The Bunkers & the Stivics: standing, Gloria (Sally Struthers) and Michael (Rob Reiner); seated, Archie (Carroll O'Connor) and Edith (Jean Stapleton) with baby Joey

This is a list of all of the episodes of the television sitcom All in the Family, which originally aired on CBS for nine seasons, from January 12, 1971 to April 8, 1979, with a total of 205 episodes produced.

Series overview

SeasonEpisodesOriginally airedRankRating
First airedLast aired
113January 12, 1971 (1971-01-12)April 6, 1971 (1971-04-06)3418.9
224September 18, 1971 (1971-09-18)March 11, 1972 (1972-03-11)134.0
324September 16, 1972 (1972-09-16)March 24, 1973 (1973-03-24)133.3
424September 15, 1973 (1973-09-15)March 16, 1974 (1974-03-16)131.2
523September 14, 1974 (1974-09-14)March 8, 1975 (1975-03-08)130.2
624September 8, 1975 (1975-09-08)March 8, 1976 (1976-03-08)130.1
725September 22, 1976 (1976-09-22)March 12, 1977 (1977-03-12)1222.9
824October 2, 1977 (1977-10-02)March 19, 1978 (1978-03-19)424.4[a]
924September 24, 1978 (1978-09-24)April 8, 1979 (1979-04-08)924.9[b]
  1. ^ Tied with 60 Minutes and Charlie's Angels
  2. ^ Tied with Taxi


Pilot episodes

TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal air date
"Justice for All"Norman LearNorman Lear1968 (1968)
Carroll O'Connor as Archie Justice, Jean Stapleton as Edith Justice, Kelly Jean Peters as Gloria, Tim McIntire as Richard, D'Urville Martin as Lionel
"Those Were the Days"Norman Lear & Bud YorkinNorman Lear1969 (1969)
Carroll O'Connor as Archie Justice, Jean Stapleton as Edith Justice, Candy Azzara as Gloria, Chip Oliver as Richard, D'Urville Martin as Lionel

Season 1 (1971)

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TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal air date
11"Meet the Bunkers"John RichNorman LearJanuary 12, 1971 (1971-01-12)

Archie and Edith (Carroll O'Connor and Jean Stapleton) come home from church early, interrupting Mike and Gloria's (Rob Reiner and Sally Struthers) privacy.

  • Recording date: December 15, 1970
22"Writing the President"John RichS : Lee Erwin,
Fred Freiberger;
T : Paul Harrison,
Lennie Weinrib,
Norman Lear
January 19, 1971 (1971-01-19)
Because Mike wrote a critical letter to President Nixon about the current state of the U.S., Archie decides to write one of his own that praises him.
33"Oh, My Aching Back"
"Archie's Aching Back"
John RichStanley Ralph RossJanuary 26, 1971 (1971-01-26)

Archie hurts his back in an accident while in his cab, so he tries to find a Jewish lawyer in order to collect in a lawsuit.

  • Recording date: January 5, 1971
44"Archie Gives Blood"John RichNorman LearFebruary 2, 1971 (1971-02-02)

Archie questions who might receive some of his blood at a blood bank, thinking that different races have different blood.

  • Recording date: January 12, 1971
55"Judging Books by Covers"John RichBurt Styler and Norman LearFebruary 9, 1971 (1971-02-09)
Archie learns about judging people after incorrectly declaring Roger (Anthony Geary) a seemingly effeminate friend of Mike and Gloria to be gay—only to discover that one of his old football buddies Steve (Phil Carey) is gay himself.
66"Gloria's Pregnancy"
"Gloria Has a Belly Full"
John RichJerry MayerFebruary 16, 1971 (1971-02-16)
The Stivics start apartment hunting after Gloria reveals that she is pregnant, making Archie furious. Although he eventually comes around, Gloria has a miscarriage, and he comforts her.
77"Mike's Hippie Friends Come to Visit"
"Now That You Know the Way, Let's Be Strangers"
John RichT : Don Nicholl,
Bryan Joseph;
S/T : Philip Mishkin,
Rob Reiner
February 23, 1971 (1971-02-23)
Mike's friends—an unmarried couple—plan to share a sleeping bag in the Bunker home, over Archie's objections.
88"Lionel Moves Into the Neighborhood"John RichDon Nicholl & Bryan JosephMarch 2, 1971 (1971-03-02)

Archie is not happy that a black family is moving into the neighborhood.

  • Recording date: February 15, 1971
99"Edith Has Jury Duty"John RichT : Don Nicholl,
Bryan Joseph;
S/T : Susan Harris
March 9, 1971 (1971-03-09)

Edith goes on jury duty for a murder trial, and she alone thinks that the accused is not guilty. Archie is upset that Edith is not at home to take care of him.

  • Recording date: February 23, 1971
1010"Archie Is Worried About His Job"John RichS : William Bickley, Jr.;
T : Norman Lear,
Don Nicholl,
Bryan Joseph
March 16, 1971 (1971-03-16)

Archie spends the night worrying about his job when his company announces layoffs.

  • Recording date: March 2, 1971[1]
1111"Gloria Discovers Women's Lib"John RichNorman Lear and Sandy SternMarch 23, 1971 (1971-03-23)
As a supporter of women's lib, Gloria accuses Mike of chauvinism and storms out of the house. She comes back, and they make up.
1212"Success Story"John RichBurt StylerMarch 30, 1971 (1971-03-30)

Archie is visited by an old Army buddy, Eddie Frazier (William Windom), who is now a wealthy car dealer. Mike, who openly resents Eddie's wealth, secretly learns that Eddie is not as successful in one area of his life as he is in business.

  • Recording date: March 16, 1971
1313"The First and Last Supper"John RichJerry MayerApril 6, 1971 (1971-04-06)

Just as Archie is campaigning to keep black families out of the neighborhood, Edith accepts a dinner invitation from the Jeffersons.

  • Recording date: March 23, 1971

Season 2 (1971–72)

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TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal air date
141"The Saga of Cousin Oscar"John RichT : Norman Lear;
S/T : Burt Styler
September 18, 1971 (1971-09-18)
Archie's freeloading cousin Oscar unexpectedly dies during a two-week visit and none of Archie's relatives are willing to help with funeral expenses. Mike and Archie are then left to decide whether to give Oscar a proper funeral or have him buried in a potter's field.
152"Gloria Poses in the Nude"John RichMichael Ross & Bernie West and Norman LearSeptember 25, 1971 (1971-09-25)
Archie and Mike have a difference of opinion over Mike's artist friend Szabo Daborba (David Soul) offering to paint Gloria in the nude.
163"Archie in the Lock-up"John RichT : Michael Ross,
Bernie West;
S/T : Paul Wayne
October 2, 1971 (1971-10-02)
Archie ends up in jail when he tries to save Mike and Lionel from trouble at a demonstration. Tim Reid appears in an uncredited role as Archie's cellmate.
174"Edith Writes a Song"John RichLee KalcheimOctober 9, 1971 (1971-10-09)

Edith wants to spend money in the Bunker family cash pot to enter a songwriting contest, but Archie would rather use the money to buy a gun due to a recent series of burglaries in the neighborhood. The family later has an encounter with two black crooks, Coke (Cleavon Little) and Horace (Demond Wilson).

  • Recording date: August 17, 1971
185"Flashback: Mike Meets Archie"John RichPhilip Mishkin & Rob ReinerOctober 16, 1971 (1971-10-16)

Flashbacks show the first tempestuous meeting between Archie and Mike.

  • Recording date: August 10, 1971
196"The Election Story"John RichMichael Ross & Bernie WestOctober 30, 1971 (1971-10-30)

Archie intends to vote in the local elections just for his candidate to beat Mike and Gloria's.

