List of All in the Family episodes

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The Bunkers & the Stivics: standing, Gloria (Sally Struthers) and Michael (Rob Reiner); seated, Archie (Carroll O'Connor) and Edith (Jean Stapleton) with baby Joey.

All in the Family is a sitcom that aired on CBS from 1971 to 1979.

Series overview[edit]

Seasons Episodes Originally aired
Season premiere Season finale
Pilots 2 1968 1969
1 13 January 12, 1971 (1971-01-12) April 6, 1971 (1971-04-06)
2 24 September 18, 1971 (1971-09-18) March 11, 1972 (1972-03-11)
3 24 September 16, 1972 (1972-09-16) March 24, 1973 (1973-03-24)
4 24 September 15, 1973 (1973-09-15) March 16, 1974 (1974-03-16)
5 24 September 14, 1974 (1974-09-14) March 8, 1975 (1975-03-08)
6 24 September 8, 1975 (1975-09-08) March 8, 1976 (1976-03-08)
7 25 September 22, 1976 (1976-09-22) March 12, 1977 (1977-03-12)
8 21 October 2, 1977 (1977-10-02) March 19, 1978 (1978-03-19)
9 27 September 24, 1978 (1978-09-24) April 8, 1979 (1979-04-08)

Episodes[edit]

Unaired pilots[edit]

Title Original Airdate
"Justice for All" 1968
"Those Were The Days" 1969

Season 1 (1971)[edit]

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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: Paul Harrison & Lennie Weinrib and Norman Lear
Story: 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: Philip Mishkin & Rob Reiner
Teleplay: 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: Susan Harris and Don Nicholl & Bryan Joseph
Story: 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: Norman Lear and Don Nicholl & Bryan Joseph
Story: 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.

Season 2 (1971–72)[edit]

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Title Directed by Written by Original air date
14 1 "The Saga of Cousin Oscar" John Rich Teleplay: Burt Styler and Norman Lear
Story: Burt Styler
September 18, 1971 (1971-09-18)
Archie's freeloading cousin 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: Paul Wayne and Michael Ross & Bernie West
Story: 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: Michael Ross & Bernie West
Story: 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: Michael Ross & Bernie West and Austin & Irma Kalish
Story: 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: Alan J. Levitt and Philip Mishkin
Story: 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: Don Nicholl and Paul Harrison & Lennie Weinrib
Story: 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: Philip Mishkin and Michael Ross & Bernie West
Story: 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: Burt Styler
Story: 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: Philip Mishkin and Don Nicholl
Story: 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: Lee Kalcheim and Michael Ross & Bernie West
Story: 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: David Pollock & Elias Davis and Don Nicholl
Story: 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.

Season 3 (1972–73)[edit]

