The BEST Episodes of Archie Bunker's Place

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Oct 27, 2021

Network: CBS

Continuation of the legendary "All in the Family", in which Archie Bunker purchases and runs the local bar.

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Thanksgiving Reunion (2)

#1 - Thanksgiving Reunion (2)

Season 1 - Episode 11 - Aired Nov 18, 1979

Mike, Gloria and little Joey come home to spend Thanksgiving with the Bunkers.

star 8.83
6 votes
Directors: Paul Bogart
Writers: Bob Schiller, Bob Weiskopf
Return of Sammy

#2 - Return of Sammy

Season 1 - Episode 19 - Aired Feb 3, 1980

Archie's ""old friend"" Sammy Davis Jr. is in town appearing on a talk show. Archie calls him up and invites him to the bar.

star 8.36
11 votes
Directors: Dick Martin
Writers: Bill Larkin, Richard Baer
Three's a Crowd

#3 - Three's a Crowd

Season 3 - Episode 6 - Aired Nov 8, 1981

When Archie goes to dinner with Barney and his date, she has eyes for Archie instead. Archie feels the same way, but is hesitant so soon after losing Edith.

star 8.33
3 votes
A Small Mafia Favor

#4 - A Small Mafia Favor

Season 1 - Episode 24 - Aired Mar 23, 1980

An old friend of Murray's comes to visit, but he's also a crime kingpin. When Murray unknowingly signals the death of a rival mob boss, Archie fears retalitation.

star 8.14
7 votes
Writers: Larry Rhine, Mel Tolkin
The Boys' Night Out

#5 - The Boys' Night Out

Season 4 - Episode 18 - Aired Feb 13, 1983

The boys' night out for Archie, Barney and Harry could turn into one of the wrong kind once they get caught in a gay nightclub.

star 8.00
1 votes
Murray and the Liquor Board

#6 - Murray and the Liquor Board

Season 1 - Episode 9 - Aired Nov 11, 1979

In a protest march against Napom, Murray punched a cop. Although it has been pardoned, his ""criminal record"" may cost the bar its liquor license.

star 7.90
10 votes
Directors: Dick Martin
Writers: Harriett Weiss, Patt Shea
Archie Fixes Up Fred

#7 - Archie Fixes Up Fred

Season 1 - Episode 20 - Aired Feb 10, 1980

Customers have been complaining about Veronica's nephew, Fred, the gay waiter. So Archie decides that he can convert him by setting him up on a date with a pretty girl.

star 7.89
9 votes
Writers: Harriett Weiss, Patt Shea
Hiring the Housekeeper

#8 - Hiring the Housekeeper

Season 2 - Episode 4 - Aired Nov 16, 1980

Archie searches for a housekeeper to look after Stephanie.

star 7.88
8 votes
Veronica's Ex

#9 - Veronica's Ex

Season 1 - Episode 23 - Aired Mar 9, 1980

Veronica's ex-husband (Jerry Stiller) come back to town, and Veronica falls for him all over again.

star 7.86
7 votes
Directors: Jon Sharp
Writers: Larry Rhine, Mel Tolkin
Thanksgiving Reunion (1)

#10 - Thanksgiving Reunion (1)

Season 1 - Episode 10 - Aired Nov 18, 1979

Mike, Gloria and little Joey come home to spend Thanksgiving with the Bunkers.

star 7.80
10 votes
Directors: Paul Bogart
Writers: Harriett Weiss, Patt Shea
Archie Alone (2)

#11 - Archie Alone (2)

Season 2 - Episode 2 - Aired Nov 2, 1980

Archie refuses to deal with Ediths death.

star 7.78
9 votes
Writers: Alan Rosen, Fred Rubin
Edith vs. the Energy Crisis

#12 - Edith vs. the Energy Crisis

Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired Oct 14, 1979

The energy crisis has become a big problem. The bar is freezing cold and Edith has been preserving as much energy as possible at home as well. Soon, Archie is suffering as well, when the frigid conditions give him a case of strep throat.

star 7.75
16 votes
Directors: Paul Bogart
Writers: Harriett Weiss, Patt Shea
Of Mice and Bunker

