You thought the answer was Glendale... and Corona -- the question being, which Queens neighborhood was home to Archie and the whole Bunker clan?
But I got some news to share.
When the topic of Archie Bunker -- America's most beloved 1970s TV bigot -- it's hard to parse here in Queens. The show was widely popular, rated #1 from 1972 to 1976 (see IMDB
), and probably introduced Queens the borough to most Americans in the 1970s, but I wouldn't say in a good way. It was ground-breaking television, full of real characters, but the idea of Archie Bunker land
became a way for people to dismiss the borough as a wasteland. But that wasn't true then, and it's certainly not now.
What do you think? Does Archie Bunker matter anymore to Queens? Has Queens grown beyond the All in the Family reputation? Did the long-running sitcom King of Queens displace the Bunkers in America's imagination of the borough? Or is there no forgetting Archie?
Please leave your comments below about Queens and Archive, and also if you got a response to the new info on the setting for All in the Family.