All in the Family: Season 3

Episodes

# Air Date Title
1 Sep 16
1972

Archie and the Editorial

After he rails against gun control in a TV editorial. Archie meets his two biggest supporters -a pair of stickup artist who rob him at gunpoint.

2 Sep 23
1972

Archie's Fraud

Archie is audited by the IRS after he fails to report income he made driving Munson’s taxicab.

3 Sep 30
1972

The Threat

Archie can barely contain himself when the attractive young wife of an old army buddy spends an eventful night in the Bunker’s household.

4 Oct 07
1972

Gloria and the Riddle

Gloria tests Mike and Archie’s male chauvinism with a riddle that stumps the men but is easily answer by Edith.

5 Oct 14
1972

Lionel Steps Out

Archie is aghast to find out that his visiting niece plans to go out dancing with Lionel Jefferson.

6 Oct 21
1972

Edith Flips Her Wig

Edith is worried she may be a kleptomaniac after she absent-mindedly takes a wig from a department store.

7 Oct 28
1972

The Bunkers and the Swingers

Edith unwillingly invites a pair of wife-swapping swingers to dinner when she responds to a newspaper ad for pen pals.

8 Nov 04
1972

Mike Comes Into Money

Mike sparks the latest family feud when he donates two hundred dollars to George McGovern’s presidential campaign instead of paying Archie for room and board.

9 Nov 11
1972

Flashback: Mike and Gloria's Wedding (1)

On the Stivics’ second anniversary, the family recalls the comedy of errors that transpired on their wedding day.

10 Nov 18
1972

Flashback: Mike and Gloria's Wedding (2)

The Stivics’ wedding is jeopardized when Michael’s uncle insists, over Archie’s virulent objections, that the marriage be performed by a Catholic priest.

11 Nov 26
1972

The Locket

Edith’s antique locket is missing and Archie sees it as a way to collect from the insurance company to buy a new television set. Confident of getting the insurance money,…

12 Dec 02
1972

Mike's Appendix

Mike’s emergency appendectomy precipitates an argument between Archie and Gloria regarding the proficiency of women doctors.

13 Dec 09
1972

Edith's Winning Ticket

When Edith finds some old lottery tickets that she has totally forgotten about, Archie hits the roof, claiming she was wasting money. However, Archie’s attitude quickly c…

14 Dec 16
1972

Archie and the Bowling Team

Archie is ecstatic when, after waiting six years, there finally is an opening on the most prestigious bowling team, the Cannonballers, and he is asked to try out.

15 Jan 06
1973

Archie in the Hospital (aka Archie Goes to the Hospital)

Archie befriends the other patient in his semiprivate room, unaware that he’s black.

16 Jan 20
1973

Oh Say Can You See

Middle-aged Archie can only envy the eternally youthful outlook of his friend and contemporary Bill Mulholern. He is especially impressed that the toupeed, flashily garbed Bill…

17 Jan 27
1973

Archie Goes Too Far

Edith and Gloria end the latest family brawl when they storm out of the house to spend the night on their own.

18 Feb 10
1973

Class Reunion

Archie refuses to tag along to Edith’s thirtieth high school reunion— until he finds out that one of her beaus will be attending.

19 Feb 17
1973

Hot Watch

Archie buys an expensive watch of dubious pedigree and soon becomes paranoid that it’s stolen. When it breaks, he has to find a jeweler who’ll fix it with no quest…

20 Feb 24
1973

Archie is Branded

Archie wakes up to find a swastika painted on his front door.

21 Mar 03
1973

Everybody Tells the Truth

It’s -Rashomon-Bunker-style when the family recounts vastly different versions of the same disastrous encounter with a pair of handyman in the Bunker kitchen.

22 Mar 10
1973

Archie Learns His Lesson

Archie attends night-school classes to qualify for a high school diploma

23 Mar 17
1973

Gloria, the Victim

After an attempted sexual assault. Gloria turns to the family for guidance as she suffers through the legal aftermath of reporting the crime.

24 Mar 24
1973

The Battle of the Month

In a foul mood, Gloria lambastes Edith for her constant acquiescence to Archie’s whims.

About All in the Family

All in the Family was first seen in January of 1971 and immediately changed the face of television. Not only was this the number one television series from 1971 through 1976, but it also signified an avalanche of other situation comedies that dealt with controversial subjects in realistic ways, including Chico and the Man, The Jeffersons, Maude, Good Times and Sanford and Son.
The series centered around the Bunker family who lived in a home located at 704 Houser Street in Queens, New York. Archie Bunker was the main character, and what a character he was. He was televisons most famous bigot, crass and down right rude. Yet he was loveable, with a soft side just beneath the surface. Edith Bunker was his somewhat dizzy wife whom he called “Dingbat”. Edith put up with Archie and had qualities about her that made her one of television’s most unforgetable characters. Also living in the Bunker household were Archie and Edith’s daughter, Gloria, and her husband Mike, or “Meathead”.

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