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All in the Family

The Saga of Cousin Oscar

Episode: 014 | Aired: September 18, 1971

The Bunker household faces a touchy and tragic situation when an unwelcome visiting relative dies in their home. And, after relatives fail to help cover the funeral costs, Archie has second thoughts about giving his least favorite cousin a proper burial.

Gloria Poses In The Nude

Episode: 015 | Aired: September 25, 1971

Mike's best friend, a highly respected abstract artist specializing in nudes, comes to New York for a showing of his work and asks Gloria to model for him.

Archie and The Lock-Up

Episode: 016 | Aired: October 02, 1971

Mike and Lionel participate in a student protest, but it's Archie who winds up in jail.

Edith Writes A Song

Episode: 017 | Aired: October 09, 1971

Cleavon Little guest stars as a crook who, following a robbery, breaks into the Bunker home to avoid capture by the police. The Bunker's uninvited guests end up involved in a family squabble about how the money from the family "pot" should be spent - to set Edith's poem to music, or for protective measures against future burglaries.

Flashback: Mike Meets Archie

Episode: 018 | Aired: October 16, 1971

While celebrating Mike's and Gloria's first wedding anniversary, the Stivics and the Bunkers recall the traumatic day when Mike first met his future father-in-law. Archie's and Mike's personalities clashed at first meeting, but the real turmoil began when Archie learned he was about to lose his little girl and gain a boarder.

The Election Story

Episode: 019 | Aired: October 30, 1971

Mike and Gloria campaign for the liberal candidate in a local election, while Archie places himself in the opposing camp.

Edith's Accident

Episode: 020 | Aired: November 06, 1971

Edith's honesty infuriates Archie when he learns that she left a note on an unoccupied car she dented.

The Blockbuster

Episode: 021 | Aired: November 13, 1971

Archie jumps at a $35,000 offer to sell the house to a black buyer, which ultimately causes controversy in the Bunker household.

Mike's Problem

Episode: 022 | Aired: November 20, 1971

Mike's anxieties over upcoming exams cause marital problems between him and Gloria. Mike fears his impotency may be permanent even though his doctor believes that once his exams are over, he will return to normal.

The Insurance Is Canceled

Episode: 023 | Aired: November 27, 1971

Archie's day turns from bad to worse when, after being told he must lay off one of his men, he also learns the insurance on his home has been canceled.

The Man In The Street

Episode: 024 | Aired: December 04, 1971

The nation gets a chance to hear Archie's views on President Nixon's economic policy when Archie is interviewed by a news reporter conducting a "man on the street" interview.

Cousin Maude's Visit

Episode: 025 | Aired: December 11, 1971

The Bunker household is stifled when the flu hits them all, and Archie's illness takes a turn for the worse when Edith's favorite cousin and Archie's least favorite person comes to their rescue.

Christmas Day at the Bunkers

Episode: 026 | Aired: December 18, 1971

Christmas day turns out to be a very unhappy occasion in the Bunker house because Archie is depressed about not getting his usual holiday bonus.

The Elevator Story

Episode: 027 | Aired: January 01, 1972

Archie tries to act nonchalant while trapped in an elevator with a neurotic secretary, a wealthy black lawyer, and an expectant Hispanic mother and her husband.

Edith's Problem

Episode: 028 | Aired: January 08, 1972

Edith's erratic behavior puzzles the family and puts a damper on Archie's and Edith's planned trip to a new resort.

Archie And The FBI

Episode: 029 | Aired: January 15, 1972

Archie doesn't want to get involved when an investigator with the United States government comes to question him about one of his best friends and co-worker.

Mike's Mysterious Son

Episode: 030 | Aired: January 22, 1972

Mike's past catches up with him when a young mother leaves her four-year old son with Edith claiming Mike is the child's father. Needles to say, the new addition to the family shocks everyone and Mike finds himself in hot water.

Archie Sees A Mugging

Episode: 031 | Aired: January 29, 1972

Archie is the sole witness to a mugging, but tries to avoid getting involved by fabricating a story about the event. However, he finds himself in trouble with the police, the mugging victim, and the group he said was responsible for the crime.

Archie And Edith Alone

Episode: 032 | Aired: February 05, 1972

With the kids away on vacation, Archie and Edith are faced with being alone for the first time in many years. The Bunkers' new freedom and privacy soon turns into friction and unhappiness, when Edith and Archie quarrel and Archie storms out of the house.

Edith Gets A Mink

Episode: 033 | Aired: February 12, 1972

The whole family argues with Archie when he demands that Edith not take charity and return a mink cape she received from her wealthy cousin.

Sammy's Visit

Episode: 034 | Aired: February 19, 1972

In a rare moment, Archie seems to have set aside his usual feelings towards blacks when he opens his heart and his house to Sammy Davis, Jr. When Davis comes to the Bunker house to retrieve his briefcase which was left in Archie's cab, chaos and comedy become the order of the day.

Edith, The Judge

Episode: 035 | Aired: February 26, 1972

Jack Weston plays an emotional Laundromat owner who threatens to sue Archie for overloading one of his washing machines. Archie counters by threatening to sue him for ruining his clothes. To avoid going to court, the pair choose Edith to act as judge in settling the dispute.

Archie Is Jealous

Episode: 036 | Aired: March 04, 1972

Edith's virtue is questioned and Archie fumes with jealousy when a secret about Edith and her old beau is revealed.


Episode: 037 | Aired: March 11, 1972

Archie and Edith's cousin Maude go at it again when the Bunkers travel to upstate New York to attend Maude's daughter's wedding.