All in the Family (1971–1979)
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Everybody Does It 

Archie's sense of morality is questioned when he borrows tools and equipment from work in order to complete a home repair project.


Wes Kenney (as H. Wesley Kenney)


Norman Lear (developed by), Lou Derman | 3 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
Betty Garrett ... Irene Lorenzo


Questions of honesty and morality come into the Bunker household when Archie, borrows some tools from work for a home project. As the family tries to guilt him, their crimes come to light. Gloria has been taking lipstick samples from the cosmetics counter where she works. Mike leaves coded messages in order to get around accepting a collect call. And all Edith can come up with is that she took a bite out of pretzel behind a vendor's back when she was eight. Archie tries to hide his crime from a co-worker that Edith has invited to dinner, but whom he has offended. In the end, Archie finds that karma has come down on him as the plywood that he bought for the project has been stolen off the back porch, and the window breaks when he slams the door. Written by Jerry Roberts <>

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Release Date:

8 February 1975 (USA) See more »

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Tandem Productions See more »
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1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


This is the first time in the series we learn the name of the company Archie works for: "Pendergast Tool & Die Company." See more »


Archie Bunker: My conscience don't talk to me.
Gloria Bunker-Stivic: I don't blame it. It shouldn't talk to a stranger.
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My Blue Heaven
Written by Walter Donaldson and George Whiting
Portion sung by Jean Stapleton
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Archie the tool
17 October 2014 | by stones78See all my reviews

Considering this story had a fairly simple plot, it was still entertaining and interesting, as Archie borrows a few tools from work to fix stuff around the house. No biggie, right? After being questioned by his family and Irene Lorenzo(Betty Garrett), he explains that it's not really stealing if something is borrowed from work in typical Archie-logic. In a clever order of events, it's discovered that Gloria takes free cosmetic samples from her job, and Mike has a way to get a message to a person without being charged by the phone company. They both admit to their "thefts", which pleases Archie, although it's probably a little more serious in what Archie's taking from his job, which includes a drill and some nails, and I forget what else. Without going into too much detail, Irene's having dinner with the Bunker's, but Archie's afraid she may rat him out to the boss, and tries his hardest to be nice to her, and it's clearly not working. This isn't an overly funny episode, but I enjoyed the different subject matter than what I'm used to.

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