Archie Feels Left Out
Season 4, episode # 17
# 78 overall in series (205 episodes)
"All in the Family" episode
Series: All in the Family
Network/Country: CBS-TV
Air date January 12, 1974
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Written by Paul Lichtman & Howard Storm and Don Nicholl
Directed by: John Rich and Bob LaHendro
Guest starring
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Archie Feels Left Out is the seventeenth episode of the fourth season and the 78th overall episode of All in the Family. The Season 4 episode first aired on CBS-TV on January 12, 1974. Co-writtenPaul Lichtman & Howard Storm with Don Nicholl, the episode was co-directed by John Rich and Bob LaHenrdo.

Note: Isabel Sanford (as Louise Jefferson), Mike Evans (as Lionel), Betty Garrett (as Irene Lorenzo), (Bob Hastings as Tommy Kelsey) all appear in the episode. Ruth McDevitt and Burt Mustin reprise their guest roles as Josephine 'Jo' Nelson and Justin Quigley respectively.


Archie's family and friends throw a surprise party for his 50th birthday, but Archie insists that he's only 49, and is upset to find out he's older than he thinks.


The family is planning a 50th birthday party for Archie. The only one unwilling to enter into the festivities is Archie himself, who feels that he is old and useless. Then he takes a peek at his birth certificate -- and is he in for a surprise. The episode's level of humor is heightened by the attitude contrast between Archie and the octogenarian couple Quigley and Jo Nelson.