Today I started to re-watch the TV show The Office on Netflix for no particular reason. In doing this I started to notice a very similar comparison to a character of a show that we had to watch and read about this week. There is a complete parallel between the characters Michael Scott and Archie Bunker from All In The Family. Everything that we had to read about this week in regard to Archie was that he was a blatant racist that would very inappropriately make comments against all other races. Although he was like this way, because he was never “mean-spirited”(110 Jones) not very many people in the audience disliked him. Some people who agreed with what he was saying could identify with him and others who did not like his language could still see that the type of language was being identified as a problem. To a very similar degree, this is exactly what goes on with Michael Scott in The Office. Michael makes all kinds of racist, sexist, and other ridiculously inappropriate comments and jokes in what is supposed to be his professional environment. Even though this show should clearly offend people, it is still very popular. This is how it relates to All In The Family, the main character is inappropriate but it is still let go and accepted by the audience because of a recognition of a problem in our society. Where the two shows and characters are different is that The Office is definitely more about getting comedic relief by exploiting the awkwardness that gets brought out of Michael’s behavior.