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      Season 9 – All in the Family

      1978 Comedy List
      Reviews 88% 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 24, 1978 Little Miss Bunker Edith's cousin Floyd drops in with hopes of leaving his daughter with the Bunkers. Details Episode 2 Aired Oct 1, 1978 End in Sight Archie and Harry apply for partnership life insurance, and Archie fears his life may be over when an X-Ray reveals a possible spot on his liver. He decides not to tell Edith, but doesn't realize that Barney already has. Details Episode 3 Aired Oct 1, 1978 Reunion on Hauser Street When Barney Hefner's wife wants to make up, Archie's got a better idea. Details Episode 4 Aired Oct 15, 1978 What'll We Do With Stephanie? Archie insists that a new home be found for Stephanie, but Edith has other ideas. Details Episode 5 Aired Oct 22, 1978 Edith's Final Respects After an elderly aunt dies alone and unloved, Edith is the only one who comes to pay final respects. Details Episode 6 Aired Oct 29, 1978 Weekend in the Country Archie and Edith spend a country weekend in the middle of their neighbor's stormy marriage. Details Episode 7 Aired Nov 5, 1978 Archie's Other Wife Practical joker Pinky's gag leaves Archie with some very strange bedfellows. Details Episode 8 Aired Nov 19, 1978 Edith vs. the Bank Edith revolts when she applies for a bank loan and discovers there are different rules for men and women. Details Episode 9 Aired Nov 26, 1978 The Return of the Waitress Archie is caught between sympathy and self-preservation when a woman from his past needs his help. Details Episode 10 Aired Dec 3, 1978 Bogus Bills When someone passes counterfeit money at the bar, Edith is arrested as a suspect. Details Episode 11 Aired Dec 10, 1978 The Bunkers Go West It looks like Mike, Gloria and Joey will be coming home for Christmas. Details Episode 12 Aired Dec 17, 1978 California, Here We Are Archie, Edith, and Stephanie arrive in Santa Barbara to spend the holidays with the Stivics. Gloria and Mike put on a happy front to hide major changes in their relationship. Details Episode 13 Aired Dec 17, 1978 California, Here We Are Unable to keep up appearances, Gloria confides to Edith that she and Mike have separated and that she has been seeing another man. Details Episode 14 Aired Jan 7, 1979 A Night at the PTA Edith's eagerness to perform with Stephanie at a concert leaves her without a voice and Stephanie alone. Details Episode 15 Aired Jan 14, 1979 A Girl Like Edith Edith is the cause and victim of a quarrel when her long-lost admirer visits with his intended bride. Details Episode 16 Aired Jan 21, 1979 The Appendectomy Stephanie needs emergency surgery but Archie balks when the doctor turns out to be one of Gloria's former playmates. Details Episode 17 Aired Jan 28, 1979 Stephanie and the Crime Wave A small crime wave in the Bunker household is only half as unsettling as the possible motivations. Details Episode 18 Aired Feb 4, 1979 Barney the Gold Digger Archie and Edith introduce a rich widow to Barney Hefner after his wife runs away again. Details Episode 19 Aired Feb 11, 1979 The Return of Archie's Brother Archie's brother Fred returns after recovering from heart surgery and convinces Archie to invest $5000 in a Chinese cafeteria franchise. Their new financial partnership is threatened when Archie discovers that Fred's new wife is only 18 years old. Details Episode 20 Aired Feb 18, 1979 Stephanie's Conversion Stephanie purposely hides her past religious training from Archie. Details Episode 21 Aired Feb 25, 1979 Edith Gets Fired Edith is blamed with negligence when she is the last person to be with a lady who wanted to die. Details Episode 22 Aired Mar 4, 1979 The 200th Episode Celebration of All in the Family Series creator Norman Lear presents highlights from past "All in the Family" shows as part of a 200th episode celebration. Details Episode 23 Aired Mar 4, 1979 The 200th Episode Celebration of All in the Family Series creator Norman Lear presents highlights from past "All in the Family" shows as part of a 200th episode celebration. Details Episode 24 Aired Mar 4, 1979 The 200th Episode Celebration of All in the Family Series creator Norman Lear presents highlights from past "All in the Family" shows as part of a 200th episode celebration. Details Episode 25 Aired Mar 11, 1979 The Family Next Door Edith's efforts to rent out the Jeffersons' old house result in new neighbors whom she adores but Archie abhors. Details Episode 26 Aired Mar 25, 1979 The Return of Stephanie's Father Archie and Edith are devastated when Stephanie's dysfunctional father Floyd returns and demands $1000 if they want to keep Stephanie. Archie becomes convinced that Floyd is bluffing and refuses to give in to the demand, despite Edith's pleadings. Details Episode 27 Aired Apr 8, 1979 Too Good Edith Archie keeps Edith so busy that she doesn't get the chance to tell him that work is hazardous to her health. Details Next
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      Previous A.J. Jacobs Entertainment Weekly No weddings, no deaths, and no wacky cameos. Just a small but surprisingly poignant story. B+ Aug 29, 2018 Full Review W. Scott Poole PopMatters Understood the temper of the times, and became America's argument around the dinner table. Aug 29, 2018 Full Review Next
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      Previous Tupac S a nice ending to a beautiful show... Rated 3 out of 5 stars 11/03/23 Full Review Audience Member Even though I mostly loved All In The Family for the interactions of the original four, I still liked season 9. However, I do wish the series final season was the first season of Archie Bunker's Place instead (then again, ABP probably wasn't even a thought yet when they made season 9 so its understandable). Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 01/09/23 Full Review Next Post a review

      Season Info

      Paul Bogart
      Executive Producer
      Norman Lear
      Original Language
      Release Date
      Sep 24, 1978
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