Are these fun facts about All in the Family true or false?

Learn all about the family with this All in the Family quiz!


All in the Family was one of the first shows of its' kind on television. The hit '70s sitcom was known for being honest, groundbreaking and sometimes a bit controversial.

With all of All in the Family's success over the course of nine seasons, many long-running jokes, fun stories and memories were created by cast members both on and off set.

These All in the Family fun facts are interesting, but they aren't all true. We want to put your TV trivia knowledge to the test with the ultimate All in the Family true or false trivia quiz. Good luck!

Watch All in the Family on MeTV!

Two full hours!

Sundays at 8 PM

*available in most MeTV markets
  1. The first toilet flush in American prime-time television was heard on this show.
  2. Archie's line "Stifle, Edith!" was ranked #12 in TV Guide's list of "TV's 20 Top Catchphrases" in 2005.
  3. Edith not being able to sing is an ongoing gag in the show because Jean Stapleton, who played Edith, couldn't sing in real life.
  4. Penny Marshall was originally considered for the part of Gloria.
  5. Archie and Edith's chairs are now displayed at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA).
  6. Only Jean Stapleton won an Emmy award for her performance in All in the Family.
  7. Many of the show's catchphrases, like "Stifle," were based on names Norman Lear heard from his father growing up.
  8. Creator Norman Lear wrote the lyrics to the show's closing theme song.
  9. Originally the theme song was going to be performed by an orchestra.
  10. The episode "Edith's 50th Birthday" was originally intended to be an episode of One Day at a Time.
  11. Mickey Rooney originally wanted the role of Archie Bunker, but had to turn it down due to a conflict.
  12. All in the Family was originally based on a British sitcom.

Are these fun facts about All in the Family true or false?

Your Result...

Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit. Pellentesque nec ante ipsum. Mauris viverra, urna et porta sagittis, lorem diam dapibus diam, et lacinia libero quam id risus.
Are you sure you want to delete this comment?


CaroleThorpe 6 months ago
You got 11 out of 12
Cheers to you! You know so much about All in the Family, you're practically part of the family.

Only missed #10 about Edith's 50th birthday. Odd question.
Riff60 13 months ago
There were no lyrics to the closing theme, it's just a piano instrumental
MichaelPowers 14 months ago
I can understand why Mickey Rooney turned down the role. After reading the script and seeing how repugnant the Archie Bunker character was, he felt the character would be hated by the audience. He told the producers that they'll be crucified if this show actually got on the air.
Dajj 14 months ago
9/12 I thought I did pretty good on dis quiz. What am I, a MEATHEAD????!!
jpdirisio13 14 months ago
9/12 Some guesses. I've done worse.
LoveMETV22 14 months ago
#4- Penny Marshall was originally considered for the part of Gloria.
daDoctah LoveMETV22 14 months ago
I can't remember if it was a quiz here where I mentioned that, along with the two reasons she didn't get the part. The first reason was they didn't think Penny looked enough like Carroll O'Conner to be his daughter, but the second reason was they didn't think she looked like someone who would be married to Rob Reiner.
RobertK 14 months ago
9 of 12. Not too bad seeing that I was never really a fan of the show when it was on in the '70's. I guess it was because back then I knew too many opinionated people like Archie, and I didn't like how he treated Edith, so I really didn't find it too entertaining. My Dad however, was not at all like Archie, but he had the exact same jacket as Archie! We kidded him a lot about that one!
Dugan 14 months ago
Aced it. My favorite episode is where Edith is obsessed with Cling Peaches. Haven’t seen it since it came out.
daDoctah Dugan 14 months ago
" heavy syrup!"
frenchman71 14 months ago
8/12. If I'm not mistaken, the closing theme for AITF was a song called "Remembering You". It was a piano piece but I didn't know it had lyrics. Good melody since I play a little piano myself. VERY little.
cperrynaples frenchman71 14 months ago
Yes, and the lyrics were written by O'Connor! They weren't performed on the show but he did record them on an album my mother had!
Tresix cperrynaples 14 months ago
O’Connor performed the song on an episode of Sonny & Cher’s variety show. I think it’s on YouTube. It sounds nice with the lyrics.
Tresix cperrynaples 14 months ago
Are you sure you want to delete this comment?