The Best Episodes of All in the Family

Last Updated: Jan 8, 2019

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.

Mike's Graduation

#1 - Mike's Graduation

Season 4 - Episode 24

Archie's spirit soars on Mike's graduation day, until he discovers that his meat-head son-in-law has accepted a fellowship and won't be moving out for another year.

star 9.00
6 votes
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Edith's 50th Birthday (Part 2)

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

Season 8 - Episode 5

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

star 9.00
5 votes
Directors: Paul Bogart
Writers: Bob Weiskopf, Bob Schiller
Mike Makes His Move

#3 - Mike Makes His Move

Season 5 - Episode 25

Mike and Gloria rent the Jeffersons' old house.

star 8.56
9 votes
Writers: Lou Derman, Bill Davenport
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The Best of All in the Family (Part 2)

#4 - The Best of All in the Family (Part 2)

Season 5 - Episode 16

A look back at the show's best moments, hosted by Henry Fonda.

star 8.40
15 votes
Writers: Bernie West, Michael Ross
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The Best of All in the Family (Part 1)

#5 - The Best of All in the Family (Part 1)

Season 5 - Episode 15

A look back at the show's best moments, hosted by Henry Fonda.

star 8.32
25 votes
Writers: Bernie West, Michael Ross
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The Bunkers and the Swingers

#6 - The Bunkers and the Swingers

Season 3 - Episode 7

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

star 8.28
36 votes
Writers: Lee Kalcheim, Michael Ross, Bernie West
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Sammy's Visit

#7 - Sammy's Visit

Season 2 - Episode 21

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

star 8.26
53 votes
Directors: John Rich
Writers: Bill Dana
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Archie Sees a Mugging

#8 - Archie Sees a Mugging

Season 2 - Episode 18

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

star 8.26
43 votes
Writers: Phil Mishkin, Don Nicholl
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Archie and Edith, Alone

#9 - Archie and Edith, Alone

Season 2 - Episode 19

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

star 8.23
39 votes
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Christmas Day at the Bunkers'

#10 - Christmas Day at the Bunkers'

Season 2 - Episode 13

Archie complains that he was passed over for a Christmas bonus.

star 8.20
49 votes
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Archie and the Quiz

#11 - Archie and the Quiz

Season 5 - Episode 22

Archie is troubled when a magazine quiz on life expectancy only has him living seven more years.

star 8.20
25 votes
Archie and the Editorial

#12 - Archie and the Editorial

Season 3 - Episode 1

Archie rails against gun control in a TV editorial.

star 8.19
63 votes
Writers: George Bloom, Don Nicholl
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The Stivics Go West

#13 - The Stivics Go West

Season 8 - Episode 24

Mike and Gloria leave for California.

star 8.15
13 votes
Directors: Paul Bogart
Writers: Bob Weiskopf, Bob Schiller
Lionel Steps Out

#14 - Lionel Steps Out

Season 3 - Episode 5

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

star 8.15
48 votes
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Edith's Problem

#15 - Edith's Problem

Season 2 - Episode 15

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

star 8.13
46 votes
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The Return of Stephanie's Father

#16 - The Return of Stephanie's Father

Season 9 - Episode 24

Stephanie's deadbeat father threatens to reclaim her unless the Bunkers pay him $1,000.

star 8.10
10 votes
Directors: Paul Bogart
Writers: Larry Rhine, Mel Tolkin
Flashback: Mike and Gloria's Wedding (Part 1)

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

Season 3 - Episode 9

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

star 8.10
40 votes
Writers: Rob Reiner, Phil Mishkin, Don Nicholl
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Return of the Waitress

#18 - Return of the Waitress

Season 9 - Episode 9

Harry unwittingly hires the woman who had nearly led Archie astray.

star 8.08
12 votes
Directors: Paul Bogart
Writers: Milt Josefsberg, Phil Sharp
Lionel's Engagement

#19 - Lionel's Engagement

Season 4 - Episode 20

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

star 8.07
30 votes
Directors: John Rich
Writers: Michael Ross, Bernie West
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Archie's Weighty Problem

#20 - Archie's Weighty Problem

Season 6 - Episode 20

Energetic Justin Quigley inspires Archie to stick with the strict diet his doctor has recommended.

star 8.06
18 votes
Directors: Paul Bogart
Writers: Mel Tolkin, Larry Rhine
Archie and the Computer

#21 - Archie and the Computer

Season 4 - Episode 7

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

star 8.05
38 votes
Writers: Lloyd Turner, Gordon Mitchell, Don Nicholl
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Archie's Fraud

#22 - Archie's Fraud

Season 3 - Episode 2

After Munson tells Archie that he is reporting Archie's income from driving his cab, Archie goes to the tax office to amend his return.

star 8.04
46 votes
Writers: Michael Rosst, Bernie West
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The First and Last Supper

#23 - The First and Last Supper

Season 1 - Episode 13

The Jeffersons come to dinner at the Bunkers' without racist husband George, who refuses to socialize with his white neighbors.

star 8.04
77 votes
Directors: John Rich
Writers: Jerry Mayer
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Edith Flips Her Wig

#24 - Edith Flips Her Wig

Season 3 - Episode 6

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

star 8.03
60 votes
Directors: Hal Cooper
Writers: Sam Locke, Olga Vallance, Don Nicholl
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Edith's Conversion

#25 - Edith's Conversion

Season 4 - Episode 9

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

star 8.03
34 votes
Writers: Ray Taylor, Don Nicholl
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