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Title Directed by Written by Original air date
38 1 "Archie and the Editorial" Norman Campbell Teleplay: George Bloom and Don Nicholl
Story: George Bloom
September 16, 1972 (1972-09-16)
Archie goes on television to protest an editorial in favor of gun control, then faces the consequences for opening his big mouth.
39 2 "Archie's Fraud" Norman Campbell Michael Ross & Bernie West September 23, 1972 (1972-09-23)
Archie tries to get out of paying the IRS for driving Munson's cab.
40 3 "The Threat" John Rich Teleplay: Lila Garrett & Michael Elias
Story: Bill Manhoff and Lila Garrett & Michael Elias
September 30, 1972 (1972-09-30)
Archie says his friend's wife flirted with him during an overnight visit.
41 4 "Gloria and the Riddle" Bob La Hendro and Robert H. Livingston Don Nicholl October 7, 1972 (1972-10-07)
Gloria presents a riddle to prove Archie and Mike's chauvinism, and it's Edith who provides the answer.
42 5 "Lionel Steps Out" John Rich Teleplay: Michael Ross & Bernie West
Story: Terry Ryan and Michael Ross & Bernie West
October 14, 1972 (1972-10-14)
Archie is furious when his niece goes out with Lionel.
43 6 "Edith Flips Her Wig" Hal Cooper Sam Locke & Olga Vallance and Don Nicholl October 21, 1972 (1972-10-21)
When Edith gets arrested for shoplifting, she thinks she's inherited her aunt's kleptomania.
44 7 "The Bunkers And The Swingers" John Rich and Bob LaHendro Teleplay: Michael Ross & Bernie West and Lee Kalcheim
Story: Norman Lear
October 28, 1972 (1972-10-28)
Edith unwittingly answers an ad placed by a swinging couple, who happen to have an interest in wife-swapping.
45 8 "Mike Comes Into Money" John Rich Michael Ross & Bernie West November 4, 1972 (1972-11-04)
Archie gets upset when Mike donates money he recently inherited towards George McGovern's presidential campaign instead of contributing towards his room and board.
46 9 "Flashback: Mike and Gloria's Wedding - Part 1" John Rich and Bob LaHendro Rob Reiner & Philip Mishkin November 11, 1972 (1972-11-11)
Flashbacks show the wedding of Mike and Gloria where Archie argues with Mike's uncle over how the ceremony should go.
47 10 "Flashback: Mike and Gloria's Wedding - Part 2" John Rich and Bob LaHendro Rob Reiner & Philip Mishkin November 18, 1972 (1972-11-18)
More flashbacks show the wedding of Mike and Gloria as an argument occurs over who should conduct the ceremony.
48 11 "The Locket" Hal Cooper Robert Fisher & Arthur Marx November 25, 1972 (1972-11-25)
When an antique locket given to Edith by her grandmother goes missing, Archie plans an insurance scheme.
49 12 "Mike's Appendix" John Rich and Bob LaHendro Michael Ross & Bernie West December 2, 1972 (1972-12-02)
Mike has to choose between two doctors for an appendectomy, one of whom is a woman.
50 13 "Edith's Winning Ticket" John Rich and Bob LaHendro Don Nicholl December 9, 1972 (1972-12-09)
Archie is delighted that Edith has a winning lottery ticket, but is disappointed when she claims it belongs to Louise Jefferson.
51 14 "Archie and the Bowling Team" John Rich and Bob LaHendro Teleplay: Allan Katz & Don Reo
Story: Don Nicholl
December 16, 1972 (1972-12-16)
Archie competes with a black man for a postition on his district's bowling team.
52 15 "Archie Goes to the Hospital" John Rich and Bob LaHendro Teleplay: Don Nicholl
Story: Stanley Ralph Ross and Martin Cohan
January 6, 1973 (1973-01-06)
Archie goes to the hospital for back pain and makes friends with a patient on the other side of the curtain in his room, who, unbeknownst to him, is Black.
53 16 "Oh Say Can You See" John Rich and Bob LaHendro Teleplay: Michael Ross & Bernie West
Story: Joe Kerr
January 20, 1973 (1973-01-20)
Archie starts worrying about his age when he sees an old high school friend who looks 15 years younger.
54 17 "Archie Goes Too Far" John Rich and Bob LaHendro Austin & Irma Kalish January 27, 1973 (1973-01-27)
While looking for a magazine, Archie finds a poem that Mike wrote to someone other than Gloria, bringing up the issue of invading one's privacy.
55 18 "Class Reunion" John Rich and Bob LaHendro Teleplay: Don Nicholl
Story: Stanley Ralph Ross and Don Nicholl
February 10, 1973 (1973-02-10)
Archie accompanies Edith to her high school reunion when he learns her old boyfriend will be there.
56 19 "Hot Watch" John Rich and Bob LaHendro Sam Locke & Olga Vallance February 17, 1973 (1973-02-17)
Archie buys a $300 watch for just $25, but Mike suspects the watch could have been stolen, making Archie an accomplice in a crime.
57 20 "Archie Is Branded" John Rich and Bob LaHendro Vincent Bogert February 24, 1973 (1973-02-24)
Archie discovers a swastika painted on the front door and dismisses it as a prank, but Mike believes it's something far more serious.
58 21 "Everybody Tells the Truth" John Rich and Bob LaHendro Don Nicholl March 3, 1973 (1973-03-03)
Archie and the Meathead each have different accounts of what happened when the refrigerator broke down.
59 22 "Archie Learns His Lesson" John Rich and Bob LaHendro Teleplay: Michael Ross & Bernie West
Story: John Christopher Strong III & Michael R. Stein
March 10, 1973 (1973-03-10)
Archie attends night school to earn his diploma so he'll get a promotion and tries to keep a secret from Mike and Gloria.
60 23 "Gloria the Victim" John Rich and Bob LaHendro Austin & Irma Kalish and Don Nicholl March 17, 1973 (1973-03-17)
Gloria is a victim of attempted rape and must decide whether to notify the police or keep quiet.
61 24 "The Battle of the Month" John Rich and Bob LaHendro Michael Ross & Bernie West March 24, 1973 (1973-03-24)
Edith and Gloria get into an argument over women's lib, forcing Archie and Mike to deal with the repercussions.

Season 4 (1973–74)[edit]

