All in the Family: Season 4, Episode 14

Archie Is Cursed (15 Dec. 1973)

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When Archie boasts that men are superior to women in every way in sports, Irene sets out to prove him wrong ... by challenging him to a game of pool at Kelsey's Bar.

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Irene comes over to invite Edith to the museum. While Edith is getting ready, Irene gets into a discussion with Archie about the inferiority of female athletes versus male athletes. Irene calls off the trip to the museum when her conversation with Archie ends with a bet that she can best him in a game of pool down at Kelcy's Bar. Archie comes to understand what a good player she might be, but also fears that he might lose because Frank puts and old Italian curse on him called a malocchio - or "evil eye". Archie claims to throw out his back moments before leaving for Kelcy's bar and the game is postponed. At the game, Frank tricks him by throwing money on the floor, proving that there is nothing wrong with his back, forcing him to have to play the game anyway. Irene beats the pants off of him. Written by Jerry Roberts <armchair-cinema@hotmail.com>

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Irene Lorenzo: Bless you, Archie. You're one of a kind. Thank God for that.
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Archie's whammy
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This entertaining episode has a proud Archie being challenged to a game of pool by his neighbor Irene Lorenzo(Betty Garrett), after he boasts that men are better than women at sports. Not so fast, says Frank Lorenzo, played wonderfully by Vincent Gardenia, as he informs Archie that his wife was once a pool champion and can beat him. When Archie basically complains to Frank that Irene should act more like a woman, Frank gets insulted and puts the Italian "mal'occhio"(evil eye)on Archie. After he's finally convinced that Irene's the real deal at pool, Archie quickly gets a back injury, and blames it on Frank's curse, which is met with skepticism by all except Edith. Watch for the 2nd appearance of Sherman Hemsley as George Jefferson in a minor role, and Bob Hastings as Tommy Kelsey. This isn't the funniest episode in the stable, but it's still a solid entry, and the conversations between Archie and Frank are very funny. You'll have to watch it yourself to see how it ends, but I think it's worth the wait.


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