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      Season 3 – All in the Family

      1972 Comedy List
      Reviews 89% 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 16, 1972 Archie and the Editorial Archie appears on TV in a rebuttal over an editorial for gun control he saw on the local news. While celebrating his accomplishment, the Bunkers are held up by a pair of thugs at Kelsey's bar who saw his report. Details Episode 2 Aired Sep 23, 1972 Archie's Fraud Archie plans a scheme when he overhears a man at the IRS talking about it over a pay phone. He is then audited for unreported income after moonlighting by driving Munson's cab. Details Episode 3 Aired Sep 30, 1972 The Threat The new wife of Archie's old Air Force buddy disturbs the household. Details Episode 4 Aired Oct 7, 1972 Gloria and the Riddle Gloria poses a riddle that puzzles the family and stirs up an argument. Details Episode 5 Aired Oct 14, 1972 Lionel Steps Out Archie finds out Lionel Jefferson has been dating his 21-year-old niece. Details Episode 6 Aired Oct 21, 1972 Edith Flips Her Wig An absent minded Edith is worried when she discovers she has taken a wig from a department store. She meets with Father Majeski to confess that she may be a kleptomaniac. Details Episode 7 Aired Oct 28, 1972 The Bunkers and the Swingers Edith answers a friendship ad in the "swap" section of a magazine. Details Episode 8 Aired Nov 4, 1972 Mike Comes Into Money Mike inherits some money and gives a donation to the McGovern campaign, causing Archie to hit the ceiling. Details Episode 9 Aired Nov 11, 1972 Flashback: Mike and Gloria's Wedding The Stivic's wedding day is jeopardized when Archie and Mike's uncle argue over the use of a Catholic priest at the ceremony. Details Episode 10 Aired Nov 18, 1972 Flashback: Mike and Gloria's Wedding As Archie and Mike's Uncle Casimir continued to butt heads on the wedding day, Edith had to gather up strength to tell Gloria about 'the birds and the bees'. Details Episode 11 Aired Nov 25, 1972 The Locket Edith's antique locket is missing and Archie sees it as a way to collect from the insurance company to buy a new television set. Archie orders a new color set, only to have an insurance adjuster arrive at the house to question the claim. Details Episode 12 Aired Dec 2, 1972 Mike's Appendix Mike has been having a pain in the side and the doctor tells him that he needs to have an appendectomy. This leads Archie and Gloria to argue about the proficiency of women doctors. Details Episode 13 Aired Dec 9, 1972 Edith's Winning Ticket When Edith finds some old lottery tickets that she has totally forgotten about, the family discovers that one of the tickets is a winner, but there is a catch: Edith claims the tickets don't belong to her, but belong to George Jefferson. Details Episode 14 Aired Dec 16, 1972 Archie and the Bowling Team Archie is excited when he has the chance to try out for a prestigious bowling team after six years of waiting for a vacancy on the team. Details Episode 15 Aired Jan 6, 1973 Archie Goes to the Hospital Archie has been suffering from a terrible pain in his back and has become a terrible pain to Edith, who has been waiting on him hand and foot. When the doctor takes a look at him, he orders Archie to be admitted to the hospital for tests. Details Episode 16 Aired Jan 20, 1973 Oh Say Can You See? Concerned about getting old, Archie encounters an old buddy who convinces him that looks aren't everything. Details Episode 17 Aired Jan 27, 1973 Archie Goes Too Far A lost magazine and a found poem initiate a family feud on the right to privacy. Details Episode 18 Aired Feb 10, 1973 Class Reunion When Edith discovers that an old beau is going to be at her high-school reunion, she decides to go even if she has to attend by herself. Details Episode 19 Aired Feb 17, 1973 The Hot Watch Archie gets a great bargain on a watch and is upset when it breaks. Mike is convinced the watch is stolen and afraid that if Archie gets it fixed it will lead the jeweler to discover it is a hot watch. Details Episode 20 Aired Feb 24, 1973 Archie Is Branded When a swastika is found on their front door, the Bunkers go into a frenzy. Details Episode 21 Aired Mar 3, 1973 Everybody Tells the Truth Archie, Edith and Mike tell Gloria three different versions of the story of a refrigerator repairman's visit. Details Episode 22 Aired Mar 10, 1973 Archie Learns His Lesson Archie sneaks off to night school in hopes of completing his high-school education. Details Episode 23 Aired Mar 17, 1973 Gloria, the Victim A walk home past a neighborhood construction site turns into a nightmarish encounter for Gloria. Details Episode 24 Aired Mar 24, 1973 The Battle of the Month Gloria is in a foul mood and argues with Edith over allowing Archie to boss her around. She later gets into a fight with Mike, ruining the birthday celebration. Details Next
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      Previous Robert David Sullivan AV Club The realistic way All In The Family examines the Bunkers' marriage remains one of the show's most pleasantly surprising elements Aug 29, 2018 Full Review Next
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      Previous robert m Those were the days. "All in Family" was great comedy for the 1970s but it now seems naive. In the 21st century, Archie Bunker-types are still influential in national politics. It's the baby boomer liberal activists who have (mostly) vanished. I recommend this series to folks who want to understand life among the liberals fifty years ago. There was a lot that television didn't show in Archie's America. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 03/30/23 Full Review Next Post a review

      Season Info

      John Rich, Hal Cooper, Bob Livingstone, Michael Kidd, Norman Campbell
      Executive Producer
      Norman Lear
      Michael Ross
      Original Language
      Release Date
      Sep 16, 1972
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