Silence is golden, so stifle thyself: The Archie Bunker Quiz


By: Maria Trimarchi

6 Min Quiz

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About This Quiz

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.

Let's get started now!

What was Archie's nickname for his son-in-law, Michael Stivic?

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.)


Which famous entertainer gives Archie a smooch on the cheek?

Sammy Davis Jr., who plays himself, plants a kiss on homophobic Archie.


What's the name of the "All in the Family" theme song?

"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.


Which is not an "All in the Family" spinoff?

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").


What's Archie's grandson's name?

Archie's grandson, Gloria and Michael's son, is named Joseph "Joey" Stivic.


What's the name of the bar Archie spent time at, and, ultimately, bought?

Called Archie Bunker's Place after Archie buys it, it's Kelsey's Bar when he's a customer.


Mister, we could use a man like who again?

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."


Why does Archie go to night school?

Archie enrolls in night school to get his high school diploma -- and a promotion at work.


What was Archie Bunker's job at the Pendergast Tool & Die Company?

Archie worked as a loading dock foreman for Pendergast Tool & Die Company.


"All in the Family" was almost called "Justice for All." What would have been the Bunker's last name?

Archie Bunker of "All in the Family" would have been Archie Justice if the show had kept its first title, "Justice for All."


If you work for yourself, says Archie, it makes you a what?

According to Archie, if he worked for himself he'd be "what ya call an entramanure."


What is "koozeeny"?

A "koozeeny," is an Archie-ism for zucchini.


Who was considered to play Archie's daughter, Gloria, before Sally Struthers was cast?

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.


What, according to Archie, does Italian food cause?

According to Archie, Italian food causes "garlic stones."


It was Archie's dream to pitch for what baseball team?

Archie, who hints he was quite a ball player when he was young, dreamed of pitching for the New York Yankees.


Which pair of actors was not cast as Archie's daughter Gloria and son-in-law?

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."


Where do the Bunkers live?

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.


Which U.S. president disliked "All in the Family," in particular for its positive portrayal of LGBT culture (among other things)?

Richard Nixon was vocal about his dislike of "All in the Family," mainly because of its LGBT-friendly culture.


Who of the following was not considered for the role of Archie Bunker?

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.


What was the name of the cab Archie drives part-time?

Archie drove, part-time, for Munson's Cab.


Where does Edith take Archie for their 25th wedding anniversary?

Edith plans a romantic 25th wedding anniversary in Atlantic City, at the same venue where they went on their honeymoon.


Which British series did creator Norman Lear base "All in the Family" on?

Norman Lear's "All in the Family" is based on the British series, "Till Death Us Do Part."


Carroll O'Connor sued, unsuccessfully, for royalties from which "All in the Family" spinoff?

Carroll O'Connor sued Norman Lear for royalties from "The Jeffersons." He lost.


According to Archie Bunker, you can't squeeze blood out of what?

You can't, says Archie (who is played by Carroll O'Connor), squeeze blood out of a tulip.


On which finger did Archie wear his wedding band?

Archie wore his ring on his middle finger.


Which was not one of Archie's go-to phrases?

Archie has several favorite catchphrases, but "When? When? When?" isn't one of them.


Where is Archie Bunker's "reclimbing" chair today?

Archie Bunker's recliner can be seen at the National Museum of American History.


Edith answers a personal ad looking for what?

Rue McClanahan and Vincent Gardenia guest star as a swinging couple who place the personal ad -- looking for "new friends" -- that Edith innocently answers.


How does Archie mispronounce actress Tatum O'Neal's name?

Archie calls Tatum O'Neal, "Potatum O'Neal."


Archie had a non-combat role in which branch of the military during Word War II?

Archie was in the U.S. Air Corps, which, during World War II, was a branch of the U.S. Army.


According to Archie, what will it be called when California, Oregon, and Missouri fall off the "shelf."

When California, Oregon, and Missouri fall off the "shelf," it'll be the "Continental Divide."


There's a saying Archie likes to use. Which is it?

Archie will tell you, there's an old saying that goes, "You don't keep running after you catch the bus."


What kind of beer did Archie drink?

Archie Bunker drank Best Quality Beer (which was known as "the beer in the yellow can").


What does Archie call hors d'oeuvres?

Please, someone, pass the "horse ovaries" to Archie.


What is the "plurable" of you?

Ye is the "plurable" of you.


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