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Archie's Brief Encounter (Part I)

Episode: 135 | Aired: September 22, 1976

Archie finds himself in a compromising situation with an attractive waitress after Edith ignores his amorous advances and dashes off to the Sunshine Home. Janis Paige guest stars as Denise, the attractive waitress whose flirtations with Archie lead him to trouble on the home front.

Archie's Brief Encounter (Part II)

Episode: 136 | Aired: September 22, 1976

Archie finds himself in a compromising situation with an attractive waitress after Edith ignores his amorous advances and dashes off to the Sunshine Home. Janis Paige guest stars as Denise, the attractive waitress whose flirtations with Archie lead him to trouble on the home front.

Archie's Brief Encounter (Part III)

Episode: 137 | Aired: September 29, 1976

An estranged Archie and Edith are determined to prove to each other that they are perfectly content going their separate ways, in the conclusion of a three-part presentation. The going gets tough for a while when the Bunkers continue to resist Mike and Gloria's efforts to reconcile them.

The Unemployment Story (Part I)

Episode: 138 | Aired: October 06, 1976

While celebrating Mike's newfound success, the Stivics are shocked when they are told that Archie has joined the ranks of the nation's unemployed. After 30 years on the job, Archie now faces the frustration and humiliation of coping with the bureaucracy of the unemployment office.

The Unemployment Story (Part II)

Episode: 139 | Aired: October 13, 1976

A trip to the supermarket intensifies Archie's feelings of frustration over his unemployment but, after a job interview later that day, he realizes he is better off than many.

Archie's Operation (Part I)

Episode: 140 | Aired: October 27, 1976

Archie fears for his life before an operation, and things go from bad to worse when he comes face-to-face with his doctor. The experience isn't easy for Edith, either, especially when Archie begins listing his final wishes.

Archie's Operation (Part II)

Episode: 141 | Aired: October 27, 1976

A hospitalized Archie is outraged after receiving what he considers to be questionable medical care, but that's nothing compared to what happens when he sees the bill.

Beverly Rides Again

Episode: 142 | Aired: November 06, 1976

At long last, Archie sees a way of getting even with a practical joker pal by arranging a date for him with the "perfect girl," Beverly LaSalle - a professional female impersonator.

Teresa Moves In

Episode: 143 | Aired: November 13, 1976

Edith has convinced Archie to rent out Gloria's old room to make some extra money, but the plan seems destined for failure when Archie meets the prospective tenant.

Mike And Gloria's Will

Episode: 144 | Aired: November 20, 1976

Archie and Edith are shocked when they learn that Mike and Gloria have decided to leave Baby Joey with friends in the event of their deaths.

Mr. Edith Bunker

Episode: 145 | Aired: November 27, 1976

Edith uses quick thinking and CPR training to save a man's life, but has her hands full when Archie tries to adjust to her newfound fame.

Archie's Secret Passion

Episode: 146 | Aired: December 04, 1976

Archie panics when Edith invites Delores, an old schoolmate, to dinner, fearing Edith will find out too much about his past.

The Baby Contest

Episode: 147 | Aired: December 11, 1976

Over Mike and Gloria's heated objections, Archie enters Joey in a beautiful-baby contest and then takes steps to make sure he will win.

Gloria's False Alarm

Episode: 148 | Aired: December 18, 1976

Gloria's surprise announcement that she might be pregnant again leads to drastic action by an uncertain Mike when Gloria charges him with the responsibility of making sure it doesn't happen again.

The Draft Dodger

Episode: 149 | Aired: December 25, 1976

Christmas dinner at the Bunkers finds Archie playing host to a draft dodger and a father whose son was killed in the war. Archie's convictions put a strain on the holiday spirit until an exchange between the Gold Star father and the draft dodger leaves him stunned and speechless.

The Boarder Patrol

Episode: 150 | Aired: January 08, 1977

The Bunkers' unexpected return from a weekend trip puts Edith in a precarious situation when she discovers that Teresa has her boyfriend in her bedroom. Edith and the embarrassed Teresa agree that the only course of action is to try to sneak out the visitor before Archie finds out.

Archie's Chair

Episode: 151 | Aired: January 15, 1977

Archie suffers through a trauma and outrage at the disappearance of a very close friend - his chair.

Mike Goes Skiing

Episode: 152 | Aired: January 22, 1977

Mike craftily gets out of taking Gloria to a party so he can go skiing with the boys, and then is disappointed to find she does very well without him.

Stretch Cunningham, Good-Bye

Episode: 153 | Aired: January 29, 1977

Archie is touched twice by tragedy - - the first is the news of Stretch Cunningham's death, and the second is that he has been chosen to deliver Stretch's eulogy. Archie's fear of speaking in front of a group turns to panic when he finds out just what sort of group it is.

The Joys of Sex

Episode: 154 | Aired: February 05, 1977

Gloria's discovery about Edith leads her to convince Mike to give Archie a lecture on the facts of life.

Mike the Pacifist

Episode: 155 | Aired: February 12, 1977

When an already crowded subway is invaded by an obnoxious drunk, Mike takes leave of his senses and violates one of his strongest principles, much to the delight of Archie.

Fire

Episode: 156 | Aired: February 19, 1977

The Bunker home is ravaged by fire - then by Archie - in an effort to collect more insurance money.

Mike and Gloria Split

Episode: 157 | Aired: February 26, 1977

A late-night argument between Mike and Gloria results in a couple of strange bedfellows.

Archie, the Liberal

Episode: 158 | Aired: March 05, 1977

Archie's "token" efforts to liberalize his lodge backfire.

Archie's Dog Day Afteroon

Episode: 159 | Aired: March 12, 1977

Archie starts another battle when he goes one-on-one with a neighborhood dog.