The WORST Episodes of All in the Family

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Nov 3, 2021

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.

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The Bunkers Go West

#1 - The Bunkers Go West

Season 9 - Episode 11 - Aired Dec 10, 1978

The Bunkers visit Mike and Gloria for the holidays.

star 6.37
19 votes
The Return of Archie's Brother

#2 - The Return of Archie's Brother

Season 9 - Episode 19 - Aired Feb 11, 1979

Archie's brother returns with a teenage bride.

star 6.38
16 votes
Writers: Bob Schiller, Bob Weiskopf
Mike and Gloria Meet

#3 - Mike and Gloria Meet

Season 8 - Episode 12 - Aired Dec 11, 1977

The family remembers Mike's and Gloria's first date.

star 6.47
17 votes
Directors: Paul Bogart
Writers: Bob Schiller, Bob Weiskopf
A Night at the PTA

#4 - A Night at the PTA

Season 9 - Episode 14 - Aired Jan 7, 1979

When Edith develops laryngitis, Archie steps in to sing at Stephanie's recital.

star 6.62
16 votes
Gloria Sings the Blues

#5 - Gloria Sings the Blues

Season 4 - Episode 22 - Aired Mar 2, 1974

Gloria is bewildered after she falls temporarily out of life with Michael, until she discovers her mother went through the same thing with Archie.

star 6.63
59 votes
Barney the Gold Digger

#6 - Barney the Gold Digger

Season 9 - Episode 18 - Aired Feb 4, 1979

Archie fixes up a despondent Barney Hefner with an overweight but wealthy widow.

star 6.70
20 votes
Directors: Paul Bogart
Writers: Bob Schiller, Bob Weiskopf, Milt Josefsberg, Phil Sharp
The Family Next Door

#7 - The Family Next Door

Season 9 - Episode 23 - Aired Mar 11, 1979

Edith helps Louise Jefferson sell her old house to a black cop and his wife.

star 6.71
17 votes
Directors: Paul Bogart
Writers: Larry Rhine, Mel Tolkin
Stephanie's Conversion

#8 - Stephanie's Conversion

Season 9 - Episode 20 - Aired Feb 18, 1979

Archie comes to terms with the fact that Stephanie is Jewish.

star 6.80
20 votes
Directors: Paul Bogart
Writers: Harriet Weiss, Patt Shea
California, Here We Are (1)

#9 - California, Here We Are (1)

Season 9 - Episode 12 - Aired Dec 17, 1978

While visiting California, the Bunkers learn that the Stivics are having marital problems.

star 6.80
25 votes
Directors: Paul Bogart
Writers: Bob Schiller, Bob Weiskopf, Milt Josefsberg, Phil Sharp
Fire

#10 - Fire

Season 7 - Episode 22 - Aired Feb 19, 1977

After a minor house fire, Archie hopes to cash in from his insurance policy.

star 6.88
17 votes
Aunt Iola's Visit

#11 - Aunt Iola's Visit

Season 8 - Episode 17 - Aired Jan 22, 1978

Archie refuses to let Edith's aunt stay in the spare bedroom.

star 6.91
22 votes
Writers: Albert E. Lewin
Mike's New Job

#12 - Mike's New Job

Season 8 - Episode 22 - Aired Mar 5, 1978

The Stivics prepare to move to California after Mike is offered a teaching position.

star 6.91
22 votes
Mike and Gloria's Will

#13 - Mike and Gloria's Will

Season 7 - Episode 10 - Aired Nov 20, 1976

Mike and Gloria ponder Joey's fate should they both die.

star 6.92
25 votes
Mike Goes Skiing

#14 - Mike Goes Skiing

Season 7 - Episode 18 - Aired Jan 22, 1977

Mike leaves Gloria behind when he joins his friends on a weekend ski trip.

star 6.94
17 votes
Directors: Paul Bogart
Writers: Ben Starr, Chuck Stewart
Love Comes to the Butcher

#15 - Love Comes to the Butcher

Season 8 - Episode 18 - Aired Feb 5, 1978

Archie is jealous when a lonely butcher lavishes attention on Edith.

star 6.95
20 votes
Directors: Paul Bogart
Writers: Phil Sharp
Weekend in the Country

#16 - Weekend in the Country

Season 9 - Episode 6 - Aired Oct 29, 1978

Archie and Edith spend a disastrous weekend with the Hefners.

star 7.00
17 votes
Directors: Paul Bogart
Writers: Milt Josefsberg, Phil Sharp
The Bunkers and Inflation (2)

#17 - The Bunkers and Inflation (2)

Season 5 - Episode 2 - Aired Sep 21, 1974

Tempers flare in the Bunker household when Archie finds himself with nothing to do but sit around the house.

star 7.02
42 votes
Gloria and the Riddle

#18 - Gloria and the Riddle

Season 3 - Episode 4 - Aired Oct 7, 1972

Gloria stumps Mike and Archie with a riddle that Edith easily answers.

star 7.02
81 votes
Writers: Don Nicho, Don Nicholl
Gloria the Victim

#19 - Gloria the Victim

Season 3 - Episode 23 - Aired Mar 17, 1973

After an attempted sexual assault, Gloria suffers through the legal aftermath of reporting the crime.

star 7.03
70 votes
Writers: Austin Kalish, Don Nicholl, Irma Kalish
Birth of the Baby (1)

#20 - Birth of the Baby (1)

Season 6 - Episode 14 - Aired Dec 15, 1975

It appears that Gloria may have her first baby in an Italian restaurant.

star 7.06
33 votes
Directors: Paul Bogart
Writers: Bill Davenport, Larry Rhine, Lou Derman, Mel Tolkin
Archie Eats and Runs

#21 - Archie Eats and Runs

Season 4 - Episode 21 - Aired Feb 16, 1974

The Bunkers are in a panic after Archie eats a stew made from mushrooms that might have been contaminated.

star 7.06
62 votes
Directors: John Rich
Writers: Bernie West, Michael Ross
Where's Archie?

#22 - Where's Archie?

Season 5 - Episode 8 - Aired Nov 2, 1974

Archie goes missing on his way to a convention in Buffalo.

star 7.07
67 votes
Writers: Barry Harmon, Harve Brosten
Cousin Liz

#23 - Cousin Liz

Season 8 - Episode 3 - Aired Oct 9, 1977

Edith learns a troubling secret about a deceased cousin.

star 7.08
26 votes
Writers: Bob Schiller, Bob Weiskopf
Archie is Missing

#24 - Archie is Missing

Season 5 - Episode 9 - Aired Nov 9, 1974

The family faces the possibility that Archie may have run off with another woman.

star 7.09
55 votes
Writers: Gordon Mitchell, Lloyd Turner
Archie and the KKK (2)

#25 - Archie and the KKK (2)

Season 8 - Episode 11 - Aired Dec 4, 1977

Archie schemes to stop the local KKK group's plans.

star 7.11
19 votes
Directors: Paul Bogart
Writers: Bob Schiller, Bob Weiskopf