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Meathead, why Archie

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    SupermanNYC

    [1]Apr 12, 2006
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    Why did Archie call mike Meathead all the time? I know he says it means "dead from the neck up"
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    wheelrchair

    [2]Apr 16, 2006
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    Norman Lear who created All in The Family, his father said that alot, but i don't know who he said it to.
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    SupermanNYC

    [3]Apr 17, 2006
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    wheelrchair wrote:
    Norman Lear who created All in The Family, his father said that alot, but i don't know who he said it to.
    wow, really, thanks.
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    geoellis2

    [4]May 20, 2006
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    It was explained in one episode that Archis's father had used 'meathead' when he was angry with Archie. I think it was the one when Archie's brother visited.
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    blackula19

    [5]Mar 11, 2007
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    i think it was were Archie and the meathead got locked in the basement of Archie's place and got drunk to stay warm and Archie essentially revealed that he had been abused as a child
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    bobobo96

    [6]Aug 27, 2008
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    his father said that to him and his mother; his father would also frequently tell his mother to "stifle herself" and his mother would tell his father "you are the laziest white man i've ever seen", which were things archie would say
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    archangelwho

    [7]Apr 16, 2010
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    But to answer the question. Archiesaw Mike's views for what they were. Just as theLeft of today Mike's views are based on feeling and how he want the world to be. Facts has no place in Mike"s world.Facts are what he want them to be. Mike was the 1st of what would become known as "kool-aid" drinkers. The press state somrthing and it become real. There is no thinking about or researching for facts. Dead from the head up. Programed by others. Archie IQ may not have been that high but he was wise.

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    Smartboy45

    [8]Jun 18, 2014
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    blackula19 wrote:
    i think it was were Archie and the meathead got locked in the basement of Archie's place and got drunk to stay warm and Archie essentially revealed that he had been abused as a child



    I remember that episode. I thought it told a very good, well thought out story.

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