Do you know it all about "All in the Family"? Take this quiz to find out just how much you know.
"All in the Family" was a 1970s television show that was hailed as the first reality show - of course, not reality in the way that we see it on television today. What critics mean by reality in this case is that "All in the Family" was one of the first prime-time television shows to portray life as it really was. Tossing aside the rose-colored glasses common in television up until this point and exploring the down-and-dirty side of racism, sexism and bigotry, "All in the Family" explored issues such as cancer, religion, abortion, rape, homosexuality, infidelity, impotence and war. "All in the Family" wasn't into the standard TV show formula of the stay-at-home mom, working-class dad and kids who never tackled much more in life than a skinned knee. This groundbreaking show brought issues that affect everyone out of the shadows and into the minds and living rooms of the public. Now, that's reality.
So, if you loved Archie, Edith, Gloria and Meathead... uh, sorry, Michael... you might do well on this "All in the Family" quiz.
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All in the Family creator, Norman Lear, was inspired by the British working-class comedy, Till Death Do Us Part.
Throughout the run of the series, many references were made to the Bunker's borough of Queens.
It was Sammy Davis, Jr. in the legendary "Sammy's Visit" episode.
Archie often called Reverend Felcher, "Reverend Fletcher." (And Archie was often a "belcher.")
Archie drove a cab belonging to the recurring character, Bert Munson, played by Billy Halop (veteran of the Dead End Kids films).
Those Were the Days was written for the show by Charles Strouse and Lee Adams (the songwriting team of Bye Bye Birdie).
Rich Little portrayed the voice of President Richard M. Nixon In the Season 1 episode, "Writing the President."
David Soul played handsome artist, Szabo Daborba, in the 1971 episode, Gloria Poses in the Nude.
Mike & Gloria's friend, Lionel Jefferson, along with his whole family, moved into the neighborhood during Season 1.
Archie hung out at Kelsey's, owned by Tommy Kelsey, who was played by Bob Hastings (Lt. Carpenter from McHales's Navy).
In Stretch Cunningham, Goodbye (Season 7) Archie discovers that his pal, Stretch, was Jewish.
Mike and Gloria named their little boy, Joey, in Season 6.
The indomitable Cousin Maude (played by Bea Arthur) arrived for a visit in Season 2 and went on to star in her own hit sitcom with the clever name, Maude.
Actor/Director Rob Reiner (Mike Stivic) will always be known affectionately to millions as "Meathead."
In The Games Bunkers Play (Season 4), Mike gets upset when he feels targeted during a game called Group Therapy.
In the Season 2 episode, Flashback: Mike Meets Archie, Archie himself, provided the definition, "dead from the neck up."
In Season 4, Edith found some sheet music for Ah! Sweet Mystery of Life, leading to an impromptu living room performance.
In the episode, Et Tu, Archie, Archie's old work buddy of tells how Archie earned the nickname "Meathead" his first day on the job.
In Season 5/Episode 1. Archie bought Edith an engagement ring after 26 years.
Several times, Archie referred to his less-than-cordial relationship with Arthur the cat.
The episode, Flashback: Mike and Gloria's Wedding , includes Mike Stivic's Uncle Casimir, ex-Marine and current florist.
In Archie and the Bowling Team (Season 3), Archie was all excited about trying out for a top-tier team called The Cannonballers.
Gloria met Mike on a blind date arranged by her friend, Debbie Ballantine.
The house number 704 and the street name Hauser were mentioned several times during the run of All in the Family.
In Flashback: Mike Meets Archie, Gloria said she wasn't his little girl anymore and Archie was not happy.
Yep. It was Lionel Jeffferson, scion of the Jefferson dry-cleaning empire that would bring the neighborhood its first African American family.
Can you believe it? There were five! In order of appearance, they were: Maude, The Jeffersons, Archie Bunker's Place, Gloria and 704 Hauser.
Long before he starred in Babe, James Cromwell was known to millions as Stretch Cunningham.
Yep. He was Alice's pal, Sam the butcher, on The Brady Bunch.
George and Louise Jefferson were the parents of Lionel Jefferson on All in the family and on The Jeffersons.
We actually met Uncle Henry before we met George Jefferson.
As Archie put it, in Season 2, "I was the only one that had the daily news when it was needed."
Archie, at first, underestimated the strength of a bottle of Polish Vodka while locked in the cellar during Season 4.
Archie's lawyer, Mr. Rabinowitz, quoted an old saying, "In a court of law, you can't beat a station wagon filled with nuns."
Bill Dana, veteran of much television comedy, directed that episode.