- Television at the time was still a very conservative medium, and there weren't that many shows at the time addressing racial issues.
- Guess what famous and important personality I carried as a pass in my cab today - Oh tell us - Oh no you ain't gonna get it outta me that easy.
Come on you gotta guess for this one.
- Alright, let's try I'll go first.
Living or dead?
(audience laughing) - Sammy was a great fan of the show and he hounded me.
He just had to do the show.
He loved the show.
And I said to him we don't do guest stars or there are no guest stars.
- Mr. Bunker.
(audience clapping) - [Norman] Once we had a good reason why he would be in the show, I was comfortable with it.
- Come on in Mr. Davis.
Come on - Mr. Davis it's an honor - I should tell you that a lot of what occurred was a result of Sammy.
- You're being colored, well I know you had no choice in that.
(audience laughing) But whatever made you turn jew?
- He was as much a writer as he was a performer.
And the kiss was his idea.
- One, two, three (audience laughing) - Goodbye Mrs. Bunker.
Peace and love.
- Well to the extent that that kiss is an iconic television moment.
A black man was putting his lips on a white cheek.
Now, as silly as that sounds that that should be a national incident, it was then because nobody had ever seen that before.