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

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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!


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  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?

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61 Comments

Riff60 17 days ago
There were no lyrics to the closing theme, it's just a piano instrumental
MichaelPowers 1 month 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 1 month ago
9/12 I thought I did pretty good on dis quiz. What am I, a MEATHEAD????!!
jpdirisio13 1 month ago
9/12 Some guesses. I've done worse.
LoveMETV22 1 month ago
#4- Penny Marshall was originally considered for the part of Gloria.
daDoctah LoveMETV22 1 month 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 1 month 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 1 month ago
Aced it. My favorite episode is where Edith is obsessed with Cling Peaches. Haven’t seen it since it came out.
daDoctah Dugan 1 month ago
"...in heavy syrup!"
frenchman71 1 month 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.
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 1 month 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 1 month ago
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=RnWbT66VQno
Adanor 1 month ago
Is it possible that the photos could possibly illustrate the interesting fun facts? In #5, we have a fun fact about the chairs, but what is the photo of? They are unpacking some groceries in the kitchen. And in #6, Jean Stapleton is specifically mentioned and in light of the answer, a photo with the entire cast should have been featured. But what do we have? Archie in a bar.
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