Archie and the Bowling Team
Season 3, episode # 14
# 51 overall in series (205 episodes)
"All in the Family" episode
Series: All in the Family
Network/Country: CBS-TV
Air date December 16, 1972
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Written by Teleplay by: Allan Katz and Don Reo
Story by: Don Nicholl
Directed by: John Rich and Bob LaHendro
Guest starring
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Archie and the Bowling Team is the 14th episode of the third season and the 51st overall episode All in the Family. The Season 3 episode first aired on CBS-TV on December 16, 1972. The Story was co-directed by John Rich and Bob LaHendro. The script was written by former Rowan and Martin's Laugh-In gagmeisters Allan Katz and Don Reo, from a story by Don Nicholl.


Archie and a black co-worker vie for the last opening on a bowling team.


Archie is thrilled when he is considered for membership in a championship bowling team. He is less thrilled to discover that his principal competition is a top-notch black bowler. Taking heart in the fact that the rest of the team is as bigoted as he, Archie is not quite prepared for the surprises in store.