All in the Family

The BEST episodes of All in the Family

Every episode of All in the Family ever, ranked from best to worst by thousands of votes from fans of the show. The best episodes of All in the Family!

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.

Last Updated: 7/21/2022Network: CBS
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The Bunkers and the Swingers
star
9.01
80 votes

#1 - The Bunkers and the Swingers

Season 3 - Episode 7 - Aired 10/28/1972

Edith unwillingly invites a pair of wife-swapping swingers to dinner when she responds to a newspaper ad for pen pals.

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Archie and the Editorial
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8.55
112 votes

#2 - Archie and the Editorial

Season 3 - Episode 1 - Aired 9/16/1972

Archie rails against gun control in a TV editorial.

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Edith's 50th Birthday (2)
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8.47
15 votes

#3 - Edith's 50th Birthday (2)

Season 8 - Episode 5 - Aired 10/16/1977

Edith must deal with her sexual assault and identify the perpetrator.

Directors: Paul Bogart
Lionel Steps Out
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8.40
93 votes

#4 - Lionel Steps Out

Season 3 - Episode 5 - Aired 10/14/1972

Archie is aghast to find out that his visiting niece plans to go out dancing with Lionel Jefferson.

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Lionel's Engagement
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8.31
68 votes

#5 - Lionel's Engagement

Season 4 - Episode 20 - Aired 2/9/1974

The family attends Lionel's engagement party, where his parents discover that one of his fiancé's parents is white.

Directors: John Rich
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Archie Is Branded
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8.22
82 votes

#6 - Archie Is Branded

Season 3 - Episode 20 - Aired 2/24/1973

Archie wakes up to find a swastika painted on his front door.

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Flashback: Mike and Gloria's Wedding (1)
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8.21
81 votes

#7 - Flashback: Mike and Gloria's Wedding (1)

Season 3 - Episode 9 - Aired 11/11/1972

On the Stivics' second anniversary, the family recalls the comedy of errors that transpired on the wedding day.

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Sammy's Visit
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8.19
75 votes

#8 - Sammy's Visit

Season 2 - Episode 21 - Aired 2/19/1972

Sammy Davis Jr. visits the Bunkers and plants a kiss on Archie's cheek.

Directors: John Rich
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Archie Sees a Mugging
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8.17
58 votes

#9 - Archie Sees a Mugging

Season 2 - Episode 18 - Aired 1/29/1972

Archie refuses to get involed with the police, even though he's the only witness to a neighborhood mugging.

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Archie and the Computer
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8.13
80 votes

#10 - Archie and the Computer

Season 4 - Episode 7 - Aired 10/27/1973

A computer informs Archie that he's been declared dead.

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Edith's Conversion
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8.12
73 votes

#11 - Edith's Conversion

Season 4 - Episode 9 - Aired 11/10/1973

Archie thinks Irene Lorenzo is trying to convert Edith to Catholicism.

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Archie Finds a Friend
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8.11
28 votes

#12 - Archie Finds a Friend

Season 6 - Episode 18 - Aired 1/26/1976

Archie has ulterior motives when he befriends a Jewish watchmaker, who has a sure-fire invention that the world has been waiting for.

Directors: Paul Bogart
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Everybody Tells the Truth
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8.10
79 votes

#13 - Everybody Tells the Truth

Season 3 - Episode 21 - Aired 3/3/1973

The family recounts vastly different versions of the same encounter with a pair of handymen in the kitchen.

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Archie Feels Left Out
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8.08
60 votes

#14 - Archie Feels Left Out

Season 4 - Episode 17 - Aired 1/12/1974

Archie refuses to attend his own birthday party.

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Archie and Edith, Alone
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8.08
53 votes

#15 - Archie and Edith, Alone

Season 2 - Episode 19 - Aired 2/5/1972

The Bunkers are alone for eight days while Mike and Gloria visit a commune.

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Henry's Farewell
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8.07
69 votes

#16 - Henry's Farewell

Season 4 - Episode 6 - Aired 10/20/1973

Archie finally meets George Jefferson at Henry's going-away party.

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Lionel Moves Into the Neighborhood
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8.07
161 votes

#17 - Lionel Moves Into the Neighborhood

Season 1 - Episode 8 - Aired 3/2/1971

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.

Directors: John Rich
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Mike's Hippie Friends Come to Visit
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8.07
147 votes

#18 - Mike's Hippie Friends Come to Visit

Season 1 - Episode 7 - Aired 2/23/1971

Mike invites an unmarried hippie couple to spend the night in the living room, despite Archie's strenuous objections.

Directors: John Rich
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We're Having a Heat Wave
star
8.05
97 votes

#19 - We're Having a Heat Wave

Season 4 - Episode 1 - Aired 9/15/1973

Henry Jefferson joins Archie in trying to prevent a Hispanic family from moving into the neighborhood.

Directors: John Rich
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Archie Learns His Lesson
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8.04
79 votes

#20 - Archie Learns His Lesson

Season 3 - Episode 22 - Aired 3/10/1973

Archie attends night-school classes to qualify for a high-school diploma.

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Chain Letter
star
8.03
32 votes

#21 - Chain Letter

Season 6 - Episode 6 - Aired 10/20/1975

Archie's refusal to participate in a chain letter triggers a string of unlikely events.

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Edith's Problem
star
8.02
61 votes

#22 - Edith's Problem

Season 2 - Episode 15 - Aired 1/8/1972

Edith is suddenly moody and irritable with the approach of menopause.

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Edith Flips Her Wig
star
8.01
103 votes

#23 - Edith Flips Her Wig

Season 3 - Episode 6 - Aired 10/21/1972

Edith is worried she may be a kleptomaniac after she absent-mindedly takes a wig from a department store.

Directors: Hal Cooper
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We're Still Having a Heat Wave
star
8.00
76 votes

#24 - We're Still Having a Heat Wave

Season 4 - Episode 2 - Aired 9/22/1973

As the Lorenzos settle in, Archie grows jealous of Edith's friendship with Irene.

Directors: John Rich, Paul Wayne
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Prisoner in the House
star
8.00
20 votes

#25 - Prisoner in the House

Season 5 - Episode 16 - Aired 1/4/1975

Archie is not happy to find the plumber's assistant is a convicted felon.

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