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All In the Family was first seen in January of 1971 and immediately changed the face of television. Not only was this the number one television series from 1971 through 1976, but it also signified an avalanche of other situation comedies that dealt with controversial subjects in realistic ways, including Chico and the Man, The Jeffersons, Maude, Good Times and Sanford and Son.The series centered around the Bunker family who lived in a home located at 704 Houser Street in Queens, New York. Archie Bunker was the main character, and what a character he was. He was televisons most famous bigot, crass and down right rude. Yet he was loveable, with a soft side just beneath the surface. Edith Bunker was his somewhat dizzy wife whom he called "Dingbat". Edith put up with Archie and had qualities about her that made her one of television's most unforgetable characters. Also living in the Bunker household were Archie and Edith's daughter, Gloria, and her husband Mike, or "Meathead".
Archie becomes infatuated with Denise, a waitress at a local restaurant. He is flattered when she gives him her number. Later at home, Archie finds himself home alone with Edith busy volunteering at the Sunshine Home. This is when he reaches into his pocket finds Denise's number and decides to give her a call and soon finds himself in her apartment.
Archie shares a kiss with Denise and then then when they get interrupted, he makes a quick exit before it goes any further. However, now Archie tries to keep his encounter from Edith and tries to concoct a story to cover up what happened with Denise, but Edith only grows more suspicious and confronts him, when she finds Denise's number
After Edith walks out on Archie, she spends all her time at the Sunshine Home and Archie has been spending all his time at Kelsey's Bar. Meanwhile, Mike and Gloria do their best to try to get them back together and they set up a meeting at their home. This leads to an emotional reunion for Archie and Edith.
Edith and Gloria are all excited for Michael because he sold an article and it's going to be published in a magazine. Meanwhile, Archie's self-esteem takes a beating when he loses his job on the loading dock. Archie soon finds himself fighting what seems to be an uphill battle with unemployment. He goes down and applies for unemployment but is certainly not impressed with all the legal red tape.
Archie has not been a happy camper since being fired from his job, it seems he has been rendered impotent and also has developed a pain in his side. Archie later gets a job as a janitor, however, a college grad who applied for the same position threatens to jump off the building and Archie does his best to stop the man from leaping to his death.
Archie's pain turns into something more serious as he has to have his gallbladder removed and he is taken to the hospital right away for the operation. Archie's trip to the hospital turns into an ethnic nightmare for him. He's admitted by a Puerto Rican receptionist, treated by a Jewish physician, and is forced to accept a blood transfusion from a female West Indian doctor's assistant.
Archie is recuperating after gall bladder surgery and becomes more comfortable with the fact that blood was used from a female West Indian doctor. However, the hospital bill is not a happy sight for Archie or learning that a pal of his has taken his position at the loading dock, that is until he learns he's been called back to work-with a raise and a promotion.
Archie is fed up with his jokester pal, Pinky Peterson. It seems every time Archie turns around, Pinky is playing yet another practical joke on him. Meanwhile, female impersonator, Beverly LaSalle stops by the Bunkers for a visit and to invite them out to dinner, when Archie gets the bright idea to play a joke of his own on Pinky using Beverly.
To bring in some extra money each month, Archie and Edith decide to take in a boarder in hopes of reviving their battered budget. Archie is less than thrilled to find the border is a pushy Puerto Rican nurse and he disapproves of almost everything about her, the way she talks, her music and her cooking. Meanwhile, another war is brewing, Archie versus a mouse.
Michael almost gets hit by a train and the experience gets him and Gloria thinking about their will and who will get custody of Joey. Michael and Gloria decide not leave Joey to Archie and Edith due to Archie's bigotry. Things hit a boiling point, when Archie brings Joey a machine gun for a birthday present and Michael lets slip their custody plans.
Edith is working at the Sunshine Home when a man grabs his chest and collapses before Edith's eyes. Thinking quickly, Edith begins to perform CPR on him and saves his life. Later, the Bunker household turns into a media circus when Edith is being interviewed for a news program and Archie feels left out.
Archie comes home to find Edith in an usual mood, it seems she ran into some old high school friends, Bummie and Dolores and she has invited them over for dinner. Archie confides in Mike that he once had a brief encounter with Dolores before he married Edith. Little does he know, Edith already knows about their fling.
Archie gets into an argument with Barney Hefner over who has the cuter grandchild. When Archie learns Barney has enter his grandchild in a newspaper's beautiful baby contest, Archie decides to do the same and tries to get the perfect snapshot of Joey. However, he soon has a battle on his hands when Mike and Gloria forbid him to enter Joey into the contest.
After experiencing several symptoms of pregnancy, Gloria urges Mike to get a vasectomy. However, while he is having that procedure done, she gets news that it was just a false alarm.
It's Christmas and Edith. Archie, Gloria, and Mike are hosting Archie's friend Pinky for dinner. Things soon get tense when David, an old friend of Mike's unexpectedly drops by. When David lets it slip that he's a draft dodger, an enraged Archie attempts to kick him out of the house, only to be stopped by an impassioned plea to let him stay by Pinky, because it's what his son, who was killed in action, would have wanted.
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. However, this turns out to be a bad idea when Archie and Edith miss their bus and come back home that same night.
When Mike accidently breaks Archie's favorite chair panicked Edith, Gloria, and Mike attempt to get it fixed before Archie gets home. However, while enroute to the repair shop, the chair gets thrown away and eventually picked up and put in an art exhibit.
Mike insists on going on a weekend ski trip with his unmarried friends, despite Gloria's concern that she'd feel uncomfortable going to an engagement party by herself. Mike regrets his decision and comes home early, only to witness Gloria arrive home from the party with another man.
Archie reluctantly agrees to deliver Stretch Cunningham's eulogy, unaware that his departed friend was Jewish.
When Gloria finds Edith reading a book on how to spice up her sex life, she urges Mike to have a talk with Archie on how to spice up things in his marriage.
Archie, Mike, and Gloria become stranded on a crowded subway car, and Mike instinctively punches a man in the face when he perceives that Gloria is in danger. The experience causes him to reconsider some of his core beliefs.
The Bunkers and Teresa wake up in the middle of the night to discover a small fire has broken out in the bathroom, which Mike is able to put out in short order. Archie feels that his twenty years of premium payments entitle him to a large insurance payout, but he's in for a shock when the adjuster investigates the cause of the fire.
A game of Scrabble sparks a huge fight between Mike and Gloria, and Mike is forced to spend the night with Archie. This proves to be disastrous, but gives Mike the opportunity to reevaluate the way he treats his wife.
The newspaper accuses Archie's "Kings of Queens" club of being bigoted, which causes him and his friends to fear protests and the loss of their tax exempt status. Archie naively thinks the solution is to initiate one of his coworkers to be a token black and Jewish member.
Archie and Barney's friendship becomes strained when Archie retaliates after being continually harassed by Barney's unleashed dog. When he accidentally runs the dog over and breaks its leg, he makes matters a lot worse, but not in the way he expected.
Rob Reiner(Michael Stivic)
Carroll O'Connor(Archie Bunker)
Jean Stapleton(Edith Bunker)
Sally Struthers(Gloria Stivic)
Danielle Brisebois(Stephanie Mills)
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