The Best Episodes of All in the Family

Last Updated: Apr 19, 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.

Edith's 50th Birthday (Part 2)

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

Season 8 - Episode 5

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

star 9.29
7 votes
Directors: Paul Bogart
Writers: Bob Weiskopf, Bob Schiller
Mike Makes His Move

#2 - 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)

#3 - 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
The Stivics Go West

#4 - The Stivics Go West

Season 8 - Episode 24

Mike and Gloria leave for California.

star 8.33
15 votes
Directors: Paul Bogart
Writers: Bob Weiskopf, Bob Schiller
Sammy's Visit

#5 - Sammy's Visit

Season 2 - Episode 21

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

star 8.29
55 votes
Directors: John Rich
Writers: Bill Dana
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Archie Sees a Mugging

#6 - 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 8.24
45 votes
Writers: Phil Mishkin, Don Nicholl
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Archie and the Editorial

#7 - Archie and the Editorial

Season 3 - Episode 1

Archie rails against gun control in a TV editorial.

star 8.22
65 votes
Writers: George Bloom, Don Nicholl
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Lionel Steps Out

#8 - 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

#9 - Edith's Problem

Season 2 - Episode 15

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

star 8.13
48 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 8.11
53 votes
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The Bunkers and the Swingers

#11 - 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 8.11
37 votes
Writers: Lee Kalcheim, Michael Ross, Bernie West
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The Return of Stephanie's Father

#12 - 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 8.09
11 votes
Directors: Paul Bogart
Writers: Larry Rhine, Mel Tolkin
Return of the Waitress

#13 - Return of the Waitress

Season 9 - Episode 9

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

star 8.08
13 votes
Directors: Paul Bogart
Writers: Milt Josefsberg, Phil Sharp
Archie's Fraud

#14 - 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 8.06
47 votes
Directors: Norman Campbell
Writers: Michael Rosst, Bernie West
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Archie's Weighty Problem

#15 - Archie's Weighty Problem

Season 6 - Episode 20

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

star 8.05
19 votes
Directors: Paul Bogart
Writers: Mel Tolkin, Larry Rhine
Archie and Edith, Alone

#16 - Archie and Edith, Alone

Season 2 - Episode 19

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

star 8.05
42 votes
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Mike Comes Into Money

#17 - Mike Comes Into Money

Season 3 - Episode 8

Mike sparks a family feud when he donates to George McGovern's campaign instead of paying Archie for room and board.

star 8.02
55 votes
Writers: Burt Styler, Norman Lear
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Edith Flips Her Wig

#18 - 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 8.02
61 votes
Directors: Hal Cooper
Writers: Sam Locke, Olga Vallance, Don Nicholl
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Mike's Graduation

#19 - 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 8.00
7 votes
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Archie's Chair

#20 - Archie's Chair

Season 7 - Episode 17

Mike accidentally breaks Archie's chair.

star 8.00
17 votes
Directors: Paul Bogart
Writers: Phil Doran, Douglas Arango
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The Threat

#21 - The Threat

Season 3 - Episode 3

The attractive young wife of Archie's old army buddy spends an eventful night at the Bunkers'.

star 7.98
45 votes
Writers: Michael Elias, Lila Garrett
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Archie and the Quiz

#22 - 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 7.96
26 votes
Beverly Rides Again

#23 - Beverly Rides Again

Season 7 - Episode 8

Archie fixes up a drinking buddy with a female impersonator.

star 7.96
23 votes
Directors: Paul Bogart
Writers: Phil Doran, Douglas Arango
Prisoner in the House

#24 - Prisoner in the House

Season 5 - Episode 17

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

star 7.95
22 votes
Writers: Bud Wiser, Lou Derman, Bill Davenport
Archie Finds a Friend

#25 - Archie Finds a Friend

Season 6 - Episode 18

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

star 7.95
22 votes
Directors: Paul Bogart
Writers: Mel Tolkin, Larry Rhine