| Season 3, episode # 2|
|"All in the Family" episode|
|Series:||All in the Family|
|Air date||September 23, 1972|
|Production code||302 (3x2)|
|Written by:||Michael Ross and Bernie West|
|Directed by:||Norman Campbell|
|Guest starring:|| Billy Halop|
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(Season 3 premiere)
Archie's Fraud is the second episode of the third season and the 39th overall episode of All in the Family. The Season 2 episode first aired on CBS-TV on September 23, 1972. Directed by Norman Campbell, the story was written by Michael Ross and Bernie West.
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Note: The IRS agent is played by James McEachin, who would later appear as Solomon Jackson in the episode "Archie the Liberal" in Season 7. Former "Dead End Kid" Billy Halop appears in the recurring role of Munsey the cabbie.
Archie does not believe it is important to report his income from driving Munson's taxicab, and then does not. It is not long before an IRS agent shows up to audit him. So, Archie decides to come up with a way to wriggle his way out of paying the additional taxes.
Still moonlighting as a cab driver, Archie has neglected to report his additional income to the IRS. Inevitably, the Feds come calling, whereupon Archie "handles" matters by offering the IRS agent a little under-the-counter hush money. Of course, the agent is neither impressed nor amused.
Cast (in credits order)
- Carroll O'Connor as Archie Bunker
- Jean Stapleton as Edith Bunker
- Rob Reiner as Michael Stivic
- Sally Struthers as Gloria Bunker Stivic
- James McEachin as Mr. Turner, the IRS Agent*Ed Peck as Man on The Phone
- Diana Hale as IRS Agent
- Ken Sansom as 2nd IRS Agent (uncredited)