Were you a fan of the 1970s sitcom All in the Family? Did you watch every episode... twice? Do you still catch the reruns whenever possible? Then this quiz is for you. Let's find out how much you really remember about this iconic sitcom.
All in the Family, starring Carroll O'Connor and Jean Stapleton as Archie and Edith Bunker, and with Sally Struthers as their daughter, Gloria (and Rob Reiner as Gloria's husband, meathead... oh, we meant Michael Stivic), it was one of the most iconic sitcoms of all time. The show took on subjects such as rape, cancer, abortion, religion, homosexuality, racism, and other touchy subjects in an era when television was supposed to brush such subjects into the closet and under the rug. All in the Family showed that a television show could take on such topics and remain relevant, even popular, as it shared actual messages with the viewing public. And, as curmudgeonly as good old Archie was, his heart was... mostly... in the right place.
So, if All in the Family remains one of your all-time favorite television sitcoms, take this quiz to find out how much you know about the sitcom.
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Not the only name he had for Michael (played by Rob Reiner), Archie commonly called his son-in-law, "Meathead." ("Dingbat" was Archie's nickname for his wife, Edith. And "little girl" was Gloria.)
"Those Were the Days" is the "All in the Family" theme song, sung by Carroll O'Connor (Archie Bunker) and Jean Stapleton (Edith Bunker). "Remembering You" was the closing song.
Sammy Davis Jr., who plays himself, plants a kiss on homophobic Archie.
There were several spinoffs from "All in the Family," including: "The Jeffersons;" "Maude;" "Archie Bunker’s Place;" "Gloria;" and "704 Hauser." "Good Times" was a spinoff of a spinoff ("Maude").
Called Archie Bunker's Place after Archie buys it, it's Kelsey's Bar when he's a customer.
Archie's grandson, Gloria and Michael's son, is named Joseph "Joey" Stivic.
Archie Bunker of "All in the Family" would have been Archie Justice if the show had kept its first title, "Justice for All."
Included in the lyrics to the "All in the Family" theme song, the line is, "Mister, we could use a man like Herbert Hoover again."
According to Archie, if he worked for himself he'd be "what ya call an entramanure."
Archie enrolls in night school to get his high school diploma -- and a promotion at work.
Archie worked as a loading dock foreman for Pendergast Tool & Die Company.
Penny Marshall -- who was, then, Rob Reiner's wife -- was considered for the role of Gloria. Ultimately the role went to Sally Struthers, who producers felt more closely resembled the "Bunker" family.
Sally Struthers and Rob Reiner weren't the first couple cast as Archie's daughter and son-in-law. Kelly Jean Peters and Tim McIntire were the first pair to be cast in the original pilot (as Gloria and Richard), when the show was called "Justice for All." They were replaced by Candy Azzara and Chip Oliver, and the show was renamed "Those Were the Days." They were then replaced by Struthers and Reiner in "All in the Family."
A "koozeeny," is an Archie-ism for zucchini.
Archie drove, part-time, for Munson's Cab.
Richard Nixon was vocal about his dislike of "All in the Family," mainly because of its LGBT-friendly culture.
Archie, who hints he was quite a ball player when he was young, dreamed of pitching for the New York Yankees.
The house that stands in for the exterior of the Bunker's home is on Cooper Avenue near 89th Street, in the Glendale neighborhood of Queens.
Norman Lear's "All in the Family" is based on the British series, "Till Death Us Do Part."
Edith plans a romantic 25th wedding anniversary in Atlantic City, at the same venue where they went on their honeymoon.
Tom Bosley, Jackie Gleason and Mickey Rooney were all considered for the role. Dick York, well-known for his role on the series "Bewitched," was not in consideration.
Archie wore his ring on his middle finger.
You can't, says Archie (who is played by Carroll O'Connor), squeeze blood out of a tulip.
Carroll O'Connor sued Norman Lear for royalties from "The Jeffersons." He lost.
According to Archie, Italian food causes "garlic stones."
Rue McClanahan and Vincent Gardenia guest star as a swinging couple who place the personal ad -- looking for "new friends" -- that Edith innocently answers.
Archie Bunker's recliner can be seen at the National Museum of American History.
Archie has several favorite catchphrases, but "When? When? When?" isn't one of them.
Archie calls Tatum O'Neal, "Potatum O'Neal."
Archie will tell you, there's an old saying that goes, "You don't keep running after you catch the bus."
Archie was in the U.S. Air Corps, which, during World War II, was a branch of the U.S. Army.
Archie Bunker drank Best Quality Beer (which was known as "the beer in the yellow can").
When California, Oregon, and Missouri fall off the "shelf," it'll be the "Continental Divide."
Please, someone, pass the "horse ovaries" to Archie.
Ye is the "plurable" of you.