  • Recording date: August 31, 1971
207"Edith's Accident"John RichS : Tom & Helen August;
T : Michael Ross,
Bernie West
November 6, 1971 (1971-11-06)
While shopping at Ferguson's Market, Edith has an accident with a car (involving a shopping cart full of canned cling peaches in heavy syrup) and leaves a note for the owner, a Catholic priest, which does not sit well for Archie on both counts.
218"The Blockbuster"John RichT : Michael Ross,
Bernie West,
Austin & Irma Kalish;
S/T : Austin & Irma Kalish
November 13, 1971 (1971-11-13)
A black realtor (Thalmus Rasulala, credited by Jack Crowder) offers Archie $35,000 to sell the house. Lionel refers to him as an Oreo cookie, "black on the outside and white on the inside."
229"Mike's Problem"John RichT : Philip Mishkin;
S/T : Alan J. Levitt
November 20, 1971 (1971-11-20)

Mike has become impotent due to anxiety over his final exams, so he goes to Archie for advice.

  • Recording date: September 21, 1971
2310"The Insurance Is Canceled"John RichLee KalcheimNovember 27, 1971 (1971-11-27)
As if it were not bad enough that the Bunkers' home insurance has been canceled, Archie has to decide which of three men at work must be fired.
2411"The Man in the Street"John RichT : Don Nicholl;
S/T : Paul Harrison,
Lennie Weinrib
December 4, 1971 (1971-12-04)
The Bunkers' TV set breaks down just as Archie is preparing to see his "man in the street" interview about his political beliefs.
2512"Cousin Maude's Visit"John RichT : Michael Ross,
Bernie West;
S/T : Philip Mishkin
December 11, 1971 (1971-12-11)

When all but Edith come down with the flu, her favorite (and extremely liberal) cousin Maude Findlay (Beatrice Arthur) comes to the house to help, and immediately clashes with Archie.

  • Recording date: November 9, 1971

In 2009, TV Guide ranked this episode #9 on its list of the 100 Greatest Episodes.[2]

2613"Christmas Day at the Bunkers'"John RichDon NichollDecember 18, 1971 (1971-12-18)

Archie is not in the holiday spirit on Christmas Day due to a mistake at work that cost him his annual Christmas bonus.

  • Recording date: October 12, 1971
2714"The Elevator Story"John RichAlan J. LevittJanuary 1, 1972 (1972-01-01)

Archie gets stuck in an elevator with a dignified black lawyer (Roscoe Lee Browne), a ditzy secretary (Eileen Brennan), a Puerto Rican janitor (Hector Elizondo), and his very pregnant wife (Edith Díaz). When the janitor's wife goes into labor, everybody must help her to deliver the baby.

  • Recording date: November 23, 1971

NOTE: Edith Díaz later guest stars in the season four premiere episode "We're Having a Heat Wave" as one half of a Puerto Rican couple looking to buy the house next door to the Bunkers, much to Archie's displeasure.

2815"Edith's Problem"John RichS : Steve Zacharias;
S/T : Burt Styler
January 8, 1972 (1972-01-08)[a]
Edith begins menopause, making it hard for Archie to be understanding.
2916"Archie and the FBI"John RichMichael Ross & Bernie West and Susan HarrisJanuary 15, 1972 (1972-01-15)
Archie believes his coworker and neighbor Larry Grundy (Graham Jarvis) is guilty of something after an FBI agent drops by asking questions about him.
3017"Mike's Mysterious Son"John RichWarren S. MurrayJanuary 22, 1972 (1972-01-22)

An ex-girlfriend of Mike's, Marilyn Sanders (Marcia Rodd), drops by one night and leaves her four-year-old son Danny (Stephen Manley) with the Bunkers, claiming that Mike is Danny's father.

NOTE: Marcia Rodd later guest stars in the season two finale episode "Maude" as Carol Traynor, Maude Findlay's daughter.
3118"Archie Sees a Mugging"John RichS : Henry Garson;
T : Philip Mishkin,
Don Nicholl
January 29, 1972 (1972-01-29)
Archie witnesses a mugging and gets himself in trouble with the victim, the police and the mob.
3219"Archie and Edith, Alone"John RichS : Tina & Les Pine;
T : Lee Kalcheim,
Michael Ross,
Bernie West
February 5, 1972 (1972-02-05)
With Mike and Gloria out of the house for the weekend, an argument between Archie and Edith leads to Edith giving Archie the cold shoulder.
3320"Edith Gets a Mink"John RichT : Don Nicholl;
S/T : David Pollock,
Elias Davis
February 12, 1972 (1972-02-12)
Archie is angry with Edith for accepting a mink cape as a gift from her rich cousin Amelia, then has a change of heart when the cape gets ruined at Jefferson Cleaners after it accidentally gets stained with spaghetti.
3421"Sammy's Visit"John RichBill DanaFebruary 19, 1972 (1972-02-19)[b]

The Bunkers have the honor of Sammy Davis Jr. visiting their home to retrieve a briefcase he accidentally left in Archie's cab.

  • Recording date: January 25, 1972

In 1997, TV Guide ranked this episode #13 on its list of the 100 Greatest Episodes.[4]

3522"Edith the Judge"John RichLee KalcheimFebruary 26, 1972 (1972-02-26)

The owner of a local laundromat accuses Archie of breaking one of his washing machines by overloading it and it's up to Edith to resolve the issue.

  • Recording date: February 8, 1972
3623"Archie Is Jealous"John RichRod ParkerMarch 4, 1972 (1972-03-04)

Archie is furious that Mike and Gloria spent a weekend together before they were married, but that's nothing compared to what Edith tells him.

  • Recording date: February 15, 1972
3724"Maude"John RichRod ParkerMarch 11, 1972 (1972-03-11)

Carol Traynor (Marcia Rodd), the divorced daughter of Edith's favorite cousin Maude Findlay (Beatrice Arthur) is about to enter a mixed marriage with her Jewish fiancé, David Green (Bob Dishy), and Archie and Edith travel upstate to Tuckahoe to attend. This episode serves as the backdoor pilot for the spin-off series Maude.

  • Recording date: February 22, 1972

Season 3 (1972–73)

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TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal air date
381"Archie and the Editorial"Norman CampbellT : Don Nicholl;
S/T : George Bloom
September 16, 1972 (1972-09-16)

Archie goes on television to protest an editorial in favor of gun control, then faces the consequences for opening his big mouth.

  • Recording date: July 18, 1972
392"Archie's Fraud"Norman CampbellMichael Ross & Bernie WestSeptember 23, 1972 (1972-09-23)
Archie tries to get out of paying the IRS for moonlighting as a graveyard-shift cabbie for his friend Burt Munson (Billy Halop).
403"The Threat"John RichS : Bill Manhoff;
S/T : Lila Garrett,
Michael Elias
September 30, 1972 (1972-09-30)
Archie says his friend's wife flirted with him during an overnight visit.
414"Gloria and the Riddle"Bob La Hendro and Robert H. LivingstonDon NichollOctober 7, 1972 (1972-10-07)
Gloria presents a riddle to prove Archie and Mike's chauvinism, sparking a debate about women's liberation. Edith eventually provides the answer.
425"Lionel Steps Out"John RichS : Terry Ryan;
S/T : Michael Ross,
Bernie West
October 14, 1972 (1972-10-14)
Archie is furious when his visiting niece Linda (Dianne Hull) goes out with Lionel.
436"Edith Flips Her Wig"Hal CooperSam Locke & Olga Vallance and Don NichollOctober 21, 1972 (1972-10-21)
When Edith gets arrested for shoplifting, she thinks she inherited her aunt's kleptomania.
447"The Bunkers and the Swingers"John Rich and Bob LaHendroS : Norman Lear;
T : Michael Ross,
Bernie West,
Lee Kalcheim
October 28, 1972 (1972-10-28)[c]

Edith unwittingly answers an ad placed by a couple interested in wife-swapping (Vincent Gardenia and Rue McClanahan), and their visit to the Bunkers leads to confusion.

