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      Season 2 – All in the Family

      1971 Comedy List
      Reviews 90% Fewer than 50 Ratings Audience Score "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. Read More Read Less

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      Previous Episode 1 Aired Sep 18, 1971 The Saga of Cousin Oscar The Bunkers face a touchy and tragic situation when a visiting relative dies in their home. Details Episode 2 Aired Sep 25, 1971 Gloria Poses in the Nude A highly respected abstract artist specializing in nudes asks Gloria to pose for him. Details Episode 3 Aired Oct 2, 1971 Archie in the Lock-Up Mike and Lionel participate in a student protest, but it's Archie who winds up in jail. Details Episode 4 Aired Oct 9, 1971 Edith Writes a Song Following a robbery, a crook breaks into the Bunker home to avoid capture by the police. Details Episode 5 Aired Oct 16, 1971 Flashback: Mike Meets Archie The Stivics and the Bunkers recall Mike's introduction to his future father-in-law. Details Episode 6 Aired Oct 30, 1971 The Election Story A local election sparks dissent in the Bunker household when conservative Archie is pitted against liberal Mike. Details Episode 7 Aired Nov 6, 1971 Edith's Accident Edith's honesty infuriates Archie when he learns that she left a note on an unoccupied car that she dented. Details Episode 8 Aired Nov 13, 1971 The Blockbuster Archie jumps at a $35,000 offer to sell his house to a black buyer. Details Episode 9 Aired Nov 20, 1971 Mike's Problem Stress over upcoming exams leaves Mike impotent. Archie offers advice, only making Mike's stress levels rise. Details Episode 10 Aired Nov 27, 1971 The Insurance Is Canceled 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. Details Episode 11 Aired Dec 4, 1971 The Man in the Street A news reporter conducting a man-on-the-street interview talks with Archie. Details Episode 12 Aired Dec 11, 1971 Cousin Maude's Visit Edith's favorite cousin comes to the rescue when Archie gets the flu. Details Episode 13 Aired Dec 18, 1971 Christmas Day at the Bunkers' Archie is depressed because he did not get his usual Christmas bonus. Details Episode 14 Aired Jan 1, 1972 The Elevator Story Archie gets trapped in an elevator with a neurotic secretary, a wealthy black lawyer, a pregnant woman and her husband. Details Episode 15 Aired Jan 8, 1972 Edith's Problem Edith's erratic behavior puzzles the family and puts a damper on Archie's and her planned trip to a new resort. Details Episode 16 Aired Jan 15, 1972 Archie and the FBI An investigator with the government comes to question Archie about one of his best friends and co-workers. Details Episode 17 Aired Jan 22, 1972 Mike's Mysterious Son A young mother leaves her 4-year-old son with Edith, claiming Mike is the child's father. Details Episode 18 Aired Jan 29, 1972 Archie Sees a Mugging Archie is the sole witness to a mugging but tries to avoid getting involved by fabricating a story about the event. Details Episode 19 Aired Feb 5, 1972 Archie and Edith Alone With the kids on vacation, Archie and Edith are faced with being alone for the first time in many years. Details Episode 20 Aired Feb 12, 1972 Edith Gets a Mink Archie demands that Edith not take charity and return a mink cape she received from her wealthy cousin. Details Episode 21 Aired Feb 19, 1972 Sammy's Visit To get some extra cash, Archie has gotten a job driving a taxi for Bert Munson. Archie is in for a big surprise when one of his passengers turns out to be Sammy Davis Jr. Details Episode 22 Aired Feb 26, 1972 Edith, the Judge An emotional laundromat owner threatens to sue Archie for overloading one of his washing machines. Details Episode 23 Aired Mar 4, 1972 Archie Is Jealous Archie fumes with jealousy when an old secret about Edith and her former beau is revealed. Details Episode 24 Aired Mar 11, 1972 Maude Archie and Edith travel to upstate New York to attend the wedding of her cousin Maude's daughter. Details Next
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      Previous Robert David Sullivan AV Club Lots of formerly taboo plots became sitcom standards after All In The Family tried them. Aug 29, 2018 Full Review Stephen Tropiano PopMatters The season's most memorable altercation occurs between Archie and guest star Sammy Davis, Jr., playing himself and visiting the Bunkers to retrieve the briefcase he left in the back of Archie's cab. Aug 29, 2018 Full Review Next
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      Season Info

      Director
      John Rich
      Executive Producer
      Norman Lear
      Network
      CBS
      Rating
      TV-PG
      Genre
      Comedy
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date
      Sep 18, 1971
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