| Season 4, episode # 7|
|"All in the Family" episode|
|Series:||All in the Family|
|Air date||October 27, 1973|
|Production code||407 (4x07)|
|Written by:|| Developed by: Norman Lear |
Written by: Lloyd Turner, Don Nicholl & Gordon Mitchell
|Directed by:||John Rich & Bob LaHendro|
|Guest starring:|| Jack Grimes|
|IMDb:||Archie and the Computer|
|« Previous||Next »|
|"Henry's Farewell"||"The Games Bunkers Play"|
|"Archie and the Computer"|
|Full Credits||Transcripts||More Images|
The follies of computers: Edith gets a small fortune in quarters from a prune company after she sends in a box top to get a 25-cent rebate and the company's computer makes an error. This thrills Archie, but he is not as thrilled with computers when he is (mistakenly) declared dead by another computer.
Modern technology runs amok when a computer error enables Edith to collect a huge sum of money for a single prune-company promotional giveaway. Archie is delighted that Edith is the recipient of so much currency -- until another computer glitch declares that Archie is dead. The Bunkers' ensuing plunge into the world of bureaucracy and red tape is as hilariously frightening today as it was back in the pre-Personal Computer 1970s.
- Carroll O'Connor as Archie Bunker
- Jean Stapleton as Edith Bunker
- Rob Reiner as Michael Stivic
- Sally Struthers as Gloria Bunker Stivic
No recurring cast members or guests appear in this episode.