This is the Season Where "The Jeffersons" Move On Up!
BRADLEY R HUTSON | Illinois | 10/27/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
"All right! I've been waiting a LONG time for this one. This is the season where George and Louise Jefferson will "move on up" to the dee-luxe apartment in the sky. Those of us who were only 2-1/2 years old when this episode originally aired will now be afforded the opportunity to see it in it's original CBS broadcast entirety! Of course, the pilot for "The Jeffersons" is not at all the only good thing that you will get if you buy this season. "All in the Family" was still in fine form at this point with all original players intact, fussing and fighting their way through all kinds of situations and keeping you well entertained for hours upon hours!
Hopefully the glitches that plagued the Season 4 set will not be present here, but if they are bear in mind that videotape does NOT age well. With or without the minor imperfections, we should just be grateful to get our hands on this uncut TV classic in a format that will not deteriorate any further than it already has. It definitely beats the hacked-to-pieces versions that TV Land airs! It's nothing short of shameful how much of the show has been removed over the years to make room for so many more commercials than it was meant for! Supporting these box sets will give the studio faith to keep them coming, and eventually those heavily edited syndicated versions will be made obsolete."
Chris Lance | Hendersonville, NC United States | 07/02/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Season 5 is one of the best of all! Archie and mike are still doing what they do best....arguing about anything and everything. The best part of the whole season is when Archie finds out that the meathead has bought the Jedderson's old house next door...Arch's expression is PRICELESS!!! I'f you buy this set u won't be sorry"
All In The Family - A Groundbreaker
Theresa M. Rodriguez | Bradenton, FL USA | 11/13/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I love the All In The Family episodes. I enjoyed all of these shows on the first run starting in the 70's. The show explored a lot of subjects that were pretty much "taboo" when I was growing up. People only hear about Archie and his bigotry. I don't think that many people really sit down and watch the shows and realize that Archie was a product of the times. All that he learned was basically learned at home. Carroll O'Connor was a comic genius and he "made" Archie be the success that he was.
I purchased Season Five to add to the first four seasons. My complaints are that after Season Two - the DVD's no longer have spanish subtitles. The other complaint is that it takes a long time for each season to be put out for purchase."
Tis the end of an era for Archie, Edith, Gloria and Mike
DonkeyKongFan91 | Perth, Australia | 02/25/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)
"It's the 1974/75 TV season, Nixon is finally out of office (hello Gerald Ford), gas and food prices are still sky high, and Norman Lear dominates half the Top 10 of the TV ratings: at #9 is Maude, at #7 Good Times, which knocked ABC's Happy Days out of the Top 30 for the season, #4 is The Jeffersons, the second spin-off from All In The Family, #2 Sanford and Son and #1 (for the fourth season in a row), All In The Family.
1. The Bunkers and Inflation, Part One (14/9/74): It's Archie and Edith's 26th wedding anniversary, and Archie's union goes on strike... 10/10
2. The Bunkers and Inflation, Part Two (21/9/74): Archie is still on strike, and when he's not picketing, he's at home, getting in Edith's way. 7.5/10
3. The Bunkers and Inflation, Part Three (28/9/74): Archie is STILL on strike, and Edith and Mike end up getting jobs, Edith's being at a certain drycleaners... 9.5/10
4. The Bunkers and Inflation, Part Four (5/10/74): Archie's union finally resolves the strike, but with Archie being in an even worse position. 9.5/10
5. Lionel the Live-In (12/10/74): After a high-decibel late night argument with his father over his girlfriend, Lionel temporarily moves into the Bunker house. 10/10
6. Archie's Helping Hand (19/10/74): Archie gets Irene a job at his plant, not knowing it's one with him... 9/10
7. Gloria's Shock (26/10/74): Mike announces to Gloria that he doesn't want to have any children, shocking and angering Gloria. 9.5/10
8. Where's Archie?, Part One (2/11/74): While Edith is hosting a Tupperware party, Archie hasn't called from Buffalo, meaning he didn't make it to his lodge convention... 6/10.
9. Where's Archie?, Part Two (9/11/74): Edith, Gloria and Mike continue their search for Archie, and it turns out he is NOT with a lady by the name of "Boom-Boom" Turner, which makes Edith more stressed... 8/10.
10. The Longest Kiss, aka Where's Archie?, Part Three (16/11/74): Archie finally gets home after two days, and finds Mike and Gloria kissing in his chair. 9/10
11. Archie and the Miracle (23/11/74): Archie is almost killed at work by a crate of machinery and all of a sudden turns into a devout Christian. 10/10
12. George and Archie Make a Deal (30/11/74): George is running for the Republican Party council and needs Archie's signature for a petition. However, the capital gain George wanted backfires... 10/10
13. Archie's Contract (7/12/74): Archie sings a deal to get his house protected from heat, but doesn't know the real terms and conditions behind that.... 10/10
14. Mike's Friend (14/12/74): Mike's friend from college Stewart comes to visit, and Mike makes Gloria feel very dumb and slave-like. 10/10
15. The Best of All In The Family, Part One (21/12/74): Henry Fonda hosts this 100th episode celebratory clip show. 10/10
16. The Best of All In The Family, Part Two (21/12/74): See review for Part One.
17. Prisoner in the House (4/1/75): A prisoner as part of a rehab program is helping out a local plumber with the Bunkers' plumbing, and Archie is not too happy. 9/10
18. The Jeffersons Move Up (11/1/75): This episode serves as the pilot for the hit AITF spinoff The Jeffersons, the first episode of which premiered the following week, and shows the Jeffersons interacting with their new neighbours.... 8/10.
19. All's Fair (18/1/75): Mike and Gloria tell Edith to take action about the way Archie pins her down in fights, which she does a little too well. 10/10
20. Amelia's Divorce (25/1/75): Edith can't wait for her cousin Amelia and her husband Russell to come over, but it turns out not all is well in paradise. 9/10
21. Everybody Does It (8/2/75): When Archie borrows some tools from work, he tries to defend himself against stealing them, especially in front of Irene. 9/10
22. Archie and the Quiz (15/2/75): Archie feels really bummed when a life expectancy quiz gives him only 6 more years to live. 10/10
23. Edith's Friend (22/2/75): Edith goes to a friend's wedding in Scranton, and bumps into an old "friend". 7.5/10
24. No Smoking (1/3/75): Archie and Mike have a heated contest over who can go without their respective desire for 48 hours - cigars for Archie, and food for Mike! 10/10
25. Mike Makes His Move (8/3/75): Archie and Edith have finally paid off their mortgage, and after MANY negotiations, Mike and Gloria move into the old Jefferson house. 10/10
Average rating for first season: 7.88/10 Average rating for second season: 9.03/10 Average rating for third season: 9.25/10 Average rating for fourth season: 9.27/10 Average rating for fifth season: 9.1875/10 "
Archie Bunker Time
Thomas Colladay | 11/02/2008
(4 out of 5 stars)
"These videos of days gone by continue to bring laughs. Today, there is a tendency to lack appreciation for this form of humor. Today, many would say that these episodes simply are not politically correct. They, I think, were never intended to be PC. That was the point. We need to learn to laugh at ourselves, examine our biases, but not be so up-tight about it. Humor is not an easy genre in which to achieve success. I believe these episodes managed to accomplish the difficult."