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Offline GSB92

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OBIT: Jean Stapleton
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Re: OBIT: Jean Stapleton
« Reply #1 on: June 01, 2013, 05:15:42 PM »
I just got an email saying that Jean Stapleton, best known for playing Edith Bunker in the show "All in the Family" has passed away at age 90. 

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Re: OBIT: Jean Stapleton
« Reply #2 on: June 01, 2013, 05:41:05 PM »
That is very sad. I loved her as Edith Bunker, and what a wonderful person she was. RIP and thanks so much for the good memories.
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Re: OBIT: Jean Stapleton
« Reply #3 on: June 01, 2013, 05:53:14 PM »
Dingbat's up there with Ahchie now.

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Re: OBIT: Jean Stapleton
« Reply #4 on: June 01, 2013, 05:57:38 PM »
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Re: OBIT: Jean Stapleton
« Reply #5 on: June 01, 2013, 06:48:12 PM »
RIP Jean Stapleton.  :-(
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Re: OBIT: Jean Stapleton
« Reply #6 on: June 01, 2013, 07:09:46 PM »
She will be missed.  :cry:

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Re: OBIT: Jean Stapleton
« Reply #7 on: June 01, 2013, 08:09:38 PM »
"Archie" and "Edith" are now up there. Tell Carroll we said hi. RIP Jean Stapleton.  :cry:

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Re: OBIT: Jean Stapleton
« Reply #8 on: June 01, 2013, 10:41:17 PM »
The character she created in Edith was one of the best in television history. So much fun from her, I thank her for it. There would be no All in the Family without Edith.

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Re: OBIT: Jean Stapleton
« Reply #9 on: June 01, 2013, 11:10:13 PM »
If I had to pick her best Edith moment, it was where she kept substituting "mmm mmm" for canned peaches after Archie complained that he'd heard the words enough while explaining what had gone on at the supermarket (equally priceless was her amazed and naïve "I didn't know Abe Lincoln was Jewish" after Rob Reiner threw in his name as the punchline to the various Jewish names Archie was rambling off).  And the fun fact is she turned down another familiar role to take Edith:  Mike Teavee's mother. 

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Re: OBIT: Jean Stapleton
« Reply #10 on: June 02, 2013, 09:04:00 AM »
I was born in 1979 when the show was being rebranded as "Archie Bunker's Place" so unfortunately, I never had the opportunity of seeing the show during its original CBS broadcast from 1971 to 1983. Thanks to my dad, I discovered "All in the Family" during its rerun heydays on TV Land and Nick at Nite in the late 90s and early 00s. I loved the show and couldn't believe how funny it was. I have seasons 1-9 on DVD as well as season 1 of Archie Bunker's Place, which is essentialy season 10 of AitF. Now if only seasons 2-4 of ABP would get released.

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Re: OBIT: Jean Stapleton
« Reply #11 on: June 02, 2013, 06:24:37 PM »
I think the only one I ever saw of Archie Bunkers Place, was the beginning of it when edith passed away from breast cancer and archie was talking about it and broke down when he saw her slipper.

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Re: OBIT: Jean Stapleton
« Reply #12 on: June 03, 2013, 04:34:18 PM »
Thanks to the Ames Fan Club for this info - looks like Antenna TV will be doing a 12 hour showing of All in the Family episodes tomorrow (Tues) starting at 3pm.

This is ususally on one of the subchannels (ie: 6.2, 10.3) - this link will show you where you can find it if you're interested:

http://media.trb.com/media/acrobat/2013-05/76094688-31121610.pdf

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Re: OBIT: Jean Stapleton
« Reply #13 on: June 05, 2013, 09:26:22 AM »
When Jean Stapleton left, whatever energy remained on the show vanished. Carroll O'Connor was the star of the show, but the show never came up with anyone nearly as good for him to play off of as Jean Stapleton was. I completely agree that the "mmmmm mmmmm...in heavy syrup" sequence was a masterpiece.
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Re: OBIT: Jean Stapleton
« Reply #14 on: June 05, 2013, 09:36:11 AM »
The episode where Edith goes through the change of life is best performance by her IMO.
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