Archie Goes to the Hospital
Season 3, episode # 15
# 52 overall in series (205 episodes)
"All in the Family" episode
Series: All in the Family
Network/Country: CBS-TV
Air date January 6, 1973
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Written by Stanley Ralph Ross and Martin Cohan
Directed by: John Rich and Bob LaHendro
Guest starring
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Archie Goes to the Hospital is the 15th episode of the third season and the 52nd overall episode All in the Family. The Season 3 episode first aired on CBS-TV on January 6, 1973. The Story was co-directed by John Rich and Bob LaHendro. It was co-written by Stanley Ralph Ross and Martin Cohan.


Archie is hospitalized for chronic back pain, and makes great friends with his roommate. He is in for quite a shock when he gets to meet him in person—he is black and a Frenchman. Will that change their new relationship?


Problems on the job manifest themselves in a huge backache for Archie Bunker. Landing in the hospital, he strikes up a warm friendship with his roommate, who is separated from Archie by a transom. Unbeknownst to him, Archie's unseen new friend is a black man. Roscoe Lee Browne guest stars as Mr. Duval.