Everybody Does It
Season 5, episode # 19
# 104 overall in series (209 episodes)
"All in the Family" episode
Series: All in the Family
Network/Country: CBS-TV
Air date February 8, 1975
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Written by Lou Derman, Bill Davenport and Susan Ware
Directed by: H. Wesley Kenney
Guest starring
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Everybody Does It was the 29th episode of the fifth season and the 104th overall episode of All in the Family. It first aired on CBS-TV on February 8, 1975. Written by Lou Derman, Bill Davenport and Susan Ware, it was directed by H. Wesley Kenney.


Archie attempts to defend his practice of pilfering tools and supplies from his employer, but as usual, his arguments backfire.

Episode summary

Questions of honesty and morality come into the Bunker household when Archie, borrows some tools from work for a home project. As the family tries to guilt him, their crimes come to light. Gloria has been taking lipstick samples from the cosmetics counter where she works. Mike leaves coded messages in order to get around accepting a collect call. And all Edith can come up with is that she took a bite out of pretzel behind a vendor's back when she was eight. Archie tries to hide his crime from a co-worker that Edith has invited to dinner, but whom he has offended. In the end, Archie finds that karma has come down on him as the plywood that he bought for the project has been stolen off the back porch, and the window breaks when he slams the door.

Note: Betty Garrett appears as Irene Lorenzo.