All in the Family (1971–1979)
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Archie in the Lock-Up 

Mike and Lionel decide to become part of an anti-war protest, but it isn't until they leave that Gloria gets the news that the situation is turning violent. She and Edith urge Archie to go ... See full summary »


John Rich


Norman Lear (developed by), Paul Wayne (teleplay by) | 4 more credits »


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Episode cast overview:
Carroll O'Connor ... Archie Bunker
Jean Stapleton ... Edith Bunker
Rob Reiner ... Michael 'Meathead' Stivic
Sally Struthers ... Gloria Bunker-Stivic
Mike Evans ... Lionel Jefferson
Allan Melvin ... Sgt. Paul Pulaski
Ken Lynch ... Guard Callahan
Corey Fischer ... Jesus Hippie
Kelly Houser Kelly Houser ... Hippie


Mike and Lionel decide to become part of an anti-war protest, but it isn't until they leave that Gloria gets the news that the situation is turning violent. She and Edith urge Archie to go down to the protest and bring him home. Mike comes home frazzled but unharmed, but Archie ends up in the slammer surrounded by commies, hippies and drop-outs. Mike secures his release because the police captain is Polish, but Archie doesn't know that and offends the captain, leaving him to stay in jail a little longer. Written by Jerry Roberts <>

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Comedy | Drama





Release Date:

2 October 1971 (USA) See more »

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Production Co:

Tandem Productions See more »
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Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


Allan Melvin makes his first appearance in the series as Sgt. Pulaski, but will soon return in season two as recurring character, Barney Hefner. See more »


Archie's American flag pin on his coat changes size from when he is first shown being in the lock-up to when he shows off the flag to Guard Callahan. See more »


Edith Bunker: I don't know why you're so upset, Archie. I remember when you used to picket.
Archie Bunker: That was different, Edith. I was walking the picket line for my union. I wasn't out screaming in the street and blockin' traffic. When we picketed, we done it the American way, on the sidewalks, dressed nice, walking up and down with our signs. Peaceful, no violence.
Edith Bunker: Except when somebody crossed the line, then you broke his head.
Archie Bunker: It's the only way to teach a scab a lesson. That was not violence, Edith, that was ...
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References The Newlywed Game (1966) See more »


From Jesus Christ Superstar (1973)
Written by Andrew Lloyd Webber
Heard on tape player in jail cell
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Archie meets some fellow citizens
29 April 2015 | by OwlwiseSee all my reviews

For me, this remains one of the funniest episodes of the series, especially during Archie's interactions with the various demonstrators. I don't want to give away some of the most hilarious lines, but the dialog following Archie's use of an inhaler for allergies still cracks me up after having seen it dozens of times over the decades. The scene also is an interesting time capsule, in that it gives a pretty thorough overview of the various types of demonstrators at the time, exactly as I remember them: the blissed-out hippie, the political activist, the Jesus freak, the Black pride advocate, the mellow Black dude, the radical, etc. -- it was a mixed bag back then!

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