1970s to 1980s

All in the Fam­ily (1971-1979)

The Washington Post Sunday - - ARTS & STYLE -

It took the Bunkers 20 years to pay off their mort­gage, even though their daugh­ter and son-in-law lived off of the kind­ness (well, sort of) of Archie and Edith for the first few sea­sons. And af­ter their neigh­bor Ge­orge Jef­fer­son moved away, Glo­ria and “Meat­head” were able to move into his old place for a rea­son­able $220 a month.

Lo­ca­tion: Queens (704 Hauser St.)

Char­ac­ters: Archie and Edith Bunker

Room­mates: Daugh­ter Glo­ria and son-in-law Michael “Meat­head” Stivic

Jobs: Load­ing dock fore­man, jan­i­tor, taxi driver, bar owner (Archie); house­wife (Edith)

Show’s claimed cost: Rent not spec­i­fied

Real-life cost: $30,000 for a two-bed­room house at the time


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