Archie is Missing
Season 5, episode # 9
# 94 overall in series (205 episodes)
"All in the Family" episode
Series: All in the Family
Network/Country: CBS-TV
Air date November 9, 1974
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Written by Lloyd Turner & Gordon Mitchell
Directed by: H. Wesley Kenney
Guest starring
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Archie is Missing was the ninth episode of the fifth season and the 94th overall episode of All in the Family. The Season 5 episode first aired on CBS-TV on November 2, 1974. Written by Lloyd Turner and Gordon Mitchell, and was directed by H. Wesley Kenney.


After fearing the worst when Archie fails to contact the family for 48 hours, Edith, Mike and Gloria begin speculating about his whereabouts.

Episode summary

This second episode of a three-part story arc (which came about when Carroll O'Connor briefly walked away from All in the Family over a salary dispute) finds the Bunker family deep in worry over the fact that Archie has been missing for 24 hours. At first, Edith thinks that Archie might have met with an accident or foul play. But mounting evidence suggests that Mr. Bunker has actually run off with another woman. The truth of the matter is not revealed until the very end of the episode.

Note: Isabel Sanford (as Louise Jefferson), James Cromwell (as Stretch Cunningham), Gloria LeRoy (as Mildred "Boom Boom" Turner), Sherman Hemsley (as George Jefferson) all appear in this episode. Nelson Welch (as Mr. Ward) and Allan Lurie, who appears as Sgt. Thompson guest star.