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Title Directed by Written by Original air date
62 1 "We're Having a Heat Wave" John Rich and Bob LaHendro Don Nicholl September 15, 1973 (1973-09-15)
As the Bunkers go through a heat wave, Archie fumes even more upon learning a minority couple is moving into the neighborhood.
63 2 "We're Still Having a Heat Wave" John Rich and Bob LaHendro Michael Ross and Bernie West September 22, 1973 (1973-09-22)
While the heat wave goes on, Archie continues to be irritated by the Lorenzos.
64 3 "Edith Finds an Old Man" John Rich and Bob LaHendro Teleplay: Michael Ross and Bernie West
Story: Susan Harris
September 29, 1973 (1973-09-29)
Archie is not happy with Edith permitting a nursing-home runaway to stay with them.
65 4 "Archie and the Kiss" John Rich and Bob LaHendro John Rappaport October 6, 1973 (1973-10-06)
Irene gives Gloria a statue of "The Kiss," which Archie finds filthy.
66 5 "Archie the Gambler" John Rich and Bob LaHendro Teleplay: Michael Ross and Bernie West
Story: Steve Zacharias and Michael Leeson
October 13, 1973 (1973-10-13)
Suspicions are aroused when Archie comes home in good mood bringing gifts for Edith and Gloria.
67 6 "Henry's Farewell" John Rich and Bob LaHendro Don Nicholl October 20, 1973 (1973-10-20)
The Bunkers and the Jeffersons have a farewell party for Henry, where Archie incites another argument.
68 7 "Archie and the Computer" John Rich and Bob LaHendro Lloyd Turner & Gordon Mitchell and Don Nicholl October 27, 1973 (1973-10-27)
A computer error keeps sending quarters to Edith and another declares Archie dead.
69 8 "The Games Bunkers Play" John Rich and Bob LaHendro Teleplay: Michael Ross and Bernie West
Story: Susan Perkis Haven and Dan Klein and Michael Ross and Bernie West
November 3, 1973 (1973-11-03)
During a group therapy game, Mike gets offended by the honest opinions about him.
70 9 "Edith's Conversion" John Rich and Bob LaHendro Ray Taylor November 10, 1973 (1973-11-10)
Archie is worried that Edith will convert when she befriends Irene's Catholic nun sister.
71 10 "Archie in the Cellar" John Rich and Bob LaHendro Don Nicholl November 17, 1973 (1973-11-17)
While the rest of the family is out for the weekend, Archie gets himself locked in the cellar.
72 11 "Black is the Color of My True Love's Wig" John Rich and Bob LaHendro Michael Morris November 24, 1973 (1973-11-24)
Gloria acquires a black wig to change her look, and Mike thinks she looks better in it.
73 12 "Second Honeymoon" John Rich and Bob LaHendro Teleplay: Warren S. Murray and Michael Ross & Bernie West
Story: Warren S. Murray
December 1, 1973 (1973-12-01)
Edith takes a reluctant Archie on a second honeymoon to celebrate their 25th wedding anniversary.
74 13 "The Taxi Caper" John Rich and Bob LaHendro Dennis Klein December 8, 1973 (1973-12-08)
Archie is robbed in the cab, then agrees to drop the charges in return for a payoff, only to get in trouble with the police.
75 14 "Archie is Cursed" John Rich and Bob LaHendro John Rappaport and Michael Ross & Bernie West December 15, 1973 (1973-12-15)
Archie and Irene play a game of pool to settle an argument, then Archie makes a remark that leads to Frank putting a curse on him.
76 15 "Edith's Christmas Story" John Rich Teleplay: Austin & Irma Kalish and Don Nicholl
Story: Austin & Irma Kalish
December 22, 1973 (1973-12-22)
Edith tries to get in on the joy of Christmas even though she has a breast lump.
77 16 "Mike and Gloria Mix it Up" John Rich Michael Ross & Bernie West January 5, 1974 (1974-01-05)
Mike and Gloria disagree over who should be the aggressor in their marriage.
78 17 "Archie Feels Left Out" John Rich and Bob LaHendro Paul Lichtman & Howard Storm and Don Nicholl January 12, 1974 (1974-01-12)
Archie mopes about his age on his birthday.
79 18 "Et Tu, Archie" John Rich and Bob LaHendro Mickey Rose & Lila Garrett January 26, 1974 (1974-01-26)
Archie worries that an old friend whose job he took is planning to get it back.
80 19 "Gloria's Boyfriend" John Rich Bud Wiser and Don Nicholl February 2, 1974 (1974-02-02)
Archie has a disagreement with Gloria over a mentally-challenged grocery boy.
81 20 "Lionel's Engagement" John Rich Michael Ross and Bernie West February 9, 1974 (1974-02-09)
Archie comes to Lionel's engagement party over George's objections and gets a load of the fiancee's parents.
82 21 "Archie Eats and Runs" John Rich Paul Wayne and George Burditt February 16, 1974 (1974-02-16)
Archie thinks he has botulism from eating canned mushrooms.
83 22 "Gloria Sings the Blues" John Rich Michael Ross and Bernie West March 2, 1974 (1974-03-02)
Gloria doesn't think she loves Mike anymore so Edith tries to help her.
84 23 "Pay the Twenty Dollars" John Rich Robert L. Goodwin & Woody Kling March 9, 1974 (1974-03-09)
George Jefferson accuses Archie of giving him a counterfeit $20 bill.
85 24 "Mike's Graduation" John Rich Don Nicholl March 16, 1974 (1974-03-16)
As Mike prepares for his final exams, Archie is anxious for the Stivics to move out.

Season 5 (1974–75)[edit]

