The BEST Episodes of All in the Family

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Oct 20, 2019

Network: CBS

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 8.56
9 votes
Directors: Paul Bogart
Writers: Bob Weiskopf, Bob Schiller
Sammy's Visit

#2 - Sammy's Visit

Season 2 - Episode 21

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

star 8.15
59 votes
Directors: John Rich
Writers: Bill Dana
The Bunkers and the Swingers

#3 - 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 8.15
41 votes
Writers: Lee Kalcheim, Michael Ross, Bernie West
Archie and the Editorial

#4 - Archie and the Editorial

Season 3 - Episode 1

Archie rails against gun control in a TV editorial.

star 8.13
70 votes
Writers: George Bloom, Don Nicholl
Archie Sees a Mugging

#5 - 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 8.11
46 votes
Writers: Phil Mishkin, Don Nicholl
Archie Finds a Friend

#6 - 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 8.04
23 votes
Directors: Paul Bogart
Writers: Mel Tolkin, Larry Rhine
Beverly Rides Again

#7 - Beverly Rides Again

Season 7 - Episode 8

Archie fixes up a drinking buddy with a female impersonator.

star 8.04
25 votes
Directors: Paul Bogart
Writers: Phil Doran, Douglas Arango
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 8.04
53 votes
Edith's Problem

#9 - Edith's Problem

Season 2 - Episode 15

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

star 8.00
49 votes
The Best of All in the Family (Part 2)

#10 - 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 8.00
16 votes
Writers: Bernie West, Michael Ross
Edith Flips Her Wig

#11 - 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 7.95
66 votes
Directors: Hal Cooper
Writers: Sam Locke, Olga Vallance, Don Nicholl
Edith's Crisis of Faith (Part 2)

#12 - Edith's Crisis of Faith (Part 2)

Season 8 - Episode 14

Edith's family helps restore her faith.

star 7.95
19 votes
Writers: Larry Rhive, Mel Tolkin, Erik Tarloff
The Stivics Go West

#13 - The Stivics Go West

Season 8 - Episode 24

Mike and Gloria leave for California.

star 7.94
17 votes
Directors: Paul Bogart
Writers: Bob Weiskopf, Bob Schiller
Archie and the FBI

#14 - Archie and the FBI

Season 2 - Episode 16

Archie's paranoia during a mysterious government investigation drives him to betray a long-standing friendship.

star 7.93
44 votes
Directors: John Rich
Writers: Susan Harris, Michael Ross, Bernie West
Christmas Day at the Bunkers'

#15 - Christmas Day at the Bunkers'

Season 2 - Episode 13

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

star 7.93
56 votes
Chain Letter

#16 - Chain Letter

Season 6 - Episode 6

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

star 7.92
26 votes
Writers: Lou Derman, Milt Josefsberg
California, Here We Are (Part 2)

#17 - California, Here We Are (Part 2)

Season 9 - Episode 13

The Bunkers have arrived in California and learn that the Stivics are hiding the fact that they've separated.

star 7.92
12 votes
Directors: Paul Bogart
Writers: Milt Josefsberg, Phil Sharp, Bob Schiller, Bob Weiskopf
Mike Comes Into Money

#18 - 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 7.91
58 votes
Writers: Burt Styler, Norman Lear
No Smoking

#19 - No Smoking

Season 5 - Episode 24

Mike vows he can go without food longer than Archie can abstain from smoking.

star 7.91
22 votes
Writers: Lou Derman, Bill Davenport
Archie and Edith, Alone

#20 - Archie and Edith, Alone

Season 2 - Episode 19

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

star 7.91
43 votes
Archie's Fraud

#21 - 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 7.90
50 votes
Directors: Norman Campbell
Writers: Michael Rosst, Bernie West
The Very Moving Day

#22 - The Very Moving Day

Season 6 - Episode 1

Gloria is nervous about announcing her unexpected pregnancy because of Mike's stubborn attitude over population.

star 7.89
35 votes
Directors: Paul Bogart
Writers: Hal Kanter
Archie the Babysitter

#23 - Archie the Babysitter

Season 6 - Episode 17

Archie babysits little Joey with the help of his friends during their poker game.

star 7.88
26 votes
Directors: Paul Bogart
Writers: Lou Derman, Bill Davenport
The Dinner Guest

#24 - The Dinner Guest

Season 8 - Episode 23

Edith farewell dinner for the Stivics poses a conflict for Mike.

star 7.88
17 votes
The Threat

#25 - The Threat

Season 3 - Episode 3

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

star 7.88
48 votes
Writers: Michael Elias, Lila Garrett