Archie Sees a Mugging
Season 2, episode # 18
# 31 overall in series (205 episodes)
"All in the Family" episode
Series: All in the Family
Network/Country: CBS-TV
Air date January 29, 1972
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Written by Teleplay by:
Philip Mishkin and Don Nicholl
Story by: Henry Garson
Directed by: John Rich
Guest starring
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Archie Sees a Mugging is the 18th episode aired during the second season and the 31st overall episode of All in the Family. The Season 2 episode first aired on CBS-TV on January 29, 1972. Directed by John Rich, the original teleplay was co-written by Philip Mishkin and Don Nicholl and the story was written by Henry Garson.


Archie witnesses a mugging and does not want to appear as a witness. During questioning, he makes up a story about gangsters doing the deed, resulting in a visit to Archie's house by a pair of men Archie believes to be from the Mafia.


While moonlighting as a cabbie, Archie witnesses a mugging. For a variety of reasons, Archie is reluctant to come forth with his testimony -- but has no qualms about fabricating a story that the mugging was Mafia-related. This bit of prevarication places the Bunker family under the scrutiny of a suspicious-looking anti-defamation organization, headed by the sharkishly charming Mr. Ralph Silvestri (Val Bisoglio).