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.
S07, E16 (First Aired: Jan. 8, 1977)
Mike tells Teresa and her boyfriend they can have the Bunker house to themselves because Archie and Edith are away for the weekend in New Jersey. This turns out to be a bad idea when Archie and Edith miss their bus and come back home that same night.
S07, E17 (First Aired: Jan. 15, 1977)
Mike accidentally breaks Archie's chair and sends it to Kressler's for repair. Archie becomes upset but then faces a dilemma when he finds the chair has accidentally become part of a modern art exhibit.