the following review helpful By andy8047 on December 6, 2005
Format: DVD
Some sources say that CBS's All In The Family continued as Archie Bunker's Place after the 1978-79 season. Don't you believe that! CBS regularly telecast AITF for the last time on September 16,1979(CBS ran short marathons of AITF in 1991 commemorating the 20th anniversary of the AITF premiere). Then Archie Bunker(the late great Carroll O'Connor) was spun off on ABP. In 1977,Archie purchased Kelsey's Bar in his hometown of Queens,New York from an ailing Tommy Kelsey,portrayed by Bob Hastings. Archie,who previously was a loading dock worker,reopened the pub as Archie Bunker's Place. At the beginning of ABP,he hired a few new employees,a Hispanic young man named Jose(ho zay) and an Irish woman named Veronica Rooney(Anne Meara,wife of Jerry Stiller and mother of Ben Stiller). The once-prejudiced Archie is now an equal opportunity employer. The old Kelsey's gang is still here,one of them being Archie's buddy Barney Hefner(Allen Melvoin). Rounding out the ABP cast is Jason Wingreen as Harry,another one of Kelsey's gang,Danielle Brisebois as niece Stephanie Mills and of course Jean Stapleton as Archie's "dingbat" wife Edith who stuck around for one more season(this one). There was very little seen of Edith this season and also for the next three seasons,the Bunkers' home at 704 Hauser Street. Brisebois joined AITF at the beginning of AITF's ninth and final season,filling the vacancy left by Rob Reiner and Sally Struthers who left after the previous season. Stapleton felt that she had exhausted her character and it was written that Edith had suddenly died of a stroke in her sleep.Read more ›
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15 of 15 people found the following review helpful By Dan Curtis Fan on June 28, 2006
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I bought the set and was very surprised to find that the episodes were much better than I remember them. I have to admit that they do not compare with the early All in the Family episodes, but neither do the later All in the Family episodes. But none the less, I am glad they are on DVD and am glad that I purchased them. Does anyone know if the second season will be available soon?
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14 of 15 people found the following review helpful By Dan on February 2, 2006
Format: DVD
Archie Bunker's Place is not All in the Family, but very few sitcoms are. If you give Archie's Bunker's Place a chance you will learn it is better then most highest rated sitcoms on the Air Today in 2006. This DVD set is very good with mostly uncut Episodes as they have not been seen since they aired on CBS. Archie New Partner Part 1 seems to be the same syndicated edited version that I recorded off WPSG CH 57in Philadelphia back in 1998 with Archie's great line to Harry about If Old McDonald had he not expanded farm into a fast food chain and that Cornel Sanders still would have been a private in the Army straggling chickens had he not taken a chance on his chicken joints were not included (These lines were kept in the TVLand edit in 2002). Other then that the rest of the episodes seems to be intact. Great liner notes Inside the DVD with episode credits.
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23 of 28 people found the following review helpful By BRADLEY R HUTSON on January 31, 2006
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I'm not sure why Sony Home Entertainment decided to start releasing "Archie Bunker's Place" on DVD before "All in the Family" was finished, nor do I know why they picked such a goofy-looking picture of Archie to put on the cover (What's up with that grin? He looks like a doofus!). However, I will still be purchasing this box set to go along with the AITF sets. Even though it's not as good as the original series, it's still worthy to own, especially when the episodes are the original uncut versions. As usual, Amazon is the best place to buy it from since it's cheaper than the brick and mortar stores and there's free shipping to boot! Buying this release will only serve to give the publisher more faith in anything with Archie Bunker, so the rest of the AITF seasons might not be too far behind. So, here's a good place to cast your vote for it! You'll enjoy this set for sure.
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Season 2 of 'Archie Bunkers Place Season 2 is when edith has passed away, it is the first two episodes of season 2 that deal with that subject,and there has been no release date as of yet when it will be available on dvd.
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Seasons 2 - 4 should be released. Be the first to reply
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