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October 08, 2012

Speaking of ugly chairs

Do you remember watching Archie and Edith Bunker in All in The Family?
Surely you will remember the theme song?
Gosh....just hearing that brings back so many memories. 1971-1979 this show was a part of my life.

And again, I don't know how we lived without TIVO.  Life must have been all sorts of hell back then.
Lucky for me, my parents hardly took photos, so I've got no evidence of this hell. 

Two things that always come to mind when I think of this show: 
{One} Edith Bunker was a version of my beloved Grandma. She said what she thought and had a big heart. I have to say...my Grandma was not as ditzy, but just as lovable. 

{Two} Archie Bunker's chair. He sat in that thing like it was his throne; barking orders, being unruly. 

We have our very own throne here....it belongs to the Coach.
 Please don't worry. My Coach is not bigoted and small minded like Archie Bunker.
On occasion he is unruly...which is funny since that unruliness coincides with my PMS.
Go figure!!!! 
He does love his chair!
I actually asked him a few weeks ago to shop for a new one...this baby is almost wore out.
Like super duper wore out.

But then I remembered it is NOT only HIS chair...it is also Cocoa's chair. 
It ain't pretty...but it looks like it will be with us for a few more years!
{The chair and Cocoa}

Here is Archie's chair.
Can you believe it is sitting in the National Museum of American History right now?
This makes our chair look awesome!

Speaking of ugly chairs, do you remember what TV show this one belonged to?
No cheating!


Have a great day.
I hope you have a little time to sit in a comfy chair...even if it's ugly!

XOXO

28 comments:

jg said...

Fraiser of course !

Clippy Mat said...

That chair is from one of the all time funniest show ever! Loved Frazier! My other half has a chair a little like Coach's. It's like a throne isn't it? :D

Gary's third pottery blog said...

I know, Frasier! Listen, i remember an episode where Archie's chair is put into a gallery for some reason, by an artist as an exhibit, and Archie is asked how he got the surface to look that particular way and he said "Schlitz beer"!

I Am Woody said...

I'm thinking that chair belongs more to Cocoa. :)

Unknown said...

Fraiser! Loved All In The Family, regardless of his attitude, a lot of truth was spoken on that show....love the coach's chair too, screams character.

Unknown said...

I didn't get to watch that show. I must be younger than you ; )

I hope he doesn't get a new chair. I like his old and ugly one. Leave Coach alone!

Anonymous said...

What is it with men and ugly chairs??!!
John just this summer agreed to a new (ugly) chair! At least it is a clean ugly!

Anke said...

That's funny, I was going to say it's his version of the "Frasier" chair - and then you posted the pic. Let the man have his throne. :-)

Mary said...

I love that chair from Frazier! Or, rather, I love that Martin loved it so much that he wouldn't let Frazier throw it out! :)
Have a good Monday!

Terra said...

I only saw a few reruns of the bunkers but laughed when I did, Loved fraiser...got rid of an old ugly chair we had about 5 years ago (it was a handbedown and about 30 years old) recently wished I had kept the darn thing.

Unknown said...

Frasier's dad, Martin Crane - in Seattle (fictional Seattle)!

I love the upside-down photo of your dog. What in the heck? But now that I think about this, the cats do that, too - they just take up less space doing it.

I loved watching "All in the Family." It made me gasp, because it was so liberal and shocking at the time, but I think it was good for everyone - and funny, too!

Joyful Things said...

The Coach's chair looks way more comfortable than Archie's chair. I wondered about the creases on the back cushion and thought that The Coach must sit crooked and now I see that its from Cocoa The Dawg!
Cocoa is very generous to let Coach sit there too.

NCmountainwoman said...

Nice of Cocoa to share!

Liz Mays said...

Cocoa sure has an unusually uncomfortable looking way of being comfortable in that chair! I'm sure your hubs is delighted that Cocoa has bought him a few more years of his favorite chair. :)

Jenny said...

I wasn't thinking of ugly chairs, but now I am.

You can put leather stain on that chair, too, to make the wear less distinct.

I did that once.

Long ago...

Far away...

To an ugly chair.

Claudia from Idiot's Kitchen said...

Sadly, the ugly chairs are usually the most comfortable.

George said...

The chair in your last photo is the father's chair in Frasier. I used to have a special chair similar to Coach's, but it didn't survive one of my many moves. Coach may be willing to get a new chair, but I don't think Cocoa will agree. I used to watch All in the Family all the time.

Jill said...

Certainly well loved chairs here!

Leanne said...

Dr. Crane's Dad. And yeah, we need to replace my husband's TV chair too. Not that I think it'll ever REALLY happen, but a gal can dream.. :)

Susan said...

Frazier! One of my favorite shows! That old leather chair looks comfortable. I don't blame the coach! Oh and your dog is adorable.

Jenn @ Juggling Life said...

That's the Frasier's Dad chair.

You could get Coach a new chair and let Ozzie take that one over completely!

Stephanie said...

Oh yes, know both of those chairs very well! Amazing how a theme song can bring back so many memories:)

Janie said...

Ha, the coach's chair looks very well loved. Does he have to fight Cocoa for a chance to sit in it, or do they share? :)

Betsy Banks Adams said...

The 'ugly' chairs are usually the most comfy of all. The ugly chair in our house is George's computer chair... YUK... It is even patched with Duct Tape...YET---he doesn't want a new one... GADS!!!!

Cold here this week. We have been enjoying a fire in the fireplace all week... Love it!!!

Hugs,
Betsy

amy @ Life in Pink Hi-Tops said...

Yes, we have a couple of those chairs....Hubby's chair is coming to pieces but he won't hear about getting a new one. Then there's the dog's chair--which is actually my chair.

M.L. @ The House of Whimsy said...

Hi Suz,
Thank you for your sweet comment over at my place. Life is good! : )
That photo of Cocoa needs to be entered into a contest...completely adorable! : )

Sandra said...

Frasier, I can see his dad. i loved that show.

Pam said...

I saw Archie's chair at the Smithsonian. : ) I don't think the leather chair is near as bad as that, so for now at least, you're 'safe'. ; )