All in the Family

The WORST episodes of All in the Family

Every episode of All in the Family ever, ranked from worst to best by thousands of votes from fans of the show. The worst episodes of All in the Family!

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.

Last Updated: 7/21/2022Network: CBS
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The Return of Archie's Brother
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6.39
18 votes

#1 - The Return of Archie's Brother

Season 9 - Episode 19 - Aired 2/11/1979

Archie's brother returns with a teenage bride.

The Bunkers Go West
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6.40
20 votes

#2 - The Bunkers Go West

Season 9 - Episode 11 - Aired 12/10/1978

The Bunkers visit Mike and Gloria for the holidays.

Mike and Gloria Meet
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6.56
18 votes

#3 - Mike and Gloria Meet

Season 8 - Episode 12 - Aired 12/11/1977

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

Directors: Paul Bogart
Gloria Sings the Blues
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6.70
61 votes

#4 - Gloria Sings the Blues

Season 4 - Episode 22 - Aired 3/2/1974

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

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A Night at the PTA
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6.71
17 votes

#5 - A Night at the PTA

Season 9 - Episode 14 - Aired 1/7/1979

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

The Family Next Door
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6.72
18 votes

#6 - The Family Next Door

Season 9 - Episode 23 - Aired 3/11/1979

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

Directors: Paul Bogart
Barney the Gold Digger
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6.73
22 votes

#7 - Barney the Gold Digger

Season 9 - Episode 18 - Aired 2/4/1979

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

Directors: Paul Bogart
California, Here We Are (1)
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6.85
26 votes

#8 - California, Here We Are (1)

Season 9 - Episode 12 - Aired 12/17/1978

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

Directors: Paul Bogart
Stephanie's Conversion
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6.86
22 votes

#9 - Stephanie's Conversion

Season 9 - Episode 20 - Aired 2/18/1979

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

Directors: Paul Bogart
Fire
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6.94
18 votes

#10 - Fire

Season 7 - Episode 22 - Aired 2/19/1977

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

Mike and Gloria's Will
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6.96
26 votes

#11 - Mike and Gloria's Will

Season 7 - Episode 10 - Aired 11/20/1976

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

Aunt Iola's Visit
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7.00
23 votes

#12 - Aunt Iola's Visit

Season 8 - Episode 17 - Aired 1/22/1978

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

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Weekend in the Country
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7.00
18 votes

#13 - Weekend in the Country

Season 9 - Episode 6 - Aired 10/29/1978

Archie and Edith spend a disastrous weekend with the Hefners.

Directors: Paul Bogart
Mike's New Job
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7.00
24 votes

#14 - Mike's New Job

Season 8 - Episode 22 - Aired 3/5/1978

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

Love Comes to the Butcher
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7.05
21 votes

#15 - Love Comes to the Butcher

Season 8 - Episode 18 - Aired 2/5/1978

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

Directors: Paul Bogart
Mike Goes Skiing
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7.06
18 votes

#16 - Mike Goes Skiing

Season 7 - Episode 18 - Aired 1/22/1977

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

Directors: Paul Bogart
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Where's Archie?
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7.06
69 votes

#17 - Where's Archie?

Season 5 - Episode 8 - Aired 11/2/1974

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

Directors: H. Wesley Kenney
Archie is Missing
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7.07
57 votes

#18 - Archie is Missing

Season 5 - Episode 9 - Aired 11/9/1974

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

Directors: H. Wesley Kenney
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Archie Eats and Runs
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7.08
64 votes

#19 - Archie Eats and Runs

Season 4 - Episode 21 - Aired 2/16/1974

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

Directors: John Rich
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Birth of the Baby (1)
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7.09
34 votes

#20 - Birth of the Baby (1)

Season 6 - Episode 14 - Aired 12/15/1975

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

Directors: Paul Bogart
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Gloria the Victim
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7.10
72 votes

#21 - Gloria the Victim

Season 3 - Episode 23 - Aired 3/17/1973

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

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Reunion on Hauser Street
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7.11
19 votes

#22 - Reunion on Hauser Street

Season 9 - Episode 3 - Aired 10/8/1978

The Bunkers attempt to reunite Barney Hefner and his wife.

Directors: Paul Bogart
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The Bunkers and Inflation (2)
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7.11
45 votes

#23 - The Bunkers and Inflation (2)

Season 5 - Episode 2 - Aired 9/21/1974

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

Gloria's Shock
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7.13
70 votes

#24 - Gloria's Shock

Season 5 - Episode 7 - Aired 10/26/1974

Gloria is shocked when Mike announces that he doesn't plan on having children.

Gloria and the Riddle
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7.14
87 votes

#25 - Gloria and the Riddle

Season 3 - Episode 4 - Aired 10/7/1972

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

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