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.
S02, E09 (First Aired: Nov. 20, 1971)
Stress over upcoming exams leaves Mike impotent. Archie offers advice, only making Mike's stress levels rise.
S02, E10 (First Aired: Nov. 27, 1971)
Archie's day turns from bad to worse when, after being told that he must lay off one of his men, he learns the insurance on his home has been canceled.