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Title Directed by Written by Original air date
86 1 "The Bunkers and Inflation: Part 1" H. Wesley Kenney Don Nicholl and Michael Ross & Bernie West September 14, 1974 (1974-09-14)
Archie is troubled by the possibility of his union going on strike.
87 2 "The Bunkers and Inflation: Part 2"
"Archie Underfoot"
H. Wesley Kenney Don Nicholl and Michael Ross & Bernie West September 21, 1974 (1974-09-21)
Archie mopes around the house about going on the picket line for his union.
88 3 "The Bunkers and Inflation: Part 3"
"Edith the Job Hunter"
H. Wesley Kenney Don Nicholl and Michael Ross & Bernie West September 28, 1974 (1974-09-28)
Since Archie is still on strike, Edith goes looking for a job for the first time in 26 years.
89 4 "The Bunkers and Inflation: Part 4"
"Archie's Raise"
H. Wesley Kenney Don Nicholl and Michael Ross & Bernie West October 5, 1974 (1974-10-05)
Archie is upset that he's the only one in his family not earning any money.
90 5 "Lionel the Live-In" H. Wesley Kenney Teleplay: Woody Kling
Story: Jeffery Mackowsky
October 12, 1974 (1974-10-12)
Lionel stays with the Bunkers after an argument with his father and Archie is anxious for him to leave.
91 6 "Archie's Helping Hand" H. Wesley Kenney Norman & Harriet Belkin October 19, 1974 (1974-10-19)
Archie gets Irene a job at the factory to get her away from Edith, but his plan backfires.
92 7 "Gloria's Shock" H. Wesley Kenney Dixie Brown Grossman October 26, 1974 (1974-10-26)
Gloria is shocked that Mike doesn't want any children since they never discussed it.
93 8 "Where's Archie?" H. Wesley Kenney Barry Harman & Harve Brosten November 2, 1974 (1974-11-02)
Edith and Gloria start to panic when Archie fails to call from a weekend convention.
94 9 "Archie is Missing" H. Wesley Kenney Lloyd Turner & Gordon Mitchell November 9, 1974 (1974-11-09)
Mike and Gloria believe Archie ran off with an attractive secretary.
95 10 "The Longest Kiss" H. Wesley Kenney Teleplay: Lou Derman & Bill Davenport
Story: Dawn M. Stephens and Lou Derman & Bill Davenport
November 16, 1974 (1974-11-16)
Archie is finally found after having been missing for two days.
96 11 "Archie and the Miracle" H. Wesley Kenney Lloyd Turner & Gordon Mitchell November 23, 1974 (1974-11-23)
A near-death experience convinces Archie that he owes his life to God, which naturally leads to another argument with the Meathead.
97 12 "George and Archie Make a Deal" H. Wesley Kenney David P. Harmon November 30, 1974 (1974-11-30)
A signature from Archie is required for George Jefferson to run for public office.
98 13 "Archie's Contract" H. Wesley Kenney Ron Friedman December 7, 1974 (1974-12-07)
A salesman talks Archie into having aluminum siding installed, but it turns out to be a scam.
99 14 "Mike's Friend" H. Wesley Kenney Roger Shulman & John Baskin December 14, 1974 (1974-12-14)
Mike leaves Gloria out of an intellectual conversation with his friend.
"The Best of All in the Family" John Rich and Bob LaHendro & H. Wesley Kenney Don Nicholl and Michael Ross & Bernie West and Norman Lear December 21, 1974 (1974-12-21)
Henry Fonda hosts this one-hour special that celebrates the best moments of All in the Family.
100 15 "Prisoner in the House" H. Wesley Kenney Teleplay: Bud Wiser and Lou Derman & Bill Davenport
Story: Bud Wiser
January 4, 1975 (1975-01-04)
Archie is not happy that the plumber's assistant is a Sing-Sing prisoner in a work-furlough program.
101 16 "The Jeffersons Move Up" H. Wesley Kenney Don Nicholl and Michael Ross & Bernie West January 11, 1975 (1975-01-11)
Louise Jefferson has second thoughts about moving to the East Side of Manhattan. Pilot for The Jeffersons.
102 17 "All's Fair" H. Wesley Kenney Lloyd Turner & Gordon Mitchell January 18, 1975 (1975-01-18)
Archie is shocked when Edith defies his demands and orders him to show some respect.
103 18 "Amelia's Divorce" H. Wesley Kenney Lou Derman & Bill Davenport January 25, 1975 (1975-01-25)
A surprise visit from Edith's cousin Amelia and her husband reveals some things about their marriage.
104 19 "Everybody Does It" H. Wesley Kenney Lou Derman & Bill Davenport and Susan Ware February 8, 1975 (1975-02-08)
The Stivics show Archie the error of his "borrowing" nails and an electric drill from work.
105 20 "Archie and the Quiz" H. Wesley Kenney Michael Morris February 15, 1975 (1975-02-15)
Edith reads a life-expectancy quiz and informs Archie he doesn't have much longer to live.
106 21 "Edith's Friend" H. Wesley Kenney Barry Harman & Harve Brosten February 22, 1975 (1975-02-22)
Edith reunites with her friend Roy when she goes to a family wedding by herself.
107 22 "No Smoking" H. Wesley Kenney Lou Derman & Bill Davenport March 1, 1975 (1975-03-01)
A bet is made in that for two days, Mike will go without food and Archie will go without cigars.
108 23 "Mike Makes His Move" H. Wesley Kenney Teleplay: Lou Derman & Bill Davenport
Story: Lou Derman & Bill Davenport and Robert Arnott
March 8, 1975 (1975-03-08)
George Jefferson offers to rent the Stivics his house.

Season 6 (1975–76)[edit]

