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.

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 9.00
5 votes
Directors: Paul Bogart
Writers: Bob Weiskopf, Bob Schiller
Mike's Graduation

#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.

star 9.00
5 votes
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Mike Makes His Move

#3 - Mike Makes His Move

Season 5 - Episode 25

Mike and Gloria rent the Jeffersons' old house.

star 8.50
8 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 8.36
14 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 8.29
24 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 8.26
34 votes
Writers: Lee Kalcheim, Michael Ross, Bernie West
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Archie Sees a Mugging

#7 - 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
42 votes
Writers: Phil Mishkin, Don Nicholl
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Sammy's Visit

#8 - Sammy's Visit

Season 2 - Episode 21

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

star 8.25
51 votes
Directors: John Rich
Writers: Bill Dana
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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 8.22
37 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 Editorial

#11 - Archie and the Editorial

Season 3 - Episode 1

Archie rails against gun control in a TV editorial.

star 8.20
61 votes
Writers: George Bloom, Don Nicholl
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Archie and the Quiz

#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.

star 8.17
24 votes
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
Edith's Problem

#14 - 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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Lionel Steps Out

#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.

star 8.11
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
Return of the Waitress

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

#18 - 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 8.08
39 votes
Writers: Rob Reiner, Phil Mishkin, Don Nicholl
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Archie Is Branded

#19 - Archie Is Branded

Season 3 - Episode 20

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

star 8.05
38 votes
Writers: Vincent Bogert
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Lionel's Engagement

#20 - 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 8.03
29 votes
Directors: John Rich
Writers: Michael Ross, Bernie West
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Archie and the Computer

#21 - Archie and the Computer

Season 4 - Episode 7

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

star 8.03
36 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 8.02
44 votes
Writers: Michael Rosst, Bernie West
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Edith Has Jury Duty

#23 - Edith Has Jury Duty

Season 1 - Episode 9

Edith abandons the kitchen for the courtroom when she is chosen for jury duty.

star 8.01
81 votes
Writers: Susan Harris, Don Nicholl, Bryan Joseph
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Mike Comes Into Money

#24 - 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 8.00
52 votes
Writers: Burt Styler, Norman Lear
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Cousin Maude's Visit

#25 - Cousin Maude's Visit

Season 2 - Episode 12

Everyone in the family is sick, so Edith calls Cousin Maude to help out.

star 8.00
58 votes
Writers: Phil Mishkin, Michael Ross, Bernie West
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