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"All in the Family" Archie's Bitter Pill (1977)

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Original Air Date:
6 November 1977 (Season 8, Episode 8)
Slow business at the saloon depresses Archie, so well-meaning Hank Pivnik gives him some pills to help him cheer up. But Archie takes too many and the family fears for his health. Full summary » | Add synopsis »


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Episode Crew
Directed by
Paul Bogart 
Writing credits
Norman Lear (developed by)

Mel Tolkin (written by) &
Larry Rhine (written by) and
William C. Rader (written by) (as William C. Rader M.D.)

Johnny Speight ("Til Death Do Us Part" created by)

Produced by
Brigit Jensen .... associate producer (as Brigit Jensen-Drake)
Milt Josefsberg .... producer
Mort Lachman .... executive producer
Bud Yorkin .... executive producer (uncredited)
Film Editing by
Harold McKenzie (video tape)
Art Direction by
Don Roberts 
Costume Design by
Rita Riggs 
Makeup Department
Ariel Bagdadi .... hair stylist
Rita O'Dell .... makeup artist
Production Management
Norman Lear .... production supervisor
Jim Terry .... unit manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Marlene Laird .... associate director (as Marlena Laird)
Art Department
Warren L. Shaffer .... property master
Sound Department
Georja Skinner .... audio
Camera and Electrical Department
Joe Epperson .... camera operator
Chris Roberts .... lighting director
Tom Schamp .... lighting director
Casting Department
Jane Murray .... casting executive
Music Department
Lee Adams .... composer: opening theme "Those Were the Days"
Roger Kellaway .... composer: closing theme "Remembering You"
Carroll O'Connor .... composer: closing theme "Remembering You"
Charles Strouse .... composer: opening theme "Those Were the Days"
Other crew
Milt Josefsberg .... script supervisor
Mort Lachman .... script supervisor
Norman Lear .... developer
Gail Liberti-Kennedy .... assistant to producer (as Gail Liberti)
Michael Mount .... production assistant
Ted Ray .... stage manager
Larry Rhine .... story editor
Bob Schiller .... script consultant
Anne Siegel .... production assistant
Mel Tolkin .... story editor
Bob Weiskopf .... script consultant
John Westbrook .... technical director

Series Crew
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Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Norman Lear  developed by

Production CompaniesDistributors

Additional Details

30 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.33 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:

Did You Know?

[after Archie stuffs his breakfast into his pockets and leaves]
Mike Stivic:That man is on something.
Edith:He's on bananas?
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