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Old 10-28-2018, 03:49 AM   #1
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Default Archie's and Edith's parents

Were Archie's and Edith's parents still living supposedly during the time frame of the show? I always thought it'd be interesting to see how Archie would have interacted with his own parents-in-law.
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Old 10-28-2018, 05:10 AM   #2
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That would have been interesting and could have been done and why wasn't it done? Archie and Edith were in their 50's which means they could have had parents in their 70's or 80's. Not that much of a stretch.
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Yeah, it's interesting in that context that Mike's parents were also dead, with his uncle just showing up once.
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Archie’s parents were both deceased. Archie and Fred talked about how their father, who survived their mother, left the house to Fred years earlier (which contributed to Archie’s and Fred’s estrangement).

I don’t think they said much about Edith’s parents, although I vaguely recall Archie talking about Edith’s father in the past tense.
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I donít think they said much about Edithís parents, although I vaguely recall Archie talking about Edithís father in the past tense.
"You're takin' the side of a man with no chin and a go-funny eye. Who used to tell longer stores than Edith. And they was worse 'cause he told them to you with bad breath."
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LOL. Was that from the “Two’s a Crowd” episode?
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In the first episode, Mike mentions that Archie's parents David and Sarah visited. In another early episode they talk about a Christmas present from Archie's mother. A missed opportunity, yes, for them to have shown Archie and Edith's parents.
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In the first episode, Mike mentions that Archie's parents David and Sarah visited. In another early episode they talk about a Christmas present from Archie's mother. A missed opportunity, yes, for them to have shown Archie and Edith's parents.

It was a really odd quote. Mike said something like, "When your parents visited last year, weren't their names David and Sarah?", as if their names would have changed if they hadn't visited them.
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Edith's mom tought her about sex by saying it was a duty a wife does for her husband that she wouldn't enjoy , but Edith thought she meant washing Archie's shorts. Edith loved sex, but didnt have the heart to tell her mom what a great lover Archie was.
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I recall in one episode Archie telling Edith he was glad her mother was dead.The episode was "Unequal Partners" from season 8.
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In the episode in which Lionel dates Archie's niece, Edith mentions that her own father hadn't mentioned any blatant prejudices against her dating minorities- just insisting that he wanted her to marry a man who'd treat her with respect. Mike asked how it was she'd chosen Archie, to which Edith replied that her father had died before she'd met Archie!

Since her maiden name of Baines got mentioned, and she had quite a number of interactions with cousins and aunts, it's a bit odd I can't recall ANY of them mentioning what her late parents' (Mr. and Mrs. Baines) given names were. I mean, never did any of them say ' Edith, remember when we were kids visiting your house and Uncle___ took our jacks away after stepping on them!?'
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I thought Archie's mother was supposedly living at least, or maybe early in the show and was thinking her name was Susie, but maybe it was Sarah.

I picture Archie's father as an even MORE extreme version of Archie.
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