All In The Family: 20th Anniversary Special (1991) (Remastered from LaserDisc to DVD) Carroll O Conner and Norman Lear

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Released exclusively on the long since discontinued and deleted formats of VHS and LaserDisc, the following has NEVER been released on DVD until NOW!

This REMASTERED DVD is sourced directly from the original high quality LaserDisc to DVD for the first time ever! Quality is unmatched as it transferred from the long since deleted LaserDisc from nearly THIRTY TWO years ago and far outmatches any quality VHS that was originally released of this concert.

Background: All In The Family: 20th Anniversary Special original Air Date February 16th 1991. This one time airing of this TV special was first released on VHS with an eventual release on LaserDisc later the same year on December 18, 1991. Even now the LaserDisc of this TV Special is only format with the absolute best quality that will ever be available. This is because even though the entire series has been released on DVD as “the complete series” or “seasons 1-5” and others, NONE of the commercial DVD releases include this very rare  “20th Anniversary Special”

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Description: Cast members as well as viewers share what they remember about All in the Family. This tribute to the long-running and very successful TV comedy series features the original cast as they take a nostalgic and respectful look back at the series, reflecting as to its impact on their lives and careers. Also includes interviews with viewers who were somewhat offended by Archie Bunker’s language and racial slurs. The show that broke all boundaries in 1971 is discussed in this 20th anniversary special. It’s interesting to note that this special not only top the ratings that night on February 16th 1991 but was also nominated for an Emmy for “Best Informational Special”.

Long before 1990s sitcoms made dysfunctional families fashionable, America had Edith and Archie Bunker. Every week as the war in Vietnam raged on, they could be counted on, seated at the piano, singing of the good old days as they welcomed America into their fractured-fairy-tale home for another episode of All in the Family.

Equal parts comedy and social commentary, All in the Family offered a televised mirror to a nation struggling to redefine itself in an increasingly complex world. The show shocked and seduced, arousing its audience as it continually reflected society in ways unprecedented and still unequaled.

Norman Lear, the show’s creator, hosts this 20th anniversary best of the Bunkers, offering scenes from the finest and funniest episodes: Archie slinging ethnic slurs, Meathead Mike ranting on Richard Nixon, Edith and Archie confronting his impotency, and Edith learning of the lump in her breast. These and many more highlights remind how the show scandalously addressed topics taboo at the time, yet undeniably present in everyday life.

As the warning screen indicated when the show made its debut: The program you are about to see seeks to throw a humorous spotlight on our frailties, prejudices, and concerns. By making them a source of laughter, we hope to show–in a mature fashion–just how absurd they are.

Total Running Time 1 Hour 14 Minutes

Cast

Carroll O Conner
Rob Reiner
Jean Stapleton
Sally Struthers
Norman Lear

 

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Weight.25 lbs

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