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"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
Production code 316 (3x15)
Teleplay by: Don Nicholl
Story by: Stanley Ralph Ross & Martin Cohan
Directed by: John Rich & Bob LaHendro
Guest starring: Liam Dunn
Mike Evans
John Heffernan
Priscilla Morrill
Isabel Sanford
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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. Co-written as an original story written by Stanley Ralph Ross and Martin Cohan, it was developed as a teleplay by Don Nicholl.


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Synopsis

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?

Summary

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 faulty transom partition, as he even invites the man over to his home to visit for dinner after they're both released from the hospital. Unbeknownst to him, Archie's unseen new friend is a black man, as he then sort of renegs his invitation to him when Mike, Edith and Gloria drop by the hospital room to check up on him and moves the partition back!

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  • Archie: [upon seeing hospital roommate Jean Duval for the first time] Hey! You didn't tell me you was black!
  • Jean Duval: You did not tell me you was white!

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