Carroll O'Connor's 10 best All in the Family episodes

by dwgbarrie | created - 07 Jun 2013 | updated - 07 Jun 2013 | Public

Carroll O'Connor (1924-2001) is remembered as Archie Bunker, the main character on All in the Family (1971-79) and Archie Bunker's Place (1979-83).

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1. All in the Family (1971–1979)
Episode: Archie Is Branded (1973)

TV-PG | 30 min | Comedy, Drama

9.0
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Archie thinks a swastika painted on his door may be juvenile pranksters, but Mike is concerned that the Bunkers' home may have been mistaken for the residence of a Jewish radical.

Directors: Bob LaHendro, John Rich | Stars: Carroll O'Connor, Jean Stapleton, Rob Reiner, Sally Struthers

Votes: 135

2. All in the Family (1971–1979)
Episode: Archie and the Editorial (1972)

TV-PG | 30 min | Comedy, Drama

8.7
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Archie is invited to give a "man-on-the street" editorial on television, where he speaks against gun control. He then meets two people who saw the editorial ... who promptly rob him at gunpoint.

Director: Norman Campbell | Stars: Carroll O'Connor, Jean Stapleton, Rob Reiner, Sally Struthers

Votes: 98

3. All in the Family (1971–1979)
Episode: Archie in the Lock-Up (1971)

TV-PG | 30 min | Comedy, Drama

8.6
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Mike and Lionel decide to become part of an anti-war protest, but it isn't until they leave that Gloria gets the news that the situation is turning violent. She and Edith urge Archie to go ... See full summary »

Director: John Rich | Stars: Carroll O'Connor, Jean Stapleton, Rob Reiner, Sally Struthers

Votes: 94

4. All in the Family (1971–1979)
Episode: Cousin Maude's Visit (1971)

TV-PG | Comedy, Drama

9.0
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Edith's liberal cousin, Maude Findlay, arrives to help in caring for a flu-ridden Archie and Mike.

Director: John Rich | Stars: Carroll O'Connor, Jean Stapleton, Rob Reiner, Sally Struthers

Votes: 138

5. All in the Family (1971–1979)
Episode: Archie and Edith Alone (1972)

TV-PG | Comedy, Drama

8.4
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When Mike and Gloria are gone, Archie and Edith get a chance to share quality time at home alone.

Director: John Rich | Stars: Carroll O'Connor, Jean Stapleton, Rob Reiner, Sally Struthers

Votes: 75

6. All in the Family (1971–1979)
Episode: Archie's Chair (1977)

TV-PG | Comedy, Drama

8.2
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After Mike accidentally breaks Archie's chair he has it repaired, however it mistakenly gets thrown out and ends up in an art exhibit.

Director: Paul Bogart | Stars: Carroll O'Connor, Jean Stapleton, Rob Reiner, Sally Struthers

Votes: 70

7. All in the Family (1971–1979)
Episode: Archie in the Cellar (1973)

TV-PG | Comedy, Drama

8.6
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When the rest of the family is away for the weekend, Archie accidentally locks himself in the basement, and has only a tape recorder and a bottle of vodka to keep him entertained.

Directors: Bob LaHendro, John Rich | Stars: Carroll O'Connor, Jean Stapleton, Rob Reiner, Sally Struthers

Votes: 93

8. All in the Family (1971–1979)
Episode: Stretch Cunningham, Goodbye (1977)

TV-PG | 30 min | Comedy, Drama

8.1
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Archie is shocked when his coworker Stretch has died after cavorting with a young woman. Asked to give the eulogy, he enlists Mike's help, requesting Bible references. But the biggest shock comes at the funeral.

Director: Paul Bogart | Stars: Carroll O'Connor, Jean Stapleton, Rob Reiner, Sally Struthers

Votes: 69

9. All in the Family (1971–1979)
Episode: Joey's Baptism (1976)

TV-PG | Comedy, Drama

8.0
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Archie is determined to baptize Joey, especially over Mike's express wishes against it. When Edith begins refusing to allow Archie to be with Joey alone (knowing what will happen), Archie begins getting very sneaky.

Director: Paul Bogart | Stars: Carroll O'Connor, Jean Stapleton, Rob Reiner, Sally Struthers

Votes: 60

10. All in the Family (1971–1979)
Episode: Archie Gives Blood (1971)

TV-PG | 26 min | Comedy, Drama

8.7
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Archie and Mike donate blood, sparking heated discussions on race, modern medicine, and God's will.

Director: John Rich | Stars: Carroll O'Connor, Jean Stapleton, Rob Reiner, Sally Struthers

Votes: 147