| Season 3, episode # 1|
|"All in the Family" episode|
|Series:||All in the Family|
|Air date||September 16, 1972|
|Written by|| Teleplay by: George Bloom and Don Nicholl |
Story by: George Bloom
|Directed by:||Norman Campbell|
|Guest starring|| Sorrell Booke|
|IMDb:||Archie and the Editorial|
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(Season 2 finale)
Archie and the Editorial is the premiere episode of the third season and the 38th overall episode of All in the Family. The Season 3 episode first aired on CBS-TV on September 16, 1972. Directed by Norman Campbell, the story was written by George Bloom. The original teleplay was co-written by Bloom and Don Nicholl.
Why is gun control so important? It all starts when Archie gives an on-air citizen's rebuttal to a television editorial advocating restrictions on handguns. After enduring Mike's lecture in support of gun control, Archie goes to Kelcy's Bar... where he meets a pair of stickup artists who take his money.
AITF began its third season with this satirical jab at America's "gun culture." Angered at a television editorial advocating gun control, Archie marches down to the TV station demanding that his voice be heard. Astounded at Archie's thick-eared opinions, station manager Mr. Bennett (Sorrell Booke) puts Mr. Bunker on the air to deliver a rambling rebuttal. Archie's 15 minutes of fame attracts the attention of a smooth-talking gentleman (Val Bisoglio) who insists that he agrees with Archie 100 percent -- unfortunately.