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70s sitcom adapted by Norman Lear and Bud Yorkin from the proto-Britcom 'Til Death Do Us Part. Controversial, with unflinching looks at the Vietnam War, rape, politics, labor unions, race, and any number of topics then-unknown to television comedy. And it was comedy, still funny now, due to the quality of the writing and the ensemble, which included Carroll O'Connor (Archie Bunker), Rob Reiner, and Jean Stapleton. Begat spinoffs: Maude, The Jeffersons.