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In this episode Archie coins the term "Hail Moses," when he's talking with the TV repairman, which is evidently his idea of the Jewish equivalent of a Hail Mary.
The lighting in this episode could have been better. For instance, as the family is at the table eating breakfast( in the opening scene), you can notice shadows all around Edith when Archie sits down.
When Louise takes care of Edith and Archie to fill in the application, there are three other people at the desk doing nothing. They could've easily just brought out the next person in line.
Allan Melvin , who guest stars as Sgt. Pulaski in this episode, plays the role of Barney Hefner ( Archie's buddy) in future episodes.
Archie seems to have mellowed a bit regarding the Jefferson family being that Louise comes for the wake, bringing the Bunkers a cake. However, Archie still feels uncomfortable about what his family and friends will think about Louise, prompting the classic line, "Edith try and get an apron around her, maybe they'll think she's the maid".
It was mentioned that Archie has a sister, Elmer, and a brother, Phil. First of all in other episodes Archie has no sister and has a brother whose name was Fred, not Phil.
Gloria's hairstyle changed beginning with this episiode from the "Little Orphan Annie" curls to a longer, more relaxed style parted in the middle.
Archie says that his father died, yet in the first episode when he refers to his parents as David & Sarah, they had both just visited the year before.
Doris Singleton, who plays a juror who is sequestered with Edith, is most famous for her role as Lucy Ricardo's catty "friend" Carolyn (in some episodes, Lillian) Appleby on I Love Lucy.
In this episode the Jeffersons house is said to be two doors away, and of course later it will be right next door to the Bunkers.
Lionel says his aunt is moving in with them, but doesn't mention his uncle. Later we meet his uncle, but never hear about his aunt again.
Archie reminds Jim Bowman that Mr. McNab sold his house to a Jewish family when he left the neighborhood. However, in the previous episode, the Bunkers have the McNab's doormat on their porch, because the McNab's dog chewed up theirs.
Goof: When Edith shows Mike and Gloria what is supposedly a group photo, she mentions that it includes the shoulder of a celebrity, but when she briefly flips the photo around so it faces that audience, one can clearly see that it is a head shot of a single person.
According to the book Archie & Edith, Mike & Gloria: The Tumultuous History of "All in the Family" by Donna McCrohan, the original title of this episode was "Now That You Know the Way, Let's Be Strangers."
Mike did have a best man. In fact, it does look like the same actor who played Paul after becoming a hippie, only cleaned up.
In the second last scene, a boom mic is visible in the top left hand corner of your screen.
Mike mentions that he has a brother-in-law who is a lawyer in this episode that Archie could use. This implies that he has a sister who lives close by. The brother-in-law or sister were never mentioned again and were never seen.
Edith's comment about Nixon paying more attention to Archie's letter if Nixon thought it was from a plumber would take on a second meaning eight months after this episode's original airing when the White House Plumbers or simply The Plumbers -- the popular name given to the covert Nixon White House Special Investigations Unit -- was established on July 24, 1971.
Only All in the Family episode to feature a dream sequence (Archie daydreams President Nixon's reaction to his letter).
Throughout the series, Archie Bunker's brand of beer was never revealed.
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