B is for Bunker,--Archie, that is; Meathead's father-in-law, -a conservative, bigoted 'working-class' man who inevitably said what he thought, no holds barred.
Archie Bunker was hilarious, if not politically correct. The 1971 television sitcom 'All in the Family' starring Carroll O'Connor, both amused and demonstrated bigoted contradictions and the paradoxical life of the '70's working-class stiff.
Archie was prone to 'bendification' of the English language and communicated in his unique, happily-quipped patriarchal arrogance.
He lived to tell Edith, his quaint, cloying but curiously wisdom-laden wife, to 'stifle herself '.
"awe, Edith, stifle yourself, will 'ya!? "
Edith (Jean Stapleton) and the beautiful, pragmatic daughter-child Gloria (Sally Struthers) loved "Daddy " in spite of himself and his errant ways.
Michael Stivic, a.k.a. Meathead, (Rob Reiner) the staid live-in son-in-law designated hippy-freeloader, disagreed with Bunker willfully, elevating Archie's blood pressure daily -and was the recipient of endless barbs and Bunkerfluffle.
All in the Family was a hit show from 1971 to 1978 and enjoyed excellent sitcom ratings.
In hindsight there may even be much to be revived from the smug of Archie's intolerant and forthright foot-in-mouth Bunker-brain attitude.
Strangely, with the challenges of today's society and it's contemporary, annoying, foolishly-over-exaggerated political correctness, it appears there may have been more than a few truths and foresight sleeping in those bigoted Bunkerisms.
Is that incoming I hear?