NOTE: Vincent Gardenia later becomes a semi-regular cast member in season four.
458"Mike Comes Into Money"John RichMichael Ross & Bernie WestNovember 4, 1972 (1972-11-04)
Archie gets upset when Mike donates $275 he recently inherited from his late uncle Alex towards George McGovern's presidential campaign instead of contributing towards his room and board.
469"Flashback: Mike and Gloria's Wedding – Part 1"John Rich and Bob LaHendroRob Reiner & Philip MishkinNovember 11, 1972 (1972-11-11)
Flashbacks show the wedding of Mike and Gloria where Archie argues with Mike's Polish uncle Casimir (Michael Conrad) over how the ceremony should go.
4710"Flashback: Mike and Gloria's Wedding – Part 2"John Rich and Bob LaHendroRob Reiner & Philip MishkinNovember 18, 1972 (1972-11-18)
More flashbacks show the wedding of Mike and Gloria as an argument occurs over who should conduct the ceremony.
4811"Mike's Appendix"John Rich and Bob LaHendroMichael Ross & Bernie WestDecember 2, 1972 (1972-12-02)
Mike has to choose between two doctors for a much-needed appendectomy, one of whom is a woman.
4912"Edith's Winning Ticket"John Rich and Bob LaHendroDon NichollDecember 9, 1972 (1972-12-09)

Archie is delighted that Edith has a winning lottery ticket, but is disappointed when she claims it belongs to Louise Jefferson (Isabel Sanford).

  • Recording date: October 24, 1972
5013"Archie and the Bowling Team"John Rich and Bob LaHendroS : Don Nicholl;
T : Allan Katz,
Don Reo
December 16, 1972 (1972-12-16)
Archie competes with a black man for a position on his district's bowling team.
5114"The Locket"Hal CooperRobert Fisher & Arthur MarxDecember 23, 1972 (1972-12-23)
When an antique locket given to Edith by her grandmother goes missing, Archie plans an insurance scheme.
5215"Archie in the Hospital"John Rich and Bob LaHendroS : Stanley Ralph Ross,
Martin Cohan;
T : Don Nicholl
January 6, 1973 (1973-01-06)

Archie goes to the hospital for back pain and makes friends with a patient on the other side of the curtain in his room, who, unbeknownst to him, is black.

  • Recording date: December 12, 1972
5316"Oh Say Can You See"John Rich and Bob LaHendroS : Jess Oppenheimer
(credited as Joe Kerr);
T : Michael Ross,
Bernie West
January 20, 1973 (1973-01-20)
Archie starts worrying about his age when he sees an old high school friend who looks 15 years younger.
5417"Archie Goes Too Far"John Rich and Bob LaHendroAustin & Irma KalishJanuary 27, 1973 (1973-01-27)
While looking for a magazine, Archie finds a poem that Mike wrote to someone other than Gloria, bringing up the issue of invading one's privacy.
5518"Class Reunion"John Rich and Bob LaHendroS : Stanley Ralph Ross;
S/T : Don Nicholl
February 10, 1973 (1973-02-10)

Archie accompanies Edith to her high school reunion when he learns her old boyfriend will be there.

  • Recording date: January 23, 1973
5619"Hot Watch"John Rich and Bob LaHendroSam Locke & Olga VallanceFebruary 17, 1973 (1973-02-17)
Archie buys a $300 watch for just $25, but Mike suspects the watch could have been stolen, making Archie an accomplice in a crime.
5720"Archie Is Branded"John Rich and Bob LaHendroVincent BogertFebruary 24, 1973 (1973-02-24)

Archie discovers a swastika painted on his front door one Sunday and dismisses it as a prank, but Mike believes it's something far more serious.

NOTE: Jean Stapleton's son, John Putch, appears in a small role as a Boy Scout.
5821"Everybody Tells the Truth"John Rich and Bob LaHendroDon NichollMarch 3, 1973 (1973-03-03)
While dining out, Archie and Mike have opposing (and exaggerated) accounts of the events of earlier that evening, involving Archie and the repairmen who came to repair the refrigerator.
5922"Archie Learns His Lesson"John Rich and Bob LaHendroS : John Christopher Strong III,
Michael R. Stein;
T : Michael Ross,
Bernie West
March 10, 1973 (1973-03-10)
Archie attends night school to earn his GED so he'll get a promotion and tries to keep a secret from Mike and Gloria.
6023"Gloria the Victim"John Rich and Bob LaHendroAustin & Irma Kalish and Don NichollMarch 17, 1973 (1973-03-17)
While walking past a construction site on her way home from work one evening, Gloria is a victim of attempted rape and must decide whether or not to press charges against her attacker.
6124"The Battle of the Month"John Rich and Bob LaHendroMichael Ross & Bernie WestMarch 24, 1973 (1973-03-24)
Edith and Gloria get into an argument over women's lib, forcing Archie and Mike to deal with the fallout.

Season 4 (1973–74)

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621"We're Having a Heat Wave"John Rich and Bob LaHendroDon NichollSeptember 15, 1973 (1973-09-15)

As the Bunkers go through a September heat wave, Archie fumes after finding out that a Puerto Rican couple is planning to buy the house next door.

  • Recording date: August 7, 1973

NOTE: Effective this episode, Vincent Gardenia and Betty Garrett become semi-regular cast members.

632"We're Still Having a Heat Wave"John Rich and Bob LaHendroMichael Ross and Bernie WestSeptember 22, 1973 (1973-09-22)
As the heat wave continues, Archie continues to be irritated by the Lorenzos—who happen to be Irish (Irene) and Italian (Frank).
643"Edith Finds an Old Man"John Rich and Bob LaHendroS : Susan Harris;
T : Michael Ross,
Bernie West
September 29, 1973 (1973-09-29)

Archie is not happy with Edith allowing a nursing home runaway (Burt Mustin) to stay with them.

  • Recording date: August 21, 1973
654"Archie and the Kiss"John Rich and Bob LaHendroJohn RappaportOctober 6, 1973 (1973-10-06)

Irene gives Gloria a statue of "The Kiss," which Archie finds filthy.

  • Recording date: September 4, 1973
665"Archie the Gambler"John Rich and Bob LaHendroS : Steve Zacharias,
Michael Leeson;
T : Michael Ross,
Bernie West
October 13, 1973 (1973-10-13)

Archie arrives home in a good mood and bearing presents for Gloria and Edith. But when Edith learns he has been betting on the horses, she becomes furious, as Archie once had a compulsive gambling problem many years earlier.

  • Recording date: July 24, 1973
676"Henry's Farewell"John Rich and Bob LaHendroDon NichollOctober 20, 1973 (1973-10-20)

The Bunkers and the Jeffersons have a farewell party for Henry, where Archie incites another argument.

  • Recording date: July 31, 1973

NOTE: On May 22, 2019, this episode was remade as a live special for ABC's Live in Front of a Studio Audience. This is the first appearance of Sherman Hemsley as George Jefferson.

687"Archie and the Computer"John Rich and Bob LaHendroLloyd Turner & Gordon Mitchell and Don NichollOctober 27, 1973 (1973-10-27)

A computer error keeps sending quarters to Edith and another declares Archie dead.

  • Recording date: September 11, 1973
698"The Games Bunkers Play"John Rich and Bob LaHendroS : Susan Perkis Haven,
Dan Klein;
S/T : Michael Ross,
Bernie West
November 3, 1973 (1973-11-03)
During a group therapy game, Mike gets offended by the honest opinions about him.
709"Edith's Conversion"John Rich and Bob LaHendroRay TaylorNovember 10, 1973 (1973-11-10)

Archie is worried that Edith will convert when she befriends Irene's sister, a Catholic nun.

  • Recording date: October 2, 1973
7110"Archie in the Cellar"John Rich and Bob LaHendroDon NichollNovember 17, 1973 (1973-11-17)

While the rest of the family is away for the weekend, Archie accidentally locks himself in the cellar.

