"Archie the Hero"
Season 6, episode # 4
# 112 overall in series (205 episodes)
"All In The Family" episode
Series: All In The Family
Network/Country: CBS-TV
Air date September 29, 1975
Production code
Written by Hal Kanter
Directed by: Bill Davenport & Lou Derman
Guest starring
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Archie the Hero was the fourth episode of the sixth season and the 112th overall episode of All In The Family. It first aired on CBS-TV on September 29, 1975. Written by Bill Davenport and Lou Derman; directed by Paul Bogart.


While driving for Munson's Taxi, Archie performs life-saving CPR on an attractive female passenger - or so he thinks.

Episode summaryEdit

Archie arrives home from his part-time cab driving job proudly announcing that he provided CPR to a female passenger who lost consciousness in the back seat of his taxi. Archie gushes when she tracks him down and visits him at home to pay the cab fare along with a very generous "thank you" tip. Word gets out and Archie is labeled a "hero". Mr. Munson arranges for press coverage and a reward as an opportunity to freely publicize his taxi service. However, Archie is less-than-willing to speak of the good deed to anyone after the "woman" reveals herself to him as a female impersonator!

Notes: This episode features the first appearance of female impersonator Lori Shannon in the role of drag performer Beverly LaSalle. Shannon made a few more appearances over the next year, until the character was killed off the following season. Sally Struthers does not appear in this episode. Sandy Kenyon makes a guest appearance as newspaper photographer/journalist Jim Kitchener, Bob Hastings appears as Tommy Kelsey, and Billy Halop appears as Bert Munson.

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