| Season 1, episode # 10|
|"All in the Family" episode|
|Series:||All in the Family|
|Air date||March 16, 1971|
|Written by|| Teleplay by: Norman Lear and Don Nicholl & Bryan Joseph |
Story by: William Bickley, Jr.
|Directed by:||John Rich|
|IMDb:||Archie Is Worried About His Job|
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Archie Is Worried About His Job is the tenth episode of the first season of CBS-TV's All in the Family series, and also the tenth overall series episode. Written as a teleplay by Norman Lear, Don Nicholl, and Bryan Joseph, which was developed from a story by William Bickley Jr., the episode originally aired on March 16, 1971. Burt Mustin, who later joined the cast as Justin Quigley, is here cast as Harry Feeney, an elderly security guard.
This episode offers a few clues as to what makes Archie Bunker "tick."
Archie can't sleep because he's worried about possible layoffs at the loading dock where he works.
Worried that he will be fired from his job, Arch spends a nervous evening seated at the telephone, while a steady stream of eccentric characters -- a nosy cop (Sandy Kenyon), a noisy drunk (Jack Perkins), and a confused neighbor (Hollis Irving) -- make a bad situation worse. The best scene finds Archie hauntingly recalling his father's reaction to sudden unemployment during the Depression.