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, E20 (First Aired: Feb. 5, 1977)
Gloria's discovery about Edith leads her to convince Mike to give Archie a lecture on the facts of life.
S07, E21 (First Aired: Feb. 12, 1977)
When a crowded subway is invaded by an obnoxious drunk, Mike violates one of his strongest principles.