  • Recording date: October 9, 1973
7211"Black is the Color of My True Love's Wig"John Rich and Bob LaHendroMichael MorrisNovember 24, 1973 (1973-11-24)

Gloria buys a black wig to change her look, but she becomes upset when Mike becomes more attracted to her with the wig on.

  • Recording date: October 16, 1973
7312"Second Honeymoon"John Rich and Bob LaHendroT : Michael Ross,
Bernie West;
S/T : Warren S. Murray
December 1, 1973 (1973-12-01)

Edith takes a reluctant Archie on a second honeymoon to celebrate their 25th wedding anniversary.

  • Recording date: October 30, 1973
7413"The Taxi Caper"John Rich and Bob LaHendroDennis KleinDecember 8, 1973 (1973-12-08)
Archie is robbed while moonlighting as a cabbie for his friend Burt Munson, then agrees to drop the charges in return for a payoff, only to get in trouble with the police.
7514"Archie is Cursed"John Rich and Bob LaHendroJohn Rappaport and Michael Ross & Bernie WestDecember 15, 1973 (1973-12-15)
Archie and Irene play a game of pool to settle an argument, then Archie makes a remark that leads to Frank putting a curse on him.
7615"Edith's Christmas Story"John RichT : Don Nicholl;
S/T : Austin & Irma Kalish
December 22, 1973 (1973-12-22)

At Christmastime, Edith tries to maintain the holiday spirit after discovering a lump in her breast.

  • Recording date: December 11, 1973
7716"Mike and Gloria Mix it Up"John RichMichael Ross & Bernie WestJanuary 5, 1974 (1974-01-05)
Mike and Gloria argue over who should be the aggressor in their marriage.
7817"Archie Feels Left Out"John Rich and Bob LaHendroPaul Lichtman & Howard Storm and Don NichollJanuary 12, 1974 (1974-01-12)

Archie mopes about his age on his 50th birthday.

  • Recording date: December 18, 1973
7918"Et Tu, Archie"John Rich and Bob LaHendroMickey Rose & Lila GarrettJanuary 26, 1974 (1974-01-26)

Archie worries that an old friend whose job he took is planning to get it back.

  • Recording date: January 10, 1974
8019"Gloria's Boyfriend"John RichBud Wiser and Don NichollFebruary 2, 1974 (1974-02-02)

Archie disapproves of Gloria's friendship with George Bushmill (Richard Masur), a mentally challenged box boy at Ferguson's Market. Joseph Mascolo also guest stars as George's father, Pat Bushmill.

  • Recording date: January 17, 1974
8120"Lionel's Engagement"John RichMichael Ross and Bernie WestFebruary 9, 1974 (1974-02-09)

Archie comes to Lionel's engagement party over George's objections, and both he and George get a load of Lionel's fiancée's parents, an interracial couple.

  • Recording date: January 24, 1974
8221"Archie Eats and Runs"John RichPaul Wayne and George BurdittFebruary 16, 1974 (1974-02-16)

Archie thinks he has botulism from eating canned mushrooms.

  • Recording date: January 31, 1974
8322"Gloria Sings the Blues"John RichMichael Ross and Bernie WestMarch 2, 1974 (1974-03-02)

Gloria does not think she loves Mike anymore, so Edith tries to help her.

  • Recording date: February 14, 1974
8423"Pay the Twenty Dollars"John RichRobert L. Goodwin & Woody KlingMarch 9, 1974 (1974-03-09)
George Jefferson (Sherman Hemsley) accuses Archie of giving him a counterfeit $20 bill to pay for his drycleaning.
8524"Mike's Graduation"John RichDon NichollMarch 16, 1974 (1974-03-16)
As Mike prepares for his final exams, Archie is anxious for the Stivics to move out.

Season 5 (1974–75)

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861"The Bunkers and Inflation: Part 1"H. Wesley KenneyDon Nicholl and Michael Ross & Bernie WestSeptember 14, 1974 (1974-09-14)

Archie is troubled by the possibility of his union going on strike.

  • Recording date: August 6, 1974
872"The Bunkers and Inflation: Part 2"
"Archie Underfoot"
H. Wesley KenneyDon Nicholl and Michael Ross & Bernie WestSeptember 21, 1974 (1974-09-21)
Archie mopes around the house about going on the picket line for his union.
883"The Bunkers and Inflation: Part 3"
"Edith the Job Hunter"
H. Wesley KenneyDon Nicholl and Michael Ross & Bernie WestSeptember 28, 1974 (1974-09-28)
Since Archie is still on strike, Edith goes looking for a job for the first time in 26 years. Louise offers her work at the Jeffersons's dry-cleaning shop, prompting anger from both Archie and George.
894"The Bunkers and Inflation: Part 4"
"Archie's Raise"
H. Wesley KenneyDon Nicholl and Michael Ross & Bernie WestOctober 5, 1974 (1974-10-05)

Archie is upset that he is the only one in his family not earning any money.

  • Recording date: September 20, 1974

Guest Star: James Cromwell as Stretch Cunningham

905"Lionel the Live-In"H. Wesley KenneyS : Jeffery Mackowsky;
T : Woody Kling
October 12, 1974 (1974-10-12)
Lionel stays with the Bunkers after an argument with his father and Archie is anxious for him to leave.
916"Archie's Helping Hand"H. Wesley KenneyNorman & Harriet BelkinOctober 19, 1974 (1974-10-19)
Archie gets Irene a job at the factory to get her away from Edith, but his plan backfires when she proves an incredible worker.
927"Gloria's Shock"H. Wesley KenneyDixie Brown GrossmanOctober 26, 1974 (1974-10-26)
Gloria is shocked that Mike does not want any children since they never discussed it.
938"Where's Archie?"H. Wesley KenneyBarry Harman & Harve BrostenNovember 2, 1974 (1974-11-02)

Edith and Gloria start to panic when Archie fails to call from a weekend convention.

NOTE: Due to a contract dispute, Carroll O'Connor does not appear in this episode.
949"Archie is Missing"H. Wesley KenneyLloyd Turner & Gordon MitchellNovember 9, 1974 (1974-11-09)

Mike and Gloria believe Archie ran off with an attractive secretary.

Guest Star: James Cromwell as Stretch Cunningham

NOTE: Carroll O'Connor does not appear in this episode, due to a contract dispute.
9510"The Longest Kiss"H. Wesley KenneyS : Dawn M. Stephens;
S/T : Lou Derman,
Bill Davenport
November 16, 1974 (1974-11-16)

Archie is finally found after having been missing for two days. The Bunkers, the Jeffersons, and the Lorenzos throw a party to celebrate.

  • Recording date: July 30, 1974[5]
9611"Archie and the Miracle"H. Wesley KenneyLloyd Turner & Gordon MitchellNovember 23, 1974 (1974-11-23)

A near-death experience convinces Archie that he owes his life to God, which naturally leads to another argument with Mike.

  • Recording date: November 1, 1974

Guest Star: James Cromwell as Stretch Cunningham

9712"George and Archie Make a Deal"H. Wesley KenneyDavid P. HarmonNovember 30, 1974 (1974-11-30)
A signature from Archie is required for George Jefferson to run for public office.
9813"Archie's Contract"H. Wesley KenneyRon FriedmanDecember 7, 1974 (1974-12-07)
A salesman talks Archie into having aluminum siding installed, but it turns out to be a scam.
9914"Mike's Friend"H. Wesley KenneyRoger Shulman & John BaskinDecember 14, 1974 (1974-12-14)

Mike leaves Gloria out of an intellectual conversation with his friend.