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Title Directed by Written by Original air date
109 1 "The Very Moving Day" Paul Bogart Hal Kanter September 8, 1975 (1975-09-08)
Gloria announces her pregnancy on the very day she and Mike are moving out.
110 2 "Alone at Last" Paul Bogart Hal Kanter September 15, 1975 (1975-09-15)
The Stivics are about to move next door, but Mike forgot to have the utilities turned on.
111 3 "Archie the Donor" Paul Bogart Bill Davenport and Larry Rhine September 22, 1975 (1975-09-22)
Archie donates his organs to increase his chances of getting a dispatcher's job before realizing his donations are for science.
112 4 "Archie the Hero" Paul Bogart Lou Derman & Bill Davenport September 29, 1975 (1975-09-29)
Archie performs mouth-to-mouth on a woman who turns out to be a transvestite.
113 5 "Mike's Pains" Paul Bogart Lou Derman and Milt Josefsberg October 6, 1975 (1975-10-06)
Mike has second thoughts about being in the delivery room with Gloria.
114 6 "Chain Letter" Paul Bogart Teleplay: Lou Derman and Milt Josefsberg
Story: Lou Derman
October 20, 1975 (1975-10-20)
Archie throws out a chain letter thinking it's baloney, but bad luck soon befalls him.
115 7 "Mike Faces Life" Paul Bogart Mel Tolkin and Larry Rhine October 27, 1975 (1975-10-27)
Gloria loses her job due to her pregnancy so she and Mike decide to protest.
116 8 "Edith Breaks Out" Paul Bogart Lou Derman & Bill Davenport November 3, 1975 (1975-11-03)
Edith gets a job as a volunteer over Archie's objections.
117 9 "Grandpa Blues" Paul Bogart Teleplay: Mel Tolkin and Larry Rhine
Story: John Rappaport
November 10, 1975 (1975-11-10)
Archie has to lower his blood pressure for a physical and it doesn't help that he's arguing with Mike over the name of the baby.
118 10 "Gloria Suspects Mike" Paul Bogart Lou Derman and Milt Josefsberg November 17, 1975 (1975-11-17)
Gloria suspects Mike of fooling around with a pupil he's tutoring for extra money.
119 11 "The Little Atheist" Paul Bogart Lou Derman November 24, 1975 (1975-11-24)
At Thanksgiving, Archie and the Meathead argue over the upbringing of the Stivics' baby.
120 12 "Archie's Civil Rights" Paul Bogart Larry Rhine and Mel Tolkin December 1, 1975 (1975-12-01)
Archie uses a tear-gas device against a mugger, then gets arrested for possessing an illegal weapon.
121 13 "Gloria is Nervous" Paul Bogart Milt Josefsberg and Ben Starr December 8, 1975 (1975-12-08)
Gloria is going crazy since her baby's overdue and Mike gets nervous at the baby shower.
122 14 "Birth of the Baby: Part 1" Paul Bogart Lou Derman & Bill Davenport and Larry Rhine & Mel Tolkin December 15, 1975 (1975-12-15)
As Archie participates in a minstrel show at his lodge, Gloria goes into labor at a restaurant.
123 15 "Birth of the Baby: Part 2" Paul Bogart Milt Josefsberg and Ben Starr December 22, 1975 (1975-12-22)
The Bunkers and Stivics get to the hospital for the birth of the baby.
124 16 "New Year's Wedding" Paul Bogart Lou Derman & Bill Davenport and Milt Josefsberg & Ben Starr January 5, 1976 (1976-01-05)
The Stivics have an argument just as they're about to serve at a wedding.
125 17 "Archie the Babysitter" Paul Bogart Lou Derman & Bill Davenport January 12, 1976 (1976-01-12)
Archie fires his grandson's babysitter and babysits him himself - even though he's hosting a poker game.
126 18 "Archie Finds a Friend" Paul Bogart Mel Tolkin and Larry Rhine January 26, 1976 (1976-01-26)
Edith is surprised that Archie's made friends with a Jewish watchmaker, then gets upset when he asks her to invest a thousand dollars in the watchmaker's new invention.
127 19 "Mike's Move" Paul Bogart Milt Josefsberg and Ben Starr February 2, 1976 (1976-02-02)
Mike's liberal-thinking is put to the test when he learns he may lose a teaching job to an African-American.
128 20 "Archie's Weighty Problem" Paul Bogart Larry Rhine and Mel Tolkin February 9, 1976 (1976-02-09)
Archie's doctor instructs him to lose weight.
129 21 "Love By Appointment" Paul Bogart Lou Derman & Bill Davenport February 16, 1976 (1976-02-16)
Now that Gloria's a mother, she's unable to make time for Mike.
130 22 "Joey's Baptism" Paul Bogart Milt Josefsberg and Mel Tolkin & Larry Rhine February 23, 1976 (1976-02-23)
Archie decides to baptize Joey himself after arguing with the Meathead about it.
131 23 "Mike and Gloria's House Guests" Paul Bogart Larry Rhine & Mel Tolkin and Milt Josefsberg March 1, 1976 (1976-03-01)
The Bunkers' furnace breaks down forcing them to spend a few days with the Stivics.
132 24 "Edith's Night Out" Paul Bogart Teleplay: Lou Derman and Douglas Arango & Phil Doran
Story: Lou Derman
March 8, 1976 (1976-03-08)
After getting a new pantsuit, Edith wants Archie to take her out, but he refuses, so she goes out by herself.