#13 - Of Mice and Bunker

Season 3 - Episode 20 - Aired Mar 7, 1982

Archie takes on a new partner who has plans to squeeze Archie out of his ownership of the bar.

star 7.75
4 votes
Home Again

#14 - Home Again

Season 2 - Episode 3 - Aired Nov 9, 1980

Due to painful memories of Ediths death,Archie considers selling the home and getting an apartment.

star 7.71
7 votes
Directors: Peter Bonerz
Writers: Duncan Scott McGibbon
The Camping Trip

#15 - The Camping Trip

Season 2 - Episode 8 - Aired Dec 14, 1980

Stephanies club plans a camping trip.

star 7.70
10 votes
Norma Rae Bunker

#16 - Norma Rae Bunker

Season 3 - Episode 4 - Aired Oct 18, 1981

In an effort to make a little extra money, Mrs. Canby gets a job from home folding clothes for a sweatshop. When she is cheated out of half her pay, Archie goes to bat for her.

star 7.67
3 votes
The Oldest Profession

#17 - The Oldest Profession

Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired Oct 7, 1979

Archie's Place has acquired a new regular customer, Dottie. However, Archie and Murray discover that she is a prostitute and is conducting her business at the bar. This is bad for the bar's image. How can they convince her to leave?

star 7.65
17 votes
Directors: Paul Bogart
Writers: Bill Larkin, Milt Josefsberg
Murray and Blanche

#18 - Murray and Blanche

Season 1 - Episode 16 - Aired Dec 30, 1979

Barney's ex-wife Blanche comes back to town, and is as sex crazy as ever. She now goes after Murray, infuriating Barney.

star 7.64
11 votes
Directors: Peter Bonerz
Writers: Bob Schiller, Bob Weiskopf
The Ambush

#19 - The Ambush

Season 1 - Episode 18 - Aired Jan 27, 1980

The neighborhood has had a sudden rash of burglaries and Archie and Murray are afraid the bar will be the next one.

star 7.60
10 votes
Directors: Peter Bonerz
Writers: Bob Schiller, Bob Weiskopf
Van Ranseleer's Operation

#20 - Van Ranseleer's Operation

Season 1 - Episode 22 - Aired Mar 2, 1980

When Archie and the guys at the bar read in the paper that there might be a cure for Mr. Van Ranseleer's blindness, they pool their efforts and money so he can have the operation.

star 7.60
10 votes
Writers: Harriett Weiss, Patt Shea
Stephanie's Science Project

#21 - Stephanie's Science Project

Season 2 - Episode 15 - Aired Mar 8, 1981

Archie hires help for Stephanies project.

star 7.60
5 votes
Directors: Joe Gannon
Writers: Andy Guerdat, Steve Kreinberg
The Incident

#22 - The Incident

Season 2 - Episode 9 - Aired Dec 21, 1980

Archie punches a lodge member after he makes racial remarks about Mrs. Canby, his black housekeeper during a confrontation at the grocery store. Archie must write him a written apology or face expulsion from the lodge.

star 7.57
7 votes
Edith Gets Hired

#23 - Edith Gets Hired

Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired Sep 30, 1979

Edith, who has been jobless since she got fired from the Sunshine Home, has gotten a job as recreational assistant at the Rego Park Center for the Mentally Ill. However, Archie has decided that he thinks that Edith should not be working.

star 7.54
24 votes
Directors: Paul Bogart
Writers: Harriett Weiss, Patt Shea
Bosom Partners

#24 - Bosom Partners

Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired Oct 21, 1979

Archie is in trouble with the State of New York when he is charged with non-payment of sales tax and questionable record keeping. Now it's up to Murray to save Archie and the bar by trying to romance the tax agent.

star 7.50
10 votes
Writers: Bob Schiller, Bob Weiskopf
Edith's Shabbat Dinner

#25 - Edith's Shabbat Dinner

Season 1 - Episode 14 - Aired Dec 9, 1979

Edith and Stephanie are preparing a Shabbat dinner, a dinner eaten on the Jewish sabbath. They invite Archie's partner, Murray and his non-Jewish girlfriend. Unbeknownst to him, Edith also invites his mother, who feels that Murray should only be dating Jewish women.

star 7.50
12 votes
Directors: Paul Bogart
Writers: Bob Schiller, Bob Weiskopf