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.

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Archie wakes up one Sunday morning to find a swastika has been painted on his front door. At first he thinks it might have been a bunch of juvenile delinquents who might have done it. However, it is soon learned that it was meant for a Jewish activist who lives the next block over. Things become even more heated when a member of a radical Jewish vigilante organization offers to protect the Bunkers even though it might mean busting a few heads. However, at the end of their meeting with the man, the Bunkers receive a dose of sobering reality when it comes to racial violence. Written by Brian Washington <Sargebri@att.net>

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24 February 1973 (USA)  »

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John Putch, who plays the Boy Scout who criticizes the way that Archie hangs the flag over the swastika painted on his door, is the real-life son of series co-star Jean Stapleton. (His father was producer/director William Putch, accounting for the different last name.) See more »

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The mailman delivers their mail on a Sunday. See more »

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Paul: [when the Bunker house is defaced by mistake, Mike and a radical Jewish defender disagree about how to respond] I don't agree with what you say, but I like your chutzpah. Y'know somethin'? One of these days you're gonna find out that this is the only answer.
Paul: [he forms Mike's hand into a fist] Right there.
Mike Stivic: I still think you're wrong. Because this...
Mike Stivic: [He makes his other hand into a fist] ... only gets you this.
Paul: OK, friend. You keep talkin', and I'll do what I have to do. Shalom.
[he leaves]
Edith Bunker: Shalom. ...
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