The show saw TWO pilot pitches.
Typically a TV show will get a pilot filmed to pitch to major networks. All in the Family had three such episodes filmed. Both times the pilot was turned down by ABC. We’re pretty sure they regret turning down the program, but what do we know? It’s not like you could fuel the sustainable development of a new broadcast with their crazy ratings.
An iconic kissing sequence!
If you could run sustainable cities on laughter then Sammy Davis’ kiss, delivered to the bigoted Archie Bunker, would be the primary fuel. The interracial kissing scene pulled in the biggest laugh of the show’s history — and that’s saying something.