NOTE: Carroll O'Connor does not appear in this episode.
"The Best of All in the Family"John Rich and Bob LaHendro & H. Wesley KenneyDon Nicholl and Michael Ross & Bernie West and Norman LearDecember 21, 1974 (1974-12-21)
Henry Fonda hosts this one-hour special that celebrates the best moments of All in the Family.
10015"Prisoner in the House"H. Wesley KenneyT : Lou Derman,
Bill Davenport;
S/T : Bud Wiser
January 4, 1975 (1975-01-04)

Archie is not happy that the plumber's assistant is a Sing-Sing prisoner in a work-furlough program.

  • Recording date: December 6, 1974
10116"The Jeffersons Move Up"H. Wesley KenneyDon Nicholl and Michael Ross & Bernie WestJanuary 11, 1975 (1975-01-11)

Louise Jefferson (Isabel Sanford) has second thoughts about moving to the East Side of Manhattan. Pilot for The Jeffersons.

NOTE: Carroll O'Connor, Rob Reiner, and Sally Struthers do not appear in this episode.
10217"All's Fair"H. Wesley KenneyLloyd Turner & Gordon MitchellJanuary 18, 1975 (1975-01-18)
Archie is shocked when Edith defies his demands and orders him to show some respect.
10318"Amelia's Divorce"H. Wesley KenneyLou Derman & Bill DavenportJanuary 25, 1975 (1975-01-25)

A surprise visit from Edith's cousin Amelia and her husband reveals some things about their marriage.

NOTE: Rob Reiner and Sally Struthers do not appear in this episode.
10419"Everybody Does It"H. Wesley KenneyLou Derman & Bill Davenport and Susan WareFebruary 8, 1975 (1975-02-08)
The Stivics show Archie the error of his "borrowing" nails and an electric drill from work.
10520"Archie and the Quiz"H. Wesley KenneyMichael MorrisFebruary 15, 1975 (1975-02-15)
Edith reads a life-expectancy quiz and informs Archie he does not have much longer to live.
10621"Edith's Friend"H. Wesley KenneyBarry Harman & Harve BrostenFebruary 22, 1975 (1975-02-22)
Edith reunites with her friend Roy when she goes to a family wedding by herself.
10722"No Smoking"H. Wesley KenneyLou Derman & Bill DavenportMarch 1, 1975 (1975-03-01)

The cigar-smoking Archie and food-loving Mike make a bet over which of them can go two days without their preferred vice.

  • Recording date: February 14, 1975
10823"Mike Makes His Move"H. Wesley KenneyS : Robert Arnott;
S/T : Lou Derman,
Bill Davenport
March 8, 1975 (1975-03-08)
George Jefferson offers to rent the Stivics his house.

Season 6 (1975–76)

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1091"The Very Moving Day"Paul BogartHal KanterSeptember 8, 1975 (1975-09-08)
Gloria announces her pregnancy on the very day she and Mike are moving into the Jeffersons' house next door.
1102"Alone at Last"Paul BogartHal KanterSeptember 15, 1975 (1975-09-15)
The Stivics are about to move next door, but Mike forgot to have the utilities turned on.
1113"Archie the Donor"Paul BogartBill Davenport and Larry RhineSeptember 22, 1975 (1975-09-22)

Archie signs up for an organ-donor program to increase his chances at getting a dispatcher's job, only to get upset when he learns that other people may have "his" organs when he dies.

NOTE: Sally Struthers does not appear in this episode, due to a contract dispute.
1124"Archie the Hero"Paul BogartLou Derman & Bill DavenportSeptember 29, 1975 (1975-09-29)

While moonlighting as a cabbie for his friend Burt Munson (Billy Halop), Archie performs mouth-to-mouth on an unconscious passenger named Beverly LaSalle (Lori Shannon)—only to discover that Beverly is really a transvestite.

NOTE: Sally Struthers does not appear in this episode, due to a contract dispute.
1135"Mike's Pains"Paul BogartLou Derman and Milt JosefsbergOctober 6, 1975 (1975-10-06)

Mike has second thoughts about being in the delivery room with Gloria.

  • Recording date: September 21, 1975
1146"Chain Letter"Paul BogartT : Milt Josefsberg;
S/T : Lou Derman
October 20, 1975 (1975-10-20)

Archie throws out a chain letter thinking it's baloney, but bad luck soon befalls him.

NOTE: Sally Struthers does not appear in this episode, due to a contract dispute.
1157"Mike Faces Life"Paul BogartMel Tolkin and Larry RhineOctober 27, 1975 (1975-10-27)
Gloria loses her job at Kressler's Department Store due to her pregnancy, so she and Mike decide to protest.
1168"Edith Breaks Out"Paul BogartLou Derman & Bill DavenportNovember 3, 1975 (1975-11-03)

Edith gets a volunteer job despite Archie's objections.

NOTE: Sally Struthers does not appear in this episode, due to a contract dispute.
1179"Grandpa Blues"Paul BogartS : John Rappaport;
T : Mel Tolkin,
Larry Rhine
November 10, 1975 (1975-11-10)
Archie has to lower his blood pressure for a physical and it does not help that he is arguing with Mike over the name of the baby.
11810"Gloria Suspects Mike"Paul BogartLou Derman and Milt JosefsbergNovember 17, 1975 (1975-11-17)

Gloria suspects Mike of fooling around with a pupil (Bernadette Peters) he is tutoring for extra money.

  • Recording date: October 19, 1975
11911"The Little Atheist"Paul BogartLou DermanNovember 24, 1975 (1975-11-24)
At Thanksgiving, Archie and Mike argue over the upbringing of the Stivics' baby.
12012"Archie's Civil Rights"Paul BogartLarry Rhine and Mel TolkinDecember 1, 1975 (1975-12-01)

While moonlighting as a cabbie one night for his friend Burt Munson, Archie uses a tear-gas device against a mugger in self-defense, then gets cited for possessing an illegal weapon.

  • Recording date: October 24, 1975

NOTE: Rob Reiner does not appear in this episode.

12113"Gloria is Nervous"Paul BogartMilt Josefsberg and Ben StarrDecember 8, 1975 (1975-12-08)

Gloria is antsy since her baby's nine days overdue, and Mike gets nervous at the baby shower.

  • Recording date: November 14, 1975

NOTE: Final appearance of Betty Garrett as Irene Lorenzo. Carroll O'Connor does not appear in this episode.

12214"Birth of the Baby: Part 1"Paul BogartLou Derman & Bill Davenport and Larry Rhine & Mel TolkinDecember 15, 1975 (1975-12-15)
As Archie participates in his lodge's annual minstrel show under duress, Gloria goes into labor while at an Italian restaurant with Mike.
12315"Birth of the Baby: Part 2"Paul BogartMilt Josefsberg and Ben StarrDecember 22, 1975 (1975-12-22)

The Bunkers and the Stivics each race to the hospital for the birth of Gloria's baby. Mike panics in the delivery room while Edith and Archie eagerly await news in the waiting room.

  • Recording date: December 12, 1975
12416"New Year's Wedding"Paul BogartLou Derman & Bill Davenport and Milt Josefsberg & Ben StarrJanuary 5, 1976 (1976-01-05)

Mike and Gloria get into an argument just as they're about to participate in their friends' New Year's wedding.

  • Recording date: November 21, 1975

NOTE: Carroll O'Connor and Jean Stapleton do not appear in this episode.

12517"Archie the Babysitter"Paul BogartLou Derman & Bill DavenportJanuary 12, 1976 (1976-01-12)

Archie fires his grandson's babysitter and babysits him himself—even though he is hosting a poker game.

  • Recording date: October 31, 1975

NOTE: Jean Stapleton does not appear in this episode.

12618"Archie Finds a Friend"Paul BogartMel Tolkin and Larry RhineJanuary 26, 1976 (1976-01-26)

Edith is surprised that Archie's made friends with a Jewish watchmaker, then gets upset when he asks her to invest $1,000 in the watchmaker's new invention.

NOTE: Rob Reiner and Sally Struthers do not appear in this episode.
12719"Mike's Move"Paul BogartMilt Josefsberg and Ben StarrFebruary 2, 1976 (1976-02-02)

Mike's liberal thinking is put to the test when he learns he may lose a teaching job to an African-American colleague.

