View Full Version : Worst day of the year is today Archie has passed away
06-21-2001, 09:07 PM
Unfortunate news, Carroll O'connor has passed away. Damn it all, I never got a chance to email him after we all just discovered his address on the yahoo groups AITF board. I had so many wonderful things to tell him and I am great regrets and I feel that I have let myself down and let everyone on this board and let everyone close to Carroll down as well. It is shameful that I couldn't have took the time in this last week to say what he meant to my life and how I appreciated his performances everytime I saw him. It is a sad day for me and everyone who had the same appreciation that I did for Carroll. In honor of his memory I am going to send an email to his still existing address and hope someone from his family gets to read it. Also in honor of his memory I would expect both TV Land and NAN to have AITF marathons and expect Archie's Place to be released to a network or on Columbia House video very soon. I whole-heartedly believe that this would be something Carroll would have wanted. I am very saddened right now. I'll talk to anyone via email if they need to express their feelings about it as well. But for now I will only be reading posts on the boards that I belong to and out of respect for Carroll I will refrain from posting for awhile. I suggest everyone cherish the memories and great emotional performances that Carroll gave us because that is now, sadly, all we have.
06-22-2001, 01:31 PM
It REALLY shocked me when my Mom told me during the 11:00 news last night, that it sounded like ARCHIE BUNKER died, and, I still can't believe it, even now. I did assume that he had a heart attack, because he did have heart surgery, when he first started doing IN THE HEAT OF THE NIGHT. Before I heard the news, I saw that THE JEFFERSONS was in the ALL IN THE FAMILY time slot, and I assumed it was because of Carroll's death, but, ALL IN THE FAMILY was in THE JEFFERSONS time slot, from midnight-1AM
06-22-2001, 02:37 PM
All in the Family will now be shown at the times it was shown earlier today (12am, 12:30am), this is a shameless act by NAN and I can't believe they made this change on the same day Carroll died. Many people will now be unable to watch AITF because of the late hour it is shown. I will continue to watch and be tired everyday at work because it's more than worth it to honor Carroll's memory.
06-23-2001, 01:24 AM
I was so shocked when I heard the news of Carroll's death last night. My kids were in the living room watching All in the Family, and I was listening to it while sitting at the computer. I was reading the Yahoo news, and that's when I found out about it. I blurted the news out to my kids, and they were just as shocked as I was. I got them interested in watching the show, and now, they love it as much as I do.
There will never be another Carroll, and I'm so grateful for all the laughter and tears he gave me over the years. He didn't even have to speak a word. Just watching one of his facial expressions was enough to bring a smile to my face. I'm really heartbroken over his death, and very thankful we still have reruns to enjoy him forever.
I also agree that it was poor timing on NAN's part to begin airing All in the Family an hour later on the night of his death. It would be a nice tribute if TV Land would also include Archie Bunker's Place in their marathon.
Here's to you, Shoebootie..We love ya!
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