Carlos Mendoza
Janitor Carlos
Carlos Mendoza (Hector Elizondo) is the janitor/building manager in the Friedman Bldg whose elevator gets trapped between floors with Archie, he, his wife, a businessman, and a secretary in the Season 2 episode of AITF titled "The Elevator Story".
Personal Information
Gender: Male
Custodian/Building Manager at the Friedman Bldg. in Queens, NY
Character information
Appeared on: All in the Family
Episodes appeared in: "The Elevator Story" in Season 2
Character played by: Hector Elizondo
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Carlos Mendoza was the building janitor in the Freidman Building, which houses Pascuale's Restaurant, where the Bunkers and Stivics were celebrating Edith's birthday in the Season 2 episode of All in the Family titled "The Elevator Story" in Season 2. The part of Carlos is played by Hector Elizondo.

About Carlos

When Archie gets stuck in an elevator with a wealthy stock investor named Hugh Victor Thompson III (Roscoe Lee Browne), Hector, a neurotic secretary named Angelique McCarthy and his pregnant wife Sarafina (Edith Diaz). After noticing a Spanish couple, Carlos and Sarafina conversing in Spanish, a nervous Archie complains, "Somebody tell that couple to put a lid on the Spanish!" When he tries to call out on the elevator phone, Carlos, who is the building custodian, approaches him; a hurried Archie, in his bigoted manner, says "Could somebody explain to this Spic?" Carlos answers, "It's not necessary...this "Spic" speaks English!"