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1972

1 Jan. 1972
The Elevator Story
Archie is a passenger in an elevator that stalls between floors, and reacts predictably to his fellow passengers: A black businessman, a scatterbrained secretary and a Puerto Rican man and his very pregnant wife, who goes into labor.
 
8 Jan. 1972
Edith's Problem
Edith's irritability as of late may be a sign of her going through menopause. Archie is frustrated when he finds out she can't possibly have her "change of life" in 30 seconds.
 
15 Jan. 1972
Archie and the F.B.I.
A visiting FBI agent's investigation puts Archie's longtime friendship with an old war buddy in jeopardy.
 
22 Jan. 1972
Mike's Mysterious Son
Mike's ex-girlfriend arrives, contending he fathered her 4-year-old son. Mike strongly denies he ever became serious with the woman, but a furious Gloria or an irate Archie isn't interested in his side of the story.
 
29 Jan. 1972
Archie Sees a Mugging
Archie doesn't want to appear in court as a witness when he sees a mugging. When finally approached by a detective, he claims gangsters were responsible.
 
5 Feb. 1972
Archie and Edith Alone
When Mike and Gloria are gone, Archie and Edith get a chance to share quality time at home alone.
 
12 Feb. 1972
Edith Gets a Mink
Edith's wealthy cousin gives her a mink as a present.
 
19 Feb. 1972
Sammy's Visit
The classic tale about the time Sammy Davis Jr. stopped by to visit the Bunkers. It begins with a briefcase he left in Archie's cab ... and ends with the kiss of infamy.
 
26 Feb. 1972
Edith the Judge
Edith tries to mediate a grievance after Archie is accused of breaking a coin-operated washing machine at the Laundromat. Will her efforts succeed before the matter proceeds to small-claims court?
 
4 Mar. 1972
Archie Is Jealous
Archie frets over the man with whom Edith shared something special before they met.
 
11 Mar. 1972
Maude
Archie and Edith travel to upstate New York to attend Carol Findlay's wedding.
 
16 Sep. 1972
Archie and the Editorial
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.
 
23 Sep. 1972
Archie's Fraud
Archie fails to report the extra income he made by driving Munson's taxicab, and is audited by the IRS.
 
30 Sep. 1972
The Threat
The Bunkers' house guest is the new, much younger wife of a war buddy. Archie, who can't take his eyes off of her, believes that she made a pass at him, and Edith overhears him telling Gloria and Mike so.
 
7 Oct. 1972
Gloria and the Riddle
Gloria's riddle, where the punchline is about women doctors, exposes sexist attitudes held by Archie and Mike about professions once predominantly held by men.
 
14 Oct. 1972
Lionel Steps Out
Archie goes berserk when he discovers that his visiting niece has been seeing Lionel, whose own family is just as unhappy about it.
 
21 Oct. 1972
Edith Flips Her Wig
Edith worries she may be a kleptomaniac when she absent-mindedly shoplifts from a department store and is subsequently arrested.
 
28 Oct. 1972
The Bunkers and the Swingers
Edith answers a magazine personal ad from a couple seeking new friends ... unaware that they engage in a swinging lifestyle.
 
4 Nov. 1972
Mike Comes Into Money
Mike donates his $275 inheritance to donate to the George McGovern presidency campaign, against Archie's express wishes that the money be used for room and board.
 
11 Nov. 1972
Flashback - Mike and Gloria's Wedding: Part 1
On the Stivics' second anniversary, the family reminisces about how Archie and Mike's Uncle Cashmir conflicted while planning Mike and Gloria's wedding.
 
18 Nov. 1972
Flashback - Mike and Gloria's Wedding: Part 2
The family continue to reminisce about the Stivics' wedding, recalling how Archie and Uncle Cashmir resolved their differences, only for Mike and Gloria to debate whether to allow a minister or a judge to give the vows.
 
2 Dec. 1972
Mike's Appendix
Mike needs emergency surgery to remove his appendix, but is uncomfortable with the idea of a female surgeon doing the operation.
 
9 Dec. 1972
Edith's Winning Ticket
Archie inquires Edith about four lottery tickets, purchased several months prior, that she had forgotten about. Upon finding out one is a winner, Archie shows a sudden interest in keeping them, despite Edith insisting the tickets actually belong to Louise Jefferson. Archie, reminding Edith she paid for the tickets with her own money, says otherwise.
 
16 Dec. 1972
Archie and the Bowling Team
Archie and a black man vie for the last spot on a bowling team.
 
23 Dec. 1972
The Locket
When Edith can't find her heirloom necklace, Archie wants to report it missing so he can collect the insurance money. He then runs into problems when an agent comes over to verify the claim
 

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