In this episode, Edith identifies Barney Hefner's wife's name as Mabel. But later in the series, when Barney's wife leaves him, she is called Blanche.
Archie: You being colored, I know you had no choice in that. But what ever made you turn Jew?
Archie: (speaking to Edith) Open up a fresh box of Twinkies for Mr. Davis.
Sammy Davis, Jr.: Twinkies?
Michael: Yeah. Kind of a WASP soul food.
Archie: Now, no prejudice intended, but I always check with the Bible on these here things. I think that, I mean if God had meant for us to be together he'd a put us together. But look what he done. He put you over in Africa, and put the rest of us in all the white countries.
Sammy Davis Jr.: Well, he must've told 'em where we were because somebody came and got us.
Sammy Davis Jr.: If you were prejudiced, Archie, when I came into your home, you would have called me a coon or a nigger. But you didn't say that, I heard you clear as a bell, you came right out and said it: colored. And if you were prejudiced, you'd go around thinking that you were better than everybody. But after spending these wonderful moments with you, Archie, I can tell ya - you ain't better than nobody.
Archie: Can I have your hand on that, Mr. Davis?
Gloria: I'm sorry, Mr. Davis, sometimes my father says the wrong things.
Sammy Davis Jr.: Yeah, I've noticed that.
Lionel Jefferson: But he's not a bad guy, Mr. Davis. I mean like, he'd never burn a cross on your lawn.
Sammy Davis Jr.: No, but if he saw one burning, he's liable to toast a marshmallow on it.
Archie: Mr. Davis, do you take cream and sugar in your eye?
This classic episode was videotaped on January 21, 1972.
Sammy Davis, Jr. said of All in the Family and his involvement in this episode, "[It] has turned the heads of the nation. It is exposing some of the ills of today's society and doing it in good taste via humor and entertainment. I just want to be part of it all."
Sammy's guest appearance on All in the Family was a result of months of lobbying by Davis to be on the show. Davis was a devoted fan and even arranged his work schedule around seeing the show when it aired.
This episode was voted #1 in "TVLand's Top Ten - All in the Family Episodes", originally aired 1/14/06
Ironically Louise Jefferson will meet Sammy Davis Jr. again on The Jeffersons. But apparently Louise has by then forgotten that she already met him on All in the Family.
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