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TV Landers: Best "All in the Family" episode

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by printdust, Jun 13, 2007.

  1. printdust

    printdust New Member

    The two that stick out in my mind are the Sammy Davis Jr. episode; when Archie was locked in the basement and thought Jefferson's friend was God coming to get him; and when Archie was going back to school to get his GED.

  2. Gold

    Gold Active Member

    One of my favorite ones was when someone who was a relative but not a close relative of Archie Bunker died. Archie wasn't under any legal obligation to pay for the burial and was complaining about it as he and Mike were discussing it and the cost. At the end, Mike said he was surprised so many people were there considering the deceased really didn't seen to have people close to him. In the closing line, Archie says "When Archie Bunker gives a funeral, people come."
  3. casty33

    casty33 Active Member

    I think that relative was Uncle Oscar and, yes, the show was a riot. But the funniest, I think, was when Archie and Edith went to LA to visit Mike and Gloria around Christmas. Mike and Gloria had separated but they weren't telling and I believe it was a two-parter but it was a riot.

    Then, I have to mention the episode where Edith was raped. It was a definite combination of crying and laughing and I don't mind admitting that.
  4. printdust

    printdust New Member

    How about when Archie and Edith went to visit Maude for her daughter's wedding?
    Forgot about that one. They birthed Bea Arthur's career as we know it.
  5. TwoGloves

    TwoGloves Well-Known Member

    Isn't that three? (Although I agree the first two are classics. The one where Gloria and Mike leave for California is a tear-jerker and Edith going through the change of life is classic.)
  6. Huggy

    Huggy Well-Known Member

    The Sammy Davis episode would be right up there but my fave was the one where Maude came to look after everyone when they came down with the flu.

    My old man always said the episode where Edith died was the best one in the show.
  7. markvid

    markvid Guest

    Sammy Davis, hands down.
  8. Moderator1

    Moderator1 Moderator Staff Member

    Stifle, Archie. Stifle, STIFLE, STIFLE!

    The one where Edith died was indeed quite good. Sad as hell but good.
  9. brilliant show

    i'm always amazed how well those episodes hold up
  10. markvid

    markvid Guest

    But you could never think of doing a show even close to that these days.
  11. friend of the friendless

    friend of the friendless Active Member

    Sirs, Madames,

    Three favorite moments (not episodes per se)

    1. Archie Bunker breaking into God Bless America and inserting "You Dumb Polack" into the lyrics with Meat shouting "You're racist" and Archie's L'il Goil bawling.

    2. Two words: Cling peaches.

    3. Archie arm-wrestling with the career bachelor ... "He's right, Archie."

    YHS, etc
  12. printdust

    printdust New Member

    I can't count.
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