All in the Family is a show I was told about by my dad in 1996 but I didn't get a chance to watch it in till 1999 when finally a TV station in my area decided to play it!
Watching the show I noticed it had a lot of stories involving people dealing with gender equality and racial equality and humorous turns on social norms.
Example: Edith Bunkers at a bus station with her husband Archie Bunker puts down her luggage next to her and then a big black man takes it mistaking it for his (because their almost identical) and Edith realize this but before she can go to tell him he took the wrong piece of luggage Archie stops her and tells her not to and then explain that the 6foot tall black man in a leather jacket and army pants with an afro might just beat her on the spot for bothering him! But Edith the ever loving woman ignores Archie's protests and approaches the man and tells him of the mistake and the huge tough looking black man realizes his mistake and thanks Edith in a nice and friendly way!
Now this kind of don't judge people by there appearance thing I had seen multiple times through the 90's and thought the show seemed kind of lame and redundant, but then it hit me!
This show was on the air from 1970-1979! The episodes were 20-30 years old! The shows I had watched in the 90's were the stale copy's to this show!
All the stereotype smashing of the 90's all the moving to a more open minded way was all copied from a show decades past! All in the family was the cutting edge show!
And then I found out All in the Family was based on a TV show from England in the 60's call Till Death Us Do Part!
So now I don't know what to think! Rule Britannia!