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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65 Comments

CaroleThorpe 7 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 15 months ago
There were no lyrics to the closing theme, it's just a piano instrumental
MichaelPowers 16 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 16 months ago
9/12 I thought I did pretty good on dis quiz. What am I, a MEATHEAD????!!
jpdirisio13 16 months ago
9/12 Some guesses. I've done worse.
LoveMETV22 16 months ago
#4- Penny Marshall was originally considered for the part of Gloria.
LoveMETV22 16 months ago
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