Archie & Edith Bunker of All in the Family
Working-class World War II vet Archie Bunker (Carroll O'Connor) was a stubborn, ignorant, equal-opportunity bigot who has a strong distaste for anyone who was not a politically conservative, straight, American WASP like himself. When his prejudiced arguments blew up in his face—as they often did—he responded by unleashing a raspberry. His wife Edith (Jean Stapleton), on the other hand, was a sweet, terribly patient and understanding woman who usually kowtowed to Archie (he often calls her a "dingbat"). But on the rare occasion when she stood up to her misguided husband, Edith revealed just how wise she really was. The couple had one child, Gloria (Sally Struthers), who often got caught in the middle of arguments between her husband, liberal-minded college student Michael Stivic (Rob Reiner), and her closed-minded father, Archie.