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 We’ve all been in certain situations where we’ve said the wrong thing, misunderstood someone, or been misunderstood. I know you have. Many of those situations are comical. Take Archie Bunker from the 1970s sitcom 

All in the Family, for instance. This show was based on misconstrued, or as Archie would say, misconscrewed information or ideas.

All in the Family

Another example of these situations is one of the characters Gilda Radner portrayed in the early years of Saturday Night Live. She played a  young woman, Roseanne Rosannadanna, a regular on Weekend Update with Jane Curtain or Chevy Chase. She gave commentaries on the news segment.

A photo of the original cast of SNL. From left...

A photo of the original cast of SNL. From left to right: Laraine Newman, John Belushi, Jane Curtin, Gilda Radner, Dan Aykroyd, Garrett Morris and Chevy Chase (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

 I got to thinking–we all need a good laugh once in a while, right? It’s good for our health. So for your enjoyment, and mostly because I got lazy and didn’t prepare a post–I’d like to present these characters to you. And if you are not familiar with them these links will bring their characters to you. Enjoy!




And here are some Archie Bunker quotes:

A woman should cleave into her husband. Right here in this house is where Edith’s cleavage belongs.

Like ships that clash in the night.

Just ’cause “there’s snow in the basement don’t mean there ain’t no fire in the roof!”

I got bigger fish to fly.

Hell hath no fury like a woman’s corns.

Executioner of a will.

It’s waddya call, wash your hands (one hand washes the other).

Birth patrol pills.

The dent in his car is hardly cold and he’s coming over here to claim his pound of fish.

We better not, ya know, kill our chickens before they cross the road.

Ifso fatso.

Get the hanging dog expression off your face.

We’re just sweeping dirty dishes under the rug.

Talking to you is like casting pearls into wine.

Up the creek without a saddle.

In the words of Harry S Truman: “If it’s too hot in the kitchen, stay away from the cook.”

You painted us into a corner, then you threw away the key.

Position is nine-tenths of the law.

I’m a man. Men have got another thing….they got waddya call, a carnival instinct.

Don’t be accusing me of taking a bribe. You know what they call that, “definition of character.”

It’s too late Edith, my bus has sailed.

That’s the kind of luck poor Mr. Lincoln had the night he went to the movies….and he sat in John Wilkes’ booth.

All girls go cockeyed during pooberescency.

Hot flushes


A woman doctor is only good for women’s problems…like your groinocology.

The 2 of you was intricate together.

(To Denise the waitress) I count myself as an adult, and you, an adulteress.

That’s what Abel was saying when he got it in the back from his own brother with a cane.

Gonna take all of my thinking and all of my consecration.

Even Robinson Crusoe had company on Friday.

With all due regrets.

I’m sympathising my watch with yours.

You’re breakin’ about 18 laws, maybe even a dozen.

Take a cruise down to the Virgin’s Island.

Let me know some of your own or someone else’s blunders. I’m all ears–I mean eyes.

Thanks for viewing.


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