Harrison Ford almost joined the show!
The role of Michael Stivic, Archie’s brutish song, almost went to Harrison Ford! Ford would end up declining the role and he’d go on to do pretty well of his own accord.
The series was based in reality!
Norman Lear, the developer of the show, based the entire Bunker family off of his own childhood. Norm’s father, Lear, was the entire basis for Archie – albeit in a much funnier way.