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All in the Family

``All in the Family'' is touted as the series that brought reality to prime-time TV entertainment. The lead character, Archie Bunker, is a loudmouthed, uneducated bigot who believes in every stereotype he has ever heard. His wife, Edith, is sweet but not the sharpest knife in the drawer. They and their daughter, Gloria, and her husband, Mike, all live in a working-class home. Unfortunately for Archie, he can't avoid the people he disdains: His son-in-law -- whom Archie calls ``Meathead'' -- is an unemployed student and of Polish descent; the Jeffersons next door are black; Edith's cousin Maude is a feminist; and, later, his partners in a local tavern are Jewish.

Premiere:
Jan 12, 1971
Original Network:
CBS
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Archie's Road Back

S08, E09  (First Aired: Nov. 13, 1977)
Edith takes matters into her own hands when Archie, depressed over the state of his bar, locks himself in the bedroom and refuses to come out until 1997.

Et Tu, Archie?

S04, E18  (First Aired: Jan. 26, 1974)
Archie anticipates seeing his old buddy, Joe Tucker, after a separation of more than 18 years.

Archie and the Ku Klun

S08, E10  (First Aired: Nov. 27, 1977)
Mike writes a letter to the editor that enrages members of the KKK, which Archie is trying to join to protect his bar from crime.

Gloria's Boyfriend

S04, E19  (First Aired: Feb. 2, 1974)
Inadvertently, Archie causes a mentally impaired box-boy to lose his job at the grocery.

Archie and the Ku Klun

S08, E11  (First Aired: Dec. 4, 1977)
Archie is asked to burn a cross in the Stivics' lawn, but must take action when Mike and Gloria forbid him to see Joey.

Archie Eats and Runs

S04, E21  (First Aired: Feb. 16, 1974)
Archie fears he may have food poisoning from eating canned mushrooms which were recalled by the manufacturer.

Mike and Gloria Meet

S08, E12  (First Aired: Dec. 11, 1977)
Gloria gets a letter from a friend that arranged her blind date with Mike, Gloria recounts the story of what happened that night.

Gloria Sings the Blues

S04, E22  (First Aired: Mar. 2, 1974)
Gloria is depressed and finally opens up to her mother and admits that she and Mike are having problems in their marriage.

Christmas Day at the Bunkers'

S02, E13  (First Aired: Dec. 18, 1971)
Archie is depressed because he did not get his usual Christmas bonus.

The Elevator Story

S02, E14  (First Aired: Jan. 1, 1972)
Archie gets trapped in an elevator with a neurotic secretary, a wealthy black lawyer, a pregnant woman and her husband.

Edith's 50th Birthday

(First Aired: Oct. 16, 1977)
Archie, Mike and Gloria plan a surprise party for Edith's 50th birthday, but an unwelcome visitor has something else in mind.

Pay the Twenty Dollars

S04, E23  (First Aired: Mar. 9, 1974)
George Jefferson demands an explanation when he discovers Archie has paid him with a phony $20 bill.

Edith's Fiftieth Birthday

S08, E05  (First Aired: Oct. 16, 1977)
Edith is confronted with a rapist and a life-threatening trauma on the eve of her surprise birthday party.

Mike's Graduation

S04, E24  (First Aired: Mar. 16, 1974)
Mike prepares for his final exams and the family faces the prospect of his college graduation.

The Commercial

S08, E15  (First Aired: Jan. 8, 1978)
Edith gets her big chance for fame and fortune when she's asked to do a television commercial.

Where's Archie?

S05, E08  (First Aired: Nov. 2, 1974)
The usually punctual Archie is hours overdue at a lodge convention in Buffalo, and no one knows what has happened to him.

Archie and the Super Bowl

S08, E16  (First Aired: Jan. 15, 1978)
Archie's Place is robbed while the bar is doing great business during the Super Bowl.

Archie Is Missing

S05, E09  (First Aired: Nov. 9, 1974)
Convention-bound Archie is missing for almost 24 hours, and the family is grasping for clues to his whereabouts.

Aunt Iola's Visit

S08, E17  (First Aired: Jan. 22, 1978)
Archie is forced to take a look at his future when Edith's elderly aunt comes for a visit.

The Longest Kiss

S05, E10  (First Aired: Nov. 16, 1974)
When Mike and Gloria have a fight, she dares him to try and hold a kiss until Archie arrives from the airport.

Archie and the FBI

S02, E16  (First Aired: Jan. 15, 1972)
An investigator with the government comes to question Archie about one of his best friends and co-workers.

Mike's Mysterious Son

S02, E17  (First Aired: Jan. 22, 1972)
A young mother leaves her 4-year-old son with Edith, claiming Mike is the child's father.

Love Comes to the Butcher

S08, E18  (First Aired: Feb. 5, 1978)
Edith is stunned when she discovers the real reason behind the bargains she's been getting at the butcher shop.

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(First Aired: Jan. 12, 1971)
Archie Bunker's bigoted ideas conflict with those of everyone around him.