  • Recording date: January 9, 1976
12820"Archie's Weighty Problem"Paul BogartLarry Rhine and Mel TolkinFebruary 9, 1976 (1976-02-09)

Archie's doctor instructs him to lose weight, but he is not impressed by Edith's attempts to cook healthier meals. He sneaks out to Kelcy's Bar for junk food, prompting arguments.

  • Recording date: January 23, 1976
12921"Love By Appointment"Paul BogartLou Derman & Bill DavenportFebruary 16, 1976 (1976-02-16)

Now that Gloria's a mother, she is unable to make time for Mike.

  • Recording date: January 30, 1976
13022"Joey's Baptism"Paul BogartMilt Josefsberg and Mel Tolkin & Larry RhineFebruary 23, 1976 (1976-02-23)

Archie decides to baptize Joey himself after arguing with Mike about it.

  • Recording date: February 6, 1976
13123"Mike and Gloria's House Guests"Paul BogartLarry Rhine & Mel Tolkin and Milt JosefsbergMarch 1, 1976 (1976-03-01)

The Bunkers' furnace breaks down, forcing them to spend a few days with the Stivics.

  • Recording date: February 13, 1976
13224"Edith's Night Out"Paul BogartT : Douglas Arango,
Phil Doran;
S/T : Lou Derman
March 8, 1976 (1976-03-08)

After getting a new red pantsuit, Edith wants Archie to take her out, but he refuses, so she goes out by herself. When Archie sees her as the life of the party at Kelcy's, he realizes he should appreciate her more.

  • Recording date: February 20, 1976

Season 7 (1976–77)

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1331"Archie's Brief Encounter: Part 1"Paul BogartMel Tolkin and Larry RhineSeptember 22, 1976 (1976-09-22)
1342"Archie's Brief Encounter: Part 2"

Archie has a brief encounter with an attractive waitress.

NOTE: Rob Reiner and Sally Struthers do not appear in part 1.
1353"Archie's Brief Encounter: Part 3"Paul BogartLarry Rhine and Mel TolkinSeptember 29, 1976 (1976-09-29)
Mike and Gloria try to get Archie and Edith back together after the business with the waitress.
1364"The Unemployment Story: Part 1"Paul BogartBen Starr & Chuck StewartOctober 6, 1976 (1976-10-06)
Archie loses the job he has had for 30 years just as the family is planning to celebrate Mike's career. First part of a four-part story arc.
1375"The Unemployment Story: Part 2"Paul BogartChuck Stewart & Ben StarrOctober 13, 1976 (1976-10-13)

Archie gets a new job, then has to talk the man who lost it to him off the ledge. Second part to a four-part story arc.

NOTE: Rob Reiner does not appear in this episode.
1386"Archie's Operation: Part 1"Paul BogartS : Calvin Kelly,
Jim Tisdale;
T : Milt Josefsberg,
Mort Lachman
October 20, 1976 (1976-10-20)

Archie is about to undergo a cholecystectomy (gallbladder surgery), and the hospital staff does not make him feel any better about it. Third part of a four-part story arc.

  • Recording date: September 10, 1976
1397"Archie's Operation: Part 2"Paul BogartLarry Rhine and Mel TolkinOctober 27, 1976 (1976-10-27)

Just as Archie is complaining about receiving what he considers poor medical care, he gets some good news about his job. Concluding part of a four-part story arc.

  • Recording date: September 17, 1976

NOTE: Sally Struthers does not appear in this episode.

1408"Beverly Rides Again"Paul BogartPhil Doran & Douglas ArangoNovember 6, 1976 (1976-11-06)

Archie sets his friend Pinky Peterson (Eugene Roche) up with Beverly LaSalle (Lori Shannon) to get even with his practical jokes.

  • Recording date: October 15, 1976

NOTE: Rob Reiner and Sally Struthers do not appear in this episode.

1419"Teresa Moves In"Paul BogartMichael LomanNovember 13, 1976 (1976-11-13)

Teresa Betancourt (Liz Torres), a smart aleck Puerto Rican nurse from the hospital where Archie had his gallbladder surgery, moves into the Bunker household as a boarder to help pay Archie's medical bills.

NOTE: Rob Reiner does not appear in this episode.
14210"Mike and Gloria's Will"Paul BogartBill Richmond and Gene PerrettNovember 20, 1976 (1976-11-20)
After Mike is almost hit by a subway train, he and Gloria decide to make out a will, but they do not name Archie and Edith as Joey's guardians.
14311"Mr. Edith Bunker"Paul BogartMel Tolkin and Larry RhineNovember 27, 1976 (1976-11-27)

When Edith saves a young man's life while volunteering at the Sunshine Home, she is named a hero and gets a television interview, making Archie jealous.

  • Recording date: October 22, 1976

NOTE: Rob Reiner does not appear in this episode.

14412"Archie's Secret Passion"Paul BogartMichael LomanDecember 4, 1976 (1976-12-04)

Archie is worried when a couple of old friends visit, because he once had an affair with the woman.

NOTE: Sally Struthers does not appear in this episode.
14513"The Baby Contest"Paul BogartS : Marion Zola,
Ed Haas;
T : Larry Rhine,
Mel Tolkin
December 11, 1976 (1976-12-11)
Archie enters Joey's picture in a beautiful baby contest, and tries cheating to ensure that his grandson wins.
14614"Gloria's False Alarm"Paul BogartPhil Doran & Douglas ArangoDecember 18, 1976 (1976-12-18)

A visit to the doctor reveals that Gloria may be pregnant again, leading to an argument with Mike about responsibility.

NOTE: Carroll O'Connor does not appear in this episode.

  • Recording date: November 5, 1976[6]
14715"The Draft Dodger"Paul BogartJay Moriarty and Mike MilliganDecember 25, 1976 (1976-12-25)
The Bunkers have Christmas dinner with Archie's friend Pinky Peterson (Eugene Roche), whose son Steven died fighting in the Vietnam War, and an old high school friend of Mike's who is a draft dodger.
14816"The Boarder Patrol"Paul BogartMel Tolkin and Larry RhineJanuary 8, 1977 (1977-01-08)
Teresa (Liz Torres) invites her boyfriend Brian (Patrick Cronin) to stay overnight while Archie and Edith travel out of town to visit Edith's aunt Iola. Things get sticky when Archie and Edith return home sooner than expected due to a missed bus and Teresa must find a way to sneak Brian out of the house without being noticed.
14917"Archie's Chair"Paul BogartPhil Doran & Douglas ArangoJanuary 15, 1977 (1977-01-15)
Mike accidentally breaks Archie's easy chair, which is then lost by a repair shop, making Archie very angry.
15018"Mike Goes Skiing"Paul BogartBen Starr & Chuck StewartJanuary 22, 1977 (1977-01-22)
Mike fakes being tired in order to avoid going to a party with Gloria so he can go skiing with his office friends.
15119"Stretch Cunningham, Goodbye"Paul BogartPhil Doran and Douglas Arango and Milt JosefsbergJanuary 29, 1977 (1977-01-29)

Archie is asked to deliver the eulogy at the funeral of his coworker and friend Stretch Cunningham, only to discover that Stretch was Jewish.

  • Recording date: January 7, 1977

NOTE: Sally Struthers does not appear in this episode.

15220"The Joys of Sex"Paul BogartErik TarloffFebruary 5, 1977 (1977-02-05)
Gloria finds Edith reading a sex manual, so Mike has a talk with Archie on the subject.
15321"Mike the Pacifist"Paul BogartPhil Doran & Douglas ArangoFebruary 12, 1977 (1977-02-12)

Mike feels guilty for hitting a subway passenger who was abusing his wife.

