Archie and Mike argue over who's the best candidate in a local election.



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Claire Packer
Frank Whiteman ...
Ida Mae McKenzie ...
Mrs. Edwards
Robert Gibbons ...
Man at the Door


Election Day is coming and Archie is at odds with Mike over which candidate is most qualified for the job, mainly because Mike's choice is a woman named Claire Packer. Mike is shocked to learn that Archie is choosing not to vote, and in arriving at the polls, Edith is shocked to learn that he isn't even registered and that he hasn't voted since 1960. Suddenly desperate to get his vote out, Archie tries encourage Edith to cast her vote for his choice rather than her own. Written by Jerry Roberts <>

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30 October 1971 (USA)  »

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You are a meathead!
30 April 2015 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Considering this episode is about politics, you just know that Mike and Archie will disagree, and that'll lead to some good arguments. What I remember most is the conversation between Claire Packer(Barbara Cason), the "queen of the liberals" and Archie; she later calls him a "meathead", as she mentions that was a name her father used for those like Archie. Mike also adds "that means dead from the neck up" to a surprised Archie, who couldn't believe that HE was called that name. Since it's time to vote on a local election, which Packer is involved in, Archie must vote for a more conservative candidate, as long as it isn't her! Lionel makes an uninteresting appearance, trying to make Archie vote for his(Lionel's)candidate, then acts annoyed when Archie says he'll vote with his gut reaction. There's a few other funny moments, including the "balanced ticket" speech from Archie, and the scene at the polling station, where Archie isn't even allowed to vote, but you'll have to watch for yourself to fin out why. This isn't a great episode, but it's still better than most other shows.

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