All in the Family: Season 2, Episode 5

Flashback: Mike Meets Archie (16 Oct. 1971)

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On their first anniversary, Mike and Gloria reminisce (in flashback) the first time Gloria brought the Meathead home to meet the man that would become his father-in-law.

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It is Mike and Gloria's first anniversary and, over dinner, the family reminisces about the first time that Mike came over for dinner. At that first meeting, Mike and Archie immediately established their hatred for one another starting with an argument over Vietnam, leading Mike to storm out of the house vowing never to return. After a heated argument between Archie and Gloria, Mike returns and the two attempt to have a civil conversation about baseball that escalates into another shouting match that reveals that Mike and Gloria not only plan to get married but that they plan to spend four years living under Archie's roof. Written by Jerry Roberts <armchair-cinema@hotmail.com>

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One of several flashback shows recounting key events in the Stivic's life together including their first date, introducing Mike to Archie and their wedding day. See more »

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The characters celebrate Mike and Gloria's first anniversary with Chinese food. Chinese food dishes with the same name are vastly different on the East and West coasts. Mike announces the dishes he got and what is served are the West coast versions (where the show was filmed) as opposed to the New York versions (where the show is set). See more »

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Archie: I ain't gonna eat this food with these Chink pick-up sticks.
Mike Stivic: How can you say that, Arch? With one word you attack an entire race of people and not just the Chinese, the Laotians, the Cambodians, the Vietnamese.
Archie: Wait a minute, Meathead, I never call them countries Chinks.
Edith: He calls them Gooks.
Archie: I'm saying they're all a yellow race. They ain't exactly Chinks, but they are definitely offshoots of your Chinks, they're what you call Chinkish.
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God Bless America
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Music & Lyrics by Irving Berlin
Portion sung by Carroll O'Connor
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