NOTE: Jean Stapleton does not appear in this episode.
15422"Fire"Paul BogartMichael Loman and Larry Rhine and Mel TolkinFebruary 19, 1977 (1977-02-19)

Archie vandalizes his own house to increase his insurance claim for a small fire.

NOTE: Liz Torres' final appearance as Teresa Betancourt.
15523"Mike and Gloria Split"Paul BogartS : Mort Lachman,
Milt Josefsberg;
T : Mel Tolkin,
Larry Rhine
February 26, 1977 (1977-02-26)
Mike is forced to share a bed with Archie after arguing with Gloria over a word game.
15624"Archie the Liberal"Paul BogartBen Starr & Chuck StewartMarch 5, 1977 (1977-03-05)

Archie's lodge makes a token effort to recruit a new member when the press and civil-rights groups criticizes their discrimination.

NOTE: Sally Struthers does not appear in this episode.
15725"Archie's Dog Day Afternoon"Paul BogartS : Mort Lachman,
Milt Josefsberg;
T : Chuck Stewart,
Ben Starr
March 12, 1977 (1977-03-12)

Archie accidentally backs his car over Barney's dog.

NOTE: Sally Struthers does not appear in this episode.

Season 8 (1977–78)

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1581"Archie Gets the Business"Paul BogartLarry Rhine and Mel TolkinOctober 2, 1977 (1977-10-02)

Archie wants to mortgage the house to buy Kelcy's Bar, but Edith is against it.

NOTE: The show begins its transformation from the setting of the Bunker home to Archie's bar which will continue into Archie Bunker's Place.
1603"Cousin Liz"Paul BogartS : Barry Harman,
Harve Brosten;
T : Bob Weiskopf,
Bob Schiller
October 9, 1977 (1977-10-09)[d]

Edith's cousin Liz, a schoolteacher, passes away, and Edith and Archie travel out of town to attend her funeral, where Edith learns a shocking secret about her late cousin.

NOTE: Rob Reiner and Sally Struthers do not appear in this episode.
1614"Edith's 50th Birthday"Paul BogartBob Weiskopf & Bob SchillerOctober 16, 1977 (1977-10-16)[e]

A rapist posing as a police detective (David Dukes), attacks Edith on her 50th birthday. Edith is so traumatized by the attack she refuses to leave the house, or identify the man to bring him to justice.

  • Recording date: August 26, 1977
1636"Unequal Partners"Paul BogartChuck Stewart & Ben StarrOctober 23, 1977 (1977-10-23)

Archie tries to rush the wedding ceremony of two rest-home residents so he can go on a fishing trip.

NOTE: Rob Reiner and Sally Struthers do not appear in this episode.
1647"Archie's Grand Opening"Paul BogartMel Tolkin and Larry RhineOctober 30, 1977 (1977-10-30)
At the opening of Archie's Place, Mike must replace the bartender at the last minute.
1658"Archie's Bitter Pill: Part 1"Paul BogartMel Tolkin & Larry Rhine and William C. Rader, M.D.November 6, 1977 (1977-11-06)
Archie takes unprescribed pills to deal with the stress of his waning business.
1669"Archie's Bitter Pill: Part 2"
"Archie's Road Back"
Paul BogartLarry Rhine and Mel TolkinNovember 13, 1977 (1977-11-13)
Archie goes into depression after he stops taking pills.
16710"Archie and the KKK: Part 1"Paul BogartBob Weiskopf & Bob Schiller and Mort Lachman & Milt JosefsbergNovember 27, 1977 (1977-11-27)
Archie unknowingly joins a KKK-style group (the Kweens Kouncil of Krusaders) that plans to target Mike via cross burning.
16811"Archie and the KKK: Part 2"Paul BogartBob Weiskopf & Bob SchillerDecember 4, 1977 (1977-12-04)
Archie tries to dissuade the Kweens Kouncil of Krusaders from carrying out their plans.
16912"Mike and Gloria Meet"Paul BogartBob Weiskopf & Bob SchillerDecember 11, 1977 (1977-12-11)
Flashbacks show Mike and Gloria's first date, arranged by Gloria's friend Debbie Ballantine (Priscilla Lopez).
17013"Edith's Crisis of Faith: Part 1"Paul BogartS : Erik Tarloff;
T : Bob Weiskopf,
Bob Schiller
December 18, 1977 (1977-12-18)

Beverly LaSalle (Lori Shannon) is murdered at Christmastime in a brutal hate crime, causing Edith to lose her faith in God.

  • Recording date: November 18, 1977
17114"Edith's Crisis of Faith: Part 2"Paul BogartT : Mel Tolkin,
Larry Rhine;
S/T : Erik Tarloff
December 25, 1977 (1977-12-25)

The rest of the family try to help Edith regain her faith on Christmas following Beverly LaSalle's murder.

  • Recording date: December 2, 1977
17215"The Commercial"Paul BogartT : Ben Starr;
S/T : Ron Bloomberg
January 8, 1978 (1978-01-08)

Edith is chosen to star in a laundry detergent commercial for a detergent, but cannot bring herself to praise the product.

NOTE: Sally Struthers does not appear in this episode.
17316"Super Bowl Sunday"Paul BogartBob Weiskopf & Bob SchillerJanuary 15, 1978 (1978-01-15)

A pair of robbers target Archie's bar on Super Bowl Sunday.

NOTE: The episode aired right after Super Bowl XII.
17417"Aunt Iola's Visit"Paul BogartS : Michael Loman;
T : Albert E. Lewin
January 22, 1978 (1978-01-22)
Edith's aunt Iola (Nedra Volz) comes to visit for two weeks and Archie fears she may never leave.
17518"Love Comes to the Butcher"Paul BogartPhil SharpFebruary 5, 1978 (1978-02-05)

The neighborhood butcher falls for Edith due to her words of kindness.

  • Recording date: January 13, 1978[7]
17619"Two's a Crowd"Paul BogartPhil SharpFebruary 12, 1978 (1978-02-12)

Archie and Mike get themselves locked in the storeroom of Archie's Place, where a surprise revelation gives Mike a sad new insight of his father-in-law.

NOTE: Jean Stapleton and Sally Struthers do not appear in this episode.
17720"Stale Mates"Paul BogartBob Weiskopf & Bob SchillerFebruary 19, 1978 (1978-02-19)
Mike and Gloria go on a second honeymoon to the Poconos to revive their marriage.
17821"Archie's Brother"
"The Brother"
Paul BogartLarry Rhine and Mel TolkinFebruary 26, 1978 (1978-02-26)
Archie and his younger brother Fred (Richard McKenzie) reunite after being estranged for 29 years.
17922"Mike's New Job"Paul BogartMel Tolkin and Larry RhineMarch 5, 1978 (1978-03-05)
Mike and Gloria prepare to move to California, but circumstances force them to temporarily move back in with the Bunkers.
18023"The Dinner Guest"Paul BogartLarry Rhine and Mel TolkinMarch 12, 1978 (1978-03-12)
Mike has to choose between Edith's farewell dinner and his new boss' social meeting. Part one of a two-part story arc.
18124"The Stivics Go West"Paul BogartBob Weiskopf & Bob SchillerMarch 19, 1978 (1978-03-19)

The Stivics move west, leaving the Bunkers to try and adjust without them. Conclusion of a two-part story arc.

  • Recording date: March 3, 1978

Season 9 (1978–79)

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1821"Little Miss Bunker"Paul BogartMel Tolkin and Larry RhineSeptember 24, 1978 (1978-09-24)

Archie and Edith are joined by their young niece Stephanie Mills (Danielle Brisebois), the daughter of Edith's ne'er-do-well cousin Floyd.

