The BEST Episodes of All in the Family
Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!
Last Updated: Aug 6, 2020
Legendary and controversial series focused on conservative working stiff Archie Bunker fighting the tide of social change and dealing with flighty wife Edith, daughter Gloria and left-leaning son-in-law Michael Stivic.
#1 - The Bunkers and the Swingers
Season 3 - Episode 7 - Aired Oct 28, 1972
Edith unwillingly invites a pair of wife-swapping swingers to dinner when she responds to a newspaper ad for pen pals.
#2 - Edith's 50th Birthday (2)
Season 8 - Episode 5 - Aired Oct 16, 1977
Edith must deal with her sexual assault and identify the perpetrator.
#4 - Lionel Steps Out
Season 3 - Episode 5 - Aired Oct 14, 1972
Archie is aghast to find out that his visiting niece plans to go out dancing with Lionel Jefferson.
#6 - Lionel's Engagement
Season 4 - Episode 20 - Aired Feb 9, 1974
The family attends Lionel's engagement party, where his parents discover that one of his fiancé's parents is white.
#7 - Sammy's Visit
Season 2 - Episode 21 - Aired Feb 19, 1972
Sammy Davis Jr. visits the Bunkers and plants a kiss on Archie's cheek.
#11 - Lionel Moves Into the Neighborhood
Season 1 - Episode 8 - Aired Mar 2, 1971
Archie and several neighbors learn that a black family is moving into the neighborhood, unaware that it is the Jeffersons. Lionel finds out about the effort to purchase the Jeffersons' new house and gets Archie to reveal his plans.
#13 - Archie Learns His Lesson
Season 3 - Episode 22 - Aired Mar 10, 1973
Archie attends night-school classes to qualify for a high-school diploma.
#15 - Archie Finds a Friend
Season 6 - Episode 18 - Aired Jan 26, 1976
Archie has ulterior motives when he befriends a Jewish watchmaker, who has a sure-fire invention that the world has been waiting for.
#16 - Mike's Hippie Friends Come to Visit
Season 1 - Episode 7 - Aired Feb 23, 1971
Mike invites an unmarried hippie couple to spend the night in the living room, despite Archie's strenuous objections.
#18 - Henry's Farewell
Season 4 - Episode 6 - Aired Oct 20, 1973
Archie finally meets George Jefferson at Henry's going-away party.
#19 - We're Having a Heat Wave
Season 4 - Episode 1 - Aired Sep 15, 1973
Henry Jefferson joins Archie in trying to prevent a Hispanic family from moving into the neighborhood.
#21 - Edith's Problem
Season 2 - Episode 15 - Aired Jan 8, 1972
Edith is suddenly moody and irritable with the approach of menopause.
#23 - Edith Flips Her Wig
Season 3 - Episode 6 - Aired Oct 21, 1972
Edith is worried she may be a kleptomaniac after she absent-mindedly takes a wig from a department store.
#24 - The Dinner Guest
Season 8 - Episode 23 - Aired Mar 12, 1978
Edith farewell dinner for the Stivics poses a conflict for Mike.
#25 - The Games Bunkers Play
Season 4 - Episode 8 - Aired Nov 3, 1973
Mike refuses to accept criticism during an informal group-therapy game.