Season 7 (1976–77)[edit]

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133/134 1/2 "Archie's Brief Encounter: Parts 1 & 2" Paul Bogart Mel Tolkin and Larry Rhine September 22, 1976 (1976-09-22)
Archie has a brief encounter with an attractive waitress.
135 3 "Archie's Brief Encounter: Part 3" Paul Bogart Larry Rhine and Mel Tolkin September 29, 1976 (1976-09-29)
Mike and Gloria try to get Archie and Edith back together after the business with the waitress.
136 4 "The Unemployment Story: Part 1" Paul Bogart Ben Starr & Chuck Stewart October 6, 1976 (1976-10-06)
Archie loses the job he's had for 30 years just as the family is planning to celebrate Mike's career.
137 5 "The Unemployment Story: Part 2" Paul Bogart Chuck Stewart & Ben Starr October 13, 1976 (1976-10-13)
Archie gets a new job, then has to talk the man who lost it to him off the ledge.
138 6 "Archie's Operation: Part 1" Paul Bogart Teleplay: Milt Josefsberg and Mort Lachman
Story: Calvin Kelly and Jim Tisdale
October 20, 1976 (1976-10-20)
Archie is about to get surgery and the hospital staff doesn't make him feel any better about it.
139 7 "Archie's Operation: Part 2" Paul Bogart Larry Rhine and Mel Tolkin October 27, 1976 (1976-10-27)
Just as Archie is complaining about receiving what he considers poor medical care, he gets some bad news about his job.
140 8 "Beverly Rides Again" Paul Bogart Phil Doran & Douglas Arango November 6, 1976 (1976-11-06)
Archie sets a friend up with Beverly LaSalle to get even with his practical jokes.
141 9 "Teresa Moves In" Paul Bogart Michael Loman November 13, 1976 (1976-11-13)
Teresa Betancourt, an employee from the hospital where Archie had his operation, moves into the Bunker home to help pay Archie's medical bills.
142 10 "Mike and Gloria's Will" Paul Bogart Bill Richmond and Gene Perrett November 20, 1976 (1976-11-20)
Mike and Gloria agree to make out a will, but they don't name Archie and Edith as Joey's guardians.
143 11 "Mr. Edith Bunker" Paul Bogart Mel Tolkin and Larry Rhine November 27, 1976 (1976-11-27)
Archie is jealous of Edith about to receive an award on television for saving a life at the Sunshine Rest Home.
144 12 "Archie's Secret Passion" Paul Bogart Michael Loman December 4, 1976 (1976-12-04)
Archie is worried when a couple of old friends visit because he once had an affair with the woman.
145 13 "The Baby Contest" Paul Bogart Teleplay: Larry Rhine and Mel Tolkin
Story: Marion Zola and Ed Haas
December 11, 1976 (1976-12-11)
Archie enters Joey's picture in a beautiful baby contest.
146 14 "Gloria's False Alarm" Paul Bogart Phil Doran & Douglas Arango December 18, 1976 (1976-12-18)
A visit to the doctor reveals that Gloria may be pregnant again, leading to an argument with Mike about responsibility.
147 15 "The Draft Dodger" Paul Bogart Jay Moriarty and Mike Milligan December 25, 1976 (1976-12-25)
The Bunkers have Christmas dinner with a friend of Archie's whose son died in the Vietnam war and a friend of Mike's who's a draft dodger.
148 16 "The Boarder Patrol" Paul Bogart Mel Tolkin and Larry Rhine January 8, 1977 (1977-01-08)
Archie and Edith come home to find Teresa making love to her boyfriend.
149 17 "Archie's Chair" Paul Bogart Phil Doran & Douglas Arango January 15, 1977 (1977-01-15)
Mike accidentally breaks Archie's chair, which ends up in an art gallery while out for repairs.
150 18 "Mike Goes Skiing" Paul Bogart Ben Starr & Chuck Stewart January 22, 1977 (1977-01-22)
Mike fakes being tired so he'll get out of going to a party with Gloria to go skiing with his friends.
151 19 "Stretch Cunningham, Goodbye" Paul Bogart Phil Doran and Douglas Arango and Milt Josefsberg January 29, 1977 (1977-01-29)
Archie is asked to deliver the eulogy at the funeral of Stretch Cunningham, then realizes he was Jewish.
152 20 "The Joys of Sex" Paul Bogart Erik Tarloff February 5, 1977 (1977-02-05)
Gloria finds Edith reading a sex manual, so Mike has a talk with Archie on the subject.
153 21 "Mike the Pacifist" Paul Bogart Phil Doran & Douglas Arango February 12, 1977 (1977-02-12)
Mike feels guilty for hitting a subway passenger who was abusing his wife.
154 22 "Fire" Paul Bogart Michael Loman and Larry Rhine and Mel Tolkin February 19, 1977 (1977-02-19)
Archie vandalizes his own house to increase his insurance claim for a small fire.
155 23 "Mike and Gloria Split" Paul Bogart Teleplay: Mel Tolkin and Larry Rhine
Story: Mort Lachman and Milt Josefsberg
February 26, 1977 (1977-02-26)
Mike is forced to share a bed with Archie after arguing with Gloria over a word game.
156 24 "Archie the Liberal" Paul Bogart Ben Starr & Chuck Stewart March 5, 1977 (1977-03-05)
Archie's lodge makes a token effort to recruit a new member when the press and civil-rights groups criticizes their discrimination.
157 25 "Archie's Dog Day Afternoon" Paul Bogart Teleplay: Chuck Stewart & Ben Starr
Story: Mort Lachman and Milt Josefsberg
March 12, 1977 (1977-03-12)
Archie accidentally backs his car over Barney's dog.

