The Best Episodes of All in the Family
Last Updated: Nov 3, 2018
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 - Edith's 50th Birthday (Part 2)
Season 8 - Episode 5
Edith must deal with her sexual assault and identify the perpetrator.
#2 - 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.
#9 - Archie and Edith, Alone
Season 2 - Episode 19
The Bunkers are alone for eight days while Mike and Gloria visit a commune.
#10 - Christmas Day at the Bunkers'
Season 2 - Episode 13
Archie complains that he was passed over for a Christmas bonus.
#12 - 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.
#13 - The Stivics Go West
Season 8 - Episode 24
Mike and Gloria leave for California.
#14 - Edith's Problem
Season 2 - Episode 15
Edith is suddenly moody and irritable with the approach of menopause.
#15 - 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.
#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.
#17 - Return of the Waitress
Season 9 - Episode 9
Harry unwittingly hires the woman who had nearly led Archie astray.