  • Recording date: August 24 & 25, 1978[8]
1832"End in Sight"Paul BogartNate MonasterOctober 1, 1978 (1978-10-01)
Archie thinks he is dying due to a spot on his liver, so he starts being nice.
1843"Reunion on Hauser Street"Paul BogartMilt Josefsberg and Phil SharpOctober 8, 1978 (1978-10-08)
Barney is miserable since his wife Blanche left him again and it's ruining Archie's business.
1854"What'll We Do With Stephanie?"Paul BogartLarry Rhine and Mel TolkinOctober 15, 1978 (1978-10-15)

Archie and Edith have a disagreement over what to do with Stephanie.

  • Recording date: September 14 & 15, 1978
1865"Edith's Final Respects"Paul BogartS : Sam Greenbaum;
T : Bob Schiller,
Bob Weiskopf
October 22, 1978 (1978-10-22)

Edith is the only one to attend the funeral of her Aunt Rose, who never approved of Edith and Archie's marriage.

  • Recording date: August 31 & September 1, 1978
1876"Weekend in the Country"Paul BogartPhil Sharp and Milt JosefsbergOctober 29, 1978 (1978-10-29)

The Bunkers spend a weekend in the country with Barney Hefner (Allan Melvin) and his wife Blanche (Estelle Parsons).

  • Recording date: August 17 & 18, 1978
1887"Archie's Other Wife"Paul BogartBob Schiller & Bob WeiskopfNovember 5, 1978 (1978-11-05)

As another one of his practical jokes, Archie's friend Pinky Peterson (Eugene Roche) gets Archie drunk and arranges for him to wake up in his motel bed with a beautiful black stewardess (Jonelle Allen).

  • Recording date: October 5 & 6, 1978
1898"Edith vs. the Bank"Paul BogartMel Tolkin and Larry RhineNovember 19, 1978 (1978-11-19)

Edith tries to buy a television set for Archie, but the bank refuses to give her credit, leading her to try taking out a loan, which falls through.

  • Recording date: October 19 & 20, 1978
1909"Return of the Waitress"Paul BogartMilt Josefsberg and Phil SharpNovember 26, 1978 (1978-11-26)

The waitress Harry hires at Archie's Place is the same one with whom Archie nearly had an affair.

  • Recording date: October 26 & 27, 1978
19110"Bogus Bills"Paul BogartBob Schiller & Bob WeiskopfDecember 3, 1978 (1978-12-03)
As soon as Archie finds counterfeit $10 bills in the bar's cash register, Edith calls to tell him she has been arrested for using said counterfeit money.
19211"The Bunkers Go West"Paul BogartMel Tolkin and Larry RhineDecember 10, 1978 (1978-12-10)
The Bunkers prepare for a visit from the Stivics at Christmastime—until Gloria says they cannot come due to Mike hurting his back.
19312"California, Here We Are"Paul BogartMilt Josefsberg & Phil Sharp and Bob Schiller & Bob WeiskopfDecember 17, 1978 (1978-12-17)

The Bunkers arrive in California to learn that Mike and Gloria are separated and contemplating divorce.

  • Recording date: December 7 & 8, 1978
19514"A Night at the PTA"Paul BogartLarry Rhine and Mel TolkinJanuary 7, 1979 (1979-01-07)
Edith is excited to perform the song "Sister Kate" with Stephanie in her school's talent show, until she contracts laryngitis from over-practicing.
19615"A Girl Like Edith"Paul BogartBob Schiller & Bob WeiskopfJanuary 14, 1979 (1979-01-14)

Klemmer the butcher stops by to show off his fiancée, Judith Klemmerstadt (Jean Stapleton in a dual role), who thinks he still has feelings for Edith.

NOTE: Although Jean Stapleton played Klemmer's fiancée Judith in this episode, she is credited in the closing credits as "Giovanna Pucci", an Italian translation/play on words of Stapleton's first name, Jean, and her married name, Putch.
19716"The Appendectomy"Paul BogartPhil Sharp and Milt JosefsbergJanuary 21, 1979 (1979-01-21)
Stephanie develops appendicitis on her tenth birthday, but the Bunkers' doctor, Seymour Shapiro is unavailable to perform Stephanie's appendectomy. However, his son Sidney (George Wyner) is available, but Archie is reluctant to let him operate on his niece, putting Stephanie's life in danger.
19817"Stephanie and the Crime Wave"Paul BogartMel Tolkin and Larry RhineJanuary 28, 1979 (1979-01-28)
Stephanie is accused of stealing at school as several items go missing from the Bunker household.
19918"Barney the Gold Digger"Paul BogartS : Winston Moss;
T : Bob Schiller,
Bob Weiskopf,
Phil Sharp,
Milt Josefsberg
February 5, 1979 (1979-02-05)

When Barney Hefner's wife Blanche leaves him again, the Bunkers fix him up with a wealthy widow (Peggy Rea).

  • Recording date: January 11 & 12, 1979
20019"The Return of Archie's Brother"Paul BogartS : Tom Sawyer;
S/T : Bob Schiller,
Bob Weiskopf
February 11, 1979 (1979-02-11)
Archie's newly repaired relationship with his younger brother Fred (Richard McKenzie) is in danger of crumbling again when Fred drops by with his new 18-year-old wife, causing Archie to hit the roof.
20120"Stephanie's Conversion"Paul BogartPatt Shea and Harriett WeissFebruary 18, 1979 (1979-02-18)
When the Bunkers learn that Stephanie was born Jewish, Archie raises her in that faith (albeit under duress).
20221"Edith Gets Fired"Paul BogartS : Mort Lachman;
T : Harriett Weiss,
Patt Shea
February 25, 1979 (1979-02-25)
Edith is fired from the Sunshine Home for not getting help for a terminally ill patient (Angela Clarke) who wanted to die in peace.
"The 200th Episode Celebration of All in the Family"
"All in the Family Retrospective"
Walter C. MillerNorman Lear & Mort Lachman and Milt JosefsbergMarch 4, 1979 (1979-03-04)

Norman Lear hosts a 90-minute retrospective looking back at the best moments of All in the Family.

  • Recording date: February 19, 1979
20322"The Family Next Door"Paul BogartMel Tolkin and Larry RhineMarch 11, 1979 (1979-03-11)
Archie wants Edith to preserve the dignity of the neighborhood in picking new tenants for the Jeffersons' old house. Guest starring: Isabel Sanford.
20423"The Return of Stephanie's Father"Paul BogartLarry Rhine and Mel TolkinMarch 25, 1979 (1979-03-25)
Stephanie's deadbeat father Floyd wants $1,000 from the Bunkers if they want her to keep living with them.
20524"Too Good Edith"Paul BogartHarriett Weiss & Patt SheaApril 8, 1979 (1979-04-08)
Edith tries to prepare a St. Patrick's Day dinner in spite of her phlebitis. This is the final AITF episode leading up to the series' spin-off, Archie Bunker's Place.

Single episode Emmy award notes

  1. ^ "Edith's Problem" (#28) won an Emmy for Outstanding Writing (Comedy).[3]
  2. ^ "Sammy's Visit" (#34) won an Emmy for Outstanding Direction; nominee for Outstanding Single Program – Drama or Comedy.[3]
  3. ^ "The Bunkers and the Swingers" (#44) won an Emmy for Outstanding Writing for a Comedy Series; nomination for Outstanding Direction (Comedy).[3]
  4. ^ "Cousin Liz" (#160) won an Emmy for Outstanding Writing (Comedy).[3]
  5. ^ "Edith's 50th Birthday" (#161) won an Emmy for Outstanding Direction (Comedy).[3]

See also


  1. ^ "Photo" (JPG).
  2. ^ "TV Guide's Top 100 Episodes". Rev/Views. Retrieved July 4, 2016.
  3. ^ a b c d e All in the Family – Awards & Nominations at IMDb
  4. ^ "Special Collector's Issue: 100 Greatest Episodes of All Time". TV Guide (June 28-July 4). 1997.
  5. ^ "Photo" (JPG).
  6. ^ "Photo" (JPG).
  7. ^ "Photo" (JPG).
  8. ^ "Photo" (JPG).