Season 8 (1977–78)[edit]

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158/159 1/2 "Archie Gets the Business" Paul Bogart Larry Rhine and Mel Tolkin October 2, 1977 (1977-10-02)
Archie wants to mortgage the house to buy Kelcy's bar, but Edith is against it.
160 3 "Cousin Liz" Paul Bogart Teleplay: Bob Weiskopf & Bob Schiller
Story: Barry Harman & Harve Brosten
October 9, 1977 (1977-10-09)
Archie hopes for a large inheritance from Edith's cousin Liz, whose roommate turns out to be her lover.
161/162 4/5 "Edith's 50th Birthday" Paul Bogart Bob Weiskopf & Bob Schiller October 16, 1977 (1977-10-16)
A rapist attacks Edith on her 50th birthday.
163 6 "Unequal Partners" Paul Bogart Chuck Stewart & Ben Starr October 23, 1977 (1977-10-23)
Archie tries to rush the wedding ceremony of two rest-home residents so he can go on a fishing trip.
164 7 "Archie's Grand Opening" Paul Bogart Mel Tolkin and Larry Rhine October 30, 1977 (1977-10-30)
At the opening of Archie's Place, Mike must replace the bartender at the last minute.
165 8 "Archie's Bitter Pill: Part 1" Paul Bogart Mel Tolkin & Larry Rhine and William C. Rader, M.D. November 6, 1977 (1977-11-06)
Archie takes unprescribed pills to deal with the stress of his waning business.
166 9 "Archie's Bitter Pill: Part 2"
"Archie's Road Back"
Paul Bogart Larry Rhine and Mel Tolkin November 13, 1977 (1977-11-13)
Archie goes into depression after he stops taking pills.
167 10 "Archie and the KKK: Part 1" Paul Bogart Bob Weiskopf & Bob Schiller and Mort Lachman & Milt Josefsberg November 27, 1977 (1977-11-27)
Archie unknowingly joins an ultra-right wing group that plans to harass Mike.
168 11 "Archie and the KKK: Part 2" Paul Bogart Bob Weiskopf & Bob Schiller December 4, 1977 (1977-12-04)
Archie tries to disuade the vigilante group from carrying out their plans.
169 12 "Mike and Gloria Meet" Paul Bogart Bob Weiskopf & Bob Schiller December 11, 1977 (1977-12-11)
Flashbacks show Mike and Gloria's first date, arranged by Gloria's friend Debbie.
170 13 "Edith's Crisis of Faith: Part 1" Paul Bogart Teleplay: Bob Weiskopf & Bob Schiller
Story: Erik Tarloff
December 18, 1977 (1977-12-18)
Beverly LaSalle is murdered at Christmastime, causing Edith to lose her faith in God.
171 14 "Edith's Crisis of Faith: Part 2" Paul Bogart Teleplay: Erik Tarloff and Mel Tolkin & Larry Rhine
Story: Erik Tarloff
December 25, 1977 (1977-12-25)
The rest of the family try to help Edith regain her faith on Christmas following Beverly LaSalle's murder.
172 15 "The Commercial" Paul Bogart Teleplay: Ben Starr and Ron Bloomberg
Story: Ron Bloomberg
January 8, 1978 (1978-01-08)
Edith is chosen to do a commercial for a detergent, but is unwilling to praise it.
173 16 "Super Bowl Sunday" Paul Bogart Bob Weiskopf & Bob Schiller January 15, 1978 (1978-01-15)
A pair of robbers come to Archie's Place on Super Bowl Sunday.
174 17 "Aunt Iola's Visit" Paul Bogart Teleplay: Albert E. Lewin
Story: Michael Loman
January 22, 1978 (1978-01-22)
Edith's Aunt Iola comes to visit and Archie is worried she may stay forever.
175 18 "Love Comes to the Butcher" Paul Bogart Phil Sharp February 5, 1978 (1978-02-05)
The neighborhood butcher falls for Edith due to her words of kindness.
176 19 "Two's a Crowd" Paul Bogart Phil Sharp February 12, 1978 (1978-02-12)
Archie and Mike get themselves locked in the storeroom of Archie's Place.
177 20 "Stale Mates" Paul Bogart Bob Weiskopf & Bob Schiller February 19, 1978 (1978-02-19)
Mike and Gloria go on a second honeymoon to the Poconos to save their marriage.
178 21 "Archie's Brother"
"The Brother"
Paul Bogart Larry Rhine and Mel Tolkin February 26, 1978 (1978-02-26)
Archie and his brother reunite after not speaking to each other for 29 years.
179 22 "Mike's New Job" Paul Bogart Mel Tolkin and Larry Rhine March 5, 1978 (1978-03-05)
Mike and Gloria make preparations to move to California, but circumstances force them to temporarily move back in with the Bunkers.
180 23 "The Dinner Guest" Paul Bogart Larry Rhine and Mel Tolkin March 12, 1978 (1978-03-12)
Mike has to choose between Edith's farewell dinner and his new boss' social meeting.
181 24 "The Stivics Go West" Paul Bogart Bob Weiskopf & Bob Schiller March 19, 1978 (1978-03-19)
The Stivics move west, leaving the Bunkers to try and adjust without them.

