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All in the Family was a CBS primetime sitcom that ran from 1971 to 1979. Created by Norman Lear and Bud Yorkin, it showcased family living of the seventies. Played by Carroll O'Connor, Archie Bunker, the show's lead, was a loud and obnoxious bigot who embraced modern day stereotypes of controversial topics such as racism, homosexuality, and religion. This pushed the envelope of discussing these matters more in an open forum, growing the show's popularity, and earning it the title as being one of the greatest U.S. series of all-time.
In 1972, All in the Family and its cast of characters were promoted with merchandise as a tie-in with the U.S. presidential election of that year. "Dingbat" is a reference to Archie's not-so-gentle term of endearment for his wife Edith.