All in the Family (season 2)

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All in the Family (season 2)
Country of origin United States
No. of episodes 24
Broadcast
Original channel CBS
Original run September 18, 1971 (1971-09-18) – March 11, 1972 (1972-03-11)
Home video release
DVD release
Region 1 February 4, 2003 (2003-02-04)
Season chronology
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List of All in the Family episodes

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

Broadcast history[edit]

The season originally aired Saturdays at 8:00-8:30 pm on CBS from September 18, 1971 to March 11, 1972.[1][2]

Nielsen ratings[edit]

The season ranked first with a 34 rating.

DVD release[edit]

The Region 1 DVD was released on February 4, 2003.

Episodes[edit]

No. in
series
No. in
season
Title Directed by Written by Original air date
14 1 "The Saga of Cousin Oscar" John Rich Teleplay by: Burt Styler and Norman Lear
Story by: Burt Styler
September 18, 1971 (1971-09-18)
Archie's freeloading cousing Oscar passes away during a visit and none of the relatives are willing to help with funeral expenses.
15 2 "Gloria Poses in the Nude" John Rich Michael Ross & Bernie West and Norman Lear September 25, 1971 (1971-09-25)
Archie and Mike have a difference of opinion over Mike's artist friend offering to paint Gloria in the nude.
16 3 "Archie and the Lock-up" John Rich Teleplay by: Paul Wayne and Michael Ross & Bernie West
Story by: Paul Wayne
October 2, 1971 (1971-10-02)
Archie ends up in jail when he tries to save Mike and Lionel from trouble at a demonstration.
17 4 "Edith Writes a Song" John Rich Lee Kalcheim October 9, 1971 (1971-10-09)
Edith wants to spend money on having music composed for a song she wrote, but Archie wants to spend it on a gun for protection.
18 5 "Flashback: Mike Meets Archie" John Rich Philip Mishkin & Rob Reiner October 16, 1971 (1971-10-16)
Flashbacks show the first meeting between Archie and the Meathead.
19 6 "The Election Story" John Rich Michael Ross & Bernie West October 30, 1971 (1971-10-30)
Archie intends to vote in the local elections just for his canditate to beat Mike and Gloria's.
20 7 "Edith's Accident" John Rich Teleplay by: Michael Ross & Bernie West
Story by: Tom & Helen August
November 6, 1971 (1971-11-06)
Edith has an accident with a car (involving a can of cling peaches) and leaves a note for the owner, which doesn't sit well for Archie.
21 8 "The Blockbuster" John Rich Teleplay by: Michael Ross & Bernie West and Austin & Irma Kalish
Story by: Austin & Irma Kalish
November 13, 1971 (1971-11-13)
A black realtor offers Archie $35,000 to sell the house.
22 9 "Mike's Problem" John Rich Teleplay by: Alan J. Levitt and Philip Mishkin
Story by: Alan J. Levitt
November 20, 1971 (1971-11-20)
Mike has become impotent due to anxiety over his final exams, so he goes to Archie for advice.
23 10 "The Insurance Is Canceled" John Rich Lee Kalcheim November 27, 1971 (1971-11-27)
As if it weren't bad enough that the Bunkers' insurance has been canceled, Archie has to choose which of three men at work must be fired.
24 11 "The Man in the Street" John Rich Teleplay by: Don Nicholl and Paul Harrison & Lennie Weinrib
Story by: Paul Harrison & Lennie Weinrib
December 4, 1971 (1971-12-04)
The Bunkers' TV goes out just as Archie is preparing to see his "man in the street" interview about his political beliefs.
25 12 "Cousin Maude's Visit" John Rich Teleplay by: Philip Mishkin and Michael Ross & Bernie West
Story by: Philip Mishkin
December 11, 1971 (1971-12-11)
Edith's cousin Maude stops by the Bunker house when there's a bout with the flu and clashes with Archie.
26 13 "Christmas Day at the Bunkers'" John Rich Don Nicholl December 18, 1971 (1971-12-18)
Archie is not feeling happy at Christmas due to a mistake at work that cost him his bonus.
27 14 "The Elevator Story" John Rich Alan J. Levitt January 1, 1972 (1972-01-01)
Archie gets stuck in an elevator with a black lawyer, a ditzy secretary and Puerto Rican whose wife is about to give birth.
28 15 "Edith's Problem" John Rich Teleplay by: Burt Styler
Story by: Burt Styler and Steve Zacharias
January 8, 1972 (1972-01-08)
Edith goes through menopause, making it hard for Archie to be understanding.
29 16 "Archie and the FBI" John Rich Michael Ross & Bernie West and Susan Harris January 15, 1972 (1972-01-15)
Archie thinks a co-worker is guilty of something after an FBI agent asks questions.
30 17 "Mike's Mysterious Son" John Rich Warren S. Murray January 22, 1972 (1972-01-22)
A woman leaves her son with the Bunkers claiming that Mike is his father.
31 18 "Archie Sees a Mugging" John Rich Teleplay by: Philip Mishkin and Don Nicholl
Story by: Henry Garson
January 29, 1972 (1972-01-29)
Archie witnesses a mugging and gets himself in trouble with the victim, the police and the mob.
32 19 "Archie and Edith, Alone" John Rich Teleplay by: Lee Kalcheim and Michael Ross & Bernie West
Story by: Tina & Les Pine
February 5, 1972 (1972-02-05)
With Mike and Gloria out, an argument leads to Edith giving Archie the cold shoulder.
33 20 "Edith Gets a Mink" John Rich Teleplay by: David Pollock & Elias Davis and Don Nicholl
Story by: David Pollock & Elias Davis
February 12, 1972 (1972-02-12)
Archie is angry with Edith for accepting a mink cape from her cousin, then has a change of heart when the fur gets ruined at the cleaners.
34 21 "Sammy's Visit" John Rich Bill Dana February 19, 1972 (1972-02-19)
The Bunkers have the honor of Sammy Davis, Jr. visiting their home to retrieve a suitcase he accidentally left in Archie's cab.
35 22 "Edith the Judge" John Rich Lee Kalcheim February 26, 1972 (1972-02-26)
The owner of a laundromat accuses Archie of overloading one of the washing machines and it's up to Edith to resolve the issue.
36 23 "Archie Is Jealous" John Rich Rod Parker March 4, 1972 (1972-03-04)
Archie is furious that Mike and Gloria spent a weekend together before they were married, but that's nothing compared to what Edith tells him.
37 24 "Maude" John Rich Rod Parker March 11, 1972 (1972-03-11)
The daughter of Edith's cousin Maude is about to enter a mixed marriage.