Season 9 (1978–79)[edit]

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182 1 "Little Miss Bunker" Paul Bogart Mel Tolkin and Larry Rhine September 24, 1978 (1978-09-24)
The Bunkers are joined by Stephanie, the daughter of Edith's cousin.
183 2 "End in Sight" Paul Bogart Nate Monaster October 1, 1978 (1978-10-01)
Archie thinks he's dying due to a spot on his liver, so he starts being nice.
184 3 "Reunion on Hauser Street" Paul Bogart Milt Josefsberg and Phil Sharp October 8, 1978 (1978-10-08)
Barney is miserable since his wife left him again and it's ruining Archie's business.
185 4 "What'll We Do With Stephanie?" Paul Bogart Larry Rhine and Mel Tolkin October 15, 1978 (1978-10-15)
Archie and Edith have a disagreement over what to do with Stephanie.
186 5 "Edith's Final Respects" Paul Bogart Teleplay: Bob Schiller & Bob Weiskopf
Story: Sam Greenbaum
October 22, 1978 (1978-10-22)
Edith is the only one to attend the funeral of her aunt Rose, who never approved of her marriage to Archie.
187 6 "Weekend in the Country" Paul Bogart Phil Sharp and Milt Josefsberg October 29, 1978 (1978-10-29)
The Bunkers spend a weekend in the country with the arguing Heffners.
188 7 "Archie's Other Wife" Paul Bogart Bob Schiller & Bob Weiskopf November 5, 1978 (1978-11-05)
As another one of his practical jokes, Pinky gets Archie drunk and arranges for him to wake up in his motel bed with another woman.
189 8 "Edith vs. the Bank" Paul Bogart Mel Tolkin and Larry Rhine November 19, 1978 (1978-11-19)
Edith tries to buy a television set for Archie, but the bank refuses to give her credit, leading her to try taking out a loan, which falls through.
190 9 "Return of the Waitress" Paul Bogart Milt Josefsberg and Phil Sharp November 26, 1978 (1978-11-26)
The waitress Harry hires at Archie's Place is the same one with whom Archie nearly had an affair.
191 10 "Bogus Bills" Paul Bogart Bob Schiller & Bob Weiskopf December 3, 1978 (1978-12-03)
As soon as Archie finds counterfeit money in the register, Edith calls to tell him she's been arrested for using said counterfeit money.
192 11 "The Bunkers Go West" Paul Bogart Mel Tolkin and Larry Rhine December 10, 1978 (1978-12-10)
The Bunkers prepare for a visit from the Stivics at Christmastime - until Gloria says they can't come due to Mike hurting his back.
193/194 12/13 "California, Here We Are" Paul Bogart Milt Josefsberg & Phil Sharp and Bob Schiller & Bob Weiskopf December 17, 1978 (1978-12-17)
The Bunkers arrive in California to learn that the Stivics are planning to get divorced.
195 14 "A Night at the PTA" Paul Bogart Larry Rhine and Mel Tolkin January 7, 1979 (1979-01-07)
Edith is excited to perform with Stephanie in the school's talent show, then she contacts laryngitis.
196 15 "A Girl Like Edith" Paul Bogart Bob Schiller & Bob Weiskopf January 14, 1979 (1979-01-14)
Klemmer the butcher stops by to show off his fiancee, who thinks he still has feelings for Edith.
197 16 "The Appendectomy" Paul Bogart Phil Sharp and Milt Josefsberg January 21, 1979 (1979-01-21)
Stephanie gets appendicitis and Archie is unwilling to follow a young doctor's advice.
198 17 "Stephanie and the Crime Wave" Paul Bogart Mel Tolkin and Larry Rhine January 28, 1979 (1979-01-28)
Stephanie is accused of stealing at school as several items go missing from the Bunker household.
199 18 "Barney the Gold Digger" Paul Bogart Teleplay: Bob Schiller & Bob Weiskopf and Phil Sharp & Milt Josefsberg
Story: Winston Moss
February 5, 1979 (1979-02-05)
When Barney's wife leaves him again, the Bunkers fix him up with a wealthy widow.
200 19 "The Return of Archie's Brother" Paul Bogart Teleplay: Bob Schiller & Bob Weiskopf
Story: Tom Sawyer and Bob Schiller & Bob Weiskopf
February 11, 1979 (1979-02-11)
Archie's brother Fred arrives with his 18-year-old wife.
201 20 "Stephanie's Conversion" Paul Bogart Patt Shea and Harriett Weiss February 18, 1979 (1979-02-18)
When the Bunkers learn that Stephanie was born Jewish, Archie unwillingly raises her in that particular faith.
202 21 "Edith Gets Fired" Paul Bogart Teleplay: Harriett Weiss & Patt Shea
Story: Mort Lachman
February 25, 1979 (1979-02-25)
Edith gets fired from the Sunshine Home for not getting help for a woman who wanted to die.
"All in the Family Retrospective" Walter C. Miller Norman Lear & Mort Lachman and Milt Josefsberg March 4, 1979 (1979-03-04)
Norman Lear hosts a 90-minute retrospective looking back at the best moments of All in the Family.
203 22 "The Family Next Door" Paul Bogart Mel Tolkin and Larry Rhine March 11, 1979 (1979-03-11)
Archie wants Edith to preserve the dignity of the neighborhood in picking new tenants for the Jeffersons' old house.
204 23 "The Return of Stephanie's Father" Paul Bogart Larry Rhine and Mel Tolkin March 25, 1979 (1979-03-25)
Stephanie's father wants $1,000 from the Bunkers if they want her to keep living with them.
205 24 "Too Good Edith" Paul Bogart Harriett Weiss & Patt Shea April 8, 1979 (1979-04-08)
Edith tries to prepare a St. Patrick's Day dinner in spite of her phlebitis.

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