Premise: ``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.
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.
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.