"Archie Is Worried About His Job"
Season 1, episode # 10
# 10 overall in series (205 episodes)
"All in the Family" episode
Series: All in the Family
Network/Country: CBS-TV
Air date March 16, 1971
Production code 110 (1x10)
Teleplay by: Norman Lear, Don Nicholl & Bryan Joseph
Story by: William Bickley, Jr.
Directed by: John Rich
Guest starring: Hollis Irving
Sandy Kenyon
Burt Mustin
Jack Perkins
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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.
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Archie can't sleep because he's worried about possible layoffs at the loading dock where he works.

Plot summary

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.



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Guest starring


  • 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."