| Season Two, episode # 4|
|Series:||All In The Family|
|Air date||October 9, 1971|
|Written by||Lee Kalcheim|
|Directed by:||John Rich|
|IMDB||Edith Writes a Song|
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|Archie and the Lock-up||Flashback: Mike Meets Archie|
Edith wants to use the $30 collected in the family pot to get a song published but Archie has other plans...to buy a gun. While out at the movies they recieve a visit from a pair of robbers.
Archie's insistence upon purchasing a gun to protect his household backfires when a couple of burglars named Coke and Horace break into the Bunker household. Keeping Archie at bay with his own gun, the two thieves reveal a lot about themselves -- and, in the course of the evening, genially encourage the disingenuous Edith to compose an impromptu ditty about her life.
The two cat burglars, "Horace" and "Coke", are played by Tony award-winning actor Cleavon Little and relative Hollywood newcomer Demond Wilson, who on the strength of this performance was soon cast as Lamont Sanford in the Norman Lear-produced hit NBC-TV sitcom Sanford and Son.