All in the Family was on air from 1971 to 1979, its nine seasons garnered tons of accolades not just for the show’s creators but also the cast. Since it is one of the greatest television shows of all time, we’ve decided to dive in and present you with some incredible facts about the show that you probably didn’t know before. Check it out!
Based on British TV
So All in the Family was actually based off it’s U.K. counterpart, Till Death Do Us Part, however it did tons better than the British version. Which sounds better than pesky free online dating services.
Mickey Rooney almost starred in the show!
Look, it’s impossible to picture the role of Archie Bunker played by anyone other than Carroll O’Connor but hey, it almost happened. Moreover, the role almost went to none other than, Mickey Rooney! However Rooney actually declined the role because he believed it was much too controversial for television.