All in the Family (season 1)

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All in the Family (season 1)
Country of origin United States
No. of episodes 13
Original channel CBS
Original run January 12, 1971 (1971-01-12) – April 6, 1971 (1971-04-06)
Home video release
DVD release
Region 1 March 26, 2002 (2002-03-26)
Season chronology
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List of All in the Family episodes

This is a list of episodes from the first season of All in the Family.

Broadcast history[edit]

The season originally aired Tuesdays at 9:30–10:00 p.m. on CBS from January 12 to April 6, 1971.[1][2]

DVD release[edit]

The Region 1 DVD was released on March 26, 2002.


No. in
No. in
Title Directed by Written by Original air date
1 1 "Meet the Bunkers" John Rich Norman Lear January 12, 1971 (1971-01-12)
Archie and Edith (Carroll O'Connor and Jean Stapleton) come home from church early, interrupting the Stivics' (Rob Reiner and Sally Struthers) privacy.
2 2 "Writing the President" John Rich Teleplay by: Paul Harrison & Lennie Weinrib and Norman Lear
Story by: Lee Erwin & Fred Freiberger
January 19, 1971 (1971-01-19)
Since the Meathead wrote a letter to President Nixon about the current state of America, Archie decides to write one of his own.
3 3 "Oh, My Aching Back"
"Archie's Aching Back"
John Rich Stanley Ralph Ross January 26, 1971 (1971-01-26)
Archie hurts his back in an accident while in his cab, so he tries to find a Jewish lawyer in order to collect in a lawsuit.
4 4 "Archie Gives Blood" John Rich Norman Lear February 2, 1971 (1971-02-02)
Archie questions who might receive some of his blood at a blood bank.
5 5 "Judging Books by Covers" John Rich Burt Styler and Norman Lear February 9, 1971 (1971-02-09)
Archie learns about judging people after declaring a friend of the Stivics' to be gay.
6 6 "Gloria's Pregnancy"
"Gloria Has a Belly Full"
John Rich Jerry Mayer February 16, 1971 (1971-02-16)
The Stivics start looking for an apartment after Gloria reveals her pregnancy, making Archie furious.
7 7 "Mike's Hippie Friends Come to Visit" John Rich Story by: Philip Mishkin & Rob Reiner
Teleplay by: Philip Mishkin & Rob Reiner and Don Nicholl & Bryan Joseph
February 23, 1971 (1971-02-23)
A couple of Mike's friends, who aren't married, plan to share a sleeping bag in the Bunker home, over Archie's objections.
8 8 "Lionel Moves Into the Neighborhood" John Rich Don Nicholl & Bryan Joseph March 2, 1971 (1971-03-02)
Archie is not happy that a black family is moving into the neighborhood.
9 9 "Edith Has Jury Duty" John Rich Teleplay by: Susan Harris and Don Nicholl & Bryan Joseph
Story by: Susan Harris
March 9, 1971 (1971-03-09)
Edith goes on jury duty for a murder trial, making Archie very unhappy.
10 10 "Archie Is Worried About His Job" John Rich Teleplay by: Norman Lear and Don Nicholl & Bryan Joseph
Story by: William Bickley, Jr.
March 16, 1971 (1971-03-16)
Archie spends the night worrying about his job when his company announces layoffs.
11 11 "Gloria Discovers Women's Lib" John Rich Norman Lear and Sandy Stern March 23, 1971 (1971-03-23)
As a supporter for women's lib, Gloria accuses Mike of chauvinism and storms out of the house.
12 12 "Success Story" John Rich Burt Styler March 30, 1971 (1971-03-30)
An old World War II buddy of Archie's visits the Bunkers, only for his wealth to be the subject of another debate between Archie and the Meathead.
13 13 "The First and Last Supper" John Rich Jerry Mayer April 6, 1971 (1971-04-06)
Just as Archie is campaigning to keep black families out of the neighborhood, Edith accepts a dinner invitation from the Jeffersons.


Primetime Emmy Awards and Nominations[edit]

  • Outstanding New Series (Won)
  • Outstanding Series - Comedy (Won)
  • Outstanding Continued Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Comedy Series: Carroll O'Connor (Nominated)
  • Outstanding Continued Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Comedy Series: Jean Stapleton (Won)
  • Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Comedy: John Rich for "Gloria's Pregnant" (Nominated)
  • Outstanding Writing Achievement in Comedy:

Golden Globe Awards and Nominations[edit]

  • Best TV Show - Musical/Comedy (Won)
  • Best TV Actor - Musical/Comedy: Carroll O'Connor (Won)
  • Best TV Actress - Musical/Comedy: Jean Stapleton (Nominated)
  • Best Supporting Actor - Television: Rob Reiner (Nominated)
  • Best Supporting Actress - Television: Sally Struthers (Nominated)