View Full Version : Did they really need to kill of Kelsey to have the show?
06-11-2006, 08:10 PM
To be Archie Bunker's Place he would have had to buy it but Kelsey could have just sold it and been a regular in the bar. Kind of like Sam on Cheers selling his bar. I don't get why they killed Kelsey off.
06-12-2006, 01:22 AM
i dont think kelsey died from what i remembe he had heart attack and suriaved only to retire and seel kelseys to Archie Bunker rest is history
06-12-2006, 08:04 AM
whoops, I remember him being in the hospital and that is where Archie found out he was selling it. I could have swarn he died. Well there goes this thread-lol Well I guess what I should say now is that Kelsey could have been a regular on the show then.
06-12-2006, 10:26 AM
yeah that would of worked made more sense 2 he could became Archie.s new bartender or something oh well i think only 1 they didnt have kil off was edith but oh well
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06-12-2006, 12:29 PM
...Archie buys "Kelsey's Bar" from Tommy Kelsey occured at the beginning of the 1977-'78 season of "ALL IN THE FAMILY". Kelsey had suffered a heart attack, and was looking for someone to take over his establishment. Archie mortgaged everything he had to buy the joint, and that's how he became a saloonkeeper.
When Norman Lear decided to end "ALL IN THE FAMILY" at the conclusion of the 1978-'79 season, CBS and Carroll O'Connor insisted on continuing the series in some form or another. O'Connor got "permission" from Lear to proceed with a "spinoff" [co-produced by Carroll and his pal Terry Becker under the 'Carnan-Becker' partnership] that now centered on the bar, "ARCHIE BUNKER'S PLACE". And the rest is history.....
01-13-2007, 02:30 PM
I did not know they Killed Kelsey
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