Archie's Helping Hand
Season 5, episode # 6
# 91 overall in series (205 episodes)
"All in the Family" episode
Series: All in the Family
Network/Country: CBS-TV
Air date October 19, 1974
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Written by Norman & Harriet Belkin
Directed by: H. Wesley Kenney
Guest starring
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Archie's Helping Hand was sixth episode of the fifth season and the 91st overall episode of All in the Family. The Season 5 episode first aired on CBS-TV on October 12, 1974. The based on a story written by Norman & Harriet Belkin, and was directed by H. Wesley Kenney.


Archie, annoyed at the amount of time Edith is spending with Irene Lorenzo, attempts to help her get a job as a bookkeeper at the loading dock, but the position Irene ends up landing is that of forklift operator, working alongside Archie.


Archie persuades his boss to hire Irene Lorenzo as a bookkeeper. While she'd undoubtedly do a good job in that job, the boss thinks she'd do even better as a forklift operator. It isn't long before Archie finds himself working alongside Irene!

Note: Sorrell Booke (as Mr. Sanders) and Betty Garrett (as Irene Lorenzo) both appear in this episode.