Awards[edit]

Primetime Emmy Awards and Nominations[edit]

1972
  • Outstanding Series - Comedy (Won)
  • Outstanding Single Program - Drama or Comedy for "Sammy's Visit" (Nominated)
  • Outstanding Achievement in Live or Tape Sound Mixing: Norman Dewes for "The Elevator Story" (Won)
  • Outstanding Continued Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Comedy Series: Carroll O'Connor (Won)
  • Outstanding Continued Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Comedy Series: Jean Stapleton (Won)
  • Outstanding Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Comedy Series: Rob Reiner (Nominated)
  • Outstanding Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Comedy Series: Sally Struthers (Won)
  • Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Comedy: John Rich for "Sammy's Visit" (Won)
  • Outstanding Writing Achievement in Comedy:
    • Burt Styler for "Edith's Problem" (Won)
    • Alan J. Levitt and Philip Mishkin for "Mike's Problem" (Nominated)
    • Norman Lear and Burt Styler for "The Saga of Cousin Oscar" (Nominated)

Golden Globe Awards and Nominations[edit]

1972
  • 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)
1973
  • Best TV Show - Musical/Comedy (Won)
  • Best TV Actor - Musical/Comedy: Carroll O'Connor (Nominated)
  • Best TV Actress - Musical/Comedy: Jean Stapleton (Won)
  • Best Supporting Actor - Television: Rob Reiner (Nominated)
  • Best Supporting Actress - Television: Sally Struthers (Nominated)

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